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Here's to My Sweet Satan: How the Occult Haunted Music, Movies and Pop Culture, 1966-1980

by George Case

A sweeping and masterful cultural history, "Here's to My Sweet Satan" tells how the Occult conquered the American imagination, weaving together topics as diverse as the birth of heavy metal, 1970s horror films,...


The Malay Archipelago

by Alfred Russel Wallace

The Malay Archipelago is a book by the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace that chronicles his scientific exploration, during the eight-year period 1854 to 1862, of the southern portion of the Malay Archipelago...


Ancient art and ritual

by Jane Harrison.

IT may be well at the outset to say clearly what is the aim of the present volume. The title is Ancient Art and Ritual, but the reader will find in it no general summary or even outline of the facts of either...


Golden bough

by J. G. Frazer

WHO does not know Turner’s picture of the Golden Bough? The scene, suffused with the golden glow of imagination in which the divine mind of Turner steeped and transfigured even the fairest natural landscape,...


The Old Testament in the Light of the Historical Records and Legends of Assyria and Babylonia

by Theophilus Goldridge Pinches

To find out how the world was made, or rather, to give forth a theory accounting for its origin and continued existence, is one of the subjects that has attracted the attention of thinking minds among all nations...


Scarabs

by Isaac Myer

An element of great value to the student of religions is, that the scarabæus symbol, is the earliest expression of the most ancient idea of the immortality of the soul after death that has reached our day,...


Antagonistic Tolerance: Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites and Spaces

by Robert M. Hayden, Aykan Erdemir & Tugba Tanyeri-Erdemir

 Antagonistic Tolerance examines patterns of coexistence and conflict amongst members of different religious communities, using multidisciplinary research to analyze groups who have peacefully intermingled...


The Meaning of Horses: Biosocial Encounters

by Dona Davis & Anita Maurstad

The Meaning of Horses: Biosocial Encounters examines some of the engagements or entanglements that link the lived experiences of human and non-human animals. The contributors discuss horse-human relationships...


Tyneside Neighbourhoods

by Daniel Nettle


Nettle’s book presents the results of five years of comparative ethnographic fieldwork in two different neighbourhoods of the same British city, Newcastle upon Tyne. The neighbourhoods are only a few kilometres...


The Evolution of the Dragon

by Sir Grafton Elliot Smith

An adequate account of the development of the dragon-legend would represent the history of the expression of mankind's aspirations and fears during the past fifty centuries and more. For the dragon was evolved...


African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.: Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nation's Capital

by Sabiyha Prince

This book uses qualitative data to explore the experiences and ideas of African Americans confronting and constructing gentrification in Washington, D.C. It contextualizes Black Washingtonians' perspectives...


The Therapeutic Cloning Debate: Global Science and Journalism in the Public Sphere

by Eric A. Jensen

Exploring the controversy surrounding therapeutic human cloning, this book draws upon data collected from news articles and interviews with journalists to examine the role of mass media in shaping biomedical...


The Spectre of Promiscuity: Gay Male and Bisexual Non-monogamies and Polyamories

by Christian Klesse

Wide-ranging research suggests that partners in gay male and bisexual relationships do not necessarily expect monogamy, or see it as an important issue. Although the frequency of gay male and bisexual non-monogamous...


Song Interpretation in 21st-Century Pop Music

by Ralf von Appen & André|Moore, Allan F. Doehring

Existing books on the analysis of popular music focus on theory and methodology, and normally discuss parts of songs briefly as examples. The impression often given is that songs are being chosen simply to illuminate...


The Gift and its Paradoxes: Beyond Mauss

by Olli Pyyhtinen

Bringing social theory and philosophy to bear on popular movies, novels, myths, and fairy tales, The Gift and its Paradoxes explores the ambiguity of the gift: it is at once both a relation and a thing, alienable...


The Liminal Worker: An Ethnography of Work, Unemployment and Precariousness in Contemporary Greece

by Manos Spyridakis

The Liminal Worker examines the experience of work, employment, employment insecurity and precariousness in a context of high unemployment and welfare state crisis in modern Greece. A theoretically-informed,...


The Multiplicities of Internet Addiction: The Misrecognition of Leisure and Learning

by Nicola F. Johnson

Overuse of the internet is often characterized as problematic, disruptive, or addictive, with stories frequently claiming that online use interferes with relationships, or that 'excessive' time in front of computer...


The New Environmentalism?: Civil Society and Corruption in the Enlarged EU

by Davide Torsello

Drawing on rich ethnographic work in both Eastern and Western Europe, The New Environmentalism? presents a range of case studies to explore the impact of corruption in EU-funded structural development projects....


Research Methods and Global Online Communities: A Case Study

by Alexia Maddox

This book brings into focus the technologically augmented nature of global online communities, advancing research methods that reveal the imprint of emergent social forms and characterise digital frontiers of...


Researching the Military

by Helena Carreiras, Celso Castro & Sabina Frederic

Researching the Military focuses on the experiences of researchers who study the military around the world.

It explores the historical, social, institutional and personal factors that frame research and scrutinize...