The Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still by Christopher A. Cooper,H. Gibbs Knotts

By Christopher A. Cooper,H. Gibbs Knotts

the yankee South has skilled impressive switch over the last part century. Black voter registration has elevated, the region's politics have shifted from one-party Democratic to the near-domination of the Republican celebration, and in-migration has elevated its inhabitants manyfold. while, many outward indicators of nearby forte have faded--chain eating places have changed mom-and-pop diners, and the interstate street procedure connects the zone to the remainder of the rustic. Given all of those adjustments, many have argued that southern id is fading. yet the following, Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts exhibit how those alterations have allowed for brand spanking new different types of southern identification to emerge. For a few, identity with the South has turn into extra a few connection to the region's folkways or to put than approximately coverage or ideology. For others, the modern South is all of these issues at once--a position the place many modern day southerners navigate the region's complicated and omnipresent background.

Regardless of the way members see the South, this learn argues that the region's drastic political, racial, and cultural alterations haven't lessened the significance of southern identification yet have performed a key function in conserving neighborhood id proper within the twenty-first century.

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Events Exposed: Managing and Designing Special Events by Lena Malouf

By Lena Malouf

From company necessities to layout proposal, the secrets and techniques to occasions success

Author Lena Malouf is a popular specialist within the distinctive occasions undefined. She has gained numerous accolades for her paintings, together with a contemporary Lifetime success Award from The exact occasion, and has served in significant management positions in different enterprises, together with as foreign President of the foreign distinctive occasions Society and an advisory board member for The distinct occasion. The e-book positive aspects elementary suggestion on working a profitable certain occasions company, gleaned from Malouf's greater than forty years within the occasion making plans undefined. It contains information on constructing a method, deciding upon power consumers, constructing proposals, development an occasion funds, coordinating with contractors, and masses extra. And past the enterprise elements, readers also will discover a part on designing winning occasions, together with tabletop, ceiling, and wall decor, whereas a bankruptcy on constructing thematic strategies will illustrate how an occasion planner can effectively convey a subject to lifestyles. With full-color photographs in 8-page inserts and functional checklists all through, it is a must-have reference for execs, designated occasions scholars, and aspiring occasion making plans pros everywhere.

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The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after by Saida Hodzic

By Saida Hodzic

The final 3 many years have witnessed a proliferation of nongovernmental organisations undertaking new campaigns to finish the perform of girl genital slicing throughout Africa. those campaigns have in flip spurred new associations, discourses, and political initiatives, bringing approximately unforeseen social adjustments, either meant and unintentional. accordingly, slicing is waning around the continent. even as, those endings are misrecognized and disavowed by way of public and scholarly discourses around the political spectrum.

What does it suggest to claim that whereas slicing is finishing, the Western discourse surrounding it really is at the upward push? and how much a feminist anthropology is required in this type of moment? The Twilight of slicing examines those and different questions from the vantage aspect of Ghanaian feminist and reproductive well-being NGOs that experience prepared campaigns opposed to slicing for over thirty years. The ebook appears to be like at those NGOs now not as ideas yet as websites of “problematization.” the aim of knowing those Ghanaian campaigns, their transnational and local encounters, and the sorts of governmentality they produce isn't to cost them with offering solutions to the query, how can we finish slicing? as an alternative, it's to account for his or her paintings, their historicity, the existence worlds and subjectivities they engender, and the modes of mirrored image, forthcoming critique, and competition they set in motion.

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Celebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers by Victoria Williams

By Victoria Williams

This e-book records countless numbers of customs and traditions practiced in international locations open air of the us, showcasing the range of beginning, coming-of-age, and demise celebrations worldwide.

