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- Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95
The production of 'human waste' - or more precisely, wasted lives, the 'superfluous' populations of migrants, refugees and other outcasts - is an inevitable outcome of modernization. It is an unavoidable side-effect of economic progress and the quest for order which is characteristic of modernity. As long as large parts of the world remained wholly... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 59.95
In a word, this book is a story. Nonetheless, it is a true story, even though it is not a textbook. It was told by one who drank it from his own roots and knew it as he knew himself. It has been written by one who prefers to paint pictures, warmly, rather than to ferret out facts, coldly, and who believes that a picture painted in broad strokes of... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 34.77
Hauptbeschreibung Europäische Geschichte: Eine historische Wegmarke aus verschiedenen nationalen Blickwinkeln. Die Erinnerungen der Europäer an den Hitler-Stalin-Pakt weisen erhebliche Differenzen auf, die mit der Teilung des Kontinentes in West-, Ostmittel- und Osteuropa zusammenhängen. Der Pakt steht für den Beginn von Krieg, Besatzung, Deportation... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 45.00
This longtime Malaysian fashion icon was originally a long, straight, Arab-inspired top of plain woven cotton. The Nyonyas, the women of the early Peranakan community, gradually transformed it into a shapely, embroidered, translucent blouse, fastened with a set of chained brooches and worn with a matching hand-drawn batik sarong. Sheer, romantic,... more...
- SAGE India 2012; US$ 50.00
Khadi: Gandhi`s Mega Symbol of Subversion investigates the power of a symbol to qualitatively transform society by studying Mahatma Gandhis use of clothing as a metaphor for unity, empowerment and liberation from imperial subjugation. The book brings together historical evidence of Gandhis search for a semiotics of attire in his quest for... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 65.00
Against a background of historical, cultural and social change comes Chinese Dress , a comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book examining the extraordinary range of Chinese dress. Skillfully weaving together everything from court and formal costumes through to the working attire of the lower classes and the latest fashions of New China, Chinese... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
Why do cash machines in Japan stop dispensing cash at 7 P.M.? Are geisha high-class prostitutes? Why are some Japanese gangsters missing their pinkies? What's up with those ¥10,000 melons for sale in supermarkets all over Japan? Authors Michiko and James Vardaman identify nearly three hundred aspects of Japanese culture, custom, and daily... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 6.66
Crossing continents and centuries Stephen Arnott brings us invaluable information about all kinds of bizarre regional customs - from sexual practices to the received wisdom on cannibalism - that could save you from embarrassing local faux pas while travelling. Did you know that amongst the Tartars, relations of the bride and bridegroom would... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95
The universal act of dressing -- shared by both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, minority and majority -- has shaped human interactions, communicated hopes and fears about the future, and embodied what it means to be Somali. Heather Marie Akou mines politics and history in this rich and compelling ... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 50.00
This year's volume focuses largely on the British Isles, with papers on dress terms in the Middle English Pearl ; a study of a thirteenth-century royal bride's trousseau, based on unpublished documents concerning King Henry III's Wardrobe; an investigation into the "open surcoat" referenced in the multilingual texts of late medieval... more...