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Relating to Ancient Culture

by Gary W Wietgrefe

Explore the Cultural Schism between Ancient and Modern Times:

What is the state of culture in the world today? In general, is culture changing?

At age twenty, is Johnny, Juan, or Johan as financially and socially...


Women Who Fly

by Serinity Young

From the beautiful apsaras of Hindu myth to the swan maidens of European fairy tales, tales of flying women--some carried by wings, others by rainbows, floating scarves, or flying horses--reveal both fascination...


My People The Sioux

by Luther Standing Bear

When it was first published in 1928, Luther Standing Bear's autobiographical account of his tribe and tribesmen was hailed by Van Wyck Brooks as “one of the most engaging and veracious we have ever had.”...


INVESTIGATING  GHOSTS

by Benjamin Radford

Ghosts have fascinated and haunted us for millennia. They appear in our campfire tales, films, books, and television shows as well as in our dreams and nightmares. Despite widespread belief in spirits—and...


Unveiling the Muse

by Howard Philips Smith & Henri Schindler

Traditional Carnival has been well documented with a vast array of books published on the subject. However, few of them, if any, mention gay Carnival krewes or the role of gay Carnival within the larger context...


Strategies for Success among African-Americans and Afro-Caribbeans

by Chrystal Y. Grey & Thomas Janoski

How can African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans from the former British colonies be so different in their approaches toward social mobility? Chrystal Y. Grey and Thomas Janoski state that this is because native...


Analyzing Christmas in Film

by Lauren Rosewarne

Film plays a vital role in the celebration of Christmas. For decades, it has taught audiences about what the celebration of the season looks like – from the decorations to the costumes and to the expected...


Dialectics of the Goddess in Japanese Audiovisual Culture

by Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano, Laura Montero, Dolores P. Martinez & José Montaño et al.

Through provocative essays by specialists in different aspects of Japanese culture, this book provides an historical and analytical survey of the presence of Goddesses in Japanese audiovisual culture from its...


The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

by E. T. A. Hoffmann

"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" is a Christmas Classic written in 1816, by E. T. A. Hoffmann on which the famous ballet "The Nutcracker" is based. In the story young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas...


Magical Folk

by Simon Young & Ceri Houlbrook

When Tinker Bell followed Peter Pan to Hollywood in the 1950s, fairies vanished into the realm of child-lore. Yet in 1923 30-yearold J.R.R. Tolkien’s visit to his aunt’s house Bag’s End inspired a story...


Sacred Art

by Henry Glassie & Pravina Shukla

Sacred art flourishes today in northeastern Brazil, where European and African religious traditions have intersected for centuries. Professional artists create images of both the Catholic saints and the African...


21st-Century Yokel

by Tom Cox

21st-Century Yokel explores the way we can be tied inescapably to landscape, whether we like it or not, often through our family and our past. It's not quite a nature book, not quite a humour book, not quite...


Sex Rules!

by Janice Z. Brodman

• Janice will market the book widely using her rich “multiplier network” of people who can contact tens of thousands of others. This network includes media travel gurus like Richard Bangs, award-winning...


The Besom Maker and Other Country Folk Songs

by Heywood Sumner

"The Besom Maker and Other Country Folk Songs" is a collection of traditional English countryside songs first published in 1888. The songs of this collection are such as would have been sung in the fields and...


Theory and Practice in Eighteenth-Century Dance

by Tilden Russell

This book is about the intersection of two evolving dance-historical realms—theory and practice—during the first two decades of the eighteenth century. France was the source of works on notation, choreography,...


Dying to Eat

by Candi K. Cann, Gordon Fuller, Joshua Graham & Lacy K. Crocker et al.

Food has played a major role in funerary and memorial practices since the dawn of the human race. In the ancient Roman world, for example, it was common practice to build channels from the tops of graves into...


The Book of Resting Places

by Thomas Mira y Lopez

In the aftermath of his father's untimely death and his family's indecision over what to do with the remains, Thomas Mira y Lopez became obsessed with the type and variety of places where we lay the dead to...


The Incredible Power of Inspiration

by Jenifer Zetlan

Finding your new lifestyle Healthy habits and finding your new lifestyle: When do we actually stop and notice that our lifestyles are causing us harm? Perhaps the trigger is a diagnosis of diabetes or high blood...


The Gospel According to Blindboy in 15 Short Stories

by Blindboy Boatclub

The Gospel According to Blindboy is a surreal and genre-defying collection of short stories and visual art exploring the myths, complacencies and contradictions at the heart of modern Ireland. Covering themes...


Old Celtic Romances

by P. W. Joyce

First published in 1879, this famous treasury of tales from Celtic mythology has long been regarded as a classic in the field. The book was compiled by a noted folklorist who selected and translated the tales...