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- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19
Until recently, evolutionary psychologists have considered human mating behavior to be universal and similar to other animals, painting a picture of human mating as visceral, animalistic, and instinctual. But that's not the whole story. In courtship and display, sexual competition and rivalry, we are guided by Mating Intelligence, or the range of psychological... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 189.95
Based on field research conducted by the author in 2008, the book consists of a careful examination of graffiti written on both the Palestinian and Israeli sides of the Israel-built separation wall; and interviews with people about the graffiti. This shows how different sides of the conflict view the conflict itself and details the various... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 131.99
Luxury Fashion and Culture provides new theory, recipes of methods, and findings on how culture helps humans manage and respond to luxury fashion enactments. It is unique in conjoining sociology, psychology, marketing, and economics to advance fashion marketing theory and research. more...
- F+W Media 2013; US$ 14.95 US$ 12.26
True stories that put the, er, "fun" back into funerals! The hereafter may still be part of the great unknown, but with Funerals to Die For you can unearth the rich--and often, dark--history of funeral rites. From getting a portrait painted with a loved one's ashes to purchasing a safety coffin complete with bells and breathing tubes, this book... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95
Through the medium of women's bodies, Fan Hong explores the significance of religious beliefs, cultural codes and political dogmas for gender relations, gender concepts and the human body in an Asian setting. more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62
This timely and engaging text offers students a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers’ curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both mundane and sacred, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular.... more...
- 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...
- AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 43.99
From corn flakes to pancakes , Breakfast: A History explores this ?most important meal of the day? as a social and gastronomic phenomenon. It explains how and why the meal emerged, what is eaten commonly in this meal across the globe, why certain foods are considered indispensable, and how it has been depicted in art and media. Heather Arndt... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
<div>Graverobbing was a dark but profitable industry in pre-Victorian Scotland - criminals, gravediggers and middle-class medical students alike abstracted newly-buried corpses to send to the anatomy schools. Only after the trials of the infamous murderers Burke and Hare and the passing of the Anatomy Act of 1832 did the grisly trade... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 10.19
Do you know how to trim your whiskers properly? With beards and moustaches more popular than ever, this delightful little book sets out to answer this pressing question. And if a trim is not required, then it will show you how to wax, polish and maintain your face furniture so that it is always in tip-top condition. Alongside these manly grooming tips... more...