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American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History By Al Smith
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This social & cultural history anthology is linked to an introductory body of theory on social and cultural methodology. It is a course text or an adjunct text for community college level... More > investigation on how culture and society interact to form North American history. It is also a foundation for discourse on social justice, activism, and human rights.< Less
American Cultures: Readings in Social and Cultural History By Al Smith
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This social & cultural history anthology is linked to an introductory body of theory on social and cultural methodology. It is a course text or an adjunct text for community college level... More > investigation on how culture and society interact to form North American history. It is also a foundation for discourse on social justice, activism, and human rights.< Less
Vegetarianism in Australia - 1788 to 1948 : a cultural and social history By Edgar Crook
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Australia has had for many years the highest meat consumption in the world, but conversely it also boasts one of the oldest Vegetarian Societies and the earliest Western animal cruelty laws. This... More > book gives an alternative view of the traditional Australian dietary culture, which is normally seen as solely reliant on the barbeque and meat pie. Beginning in 1788 it tells the history of the Australian Vegetarian movement and the personalities within it that attempted to convert a society founded on a promise of 'meat three times a day'. Through an analysis of literature and newspapers it examines how the diet became part of an artistic and cultural battle for Australian identity in the late 19th century that was waged in novels, poetry and popular journals. The growth of the health and natural food movement from the 1920s onwards is detailed and the influence and development in Australia of religious and temperance movements that promoted vegetarianism are also discussed.< Less
Vegetarianism in Australia - 1788 to 1948 : a cultural and social history By Edgar Crook
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Australia has had for many years the highest meat consumption in the world, but conversely it also boasts one of the oldest Vegetarian Societies and the earliest Western animal cruelty laws. This... More > book gives an alternative view of the traditional Australian dietary culture, which is normally seen as solely reliant on the barbeque and meat pie. Beginning in 1788 it tells the history of the Australian Vegetarian movement and the personalities within it that attempted to convert a society founded on a promise of 'meat three times a day'. Through an analysis of literature and newspapers it examines how the diet became part of an artistic and cultural battle for Australian identity in the late 19th century that was waged in novels, poetry and popular journals. The growth of the health and natural food movement from the 1920s onwards is detailed and the influence and development in Australia of religious and temperance movements that promoted vegetarianism are also discussed.< Less
Bothy Culture By George T. Mortimer
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'Bothy Culture' focuses on exploring the rich subculture that can be found at some of the remotest locations throughout the Scottish wilderness; however, it is much more than that for it is primarily... More > one man's scathing social commentary on what he interprets as "a world gone mad". Often funny, controversial and brutally provocative, Mortimer takes no prisoners in explaining his need to regularly get off-grid and escape the urban/suburban sprawl.< Less
Culture and Anarchy By Matthew Arnold
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Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was a British poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby... More > School. Matthew Arnold has been characterized as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and instructs the reader on contemporary social issues. Culture and Anarchy, Arnold's major work in social criticism considers the role of culture in a modern society. Kean Guides (Social History) were developed to provide great books in the new media at a reasonable price.< Less
Orchards & Groves: Their History, Ecology, Culture and Archaeology By Ian D. Rotherham (Ed)
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This book is a reprint of the collection of papers presented at a major 2008 conference held in Sheffield. The reasons for holding the event included the fascinating social, economic, cultural and... More > culinary aspects of orchards and groves. And also included the issues of conservation and often neglected or overlooked ecology.< Less
Orchards & Groves: Their History, Ecology, Culture and Archaeology By Ian D. Rotherham (Ed)
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This book is a reprint of the collection of papers presented at a major 2008 conference held in Sheffield. The reasons for holding the event included the fascinating social, economic, cultural and... More > culinary aspects of orchards and groves. And also included the issues of conservation and often neglected or overlooked ecology.< Less
The Owens Valley Paiute - A Cultural History By Gary R. Varner
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Living as long as five thousand years in the arid Great Basin, the Owens Valley Paiute and other Native groups survived to create a rich oral and ceremonial tradition, subsisting on what the earth... More > provided. A peaceable and social culture they were overwhelmed by the ever advancing flow of American settlers, explorers and profit seekers. This is the story of the Paiute Nation, their social structure, mythology, religion, art, folklore and enduring spirit. It is also the story of their great leaders Sarah Winnemucca and Wovoka and the creation of the Ghost Dance religion which ultimately resulted in the massacre of the powerful Sioux at Wounded Knee. Illustrated with 28 pages of photographs.< Less
The Owens Valley Paiute - A Cultural History By Gary R. Varner
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Living as long as five thousand years in the arid Great Basin, the Owens Valley Paiute and other Native groups survived to create a rich oral and ceremonial tradition, subsisting on what the earth... More > provided. A peaceable and social culture they were overwhelmed by the ever advancing flow of American settlers, explorers and profit seekers. This is the story of the Paiute Nation, their social structure, mythology, religion, art, folklore and enduring spirit. It is also the story of their great leaders Sarah Winnemucca and Wovoka and the creation of the Ghost Dance religion which ultimately resulted in the massacre of the powerful Sioux at Wounded Knee. Illustrated with 28 pages of photographs.< Less