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  • "Riten" beginnen bei "Essen und Trinken"by Michael Kinski

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 105.27

    Die Frage nach der ethischen Ausformung der Person und der Gestaltung des Gemeinwesens ist für den Konfuzianismus im Japan der Frühen Neuzeit von zentraler Bedeutung. Zu ihrer Beantwortung diente vielen Gelehrten der Zeit das Konzept der ?Riten? als Mittlerinstanz zwischen ethisch anspruchsvoller Lebensbewältigung und konventioneller Sittlichkeit.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Outby Alan Warde; Lydia Martens

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 37.00

    Eating Out, first published in 2000, is a fascinating study, based on extensive recent research, of the practice of eating out. 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...

  • Furnishing the Eighteenth Centuryby Dena Goodman

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    Furnishing the 18th Century is a collection of original essays that delves into the history of furniture, examining every day items such as tea tables, jewelry boxes, dressers and sofas to uncover the social practices of the 18th century, including tea drinking, gambling, prostitution, conversation, and letter writing, both in Europe and in the colonies.... more...

  • Eventmanagementby Ulrich Holzbaur; Edwin Jettinger; Bernhard Knauß; Ralf Moser; Markus Zeller

    Springer 2005; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Real Bodiesby Mary Evans; Ellie Lee

    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...