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  • Footbinding, Feminism and Freedomby Fan Hong

    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...

  • Food and Societyby Amy E. Guptill; Denise A. Copelton; Betsy Lucal

    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. With... more...

  • Funerals to Die Forby Kathy Benjamin

    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...

  • 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...

  • Breakfastby Heather Arndt Anderson

    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 Tea Cyclopediaby Keith Souter

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Tea drinking has become a way of life. To put it frankly, it is a love, an addiction, and some would even go as far to say a philosophy. Dr. Keith Souter examines the perpetual impact that this adored beverage has bestowed upon the world for centuries, from its mystical origins in the East, to its inevitable influence on the West.... more...

  • Christmas in Americaby Peter Guttman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 24.99

    Peter Guttman offers a dazzling overview of the holiday season throughout the United States. Nothing reminds us of the good things in lifefamily, friendship, food, and good cheermore than Christmas. With stunning images and illuminating text, award-winning photographer Peter Guttman offers a dazzling overview of the wintry landscapes, traditions,... more...

  • Cooking Lessonsby Sherrie A. Inness

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • The Hand and the Brainby Göran Lundborg

    Springer London 2013; US$ 27.21

    This comprehensive book explores the hand from its earliest traces in evolution to its role in the growth of human intelligence, its remarkable sensitivity and capabilities, its cultural significance and the future of thought-controlled prosthetic digits. more...

  • Traditional Dietary Culture Of Sby Matsuyama

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...