Customs & traditions

    Quest for a Suitable Past

    Hardback £29.66

    The present volume brings together a range of case studies of myth making and myth breaking in east Europe from the nineteenth century to the present day.

    Long, Long Life of Trees

    By Fiona Stafford

    Paperback £9.05

    A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relationship with trees has many dimensions beyond mere practicality. Trees are so entwined with human...

    Coffee Culture: Local Experiences, Global Connections

    By Catherine M. Tucker

    Paperback £29.62

    Coffee Culture: Local experiences, Global Connections explores coffee as 1 a major commodity that shapes the lives of millions of people; 2 a product with a dramatic history; 3 a beverage with multiple meanings and uses energizer, comfort food, addiction, flavouring, and confection; 4 an inspiration for humor and cultural...

    Eat Me

    By Bill Schutt

    Hardback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    Cannibalism. It's the last, greatest taboo: the stuff of urban legends and ancient myths, airline crashes and Captain Cook. But while we might get a thrill at the thought of the black widow spider's gruesome mating habits or the tragic fate of the nineteenth-century Donner Party pioneers, today cannibalism belongs...

    Religion in Secular Society: Fifty Years On

    By Bryan R. Wilson

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    A reissue Religion in Secular Society 1966 by Bryan Wilson 1926-2004, a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford for thirty years and one of the leading sociologists of religion of the twentieth century.

    The Mammoth Book of Superstition: From Rabbits\' Feet to Friday the 13th

    By Roy Bainton

    Paperback Save £3.14 = £10.85

    An amusingly entertaining exploration of omens, rituals, premonitions and general superstition in every part of the world

    Out on the Land

    By Ray Mears

    Hardback £17.46

    A celebration of the history and culture of the northern wilderness--the largest forest on the planet--from two acknowledged experts on bushcraft and survival skills.

    Across the Threshold of India

    By Martha A. Strawn

    Hardback £38.46

    An important and strikingly beautiful new study of the sacred and ancient Hindu practice of threshold drawing Casebound set of two hardcover volumes

    Ritual, Performance and the Senses

    Paperback £28.05

    Ritual has long been a central concept in anthropological theories of religious transmission. Ritual, Performance and the Senses offers a new understanding of how ritual enables religious representations - ideas, beliefs, values - to be shared among participants. Focusing on the body and the experiential nature of ritual, the book...

    The Symbolism and Communicative Contents of Dreadlocks in Yorubaland

    By Augustine Agwuele

    Hardback Save £6.25 = £60.74

    This book offers an interpretation of Yoruba people's affective responses to an adult Yoruba male with a `deviant' hairstyle.

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