An American Woman in Kuwait by Stephanie C. Fox

By Stephanie C. Fox

An American lady in Kuwait is a travelogue written through an American legal professional who observed her husband, a Ph.D. immunologist, to Kuwait. The journey spanned nearly six months, through the cooler components of the yr, from November 2004 to may possibly 2005.

Kuwait is a tiny country coated nearly completely through barren wilderness. Its large petroleum reserves and strategic place have made it a taking part in box on which nice army conflicts were settled in past times 20 years. the rustic, positioned on the northern finish of the Persian Gulf, turned one of many wealthiest countries in heritage following discovery of oil in 1938 and improvement of the oil fields introduced its electorate an exceptional point of private comfort.

The writer lived between Kuwaitis, ate conventional meals, mingled with Kuwaitis, studied Kuwaiti heritage, visited so much of its museums, and spent a weekend along with her husband on the Wafra Farms Oasis as Kuwaitis celebrated their Independence and Liberation Day vacations. She was once even fortunate adequate to satisfy Kuwait’s most famed girl suffragist, Rola A. Al-Dashti, Ph.D.

Stephanie made neighbors with Kuwaitis. She and her husband met humans from Kuwait’s huge neighborhood of expatriates – Egyptians, Turks, Syrians, even one guy from Saudi Arabia, which resulted in a hilarious encounter.

Their cat, Scheherazade, a Kuwaiti conflict veteran herself, followed Stephanie to Kuwait. An American girl in Kuwait can be the proper consultant for someone touring with a puppy within the Islamic world.

The publication contains a thesaurus of Arabic phrases with a bibliography of the books and articles she learn whereas in Kuwait.

Show description

Read more

The Village by Steve Roud

By Steve Roud

a charming examine the lifetime of the English geographical region from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries: from the daily practicalities of life to the preferred tradition of rural society. The Village explores the richness and diversity of conventional existence in rural England, because it used to be lived by means of everybody from the dweller within the 'Big condominium' to the poorest farm employee. It indicates how humans spent their days and made a dwelling. It tells how they mentioned their young children. It appears at their ideals and superstitions, on the drugs and therapies they synthetic and the fears that preoccupied them. And it exhibits how they celebrated key occasions of their lives and the seasonal calendar. superbly illustrated all through, it is a fascinatingly and richly kaleidoscopic photograph of a lifestyle that has all yet disappeared.

Show description

Read more

Meet Me at the Bamboo Table: Everyday Meals Everywhere by A.V. Crofts

By A.V. Crofts

In our ever-more-globalized international, how higher to attach than with nutrition, and who greater to attach than a chowhound communications professor? Crofts concocts a multimedia banquet of photographs, “sketchnotes,” and vignettes, inviting us to every little thing from Thanksgiving in Germany to a Lunar New yr dumpling celebration in Seattle. the result's a really attractive meditation on how nutrients nourishes community.

Show description

Read more

Les plus étonnantes aventures de l'histoire du Q: Histoire by Didier Dillen

By Didier Dillen

Histoires croustillantes au fil des âges

Des témoignages coquins que nous ont laissés Monsieur et Madame Cro-Magnon aux conceptions étonnantes des hommes et des femmes de l’Antiquité sur los angeles sexualité ou l’homosexualité, jusqu’au sexe 2.0, pal fucking et exhibitionnisme, voici une petite histoire du sexe à ne pas manquer. Dans ces pages, à découvrir...
– les us et coutumes amoureuses d’ici et d’ailleurs
– les modes et tendances de l’érotisme à travers le temps
– les légendes urbaines à caractère sexuel
– l. a. gaudriole durant les guerres, en avion, chez les gourous
– les statistiques de l’amour en tout genre
– le fonctionnement de notre mécanique intime
– ce qui se trame dans les labos
Rien n’est oublié ! En top, un petit dico destiné à enrichir votre vocabulaire érotique, ainsi que l’origine étymologique de certains des mots les plus coquins de l. a. langue française ! Le monde est sexe depuis qu’il est le monde ! Et ce n’est pas prêt de s’arranger...

