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- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76
Since World War II, when the diet and fitness industries promoted mass obsession with weight and body shape, fat has been a dirty word. In the United States, fat is seen as repulsive, funny, ugly, unclean, obscene, and above all as something to lose. Bodies Out of Bounds challenges these dominant perceptions by examining social representations of... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00
An encyclopedia of marriage rites, traditions, and beliefs from around the world, ranging from ancient practices to contemporary ceremonies. Weddings are filled with traditions that everyone accepts as meaningful and necessary. But when and how did all those necessary things originate? more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2002; US$ 75.00
This introductory text sets out to make the links between sociological theories of the body and actual human behaviour and experience. It also debates how the body is regulated, both through the life course and in reproduction. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005; Not Available
Events sind Veranstaltungen mit Erlebnischarakter. Zum Eventmanagement gehört die Frage, was ein Event auszeichnet, wie man eine Veranstaltung in den Augen der Besucher einzigartig macht und wie man ein solches Event in der Praxis umsetzt. Das Buch führt in die Grundlagen des Eventmanagements mit seinen Aufgabengebieten von der strategischen Planung... more...
- How To Books 2005; US$ 17.00
Manual for organising conferences or events for a large or small company. This book explains just how you go about it. It has all that is needed to know about: venue selection; speaker sourcing; brochure design; registration; budgeting; sponsorship; audio-visuals; press coverage; and evaluation. It shows how to plan and run an effective event. more...
- World Trade Press 2008; US$ 54.00
A to Z World Holidays & Festivals is an encyclopedia detailing the celebrations of 175 countries worldwide. With descriptions of more than 2,000 public, regional and religious holidays, celebrations and festivals, as well as information on special holiday more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00
Using a focus on the trajectory of commoditisation of gin in West Africa, this book investigates how imported goods acquire specific local meanings. It shows that local consumers, not foreign advertisers, produced the importance of schnapps gin for African ritual more...
- Multilingual Matters 2010; US$ 44.95
Explores the various aspects of coffee culture around the globe, relating the rich history of this beverage and the surroundings where it is produced and consumed to coffee destination development and to the visitor experience. more...
- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 70.00
Scholars across the humanities and social sciences are increasingly examining the importance of consumption to changing notions of local, regional, national and supranational identity in Europe. As part of this interest, anthropologists, historians, sociologists and others have paid particular attention to the roles which food and drink have played... more...