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9780253024497 | Indiana Univ Pr, March 1, 2017, cover price $80.00

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9780253024565 | Reprint edition (Indiana Univ Pr, March 1, 2017), cover price $30.00

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9781780766980 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, March 18, 2017, cover price $110.00

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9781780766997 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, March 18, 2017, cover price $28.00

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Scholars increasingly view the arts, creativity, and the creative economy as engines for regenerating global citizenship, renewing decayed local economies, and nurturing a new type of all-inclusive politics. Dia Da Costa delves into these ideas with a critical ethnography of two activist performance groups in India: the Communist-affiliated Jana Natya Manch, and Bhutan Theatre, a community-based group of the indigenous Chhara people. As Da Costa shows, commodification, heritage, and management discussions inevitably creep into performance. Yet the ability of performance to undermine such subtle invasions make street theater a crucial site for considering what counts as creativity in the cultural politics of creative economy. Da Costa explores the precarious lives, livelihoods, and ideologies at the intersection of heritage projects, planning discourse, and activist performance. By analyzing the creators, performers, and activists involved--individuals at the margins of creative economy as well as society--Da Costa builds a provocative argument. Their creative economy practices may survive, challenge, and even reinforce the economies of death, displacement, and divisiveness used by the urban poor to survive.

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9780252040603 | Univ of Illinois Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $95.00

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9780252082108 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Scholars increasingly view the arts, creativity, and the creative economy as engines for regenerating global citizenship, renewing decayed local economies, and nurturing a new type of all-inclusive politics.

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What constitutes a history? Is this term to be restricted to the works of recognized historians? Or can information about the past gained through dreams, spirit possession rituals, or dancing performances also count as histories? Instead of dismissing such productions as “myth” or “religion,” Charles Stewart contends in Dreaming and Historical Consciousness that our definition of history must be widened. This move is crucial in a global setting where alternative historical practices require appreciation as systems of thought rather than rejection as inferior types of knowledge. Villagers on the Greek island of Naxos have long experienced dreams of saints directing them to dig up buried objects. These dreams impelled the villagers to become both archaeologists and historians striving to uncover a past that would alter their future. Dreaming and Historical Consciousness elucidates these dreams of the past-present-future in terms of local cosmology and theorizes them as existential expressions of the struggle for agency. This ethnography of historical consciousness offers new insight into how people imagine the past, consciously and unconsciously, in daily life.

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9780983532224 | Harvard Univ Pr, August 13, 2012, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: What constitutes a history?

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9780226425245 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $22.50

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Product Description: Many Muslim societies are in the throes of tumultuous political transitions, and common to all has been heightened debate over the place of shari`a law in modern politics and ethical life. Bringing together leading scholars of Islamic politics, ethics, and law, this book examines the varied meanings and uses of Islamic law, so as to assess the prospects for democratic, plural, and gender-equitable Islamic ethics today...read more
By Robert W. Hefner (editor)

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9780253022479 | Indiana Univ Pr, November 16, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Many Muslim societies are in the throes of tumultuous political transitions, and common to all has been heightened debate over the place of shari`a law in modern politics and ethical life.

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9780253022523 | Reprint edition (Indiana Univ Pr, November 16, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Many Muslim societies are in the throes of tumultuous political transitions, and common to all has been heightened debate over the place of shari`a law in modern politics and ethical life.

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A captivating book uncovering the origins and meaning behind traditional sayings from countryside folklore, such as "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight" or "Make hay while the sun shines"Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore. For example: "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb," "Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home," and "The best-laid schemes o'mice an' men." Such common idioms are familiar to most people, but their history and origins are far from well known. Here readers will discover that there is a wealth of fascinating stories and history behind them. This charming book is filled with sayings, legends, and proverbs derived from the oral history of the countryside, and it unveils how they came about, what they mean, and how they came to be such a big part of language today. Written with a light touch and expert knowledge, it will entertain and inform in equal measure—the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in the rich and varied heritage of the English language.

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9781843177005 | Michael O''Mara Books, October 10, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A captivating book uncovering the origins and meaning behind traditional sayings from countryside folklore, such as "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight" or "Make hay while the sun shines"Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore.

