Books in category Social Science – Customs & Traditions

  • Concealed Weapon Laws of the Early Republic

    Concealed Weapon Laws of the Early Republic
    Clayton E. Cramer

    He further supports the work of other scholars who have lately examined the role of Scots-Irish immigrants in creating a distinctive southern back-country culture of "honor violence" including dueling and brawling.

  • The Nonverbal Advantage

    The Nonverbal Advantage
    Carol Kinsey Goman

    Goman examines the silent signals of nonverbal communication which tend to reveal underlying motives and emotions–fear, honesty, joy, indecision, and frustration–and often speak volumes about an individual's confidence, self-worth, and …

  • Once a King Always a King

    Once a King, Always a King
    Reymundo Sanchez

    Sanchez illustrates how the Latin King motto "once a king, always a king" rings true and details the difficulty and danger of leaving that life behind.

  • The Spirit of the Mountains

    The Spirit of the Mountains
    Emma Bell Miles

    '" –The Southern Quarterly . Emma Bell Miles (1879-1919) also wrote numerous poems and short stories that appeared in such publications of the period as Harpers Monthly, Century, and Lippincott's.

  • It

    Alexa Chung

    Alexa Chung's IT: the Top Ten Bestseller from the international fashion muse and Vogue contributing editor Now a Penguin paperback, this one-off collection of Alexa Chung's writing, doodles and photographs combines stories of early style …

  • Luxury

    Patrizia Calefato

    This groundbreaking text examines luxury and its relationship with desire, status, consumption and economic value, exploring why luxury remains prominent even in the context of a global recession.

  •  Adà nde van los chinos cuando mueren

    ¿Adónde van los chinos cuando mueren?
    Ángel Villarino

    Al fin y al cabo, ¿adónde van los chinos cuando mueren? ¿Acaban en el cementerio, o en la cocina del restaurante? ¿Suben al cielo de los inmigrantes trabajadores y modélicos o descienden a los infiernos de los evasores de impuestos y …

  • Culture Works

    Culture Works
    Arlene Dávila

    Culture Works addresses and critiques an important dimension of the “work of culture,” an argument made by enthusiasts of creative economies that culture contributes to the GDP, employment, social cohesion, and other forms of neoliberal …

  • Ritual and Ethnic Identity

    Ritual and Ethnic Identity
    Jack N. Lightstone, Frederick B. Bird, Simcha Fishbane, Marc P. Lalonde, Victor Levin, Louise Mayer, Madeleine Mcbrearty

    Their multidisciplinary approach together with their openness to include a wide variety of phenomena in their study (for example, the organization of the physical setting of the Sabbath, dress codes and patterns of greeting and handshaking) …

  • Account of the Kingdom of Nepal

    Account of the Kingdom of Nepal
    Francis Buchanan Hamilton

    And Of The Territories Annexed To This Dominion By The House Of Gorkha Untill The Year 1814.

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