Un livre instructif pour découvrir les traditions et habitudes sexuelles selon les époques.

EXTRAIT :

Que sait-on de l. a. vie amoureuse des hommes et des femmes préhistoriques ? S’envoyaient-ils seulement en l’air ? Oui, sinon nous ne serions pas là pour en parler ! Mais à quoi pouvait bien ressembler le Don Juan des cavernes ? À un style de King Kong avec un peu moins de poils ? C’est en tout cas l’image que des dizaines de livres, movies ou BD ont contribué à donner de notre lointain ancêtre. Côté pilosité pourtant, on repassera. Sur les nombreux vestiges laissés par l’art paléolithique, les hommes sont en général représentés cheveux courts, sans moustache, ni barbe, ni touffes sous les aisselles et encore moins aux endroits stratégiques. S’épilaient-ils ou se rasaient-ils ? Mystère et silex taillé. Une selected est sûre, Cro-Magnon et Cro-Mignonne étaient habillés de façon bien plus recherchée que les protagonistes du movie l. a. guerre du feu. Oubliez donc le slip et le cache-seins en peau de renne bouffés aux « mythes ». Oubliez aussi l’image du séducteur préhistorique qui conte fleurette à sa « conquête » à coup de gourdin et l. a. tire ensuite par les cheveux pour l’emmener dans los angeles caverne conjugale. Bien sûr, on ne sait quasi rien des coutumes matrimoniales du Paléolithique. Néanmoins, en étudiant le mode de vie des dernières tribus de chasseurs-cueilleurs de l. a. planète, on a de bonnes raisons de croire que les jeunes hommes quittaient par exemple le extended family pour gagner d’autres groupes et y trouver des épouses, à l’instar de ce qui se passe aussi chez certains animaux. Les cas de violence, conjugale ou pas, sont d’ailleurs quasi inconnus au Paléolithique, preuves archéologiques à l’appui.

Show description

Read more

Afterpop: La literatura de la implosión mediática (Compactos by Eloy Fernández Porta

By Eloy Fernández Porta

Tres años después de su publicación, el término afterpop y las sorprendentes perspectivas que trae consigo ya for­man parte del lenguaje de los angeles estética contemporánea. Puede encontrarse en reseñas de discos, de películas o de sequence. Aparece en exposiciones comisariadas por Mery Cuesta o David Armengol, así como en cuadros deÁngel Mateo Charris o Jesús Andrés. Ha sido usado para caracterizar algunas de las más innovadoras propuestas de los angeles narrativa en español, transformando el debate so­bre l. a. misma. Su uso empezó a internacionalizarse cuan­do los angeles editorial francesa Inculte empleó el término para una rompedora colección de narrativa, y prosiguió con su desarrollo en las más recientes antologías de relatos hispanoamericanas. Todo ello empezó con este libro, es­cogido Ensayo del Año por Quimera, y que, combinando los angeles teoría con l. a. sátira y el análisis pormenorizado con el asalto a las jerarquías culturales, despliega un vívido y vibrante landscape de las letras en l. a. period de los media, con los media, contra los media y después de su fin.

Show description

Read more

Exploring the Materiality of Food 'Stuffs': Transformations, by Louise Steel,Katharina Zinn

By Louise Steel,Katharina Zinn

From distant antiquity to modern contexts, nutrition and the ‘stuff’ of nutrients continues to be important to people’s day-by-day reviews in addition to their experience and expression of id. This quantity explores the materiality of foodstuffs earlier and current, reading humanity’s intriguingly complicated relationships with, and studies of, nutrients. The booklet additionally makes a clean contribution to our figuring out of materiality via a singular specialize in fabric tradition, analysing gadgets used to arrange, wrap, serve and devour foodstuff and the tactile stories concerned about its construction and intake. contemplating quite a lot of cultures, spanning from old China to modern day Kenya, this huge number of interdisciplinary chapters demonstrate the a number of interplays among meals, our bodies, fabric worlds, rituals and embodied wisdom that emerge from those encounters and which, in flip, form the fabric tradition of meals. Exploring the Materiality of foodstuff 'Stuffs' makes an incredible contribution to this burgeoning box and should be of curiosity to archaeologists and anthropologists operating within the key region of meals research.

