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Hidden Culture, Forgotten History By Bruce Wilkinson
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This book reminds me why I began to read and write poems; I’m a little younger than the writers featured in this book but I remember the same excitement of hunting down small mimeographed and... More > badly stapled magazines and pamphlets and going to raucous readings in the upstairs rooms of pubs on the edge of towns that were deemed to be far, far from the centre of things. This was in the distant pre-internet days, of course, and so a movement could be truly underground, could exist way off the radar of what the establishment told us was the acceptable face of poetry and art. The problem with being an underground movement of course is that you get buried, and Bruce Wilkinson has done a fantastic job of digging and digging to find treasure that would otherwise have remained unseen.< 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
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
Urban Environments - History, Biodiversity & Culture By Ian D. Rotherham
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This volume is a retrospective publication of contributions originally to two national conferences / seminars held in Sheffield, on the theme of ‘Urban Environments – History,... More > Biodiversity and Culture’. To the updated papers from those events we have added invited current contributions on the themes of urban nature and urban ecology. Ideas and issues in urban ecology become more significant as globalisation, urbanisation and cultural severance shape our world and our future ecologies. This is paralleled by increasing interest in the underpinning science and research paradigms in relation to urban environmental spaces.In the early 2000s, ecologists new to the urban context suddenly became excited about the juxta-position of pollution and biodiversity in degraded and contaminated sites, something well-known to urban ecologists and naturalists since the 1980s or earlier. Similarly, the contributions of urban gardens to nature conservation were greeted with surprise and excitement.< Less
Curve Culture Volume 1: History By Paul Andersen
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There are certain things that pretty much everybody does. Whether you live in a Sri Lankan village or downtown Chicago, you eat food, you wear clothes, you talk, you move around. Culture is how a... More > group of people does those things. Distinctions between cultures are based on how they do the same things differently. Cultures form within the field of architecture. And architecture can also be a part of a broader culture. This book traces a history of connections between the two—between a genre of projects within architecture and its connection to far reaching trends and ideas. The architectural projects are selected and sorted based on how they use regular curves in plan. Collectively, the projects figure a history that begins in the 1920s—an era when the fillet, or rounded corner, became a feature of the modern plan—and ends with the rise of spline based geometry in the 1990s.< Less
ETHIOPIA: A Cultural History of an Ancient Land By Gary R. Varner
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According to ancient Ptolemaic writings, Ethiopians were the first men that ever lived and the first to worship the gods and to honor the gods with sacrifice. Some believe that the Ethiopians were... More > the origination of Egyptian religion in the worship of Osiris as well as the worship of Zeus. The Ethiopians, according to Herodotus, “reverence of the gods Zeus and Dionysos alone, and these they greatly honour; and they have an Oracle of Zeus established, and make warlike marches whensoever this god commands them by prophecy and to whatsoever place he commands.” Science was also believed to have traversed from the Upper Nile, the homeland of the Ethiopians, into Egypt. Before these gods, however, the ancient Ethiopians worshipped the serpent and even sacrificed to it. Today many believe Ethiopia is the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. This book is an ethnographic analysis of the ancient cultures of Ethiopia, their religious beliefs and current environmental and political challenges.< Less
MEDIEVAL KARNATAKA- ITS HISTORY AND CULTURE By Dr. Shridhar Kamble
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The Period of Medieval Karnataka was the glorious period when imperial dynasties like Rahstrakutas, Western Chalukyas, Hoysalas, Western Gangas, the Vijaynagar empire, the Bahmanis and the Adil Shahi... More > dynasties rose to power in Karnataka. These kingdoms as a whole constitute the medieval Karnataka or the medieval history of Karnataka, as we call it.< 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
The History of Rockabilly and Pin Up Culture By Sean Mosley
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When or where did it all begin? The “art” of seduction. Pinup, glamour, and cheesecake as we generally think of it today began to gain popularity in the 1930’s. It was a time when... More > the image of a pretty girl flourished. Whether it was a painted calendar; advertisement; or the photo pinups of Rita, Betty or Esther that the G.I.’s adorned their footlockers with. Pinup was a uniquely American art form.< Less

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