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- ECW Press 2003; US$ 14.95
This compelling look at graffiti explores the many aspects of this shocking, raw, and often vulgar art form that are not typically discussed. The hearts and minds of obsessive graffiti writers are revealed, and a range of controversial topics are addressed. What motivates them? How do they live? Why and how do they become interested in what many see... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 81.00
Somalia, the Horn of Africa nation, is finally recovering from recent wars and famine. Written by a native Somali, Culture and Customs of Somalia gives students and interested readers an in-depth look at the land and people, past and present. It is the only accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date general reference on this country. Somalia was once... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
Why We Eat, How We Eat maps new terrains in thinking about relations between foods and bodies. With the central premise that food is always both symbolic and material, the volume explores the intersections of current critical debates regarding how and why individuals eat. Through a series of case studies and theoretical interludes it examines how foods... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 20.00
Over twenty years of civil war in predominantly Christian Southern Sudan has forced countless people from their homes. Transforming Displaced Women in Sudan examines the lives of women who have forged a new community in a shantytown on the outskirts of Khartoum, the largely Muslim, heavily Arabized capital in the north of the country. ... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 55.50
Focusing on masking as a socially significant practice in Caribbean cultures, Gerard Aching?s analysis articulates masking, mimicry, and misrecognition as a means of describing and interrogating strategies of visibility and invisibility in Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, and beyond. more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 2.99
A Cup of Comfort brings the holiday cheer to readers with this wonderful selection of Christmas stories to celebrate the holidays. As you read these personal accounts of Christmases past, you can reflect on your own holiday memories and get into the spirit of the season. Merry Christmas and enjoy! more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2008; US$ 109.95
An anthropological study of food. It focuses on taste and flavour using an original interpretation of Alfred Gell's theory of the 'art nexus'. Grounded in ethnography, it explores the notion of cooking as an embodied skill and artistic practice. It examines the integral role and concept of 'flavour' in everyday life. more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
With a wedding impending, the Taiwanese bride-to-be turns to bridal photographers, makeup artists, and hair stylists to transform her image beyond recognition. They give her fairer skin, eyes like a Western baby doll, and gowns inspired by sources from Victorian England to MTV. An absorbing consideration of contemporary bridal practices in Taiwan,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 9.95
People ?overshare? when they interact with others through the screens of computers and smartphones. Oversharing means to divulge more of their inner feelings, opinions and sexuality than they would in person, or even over the phone. Text messaging, Facebooking, tweeting, camming, blogging, online dating, and internet porn are vehicles of this oversharing,... more...