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The Social Process of Globalization Return Migration and Cultural Change in Kazakhstan

It is often argued that globalization fosters 'hybridity', as some cultural imports are accepted, while others are 'localized', and others still are rejected outright. Yet we know relatively little about the social processes and mechanisms involved in cultural globalization. This book offers an empirically rich and theoretically compelling analysis of how cultural globalization occurs, including the structural conditions, personal meanings and social interactions associated with various outcomes.

It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past

Russia today is haunted by deeds that have not been examined and words that have been left unsaid. A serious attempt to understand the meaning of the Communist experience has not been undertaken, and millions of victims of Soviet Communism are all but forgotten. In this book David Satter, a former Moscow correspondent and longtime writer on Russia and the Soviet Union, presents a striking new interpretation of Russia's great historical tragedy, locating its source in Russia's failure fully to appreciate the value of the individual in comparison with the objectives of the state. 

A Replacement Life

A singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Secrets of the Dead: Amazon Warrior Women

The legend of the Amazons, beautiful, bloodthirsty warrior women thundering across arid battlefields, has been speculated over for thousands of years. Greek myths are filled with mention of the exploits, from Homer, who writes that the Amazons fought in the Trojan War, to Herodotus, the father of History, who gives their last known location as the steppes of Southern Russia. Each account speaks of the women's ild-eyed ferocity and savegery in battle. But the question remains: are they mythical or real?

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Polyphonia: Albania's Forgotten Voices

Two shepherds in the Albanian mountains, Arif, a Muslim, and Anastas, an orthodox Christian, have been friends for years in spite of religious barriers. Their profound friendship is constantly strengthened by the local music-making, a unique choral polyphony. In 2005, UNESCO proclaimed this vocal tradition a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

New Year Concert 2011

DVD, Macedonian Opera and Ballet, Skopje

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