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- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99
If you?ve ever shown even the slightest interest in cooking, you?ve probably accumulated quite a wealth of cookbooks over the yearssome that you probably haven?t even opened more than once or twice. This cookbook, however, is too useful to ever begin gathering dust in your home. With over 50 stunning photographs, just flipping through the pages is... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99
From advice on how to treat ladies to how to behave at a party this handy 19th-century guidebook will delight readers with it's entertaining nuggets of wisdom. Ever wondered what to do in polite society if you find an insect in your food? Or how a gentleman should ask a lady to dance? And what on earth is the etiquette for smoking cigars? First published... more...
- NYU Press 2005; US$ 21.25
Everyone eats, but rarely do we ask why or investigate why we eat what we eat. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? How did rice become such a staple food throughout so much of eastern Asia? Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat, resulting... more...
- NYU Press 2004; US$ 22.95
How did Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday become a national holiday? Why do we exchange presents on Christmas and Chanukah? What do bunnies have to do with Easter? How did Earth Day become a global holiday? These questions and more are answered in this fascinating exploration into the history and meaning of holidays and rituals. Edited by Amitai Etzioni,... more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95
In Eating in the Side Room , Mark Warner uses the archaeological data of food remains recovered from excavations in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Chesapeake to show how African Americans established identity in the face of pervasive racism and marginalization. By studying the meat purchasing habits of two African American families--the Maynards and... more...
- Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2015; Not Available
Bier, Brez'n und Gaudi - aber bei Weitem nicht nur das: Das Oktoberfest ist von seiner historischen Wirkung her viel mehr als nur das größte Volksfest der Welt. ?Die Wiesn? war seit ihrer Gründung im Jahr 1810 in jeder Entwicklungsphase Spiegel und Projektionsfläche des jeweiligen Zeitgeistes. Das Fest diente als politisches Instrument zur Umsetzung... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 8.95
Lady Astor war eine britische Politikerin, die für ihre Wortgefechte mit Sir Winston Churchill bekannt war. Sie schleuderte eines Tages wutentbrannt dem damaligen Premierminister entgegen: "Sir Winston, wenn ich Ihre Frau wäre, würde ich Ihnen Gift in den Tee schütten." Winston Churchill antwortete daraufhin trocken: "Wenn ich Ihr... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.95
Nepotism is one of those social habits we all claim to deplore in America; it offends our sense of fair play and our pride in living in a meritocracy. But somehow nepotism prevails; we all want to help our own and a quick glance around reveals any number of successful families whose sons and daughters have gone on to accomplish objectively great things,... more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95
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...