Download E-books Merry Christmas! : Celebrating America's Greatest Holiday PDF

By Karal Ann Marling

It would not be Christmas with no the "things." How they got here to intend lots, and to play one of these favourite function in America's imperative vacation, is the story informed during this pleasant and edifying e-book. In a mode frequently enticing and erudite, Karal Ann Marling, certainly one of our such a lot trenchant observers of yank tradition, describes the outsize spectacle that Christmas has turn into, displaying us the provenance and importance of every of its crucial elements: the adorned bushes and vacation lighting fixtures, the playing cards and presents and wrapping papers, the toy villages and shop monitors and Macy's vacation parade, Bing Crosby and Santa Claus.

Viewing Christmas in the course of the media of mass culture--engravings and lithographs, journal fiction, pictorial advertisements, information images, playing cards, and movies--Marling tells us how the cherished Christmas tree grew out of a much-reprinted picture of Queen Victoria and her kin collected round a adorned fir; how Santa Claus misplaced his provincial Dutch personality and changed into the jolly outdated soul we all know; how Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol borrowed from Washington Irving's imaginings of what Christmas should have been like in Merrie Olde England; and the way the vacation, balancing among the non-public and public geographical regions, conferred a significant and defining position on ladies.

a party of the visible tradition of the season, Merry Christmas! deals eye-catching proof that Christmas in the United States is essentially an earthly occasion of abundance, goodwill, and familial identification, expressed in a large number of fabric ways.

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Download E-books Food Culture in the Near East, Middle East, and North Africa (Food Culture around the World) PDF

By Peter Heine

The related cuisines of the close to East, center East, and North Africa stem from old cultures and variable climates, starting from Mediterranean to abandon. the most important monotheistic religions built within the heart East, and scholars and different readers will learn the way non secular strictures on foods and drinks proceed to play a huge function in consuming conduct there at the present time for Muslims, Jews, and Christians. lots of the inhabitants within the areas is Arab, and hence the emphasis during this quantity is especially at the Arab Muslim meals cultures. The impression of colonialism, globalization, and modernization of the foodways is usually mentioned within the topical chapters.

This thorough review presents large perception into the lives of daily humans within the areas via their nutrition tradition. One bankruptcy describes the main foodstuffs and the way they're used. one other discusses gender roles and cooking, using cookbooks, and info the common kitchen and its contents, from home equipment to utensils. A bankruptcy on standard foodstuff indicates the day-by-day rituals of a number of the peoples. The consuming Out bankruptcy offers a desirable examine the workings and décor of small, conventional eating places, the recognition of picnics, and extra. subsequent, nutrition within the context of non secular vacations and life-cycle celebrations is mentioned. ultimately, conventional folks and glossy ideals approximately vitamin and healthiness around out the coverage.

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Download E-books Book of the Goddess Past and Present: An Introduction to Her Religion PDF

By Carl Olson

This complete textual content, hugely acclaimed because the ideal sourcebook on goddesses, introduces readers of faith to many of the manifestations and complicated nature of the goddess. usually a stranger to modern devotees of monotheistic religions, the goddess forces the popularity of lady energy, that may rework deeply held ideals. the hot renewed curiosity in goddesses and the increase of feminist scholarship are addressed during this well-chosen selection of essays, written by way of a world team of students. The ebook elucidates the various non secular cultures and classes of heritage during which goddesses have performed a massive position by way of offering examples of old and sleek goddesses in jap and Western spiritual traditions, in significant global and tribal religions, and in dwelling religions and people now not practiced.

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Download E-books Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period (Forgotten Books) PDF

In sociology, manners are the unenforced criteria of behavior which convey the actor to be cultured, well mannered, and subtle. they're like legislation in that they codify or set a customary for human habit, yet they're not like legislation in that there's no formal process for punishing transgressions, except social disapproval. they seem to be a type of norm. what's thought of "mannerly" is very prone to switch with time, geographical position, social stratum, celebration, and different components. That manners subject is evidenced through the truth that huge books were written at the topic, recommendation columns often care for questions of mannerly habit, and that faculties have existed for the only function of educating manners. a girl is a time period often used for a lady who follows right manners; the time period gentleman is used as a male counterpart; even though those phrases also are frequently used for contributors of a selected social type. (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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Paul Lacroix (1806 - 1884)
Paul Lacroix (April 27, 1806 - October sixteen, 1884), French writer and journalist, was once born in Paris, the son of a novelist.

He is healthier identified below his pseudonym of P.L. Jacob, bibliophile, or Bibliophile Jacob, prompt through the consistent curiosity he took in public libraries and books commonly. Lacroix was once an exceptionally prolific and sundry author. Over twenty ancient romances on my own got here from his pen, and he additionally wrote a number of severe historic works, together with a heritage of Napoleon III, and the existence and instances of the Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.

