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  • Colonial Foodby Verna Fisher; Andrew Christensen

    Nomad Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic series showcases various aspects of colonial life, from people and clothing to homes and food. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting facts, highlighted vocabulary words, end-of-book challenges, and sidebars that help children understand the differences between modern and... more...

  • Commodity Activismby Roopali Mukherjee; Sarah Banet-Weiser

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 23.80

    Buying (RED) products?from Gap T-shirts to Apple?to fight AIDS. Drinking a ?Caring Cup? of coffee at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to support fair trade. Driving a Toyota Prius to fight global warming. All these commonplace activities point to a central feature of contemporary culture: the most common way we participate in social activism is by buying... more...

  • A Companion to Food in the Ancient Worldby John Wilkins; Robin Nadeau

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Food in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of the cultural aspects relating to the production, preparation, and consumption of food and drink in antiquity. • Provides an up-to-date overview of the study of food in the ancient world • Addresses all aspects of food production, distribution, preparation,... more...

  • Cooking Lessonsby Sherrie A. Inness

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 35.99

    Meatloaf, fried chicken, Jell-O, cake?because foods are so very common, we rarely think about them much in depth. The authors of Cooking Lessons however, believe that food is deserving of our critical scrutiny and that such analysis yields many important lessons about American society and its values. This book explores the relationship between food... more...

  • A Cup of Comfort Stories for Christmasby Editors of Adams Media

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 2.99

    A Cup of Comfort brings the holiday cheer to readers with this wonderful selection of Christmas stories to celebrate the holidays. As you read these personal accounts of Christmases past, you can reflect on your own holiday memories and get into the spirit of the season. Merry Christmas and enjoy! more...

  • Dandiesby Susan Fillin-Yeh

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 22.95

    Dandies: Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture considers the visual languages, politics, and poetics of personal appearance. Dandyism has been most closely associated with influential caucasian Western men-about-town, epitomized by the 19th century style-setting of Oscar Wilde and by Tom Wolfe's white suits. The essays collected here, however,... more...

  • Days of National Festivity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1823?1889by Hendrik Kraay

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 70.00

    Official and popular celebrations marked the Brazilian empire's days of national festivity, and these civic rituals were the occasion for often intense debate about the imperial regime. Hendrik Kraay explores the patterns of commemoration in the capital of Rio de Janeiro, the meanings of the principal institutions of the constitutional monarchy established... more...

  • Dead Weirdby Jim Hewitson

    Black & White Publishing 2006; US$ 1.44

    In Dead Weird, Jim Hewitson is let loose on the ultimate taboo and finds that death can be fun for all the family, a good day out or the perfect excuse for a booze up or a fight. Executions, grizzly murders, raising the dead, battlefield carnage, clean-in-between-the-sheets death, traditions, proverbs, omens, anthems and premature burials - they're... more...

  • Der Mensch isst nicht gern alleinby Thomas Wieke

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 30.52

    Ob Gourmet-Tempel oder Gulaschkanone: Menschen essen nicht nur daheim. Sie essen auch außer Haus, und dies aus den unterschiedlichsten Gründen. Sie sind auf Reisen oder im Urlaub, in der Schule oder bei der Arbeit. Dabei geht es um mehr als die unverzichtbare Nahrungsaufnahme. Denn Essen ist immer auch ein Gemeinschaftserlebnis. Diese Kulturgeschichte... more...

  • Drinkingby Igor de Garine

    Berghahn Books 2001; US$ 34.95

    Over the last decades quite a few studies have been devoted to drinking. Most of these were concerned with alcohol and written by social anthropologists. This book presents multidisciplinary aspects of the ingestion of liquids at large, addressing many of the overt and covert meanings of drinking: from satisfying biological needs to communicating... more...

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