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9781782435181 | Michael O''Mara Books, November 1, 2016, cover price $12.95

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Product Description: From the clamshell razors and homemade lye depilatories used in colonial America to the diode lasers and prescription pharmaceuticals available today, Americans have used a staggering array of tools to remove hair deemed unsightly, unnatural, or excessive...read more

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9781479840823 | New York Univ Pr, January 16, 2015, cover price $29.95

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9781479852819 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: From the clamshell razors and homemade lye depilatories used in colonial America to the diode lasers and prescription pharmaceuticals available today, Americans have used a staggering array of tools to remove hair deemed unsightly, unnatural, or excessive.

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9781782431473 | Michael O''Mara Books, June 1, 2014, cover price $16.95

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9781782435174, titled "Old Wives' Lore: A Book of Old-fashioned Tips & Remedies" | Michael O''Mara Books, November 1, 2016, cover price $12.95

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By Donald Richie (foreword by)

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9780804847551 | Reprint edition (Tuttle Pub, October 18, 2016), cover price $19.95
9784805310250 | Combined edition (Tuttle Pub, June 24, 2009), cover price $32.95

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9780300207330 | Yale Univ Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $30.00

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Product Description: A riveting look at how the early modern world revolutionized sleep and its relation to body, mind, soul, and society Drawing on diverse archival sources and material artifacts, Handley reveals that the way we sleep is as dependent on culture as it is on biological and environmental factors...read more

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9780300220391 | Yale Univ Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: A riveting look at how the early modern world revolutionized sleep and its relation to body, mind, soul, and society Drawing on diverse archival sources and material artifacts, Handley reveals that the way we sleep is as dependent on culture as it is on biological and environmental factors.

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Product Description: This volume departs from conventional historiography concerned with colonialism in the Malay world, by turning to the use of knowledge generated by European presence in the region. The aim here is to map the ways in which European observers and scholars interpreted the ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity which has been seen as a hallmark of Southeast Asia...read more
By Christina Skott (editor)

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9781138203372 | Routledge, September 1, 2016, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: This volume departs from conventional historiography concerned with colonialism in the Malay world, by turning to the use of knowledge generated by European presence in the region.

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Product Description: In Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes, William Lynwood Montell has collected stories and reminiscences from funeral home directors and embalmers across the state. These accounts provide a record of the business of death as it has been practiced in Kentucky over the past fifty years...read more

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9780813125671 | 1 edition (Univ Pr of Kentucky, October 1, 2009), cover price $24.95

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9780813168234 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Kentucky, August 5, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes, William Lynwood Montell has collected stories and reminiscences from funeral home directors and embalmers across the state.

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Product Description: This book engages with the experience of space and time in youth cultures across the world. Putting together contemporary case studies on young transnationalists, young glocals and young protesters in cities on the five continents, it analyzes new agoras and chronotopes in global cities...read more
By Pamela Nilan (editor)

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9789004225831 | Brill Academic Pub, August 18, 2016, cover price $198.00 | About this edition: This book engages with the experience of space and time in youth cultures across the world.

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Product Description: The practice of karo kari allows family, especially fathers, brothers and sons, to take the lives of their daughters, sisters and mothers if they are accused of adultery. This volume examines the central position of karo kari in the social, political and juridical structures in Upper Sindh, Pakistan...read more

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9781785330810 | Berghahn Books, June 30, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: The practice of karo kari allows family, especially fathers, brothers and sons, to take the lives of their daughters, sisters and mothers if they are accused of adultery.

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By Christina Devallescar (narrator)

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9781522694298, titled "Fifteen Candles: 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and Other Quinceañera Stories" | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, June 21, 2016), cover price $9.99

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Product Description: Epitaphs are words to be remembered by, short poems or phrases literally written in stone. They can be practical, carrying some variation of the familiar “Here Lies,” but they can also be brilliantly creative with personally meaningful quotes or words written especially by or for the deceased...read more
By Samuel Fanous (editor)

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9781851244515 | Bodleian Library, June 15, 2016, cover price $17.50 | About this edition: Epitaphs are words to be remembered by, short poems or phrases literally written in stone.

