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  • Eating to Excess: The Meaning of Gluttony and the Fat Body in the Ancient Worldby Brian Romer; Susan Hill

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 41.00

    This provocative book explores how ancient notions about the fat body and the glutton in western culture both challenge and confirm ideas about what it means to be overweight and gluttonous today. more...

  • Sex at Dawnby Christopher Ryan; Cacilda Jetha

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science?as well as religious and cultural institutions?has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and... more...

  • The Graffiti Subcultureby Nancy Macdonald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 44.00

    This book is the most extensive contribution to our understanding of the graffiti subculture to date. Using insights from ethnographic research conducted in London and New York, the author explores the varying ways young men use graffiti to construct masculinity, claim power and establish independence from the institutions which define and often limit... more...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 7.99

    The Book of Tea discusses the impact of "Teaism" on all aspects of Japanese culture and life. Kakuzo elaborates on the relationship between tea ceremony and Zen and Taoism. He also talks about the tea masters and their contribution to the tea ceremony. Kakuzo spoke English from an early age, and so was able to make his writings accessible... more...

  • Is there a need for sustainable management within the events industry?by James Musgrave

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 199.00

    The events industry faces far reaching and industry specific challenges such as supplier disruption, numerous consumer related issues, increasing operating costs and wider impacts from economic disparity and legislative changes. This ebook poses the question: ‘Is there a need for sustainable management within the events industry?’. Part one... more...

  • Event Management: How to Apply Best Practices to Small Scale Eventsby Sven Damm

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 42.20

    Hauptbeschreibung Event management is a ubiquitous word in modern society. The word is used for small business breakfasts, large corporate shows and also for big international sport events, such as the Olympic Games. We all have an idea of what management is, but what is an event? This question and the theories behind the dynamic event industry are... more...

  • Zechen und Bechernby Daniel Furrer

    Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 26.70

    "So lasset uns guter Dinge sein, fressen und saufen, denn morgen sind wir tot", kann man schon in der Bibel lesen. Der Mensch hat es verstanden, Bedürfnisse wie Essen und Trinken aus dem Rahmen des Existenziellen herauszulösen und zu kultivieren. Das zeigt sich u. a. bei der Milch: Die erste Nahrung, das erste Getränk, mit dem der Mensch... more...

  • Spectacles et pouvoirs dans l'Europe de l'Ancien Régime (XVIe -XVIIIe siècle)by Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet; Charles Mazouer; Anne Surgers

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 64.89

    L'objectif essentiel de l'entreprise était d'analyser le rôle des pouvoirs dans la tenue, l'organisation et la réalisation des spectacles - toutes les formes spectaculaires, du théâtre et de l'opéra aux fêtes civiques et religieuses et aux fêtes royales ou princières, que le spectacle ait lieu dans l'espace public ou dans un espace privé. Et il s'agissait... more...

  • Hitlergruß und Kircheby Helmut Goerlich

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 10.92

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Hitlergruß wurde nach 1933 auch in Staat und Gesellschaft obligatorisch. Die Landeskirchen übernahmen die staatlichen Erlasse dazu, aber nur wenige Theologen durchschauten die Tragweite des Grußes. Einzelne verweigerten ihn trotz kirchlicher Anordnung. Um einem solchen Fall geht es im vorliegenden Buch: Pfarrer Wilhelm Sandberger... more...

  • Der Tod, der tote Körper und die klinische Sektion.by Hubert Knoblauch; Andrea Esser; Dominik Groß; Brigitte Tag; Antje Kahl

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 66.80

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Band »Der Tod, der tote Körper und die klinische Sektion« präsentiert die Ergebnisse der ersten Tagung des von der Volkswagen Stiftung im Rahmen des Programms »Schlüsselthemen der Geisteswissenschaften« geförderten Forschungsprojekts »Tod und toter Körper. Zur Veränderung des Umgangs mit dem Tod in der gegenwärtigen Gesellschaft«.... more...