• Examines cultural occasions within the normal different types of delivery and adolescence occasions, teenager and early maturity milestones, and getting older and dying customs

• bargains basic and cultural record excerpts which are important for the needs of assembly universal center standards

• contains colour inserts that aid carry the textual content to life

• positive aspects sidebars that current enjoyable evidence, attention-grabbing anecdotes, and recipes which are frequently used to have fun quite a few life-cycle customs in several countries

• offers info excellent for college students learning geography, international reviews, anthropology, and global cultures

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Lancashire Folk-Lore : Illustrative Of The Superstitious by T. T. Wilkinson

By T. T. Wilkinson

This classic ebook incorporates a entire encyclopedia of the folk-lore of Lancashire. The north of britain has loved a very wealthy heritage of folk-lore, having been motivated by way of the cultures of the Celts, Angles, Teutonic humans, Scandinavians, the Normans, and extra. This quantity is very advised for people with an curiosity in English Folklore, and it is going to make for a fanciful addition to collections of similar literature. Contents comprise: “Superstitious ideals and Practices”, “Charms and Spells”, “The satan, Demons, &c”, “Divination”, “Miscellaneous”, “Miracles”, “Omens and Predictions”, “Superstitions, basic and Miscellaneous”, “Witches and Witchcraft”, “Local Customs and Usages at a number of Seasons”, “Eating and ingesting Customs”, et cetera. Many classic books comparable to this are more and more scarce and dear. we're republishing this quantity now in an inexpensive, sleek variation entire with a particularly commissioned new advent. This publication was once first released in 1867.

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Inka Bodies and the Body of Christ: Corpus Christi in by Carolyn J Dean

By Carolyn J Dean

In Inka our bodies and the physique of Christ Carolyn Dean investigates the a number of meanings of the Roman Catholic dinner party of Corpus Christi because it used to be played within the Andean urban of Cuzco after the Spanish conquest. through targeting the era’s work and its ancient records, Dean explores how the competition celebrated the victory of the Christian God over sin and demise, the triumph of Christian orthodoxy over the imperial Inka customer (the Sun), and Spain’s conquest of Peruvian society.
As Dean truly illustrates, the important ceremony of the festival—the taking of the Eucharist—symbolized either the attractiveness of Christ and the facility of the colonizers over the colonized. the main impressive of Andean celebrants have been those that seemed costumed because the vanquished Inka kings of Peru’s pagan previous. regardless of the subjugation of the indigenous inhabitants, Dean exhibits how those and different Andean nobles used the celebration of Corpus Christi as a chance to build new identities via tinkuy, a local time period used to explain the conjoining of opposites. by means of mediating the chasms among the Andean area and Europe, pagans and Christians, and the earlier and the current, those Andean elites negotiated a brand new feel of themselves. Dean strikes past the colonial interval to check how those hybrid sorts of Inka id are nonetheless obvious within the festive lifetime of sleek Cuzco.
Inka our bodies and the physique of Christ bargains the 1st in-depth research of the tradition and work of colonial Cuzco. This quantity should be welcomed via historians of Peruvian tradition, paintings, and politics. it is going to additionally curiosity these engaged in functionality stories, faith, and postcolonial and Latin American studies.

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Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life by David Cressy

By David Cressy

From childbirth and baptism via to courtship, weddings, and funerals, each degree within the lifecycle of Tudor and Stuart England used to be followed by means of ritual. Even below the Protestantism of the reformed Church, the non secular and social dramas of delivery, marriage, and loss of life have been graced with complex rite. strong and debatable protocols have been in operation, formed and adjusted through the impacts of the Reformation, the Revolution, and the recovery.

all of the significant rituals was once most likely an area for argument, ambiguity, and dissent. preferably, as vintage rites of passage, those ceremonies labored to deliver humans jointly. yet additionally they manage traps into which individuals may perhaps stumble, and checks which no longer everyone might cross. In perform, ritual functionality published frictions and fractures that daily neighborhood discourse tried to conceal or to heal.
utilizing interesting first-hand facts, David Cressy indicates how the making and remaking of formality shaped a part of a continual debate, occasionally strained and infrequently acrimonious, which uncovered the uncooked nerves of society in the course of nice ancient occasions. In doing so, he vividly brings to existence the typical studies of residing and death in Tudor and Stuart England.

