By Kaeko Chiba
This ebook examines the complicated courting among classification and gender dynamics between tea rite (chadō) practitioners in Japan. targeting practitioners in a provincial urban, Akita, the publication surveys the inflexible, hierarchical chadō procedure at grass roots point. Making serious use of Bourdieu’s thought of cultural capital, it explores a number of the meanings of chadō for Akita ladies and argues that chadō has a cultural, financial, social and symbolic worth and is used as a device to enhance gender and sophistication equality. Chadō practitioners specialise in tea process and similar elements of chadō similar to structure, flower arranging, gardening and pottery. at the start, purely males have been admitted to chadō; ladies have been admitted within the Meiji interval (1868-1912) and now signify the vast majority of practitioners. the writer - a chadō practitioner and descendant of chadō teachers - offers a radical, sincere account of Akita ladies in response to vast player commentary and interviews. the place so much literature on Japan specializes in metropolitan centres equivalent to Kitakyushu and Tokyo, this publication is unique in either its topic and scope. additionally, as monetary variations among metropolitan and non-metropolitan parts became extra mentioned, it's well timed to discover the explicit category and gender concerns affecting non-metropolitan women. This publication contributes not just to the ethnographic literature on chadō and non-metropolitan ladies in Japan, but in addition to the debates on learn method and the theoretical dialogue of class.
By Dr. Justin Jennings, Brenda J. Bowser
For greater than thousand years, consuming has performed a serious function in Andean societies. This assortment presents a special examine the historical past, ethnography, and archaeology of 1 of an important conventional indigenous commodities in Andean South America--fermented plant drinks jointly referred to as chicha.
By W. K. McNeil
Ozark state via W. okay. McNeil A stimulating stumble upon with the full of life mountain tradition and enduring folklife of the Ozarks This examine of folklife within the Ozarks surveys one in every of America’s so much interesting areas and indicates its specified cultural imprint. The residing background of Ozark kingdom is particular the following beside the background of its earliest settlements and its detailed folkways. even though many that pioneered within the Ozarks migrated from southern Appalachia, Ozark isn't really “Appalachia West,” for the flavour of Ozark tradition is unusual and specific. This booklet is an expression of that lasting specialty. The folklife of the house (its foodways, crafts, and folkways), of the place of work (its structure and its crafts), of Ozark relaxation (music, dance, folksongs, ballads, video games, and narratives) are given distinct recognition right here in order that the singular nature of existence in Ozark kingdom could be printed as an ongoing culture instead of a static renovation. within the Ozark area, maybe as in no different position in the USA, the basic personality of the folks is stamped with this mixture of what's previous and what's current. W. ok. McNeil (deceased) used to be a folklorist on the Ozark people middle. He wrote and edited many books approximately folklore within the southern usa.
By Kakuzo Okakura
“A seminal consultant to Asian existence and notion. . . . Very hugely recommended.”—Midwest ebook evaluation The vintage 1906 essay on tea ingesting, its heritage, aesthetics, and deep connection to eastern tradition. Kakuzo Okakura felt “Teaism” may well impression the area: “Tea with us turns into greater than an idealisation of the shape of ingesting; it's a faith of the paintings of life.”
By Brock Cheney
Plain yet Wholesome provides a groundbreaking foray into Mormon historical past. Brock Cheney explores the foodways of Mormon pioneers from their trek west throughout the arrival of the railroad and divulges new views at the fasci-nating Mormon cost period. counting on unique diaries, newspaper money owed, and recipe books from the 1850s, Cheney attracts a vibrant portrait of what Mormon pioneers ate and drank. even if different authors have sketched the topic earlier than, this portrait is the 1st attempt that would be defined as scholarly, even though the vigorous prose will curiosity a vast basic audience.
Presented listed below are the 1st specific descriptions of the menus, nutrients tactics, and recipes of the Mormon pioneers. whereas many have intended that past pioneer foodways persisted to be passed down via Mormon households, Cheney has proven traditions going again generations and protecting greater than a century. The publication additionally exposes myths and clichés approximately pioneer piety and hardships, as Cheney examines such pioneer extravagances as clean “oysters at the part shell” and pioneer traits of alcohol consumption.
A ideal present for the historical past buff or Dutch oven chef, Plain yet Wholesome also will turn out its position between students and historians. With its rollicking combination of old resource fabric and sleek interpretation, this e-book will entertain and teach amateur and professional alike.
By Hyperides., Hyperides; Herrman, Judson
Hyperides' Funeral Oration is arguably an important surviving instance of the style from classical Greece. The speech stands except different funeral orations (epitaphioi) in a couple of key respects. First, now we have the particular textual content because it was once added in Athens (the different speeches, with the potential expection of Demosthenes 60, are literary compositions). subsequent, not like different orations that glance to the prior and make merely the vaguest point out of contemporary occasions, Hyperides' speech is a precious resource for the army historical past of the Lamian warfare because it captures the confident temper in Athens after Alexander's demise. eventually, the speech has been singled out due to the fact that Longinus' time for its poetic effects.
This quantity is a brand new severe variation and remark of the speech, written for students and graduate scholars in classics and historic historical past. even if Hyperides ranked approximately as excessive as Demosthenes within the canon of Attic orators and his funeral oration will make the speech even more available to quite a lot of students. The textual content relies on a whole exam of the papyrus and contains an equipment criticus, with a whole directory of all conjectures in a separate appendix. the interpretation is obvious and actual and the remark presents a mix of old, cultural, and literary fabric
By Anthony Spalinger, Jeremy Armstrong
This quantity offers a sequence of cultural reactions to winning army public proclamations via numerous peoples of the traditional Mediterranean international, illustrating issues of similarity and variety, and demonstrating the complicated and multifaceted nature of this trans-cultural perform.
By Ross Steele
In attaining savoir faire and healthy into French tradition comfortably Written via an the world over well known specialist in French tradition, Ross Steele, this moment version of The French means bargains a uniquely neutral and completely updated standpoint on French attitudes, tastes, and customs relating to every little thing from company kind (formal) to pets (doted on), dialog (an paintings shape) to humor (satiric, political), love (truly, madly, deeply) to time ("Better overdue than never!"). With assistance from The French manner, you are going to: know how humans from each nook of France have interaction, do company, and reside their day-by-day lives turn into well-versed in 90 significant themes together with foodstuff, kin, vacation trips, the media, faith, activities, cash, leisure, and le procuring research the reality approximately universal myths and misconceptions about the French and converse with ease with French-speaking humans with out committing fake pas