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  • Survival of the Prettiestby Nancy Etcoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Beauty is not a myth.  According to scientist and psychologist Nancy Etcoff, the pursuit of beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of Madison Avenue, nor a backlash against feminism. Survival of the Prettiest , the first in-depth scientific inquiry into the nature of human beauty, posits that beauty is an essential and ineradicable... more...

  • Professional Event Coordinationby Julia Rutherford Silvers

    Wiley 2012; US$ 70.00

    A fully updated guide to the state-of-the-art guidelines, strategies, and new technologies in modern event planning A must-have resource for every event planner, manager, caterer, and student, this in-depth guide covers all aspects of the event planning process. Written by expert event manager Julia Rutherford Silvers, the book outlines the tools... more...

  • Around the Tuscan Tableby Carole M. Counihan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing... more...

  • At Homeby Bill Bryson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    From one of the most beloved authors of our  time?more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone?a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home. ?Houses aren?t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.?   Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England... more...

  • Sex at Dawnby Christopher Ryan; Cacilda Jetha

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.49

    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...

  • Black Hungerby Doris Witt

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    Black Hunger focuses on debates over soul food since the 1960s to illuminate a complex web of political, economic, religious, sexual, and racial tensions between whites and blacks and within the black community itself. Doris Witt draws on vaudeville, literature, film, visual art, and cookbooks to explore how food has been used both to perpetuate and... more...

  • A Tribe Apartby Patricia Hersch

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight teenagers in the typically American town of Reston, Virginia, listening to their stories, observing their... more...

  • Savoring Alternative Foodby Jessica Hayes-Conroy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Advocates of the alternative food movement often insist that food is our "common ground" ? that through the very basic human need to eat, we all become entwined in a network of mutual solidarity. In this challenging book, the author explores the contradictions and shortcomings of alternative food activism by examining specific endeavours of the movement... 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...

  • Embodied Food Politicsby Michael S. Carolan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    Drawing on a variety of case studies, this book explores the interrelationship between physical connections to and knowledge of food. This book inserts into the food literature living, feeling, sensing bodies and will be of interest to food scholars as well as those more generally interested in the phenomenon known as embodied realism. more...