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Product Description: Which statesman was, by the end, “bored with it all?” Which world-renowned economist considered on his deathbed whether he ought to have been less abstemious, saying “I should have drunk more champagne.” Did Admiral Horatio Nelson, one of England’s greatest naval heroes, really utter “Kiss me, Hardy” to his captain just before his death in the Battle of Trafalgar?             Over the years, family and loved ones have recorded an extraordinary number of famous last words, from kings and queens to politicians, philosophers, scientists, writers, and actors...read more

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9781851242511 | Bodleian Library, June 15, 2016, cover price $17.50 | About this edition: Which statesman was, by the end, “bored with it all?

From the author of Fresh Off the Boat, now a hit ABC sitcom, comes a hilarious and fiercely original story of culture, family, love, and red-cooked pork Eddie Huang was finally happy. Sort of. He’d written a bestselling book and was the star of a TV show that took him to far-flung places around the globe. His New York City restaurant was humming, his OKCupid hand was strong, and he’d even hung fresh Ralph Lauren curtains to create the illusion of a bedroom in the tiny apartment he shared with his younger brother Evan, who ran their restaurant business. Then he fell in love—and everything fell apart. The business was creating tension within the family; his life as a media star took him away from his first passion—food; and the woman he loved—an All-American white girl—made him wonder: How Chinese am I? The only way to find out, he decided, was to reverse his parents’ migration and head back to the motherland. On a quest to heal his family, reconnect with his culture, and figure out whether he should marry his American girl, Eddie flew to China with his two brothers and a mission: to set up shop to see if his food stood up to Chinese palates—and to immerse himself in the culture to see if his life made sense in China. Naturally, nothing went according to plan. Double Cup Love takes readers from Williamsburg dive bars to the skies over Mongolia, from Michelin-starred restaurants in Shanghai to street-side soup peddlers in Chengdu. The book rockets off as a sharply observed, globe-trotting comic adventure that turns into an existential suspense story with high stakes. Eddie takes readers to the crossroads where he has to choose between his past and his future, between who he once was and who he might become. Double Cup Love is about how we search for love and meaning—in family and culture, in romance and marriage—but also how that search, with all its aching and overpowering complexity, can deliver us to our truest selves.Praise for Eddie Huang’s Double Cup Love“Double Cup Love invites the readers to journey through [Eddie Huang’s] love story, new friendships, brotherhood, a whole lot of eating and more. Huang’s honest recounting shouts and whispers on every page in all-caps dialogues and hilarious side-commentary. Huang pulls simple truths and humor out of his complex adventure to China. His forthright sharing of anecdotes is sincere and generates uncontrollable laughter. . . . His latest memoir affirms not only that the self-described “human panda” is an engaging storyteller but a great listener, especially in the language of food.”—Chicago Tribune “An elaborate story of love and self-discovery . . . Huang’s writing is wry and zippy; he regards the world with an understanding of its absurdities and injustices and with a willingness to be surprised.”—Jon Caramanica, The New York Times “Huang is determined to tease out the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which Asian-Americans give up parts of themselves in order to move forward. . . . Fortunately for us, he’s not afraid to speak up about it.”—The New Yorker “Huang connects in Chengdu the same way he assimilated in America—through food, hip-hop and a never-ending authenticity, which readers experience through his hilarious writing voice and style.”—New York Daily News

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9780812995466 | Spiegel & Grau, May 31, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: From the author of Fresh Off the Boat, now a hit ABC sitcom, comes a hilarious and fiercely original story of culture, family, love, and red-cooked pork Eddie Huang was finally happy.

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9780147523518 | Unabridged edition (Random House, May 31, 2016), cover price $35.00

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Product Description: From Arthur Conan Doyle to Charles Dickens, Colin Dexter to Kenneth Grahame, writers and artists have often taken inspiration from the Thames. Gathering poetry, artwork, and short excerpts from longer prose, Writing the Thames includes chapters on topics that dominate in literary and artistic depictions of the Thames, from historical events like Julius Caeser’s crossing in 55 BCE and Elizabeth I’s stand against the Spanish at Tilbury to the explorations of the topographers who mapped and drew the river to the many authors, including Thomas More, Francis Bacon, William Morris, and Henry James, who enjoyed riverside retreats...read more

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9781851244508 | Bodleian Library, June 15, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: From Arthur Conan Doyle to Charles Dickens, Colin Dexter to Kenneth Grahame, writers and artists have often taken inspiration from the Thames.

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