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Watching the English, Second Edition: The Hidden Rules of English Behavior Revised and Updated

by Kate Fox

The international hit returns with even more wit and insight into the hidden rules that make England English.


Monon Behavior Ciu

by Diego Manna

A funny pseudo-scientific journal in which humour and science are mixed, in the same way in which also english and italian languages are mixed. The result is a very comic sort of "new esperanto". This is the...


Lancashire Folk Tales

by David England & Jennie Bailey

These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most diverse counties are vividly retold by professional storyteller David England. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories...


Tales from the Terrific Register: The Book of Pirates and Highwaymen

by Cate Ludlow

One hundred and eighty-five years ago, the Terrific Register thrilled its readers with tales of Turkish princes and wicked thieves, black-hearted murderers, wicked massacres and the boldest criminals ever to...


Kilkenny Folk Tales

by Anne Farrell

Closer to the earth and ancient beliefs than many, the people who inhabit County Kildare have stories to tell of hidden places, heroic deeds and strange encounters. Some are based in traceable historical fact,...


Recall: Anima & Animus Series

by T.A.J. Barca

Kat Mona and her boyfriend, Daniel, are struggling with their relationship of 12 years. All of this changes when Kat receives a message on her computer screen from a mysterious stanger, Malek, asking her if...


Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

by Candi K. Cann

For millennia, the rituals of death and remembrance have been fixed by time and location, but in the twenty-first century, grieving has become a virtual phenomenon. Today, the dead live on through social media...


The World Shared

by Dariusz Sosnicki, Piotr Florczyk & Boris Dralyuk

First full-length U.S. collection by an influential, award-winning Polish poet, translated by two of America's premier Slavic translators.


An Epidemic of Rumors: How Stories Shape Our Perception of Disease

by John D. Lee

In An Epidemic of Rumors, Jon D. Lee examines the human response to epidemics through the lens of the 2003 SARS epidemic. Societies usually respond to the eruption of disease by constructing stories, jokes,...


Beads, Bodies, and Trash: Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras

by David Redmon

Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories...


American Folk Tales and Songs

by Richard Chase

Full of lively stories, jokes, and games for performance, the book also includes 40 songs with melody and guitar chords. Written by outstanding practicing folk performer. Includes 44 illustrations.


Selected Folktales/Ausgewahlte Marchen: A Dual-Language Book

by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm & Stanley Appelbaum

Treasury of 27 world-famous tales, among them "Hänsel and Gretel," "Cinderella," and "Little Red Riding Hood," as well as less familiar tales such as "The Danced-Out Shoes," "The Golden Bird," and "The Six...


Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom

by Brian J. Mcveigh

Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy "how to" guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting their own research. Stressing the importance of an...


Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece

by Eleni Fournaraki & Zinon Papakonstantinou

Ancient Greece was the model that guided the emergence of many facets of the modern sports movement, including most notably the Olympics. Yet the process whereby aspects of the ancient world were appropriated...


Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment

by Benjamin Radford

Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science-as well as good old-fashioned detective work-Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico's greatest mysteries.


Custom: An Essay on Social Codes

by Ferdinand Tonnies & Mathieu Deflem

In Custom, Ferdinand Tönnies illustrates the relationship of custom to various aspects of culture, such as religion, gender, and family. Custom is a classic contribution in the grand canon...


Medieval Clothing and Textiles 10

by Robin Netherton & Gale R. Owen-Crocker

The usual wide range of approaches to garments and fabrics appears in this tenth volume. Three chapters focus on practical matters: a description of the medieval vestments surviving at Castel Sant'Elia in Italy;...


Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienu Zhuan of Liu Xiang

by Anne Behnke Kinney

When should a woman disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the policy of a ruler? According to the Lienü zhuan, or Categorized Biographies of Women, it is not only appropriate but necessary for...


How to Be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark

by Patrick Kingsley

Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it’s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world’s best (and most eccentric) restaurant. We wear their sweaters, watch...


Mircea Eliade: Myth, Religion, and History

by Nicolae Babuts

Mircea Eliade (1907–1986) was one of the twentieth century’s foremost students of religion and cultural environments. This book examines the emergence, function, and value of religion and myth in...