He was once the joint writer with Ferdinand Sere of a five-volume paintings, Le moyen age et los angeles renaissance (1847), a customary paintings at the manners, customs and get dressed of these occasions, the executive benefit of which lies within the nice variety of illu

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Download E-books Culture and Customs of Sudan (Cultures and Customs of the World) PDF

By Kwame Essien

Amid a Sudan's darkish historical past, saturated with conflicts and tragic present occasions, lies a tradition with deep roots, going again so far as 8000 BC. With a number of hundred ethnic teams and languages, Sudan is without doubt one of the world's so much varied international locations. find out how those cultures have mixed and collided during the centuries, and look at how traditions and customs are stored alive this present day. non secular ideals, social customs, arts, literature, and food are one of the issues mentioned during this quantity, that is excellent for prime college and undergraduate students.

Chapters contain insurance on historic heritage, religions and worldviews, literature and media, artwork and structure, food and conventional gown, gender roles, marriage, and relations, social customs, and track and dance.

A timeline of key occasions and bibliographical essay together with print and nonprint assets complement the work.

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Download E-books Beyond the Nation: Diasporic Filipino Literature and Queer Reading (Sexual Cultures) PDF

Beyond the Nation charts an expansive historical past of Filipino literature within the united states, solid in the twin contexts of imperialism and migration, from the early 20th century into the twenty-first. Martin Joseph Ponce theorizes and enacts a queer diasporic studying perform that attends to the complicated crossings of race and country with gender and sexuality. Tracing the stipulations of hazard of Anglophone Filipino literature to U.S. colonialism within the Philippines within the early 20th century, the publication examines how a bunch of writers from around the century either think and handle the Philippines and the us, inventing quite a few creative lineages and social formations within the approach.

Beyond the Nation considers a large array of concerns, from early Philippine nationalism, queer modernism, and transnational radicalism, to music-influenced and cross-cultural poetics, homosexual male engagements with martial legislation and pop culture, second-generational dynamics, and the relation among analyzing and revolution. Ponce elucidates not just the interior ameliorations that mark this literary culture but additionally the wealth of expressive practices that exceed the phrases of colonial complicity, defiant nationalism, or conciliatory assimilation. relocating past the kingdom as either the first analytical framework and locus of belonging, Ponce proposes that diasporic Filipino literature has a lot to educate us approximately other ways of imagining erotic relationships and political groups.

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Download E-books How to Behave: A Pocket Manual of Etiquette, and Guide to Correct Personal Habits (Classic Reprint) PDF

In how one can BEHAVE. a few one has denned politeness as in basic terms a chic type of justice; however it is whatever extra. it's the results of the mixed motion of all of the ethical and social emotions, guided by way of judgment and sophisticated via flavor. One can't devote a better mistake than to make politeness a trifling topic of arbitrary varieties. It has as genuine and everlasting a starting place within the nature and family members of fellows and ladies, as have govern ment and the typical legislation. The civil code isn't really extra binding upon us than is the code of civility. parts of the previous turn into, at times, inoperative mere lifeless letters at the statute-book, because of the stipulations on which they have been based ceasing to exist; and plenty of of the enactments of the latter lose their importance and binding strength from an analogous reason. the various varieties now fashionable, in what's referred to as stylish society, are of this character.
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Forgotten Books is a writer of historic writings, comparable to: Philosophy, Classics, technology, faith, historical past, Folklore and Mythology.

Forgotten Books' vintage Reprint sequence makes use of the newest know-how to regenerate facsimiles of traditionally vital writings. cautious realization has been made to properly defend the unique structure of every web page while digitally improving the elderly textual content. learn books on-line at no cost at www.forgottenbooks.org

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Download E-books Dining in a Classical Context PDF

An research of the position of the banquet as a cultural concentration for the classical world

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Download E-books Dimersions of Japanese Society: Gender, Margins and Mainstream PDF

Japan is still some of the most interesting but least understood countries. In a far wanted, balanced and accomplished research, between different striking revelations, this ebook provides for the 1st time an important key to figuring out the agency of Japan's society and the behaviour of its humans. the japanese will not be pushed through a common morality in keeping with reliable and Evil, yet through vast aesthetic techniques in accordance with natural and Impure. What they comprise as 'impure' will shock many readers.

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Download E-books The Celts [2 volumes]: History, Life, and Culture PDF

This succinct, available two-volume set covers all facets of Celtic old lifestyles, from prehistory to the current day.

• A necessary topic index

• A finished chronology lines the evolution of Celtic tradition through the years and throughout regions

• A–Z entries permit for simple position of material

• A present print and nonprint bibliography of the main crucial and available assets in English

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