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Sociology: customs & traditions

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The Sea Their Graves An Archaeology of Death and Remembrance in Maritime Culture

The Sea Their Graves An Archaeology of Death and Remembrance in Maritime Culture

Author: David J. Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2019

Like other groups with dangerous occupations, mariners have developed a close-knit culture bound by loss and memory. Death regularly disrupts the fabric of this culture and necessitates actions designed to mend its social structure. From the ritual of burying a body at sea to the creation of memorials to honor the missing, these events tell us a great deal about how sailors see their world. Based on a study of more than 2,100 gravestones and monuments in North America and the United Kingdom erected between the seventeenth and late twentieth centuries, David Stewart expands the use of nautical archaeology into terrestrial environments. He focuses on those who make their living at sea--one of the world's oldest and most dangerous occupations--to examine their distinct folkloric traditions, beliefs, and customs regarding death, loss, and remembrance. A volume in the series New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology, edited by James C. Bradford and Gene Allen Smith.

Memorials Matter Emotion, Environment and Public Memory at American Historical Sites

Memorials Matter Emotion, Environment and Public Memory at American Historical Sites

Author: Jennifer K Ladino Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2019

Memorials Matter investigates how sites of memory in the American West influence emotions about historical conflict and national identity. The book compares seven diverse National Park Service sites to show how the natural landscapes and built structures combine with written texts at each site to generate emotion in individual tourists and shape our collective memory of traumatic events.

Coca Yes, Cocaine No How Bolivia's Coca Growers Reshaped Democracy

Coca Yes, Cocaine No How Bolivia's Coca Growers Reshaped Democracy

Author: Thomas Grisaffi Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2019

In Coca Yes, Cocaine No Thomas Grisaffi traces the political ascent and transformation of the Movement toward Socialism (MAS) from an agricultural union of coca growers into Bolivia's ruling party. When Evo Morales-leader of the MAS-became Bolivia's president in 2006, coca growers celebrated his election and the possibility of scaling up their form of grassroots democracy to the national level. Drawing on a decade of ethnographic fieldwork with coca union leaders, peasant farmers, drug traffickers, and politicians, Grisaffi outlines the tension that Morales faced between the realities of international politics and his constituents, who, even if their coca is grown for ritual or medicinal purposes, are implicated in the cocaine trade and criminalized under the U.S.-led drug war. Grisaffi shows how Morales's failure to meet his constituents' demands demonstrates that the full realization of alternative democratic models at the local or national level is constrained or enabled by global political and economic circumstances.

Coca Yes, Cocaine No How Bolivia's Coca Growers Reshaped Democracy

Coca Yes, Cocaine No How Bolivia's Coca Growers Reshaped Democracy

Author: Thomas Grisaffi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2019

In Coca Yes, Cocaine No Thomas Grisaffi traces the political ascent and transformation of the Movement toward Socialism (MAS) from an agricultural union of coca growers into Bolivia's ruling party. When Evo Morales-leader of the MAS-became Bolivia's president in 2006, coca growers celebrated his election and the possibility of scaling up their form of grassroots democracy to the national level. Drawing on a decade of ethnographic fieldwork with coca union leaders, peasant farmers, drug traffickers, and politicians, Grisaffi outlines the tension that Morales faced between the realities of international politics and his constituents, who, even if their coca is grown for ritual or medicinal purposes, are implicated in the cocaine trade and criminalized under the U.S.-led drug war. Grisaffi shows how Morales's failure to meet his constituents' demands demonstrates that the full realization of alternative democratic models at the local or national level is constrained or enabled by global political and economic circumstances.

Siamese State Ceremonies With Supplementary Notes

Siamese State Ceremonies With Supplementary Notes

Author: H. G. Quaritch Wales Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2019

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Discordant Comicals The Hooden Horse of East Kent

Discordant Comicals The Hooden Horse of East Kent

Author: George Frampton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2018

The Joy of Tippling A Salute to Bars, Taverns, and Pubs (with Recipes)

The Joy of Tippling A Salute to Bars, Taverns, and Pubs (with Recipes)

Author: Ray Oldenburg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2018

The Joy of Tippling is a toast to the importance of drinking together, crafted by the ultimate tippler. Like Ray Oldenburg's bestselling The Great Good Place, in which he coined the now-famous term third places, his latest book is packed with factual information, humor and wit, personal insights, and sound sociological observations. The Joy of Tippling is a celebration of third places, and a call to community.

Branding Humanity Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship

Branding Humanity Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship

Author: Amal Hassan Fadlalla Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2018

The Save Darfur movement gained an international following, garnering widespread international attention to this remote Sudanese territory. Celebrities and other notable public figures participated in human rights campaigns to combat violence in the region. But how do local activists and those throughout the Sudanese diaspora in the United States situate their own notions of rights, nationalism, and identity? Based on interviews with Sudanese social actors, activists, and their allies in the United States, the Sudan, and online, Branding Humanity traces the global story of violence and the remaking of Sudanese identities. Amal Hassan Fadlalla examines how activists contest, reshape, and reclaim the stories of violence emerging from the Sudan and their identities as migrants. Fadlalla charts the clash and friction of the master-narratives and counter-narratives circulated and mobilized by competing social and political actors negotiating social exclusion and inclusion through their own identity politics and predicament of exile. In exploring the varied and individual experiences of Sudanese activists and allies, Branding Humanity helps us see beyond the oft-monolithic international branding of conflict. Fadlalla asks readers to consider how national and transnational debates about violence circulate, shape, and re-territorialize ethnic identities, disrupt meanings of national belonging, and rearticulate notions of solidarity and global affiliations.

Branding Humanity Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship

Branding Humanity Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship

Author: Amal Hassan Fadlalla Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2018

The Save Darfur movement gained an international following, garnering widespread international attention to this remote Sudanese territory. Celebrities and other notable public figures participated in human rights campaigns to combat violence in the region. But how do local activists and those throughout the Sudanese diaspora in the United States situate their own notions of rights, nationalism, and identity? Based on interviews with Sudanese social actors, activists, and their allies in the United States, the Sudan, and online, Branding Humanity traces the global story of violence and the remaking of Sudanese identities. Amal Hassan Fadlalla examines how activists contest, reshape, and reclaim the stories of violence emerging from the Sudan and their identities as migrants. Fadlalla charts the clash and friction of the master-narratives and counter-narratives circulated and mobilized by competing social and political actors negotiating social exclusion and inclusion through their own identity politics and predicament of exile. In exploring the varied and individual experiences of Sudanese activists and allies, Branding Humanity helps us see beyond the oft-monolithic international branding of conflict. Fadlalla asks readers to consider how national and transnational debates about violence circulate, shape, and re-territorialize ethnic identities, disrupt meanings of national belonging, and rearticulate notions of solidarity and global affiliations.

The Fan-Qui in China, in 1836-7; Volume 2

The Fan-Qui in China, in 1836-7; Volume 2

Author: Charles Toogood Downing Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2018

Works of John Taylor, the Water Poet

Works of John Taylor, the Water Poet

Author: John Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2018