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  • Prioritizing Death and Societyby Assaf Nativ

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

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    Running Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    100 projects focused specifically on parties and holidays transform the ordinary into striking one-of-a-kind objects. more...

  • The Politics of the Bodyby Alison Phipps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    The body is a site of impassioned, fraught and complex debate in the West today. In one political moment, left-wingers, academics and feminists have defended powerful men accused of sex crimes, positioned topless pictures in the tabloids as empowering, and opposed them for sexualizing breasts and undermining their ‘natural’ function. At... more...

  • Das Little Black Book der Schlagfertigkeitby ; Carolin demann

    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...

  • Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistanceby William H. Beezley; Cheryl E. Martin; William E. French

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 29.99

    This book presents readers with scholarship on public celebrations and popular culture throughout Mexican history. Leading scholars from the Americas and Great Britain discuss aspects of Mexico's popular culture from the seventeenth century to the present. The vast range of Mexican expression is examined, including Corpus Christi celebrations, New... more...

  • In Praise of Nepotismby Adam Bellow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Master of the Ceremoniesby Ric Birch

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 31.81

    A fascinating insider's tale of the highs and lows of creating truly unforgettable public spectaculars - a gossipy and fascinatingly entertaining memoir from an author consistently in the public eye. more...

  • Eating Right in the Renaissanceby Ken Albala

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 47.95

    Eating right has been an obsession for longer than we think. Renaissance Europe had its own flourishing tradition of dietary advice. Then, as now, an industry of experts churned out diet books for an eager and concerned public. Providing a cornucopia of information on food and an intriguing account of the differences between the nutritional logic of... more...

  • Bodies Out of Boundsby Jana Evans Braziel; Kathleen LeBesco

    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...

  • Marriage Customs of the Worldby George P. Monger

    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...