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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 43.99
This six-continent survey of the history, customs, and representations of the midday meal explains who eats what for lunch; where and when they eat it; and what it means in the larger cultural context. The first international history of lunch, this book provides anecdotes and analysis that present lunch as a meaningful daily event.... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 52.80
Zwischen Währungsreform und Wiedervereinigung besaß Kaffee als Wohlstandsindikator in Ost und West einen hohen Symbolwert im individuellen und gesellschaftlichen Selbstverständnis. Monika Sigmund zeigt in ihrer vergleichend angelegten und reich illustrierten Darstellung den Stellenwert und die emotionale Aufladung, die mit einer Tasse... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95
The historical and cultural richness of the Near and Middle East is reflected visually in its costume. In this book, Jennifer Scarce makes brilliant use of years or research to provide a lucid acount of the development of women's dress from the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Her study of costume is set in th ebroader context of the social... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00
For millennia, the rituals of death and remembrance have been fixed by time and location, but in the twenty-first century, grieving has become a virtual phenomenon. Today, the dead live on through social media profiles, memorial websites, and saved voicemails that can be accessed at any time. This dramatic cultural shift has made the physical presence... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Today, more than ever, talking about food improves the eating of it. Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson argues that conversation can even trump consumption. Where many works look at the production, preparation, and consumption of food, Word of Mouth captures the language that explains culinary practices. Explanation is more than an elaboration here: how... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 40.00
A visit to Ankara, Turkey, would include a trip to Anitkabir, the burial site of Turkey?s founder and first president, Ataturk. The massive stone building houses numerous sculptures and a large ceremonial plaza and is surrounded by an elaborate park. Ataturk is far from the only former leader to be remembered by such decorative means. Since the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95
Feminist Perspectives on the Body provides an accessible introduction to this extremely popular new area and is aimed at students from a variety of disciplines who are interested in gaining an understanding of the key issues involved. The author explores many important topics including: the Western world's construction of the body as a theoretical,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99
Brunch is the decadent meal of the week; a mix of the savory and salty, sweet and indulgent. Not exclusively an American phenomenon, brunch is also shared in South Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Europe. This volume examines and explores how brunch has evolved historically, developed cross-culturally, and claimed its place in popular culture.... more...