By Jennifer Jensen Wallach, Lindsey R. Swindall
By Jennifer Jensen Wallach, Lindsey R. Swindall
By J. Gordon Melton
Non secular Celebrations is an alphabetically equipped encyclopedia that covers greater than 800 celebratory events from the entire world's significant spiritual groups in addition to the various minor religion traditions. The encyclopedia offers a whole reference device for interpreting the myriad methods humans all over the world have fun their non secular lives throughout spiritual obstacles, supplying details on various celebratory actions by no means ahead of lined in a reference work.Offering the main accomplished insurance of spiritual vacations ever assembled, this two-volume e-book covers fairs, commemorations, vacation trips, and annual non secular gatherings around the world, with precise cognizance paid to the celebrations in greater nations. Entries written via distinctive researchers and experts on various spiritual groups trap the original depth of every occasion, be it fasting or feasting, frenzied task or the common cessation of labor, a major amassing of the devoted en masse or a small family-centered occasion. The paintings spotlights celebrations that presently exist with no overlooking now-abandoned celebrations that also impression the fashionable global.
By Doug Matthews
This must-have advisor to important occasion construction assets appears to be like deep behind-the-scenes of an occasion and dissects what it's that creates luck. It analyses the assets and is an intensive reference consultant to the technical information of the technical features of a large occasion. It presents an intensive grounding at the requisites and function of lighting fixtures and audio platforms, visible presentation expertise, lighting tricks and transitority open air venues. Incorporating pedagogical positive aspects, this easy-to-read booklet is full of photos, diagrams, movement charts, checklists, pattern varieties, and real-life examples. The enormous forms of audio-visual applied sciences, open air venues, dÃ©cor and staging are provided. this article is a component of a publication set - additionally to be had is distinct occasions creation: the method (ISBN 9780750682435). additionally on hand is a better half to either texts is an internet site full of toolkits assets, and extra info. * presents a transparent and thorough consultant to the technical, behind-the-scenes elements of distinctive occasions * bargains an outline of the ornamental, audio-visual and precise occasions concepts to be had to manufacturers * Full-color all through filled with illustrations of the equipment and results produced through diverse applied sciences
By Gordon Kipling
This learn describes for the 1st time the ritual reasons, symbolic vocabulary, and quasi-dramatic kind of one overdue medieval courtly competition, the royal access. even though the royal access as a proper rite will be traced again as an unbroken culture from overdue Classical occasions via to the Renaissance, Kipling starts the place the royal access adopts pageantry as its crucial medium within the past due fourteenth century.
By Alison Owings
In Indian Voices, Alison Owings takes readers on a clean trip throughout the US, east to west, north to south, and round back. Owings's most up-to-date oral history—engagingly written in a mode that entertains and informs—documents what local americans say approximately themselves, their day-by-day lives, and the realm round them.
Young and outdated from many tribal international locations converse with candor, perception, and (unknown to many non-Natives) humor approximately what it truly is prefer to be a local American within the twenty-first century. via intimate interviews many additionally convey their strategies in regards to the occasionally staggeringly ignorant, if usually well-meaning, non-Natives they encounter—some who don't notice local american citizens nonetheless exist, less that they communicate English, have mobile phones, use the net, and may attend powwows and gear lunches.
Indian Voices, an inspiring and significant contribution to the literature in regards to the unique americans, will make each reader reconsider the past—and present—of the United States.
By Ayodeji Olukoju
Liberia has a powerful connection to the USA in that it was once based through former slaves in 1822. even supposing Liberia had existed as an self reliant African kingdom and a logo of wish to the African peoples less than the guideline of varied colonial powers, its fresh background has been bedeviled by means of a chronic upheaval following an army coup d'etat in 1980. during this context, the narrative highlights the individuality of Liberians of their negotiation of conventional indigenous and glossy practices, and the alterations wrought by way of Christianity and Western impacts.
By Catherine M. Tucker
The Anthropology of Stuff is a part of a brand new sequence devoted to cutting edge, unconventional how you can attach undergraduate scholars and their lived issues approximately our social international to the ability of social technology rules and proof. Our objective with the venture is to assist spark social technology imaginations and in doing so, new avenues for significant concept and motion. each one "Stuff" identify is a quick (100 web page) "mini textual content" illuminating for college students the community of individuals and actions that create their fabric world.? From the espresso manufacturers and pickers who have a tendency the plantations in tropical international locations, to the middlemen and processors, to the shoppers who drink espresso with out ever having to consider how the drink reached their fingers, here's a commodity that ties the realm jointly. it is a nice little publication that is helping scholars observe anthropological strategies and theories to their daily lives, learn the way ancient occasions and tactics have formed the fashionable global and the contexts in their lives, and the way intake judgements hold ramifications for our overall healthiness, the surroundings, the copy of social inequality, and the opportunity of aiding fairness, sustainability and social justice. ?
By Emily Yates-Doerr
By Harry Liebersohn
This ebook is a background of ecu interpretations of the present from the mid-seventeenth to the early 20th century. Reciprocal reward alternate, pervasive in conventional eu society, disappeared from the discourse of nineteenth-century social conception simply to come back as a huge subject in twentieth-century anthropology, sociology, historical past, philosophy, and literary experiences. smooth anthropologists encountered reward trade in Oceania and the Pacific Northwest and back the assumption to ecu social suggestion; Marcel Mauss synthesized their insights along with his personal readings from distant instances and areas in his well-known 1925 essay at the present, the starting-point for next dialogue. The go back of the reward demonstrates how eu highbrow heritage can achieve clean importance from worldwide contexts.