Cultural Studies E-Books

    • African-American Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations, 2nd Ed

      Presents more than 100 diverse holidays and festivals observed by Americans of African descent, exploring their history, customs, and symbols. Also includes a chronology, bibliography, and index.

      • Publication Date: Sept 2018
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1605-3
      • Available as E-Book: Yes
      • Web Price: $64.00

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    • Encyclopedia of Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations, 2nd Ed.

      More than 240 alphabetically arranged entries covering Christmas, New Year’s, and related days of observance, including folk and religious customs, history, legends, and symbols from around the world. Also includes a bibliography and index.

      • Publication Date: 2003
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0625-2
      • Available as E-Book: Yes
      • Web Price: $47.60

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    • Holiday Symbols and Customs, 5th Ed.

      Describes the origins of more than 350 holidays observed in the United States and around the world. Explains where, when, and how each event is celebrated, with detailed information on the symbols and customs associated with the holiday. Includes contact information and web sites for related organizations.

      • Publication Date: 2015
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1364-9
      • Available as E-Book: Yes
      • Web Price: $119.00

    • Life Events and Rites of Passage

      The customs and symbols of major life-cycle milestones, including cultural, secular, and religious traditions observed in the United States. Features important life events from the nation’s major religious and ethnic groups.

      • Publication Date: 2008
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0735-8
      • Available as E-Book: Yes
      • Web Price: $44.80

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    • The Michigan Companion

      A guide to the arts, entertainment, festivals, food, geography, geology, government, history, holidays, industry, institutions, media, philanthropy, religion, and sports of the state of Michigan.

      • Publication Date: 2012
      • ISBN: 978-0-9798648-4-1
      • Available as E-Book: Yes
      • Web Price: $40.00

    • Patriotic Holidays of the United States

      Provides information about the history and celebration of American patriotic holidays and days of observance. Features include narrative overviews, primary source documents, chronology, and print and web sources for further study.

      • Publication Date: 2006
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0733-4
      • Available as E-Book: Yes
      • Web Price: $44.80

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    • Religious Holidays and Calendars, 3rd Ed.

      Comprehensive source of information about the calendars and holidays of the world’s religions. Provides concise information about the beliefs, practices, and history of more than 20 major religions. Additional features include bibliography, calendar index, holiday index, and master index.

      • Publication Date: 2004
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0665-8
      • Available as E-Book: Yes
      • Web Price: $59.50

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    • Ruffner’s Allusions, 3rd Ed.

      A thematic dictionary, with almost 13,000 cultural, literary, religious, and historical allusion entries organized under 730 thematic categories. Includes a bibliography and index.

      • Publication Date: 2009
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1122-5
      • Available as E-Book: Yes
      • Web Price: $46.90

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    • The Thanksgiving Book

      A companion to the holiday covering its history, lore, traditions, foods, and symbols, including primary sources, poems, prayers, songs, hymns, and recipes, supplemented by a chronology, bibliography with web sites, and index.

      • Publication Date: 2008
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0403-6
      • Available as E-Book: Yes
      • Web Price: $40.60

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    • Understanding Islam and Muslim Traditions

      An introduction to the religious practices, celebrations, festivals, observances, beliefs, folklore, customs, and calendar system of the world’s Muslim communities. Includes an overview of Islamic history and geography.

      • Publication Date: 2004
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0704-4
      • Available as E-Book: Yes
      • Web Price: $46.90

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