Show description

Read more

Celebrating the Third Place: Inspiring Stories About the by Ray Oldenburg

By Ray Oldenburg

Nationwide, progressively more marketers are committing themselves to making and working "third places," sometimes called "great stable places." In his landmark paintings, the good reliable position, Ray Oldenburg pointed out, portrayed, and promoted these 3rd areas. Now, greater than ten years after the unique e-book of that booklet, the time has come to have a good time the various 3rd areas that dot the yankee panorama and foster civic existence. With 20 black-and-white images, Celebrating the 3rd position brings jointly fifteen firsthand money owed by means of owners of 3rd areas, in addition to appreciations through lovers who've made spending time at those hangouts a standard a part of their lives. one of the institutions profiled are a shopping mall in Seattle, a three-hundred-year-old tavern in Washington, D.C., a backyard store in Amherst, Massachusetts, a coffeehouse in Raleigh, North Carolina, a book shop in Traverse urban, Michigan, and a restaurant in San Francisco.

Show description

Read more

Venezuela (Latin America in Focus) by Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols,Kimberly J. Morse

By Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols,Kimberly J. Morse

This entire assessment of Venezuelan heritage, tradition, and politics is designed to flooring the highschool student's wisdom of the the most important position of the country at the foreign scene.

• evidence and figures, a vacation trips chart, and country-related corporations sections provide quickly, quick access to extra attention-grabbing details, in addition to additional assets for research

• a number of sidebars are scattered through the textual content, supplying tales, biographical sketches, and enjoyable facts

• A chronology is going past an easy directory of historic occasions to incorporate occasions of literary, creative, and cultural curiosity, in addition to these of historic, monetary, and political interest

Show description

Read more

Events Management by Glenn Bowdin,Johnny Allen,Rob Harris,Ian McDonnell,William

By Glenn Bowdin,Johnny Allen,Rob Harris,Ian McDonnell,William O'Toole

Events Management is the must-have introductory textual content delivering an entire A-Z of the foundations and practices of making plans, handling and staging occasions. The book:




  • introduces the techniques of occasion making plans and management

  • presents the examine of occasions administration inside an educational environment

  • discusses the most important elements for staging an occasion, protecting the entire approach from production to evaluation

  • examines the occasions inside its broader company context, overlaying affects and occasion tourism

  • provides an efficient advisor for manufacturers of events

  • contains studying targets and evaluation inquiries to consolidate learning



Each bankruptcy incorporates a real-life case examine to demonstrate key strategies and position conception in a realistic context, in addition to getting ready scholars to take on any demanding situations they could face in dealing with occasions. Examples contain the Beijing Olympic video games, Google Zeitgeist convention, overseas Confex, Edinburgh foreign pageant, excellent domestic exhibit and Glastonbury Festival.



Carefully developed to maximize studying, the textual content presents the reader with:





  • a systematic advisor to organizing profitable occasions, interpreting components similar to staging, logistics, advertising and marketing, human source administration, regulate and budgeting, possibility administration, affects, review and reporting

  • fully revised and up to date content material together with new chapters on sustainable improvement and occasions, views on occasions, and multiplied content material on advertising, criminal matters, possibility and well-being and protection management

  • a companion site: www.elsevierdirect.com/9781856178181 with extra fabrics and hyperlinks to web content and different assets for either scholars and lecturers

Show description

Read more
1 2 3 17