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San Antonio on Parade: Six Historic Festivals (Tarleton by Judith Berg Sobre

By Judith Berg Sobre

Cities, like humans, could be top identified incidentally they occasion. for almost a century-and-a-half, San Antonio has partied good. during this interesting examine late-nineteenth-century fairs in San Antonio, Judith Berg Sobré brings an artwork historian's sensibility to money owed of the pageantry, parades, and festive occasions that typified a urban welcoming settlers from a number of international locations and American areas right into a group that valued their individuality even whereas it taught them a brand new identification. Six historical gala's offer home windows into the tradition of this polyglot urban: the Fourth of July, Juneteenth, Diez y Seis, Columbus Day, the German Volksfests, and the conflict of the vegetation. each one of those occasions function a parade during the downtown streets and plazas via a celebration—sometimes lasting numerous days—in a urban park. The pageant allowed its sponsors to exhibit the language, meals, costumes, and dances in their fatherland whereas nonetheless choosing themselves as patriotic supporters in their new state. Sobré demonstrates how the patriotic and ethnic fairs of the period served the “melting pot,” permitting simultaneous party of the cultures of beginning and the yankee tradition. She describes the fairs vividly, and greater than fifty images illustrate the task and enjoyable of the occasions. in addition, Sobré strains the evolution of the person celebrations to teach how they mirrored the expansion and maturing of the town and the way finally they replaced as American identification grew to become much less inclusive and extra chauvinistic. She attracts on modern writings, specially newspaper bills, and photographs to shape impressions and tell understandings of the behavior and serve as of civic celebrations. the result's a pleasant photo of a urban and an period at play—a urban and an period that may quickly locate much less cause to play and not more skill to nurture and have a good time diversity.

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Toréer sans la mort ? (Hors collection) (French Edition) by Jocelyne Porcher,Carlos Pereira

By Jocelyne Porcher,Carlos Pereira

En juillet 2010, le parlement régional de Catalogne a voté l'interdiction des corridas.
Cette décision, a priori surprenante dans un will pay à uniqueness culture tauromachique, s'inscrit dans un conflit historique très dur entre opposants et partisans de los angeles corrida. Les deux camps s'affrontent d'une manière radicale : on est pour ou on est contre los angeles corrida. Il n'y a pas de milieu, pas de position pour le doute. remark définir los angeles corrida ? Corrida et tauromachie sont-ils synonymes ? Et l. a. position des taureaux dans cette histoire ? Le taureau ne manque apparemment pas de porte-parole : les aficionados affirment en son nom que l'arène est le lieu parfait de l'expression de son essence d'animal combatif, tandis que les opposants affirment, en son nom également, que rien ne justifie l. a. souffrance qu'il suffer dans l'arène.
Entre héroïsme et barbarie, le taureau dit donc une selected et son contraire. Cette contradiction dans le discours du taureau, tel qu'il est porté par les uns et par les autres, est particulièrement intéressante et amène une autre query, celle du travail avec les animaux. Quel rôle l. a. corrida donne-t-elle au taureau ? Dans l'arène, l'homme et le taureau sont-ils partenaires ou adversaires ? Quelle est l. a. position de los angeles souffrance et de los angeles mort - mort du taureau ou mort de l'homme - dans l. a. tauromachie ? Peut-on toréer sans l. a. mort ? Les réponses apportées dans cet ouvrage permettent de dépasser le caractère binaire des débats et de comprendre ce qui est en jeu dans los angeles relation tauromachique en tant que relation de travail avec les taureaux.
Au fil des chapitres, le lecteur pourra s'informer, s'émouvoir, s'étonner et, nous l'espérons, être plus à même de raisonner de manière éclairée.

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Events Management: An Introduction by Charles Bladen,James Kennell,Emma Abson,Nick Wilde

By Charles Bladen,James Kennell,Emma Abson,Nick Wilde

Contemporary occasions administration is a various and not easy box. This significant new introductory textbook is the 1st to totally discover the multi-disciplinary nature of occasions administration and to supply all of the useful talents wisdom scholars have to achieve the occasions industry.



The booklet covers all sorts of occasion studied on an occasions administration direction, together with activities, song, the humanities, company occasions, tourism, and the general public and voluntary sectors. It introduces the main matters dealing with the modern occasions undefined, from wellbeing and fitness, protection and possibility administration to sustainability to constructing a market-oriented company, with each subject delivered to lifestyles via case-studies, own biographies and examples of most sensible practice.



Written via a workforce of authors with decades of adventure, it introduces the sensible talents required in each center region of occasions administration, together with advertising, finance, undertaking administration, method, operations, occasion layout and human assets. A significant other web site for the ebook encompasses a amazing array of extra features, including self-test questions, audio interviews with key figures, extra case-studies and PowerPoint slides for every bankruptcy. Events administration: An Introduction is the fundamental direction textual content for any occasions administration program.

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