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Omslagsbild för Frontier Encounters: Knowledge and Practice at the Russian, Chinese and Mongolian Border
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Frontier Encounters: Knowledge and Practice at the Russian, Chinese and Mongolian Border

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China and Russia are rising economic and political powers that share thousands of miles of border. Yet, despite their proximity, their practical, local interactions with each other ...


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Oral Literature in Africa

Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fie ...


Omslagsbild för Oral Literature in the Digital Age: Archiving Orality and Connecting with Communities
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Oral Literature in the Digital Age: Archiving Orality and Connecting with Communities

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Thanks to ever-greater digital connectivity, interest in oral traditions has grown beyond that of researcher and research subject to include a widening pool of global users. When n ...


Omslagsbild för Storytelling in Northern Zambia: Theory, Method, Practice and Other Necessary Fictions
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Storytelling in Northern Zambia: Theory, Method, Practice and Other Necessary Fictions

More than just a book, Storytelling in Northern Zambia lets you watch videos of the storytellers while you read. Storytelling plays an important part in the vibrant cultural life o ...


Omslagsbild för Feeding the City: Work and Food Culture of the Mumbai Dabbawalas
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Feeding the City: Work and Food Culture of the Mumbai Dabbawalas

Every day in Mumbai 5,000 dabbawalas (literally translated as "those who carry boxes") distribute a staggering 200,000 home-cooked lunchboxes to the city’s workers and students. Gi ...


Omslagsbild för How to Read a Folktale: The 'Ibonia' Epic from Madagascar
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How to Read a Folktale: The 'Ibonia' Epic from Madagascar

How to Read a Folktale offers the first English translation of Ibonia, a spellbinding tale of old Madagascar. Ibonia is a folktale on epic scale. Much of its plot sounds familiar: ...


Omslagsbild för Xiipúktan (First of All): Three Views of the Origins of the Quechan People
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Xiipúktan (First of All): Three Views of the Origins of the Quechan People

The Quechan people live along the lower part of the Colorado River in the United States. According to tradition, the Quechan and other Yuman people were created at the beginning of ...


Omslagsbild för Why Do We Quote? The Culture and History of Quotation
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Why Do We Quote? The Culture and History of Quotation

Quoting is all around us. But do we really know what it means? How do people actually quote today, and how did our present systems come about? This book brings together a down-to-e ...


Omslagsbild för Peace and Democratic Society
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Peace and Democratic Society

Recent acts of terrorism and the current unrest in the Middle East remind us how important it is to understand the relationship between violence, peace and democracy. In a challeng ...


Omslagsbild för The End of the World: Apocalypse and its Aftermath in Western Culture
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The End of the World: Apocalypse and its Aftermath in Western Culture

Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial. It crosses boundaries of space and time, recurs in all human communities and finds e ...


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Bourdieu and Literature

Bourdieu and Literature is a wide-ranging, rigorous and accessible introduction to the relationship between Pierre Bourdieu's work and literary studies. It provides a comprehensive ...


Omslagsbild för Text and Genre in Reconstruction: Effects of Digitalization on Ideas, Behaviours, Products and Institutions
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Text and Genre in Reconstruction: Effects of Digitalization on Ideas, Behaviours, Products and Institutions

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In this broad-reaching, multi-disciplinary collection, leading scholars investigate how the digital medium has altered the way we read and write text. In doing so, it challenges th ...


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Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave (1853) sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near t ...


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The Swedish Story - From extreme experiment to normal nation

The subtitle of The Swedish Story: From extreme experiment to normal nation cover the areas of intellectual curiosity that make up the arguments in this study from medieval to post ...


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The Castberggaard Syndrome

The controversial photographer Tomas Kold Erlandsen elicited reactions from a lot of people for his provokating photos in Deafhood/Audism by Patrik Nordell. He has now written his ...


Omslagsbild för Advantage Sweden
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Advantage Sweden

The vision we want to convey to everyone in Sweden is that "Enterprising people and competitive companies working together lead to a more prosperous Sweden"


Omslagsbild för The Futurica Trilogy
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The Futurica Trilogy

In the late 1990’s, Swedish social theorists Alexander Bard and Jan Söderqvist started working on a radical new theory, since referred to as The Netocracy Hypothesis. At this early ...


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The Dump

The Dump is a photo book about some of the most silent and abused people in the world. They are the unfortunate, who have been forced to spend their lives on and around the notorio ...


Omslagsbild för The MeWe Generation
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The MeWe Generation

The MeWe Generation was born in the mid-80s and raised during the turbulent 1990s and early 2000s. They are born individualist, but no hard-core egoists. They still put friends fir ...


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Achilles and the Turtle

A chapter from the anthology Gratis? about digital rights. Written by Andrea Renda.


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EU : Made in Europe

Under EU :s långa tillkomstperiod spelade kulturfrågorna en undanskymd roll. Vägen till europeisk enighet gick mindre genom kulturell gemenskap och mer genom ekonomisk integration. ...


Omslagsbild för Gender and Disability Research in the Nordic Countries
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Gender and Disability Research in the Nordic Countries

What is disability? What is gender? Why gender and disability? In addressing these questions, this book introduces Nordic scholarship combining gender and disability to an English ...