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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Bringing social theory and philosophy to bear on popular movies, novels, myths, and fairy tales, The Gift and its Paradoxes explores the ambiguity of the gift: it is at once both a relation and a thing, alienable and inalienable, present and poison. Challenging the nature of giving as reciprocal, the book engages critically with the work of Mauss and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
Tree burial, a new form of disposal for the cremated remains of the dead, was created in 1999 by Chisaka Genpo, the head priest of a Zen Buddhist temple in northern Japan. Instead of a conventional family gravestone, perpetuating the continuity of a household and its identity, tree burial uses vast woodlands as cemeteries, with each burial spot marked... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00
"Plenty of cultural insights and background history lend to a survey particularly recommended for college-level students of anthropology and social science." The Midwest Book Review "Andersons book is a solid introduction to the anthropology of food for students and general readers. It is clear, well-written,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
Blood is more than a fluid solution of cells, platelets and plasma. It is a symbol for the most basic of human concerns--life, death and family find expression in rituals surrounding everything from menstruation to human sacrifice. Comprehensive in its scope and provocative in its argument, this book examines beliefs and rituals concerning blood... more...
- Quest Books 2014; US$ 16.95
This book is an accessible, engaging tool to help people enrich their lives through the observance of ancient, astronomically determined Earth festivals. It assists us to recover an experience that had deep meaning for the ancients and that is now increasingly relevant to a world facing environmental challlenges. Seasonal festivals are not meant to... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Reconnecting so-called alternative food geographies back to the mainstream food system - especially in light of the discursive and material 'transgressions' currently happening between alternative and conventional food networks, this volume critically interrogates and evaluates what stands for 'food politics' in these spaces of transgression... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, working-class Americans had eating habits that were distinctly shaped by jobs, families, neighborhoods, and the tools, utilities, and size of their kitchens?along with their cultural heritage. How the Other Half Ate is a deep exploration by historian and lecturer Katherine Turner that delivers an... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 21.86
Stylish and racy... An excellent book and a delight to read, written with panache and entirely convincing.' Professor PETER COSS, Cardiff University. This book takes us into the world of the medieval cook, from the chefs in the great medieval courts and aristocratic households catering for huge feasts, to the peasant wife attempting to feed her family... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2013; US$ 36.80
Mumien sind nicht nur ein Phänomen des alten Ägypten, auch im Hochgebirge und den Wüstenregionen Südamerikas, im eisigen Grönland, in Kirchen und Grüften Europas, in nordeuropäischen Moorgebieten und in Asien wurden mumifiziere Leichname entdeckt. Die ältesten Mumien sind rund 9000 Jahre alt, zu den jüngsten gehören etwa Lenin oder Evita Peron. Der... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
In recent years, body studies has expanded rapidly, becoming an increasingly popular field of study within anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. This groundbreaking textbook takes the topics and theories from these disciplines, and combines them into one single, easily accessible text for students. Body Studies is a comprehensive textbook... more...