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  • Ceremonial Entries in Early Modern Europeby J. R. Mulryne; Maria Ines Aliverti; Anna Maria Testaverde

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 149.95

    The essays in this volume concentrate on festival iconography, the visual and written languages, including ephemeral and permanent structures, costume, drama, inscriptions and published festival books that ‘voiced’ the social, political and cultural messages incorporated in processional entries in early modern Europe. The volume includes... more...

  • Costumeby Pravina Shukla

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    What does it mean to people around the world to put on costumes to celebrate their heritage, reenact historic events, assume a role on stage, or participate in Halloween or Carnival? Self-consciously set apart from everyday dress, costume marks the divide between ordinary and extraordinary settings and enables the wearer to project a different self... more...

  • The Fashioned Bodyby Joanne Entwistle

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.95

    The Fashioned Body provides a wide-ranging and original overview of fashion and dress from an historical and sociological perspective. Where once fashion was seen as marginal, it has now entered into core economic discourse focused around ideas about ‘cultural’ and ‘creative’ work as a major driver of developed economies.... more...

  • So, How Long Have You Been Native?by Alexis C. Bunten

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 26.95

    So, How Long Have You Been Native? is Alexis C. Bunten?s firsthand account of what it is like to work in the Alaska cultural tourism industry. An Alaska Native and anthropologist, she spent two seasons working for a tribally owned tourism business that markets the Tlingit culture in Sitka. Bunten?s narrative takes readers through the summer tour... more...

  • Sex and Unisexby Jo B. Paoletti

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Notorious as much for its fashion as for its music, the 1960s and 1970s produced provocative fashion trends that reflected the rising wave of gender politics and the sexual revolution. In an era when gender stereotypes were questioned and dismantled, and when the feminist and gay rights movements were gaining momentum and a voice, the fashion industry... more...

  • Masqueradeby Deborah Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In its conventional meaning, masquerade refers to a festive gathering of people wearing masks and elegant costumes. But traditional forms of masquerade have evolved over the past century to include the representation of alternate identities in the media and venues of popular culture, including television, film, the internet, theater, museums, sports... more...

  • Focus On Festivalsby Chris Newbold; Christopher Maughan; Jennie Jordan; Franco Bianchini

    Goodfellow Publishers Ltd 2015; US$ 56.00

    A powerful and unique case-study focused, theoretically rigorous and pan-European approach of our most ubiquitous cultural phenomena - festivals. Edited by a hugely expert and experienced team of editors and authors drawn from across Europe and is based on the groundbreaking work of the European Festival Research Project (EFRP). more...

  • Re-orienting Cuisineby Kwang Ok Kim

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Foods are changed not only by those who produce and supply them, but also by those who consume them. Analyzing food without considering changes over time and across space is less meaningful than analyzing it in a global context where tastes, lifestyles, and imaginations cross boundaries and blend with each other, challenging the idea of authenticity.... more...

  • Funeral Festivals in Americaby Jacqueline S. Thursby

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    When Evelyn Waugh wrote The Loved One (1948) as a satire of the elaborate preparations and memorialization of the dead taking place in his time, he had no way of knowing how extraordinarily creative and technical human funerary practices would become. Jacqueline S. Thursby explores how modern American funerals and their accompanying rituals seem meant... more...

  • The Hallowed Eveby Jack Santino

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In Northern Ireland, Halloween is such a major celebration that it is often called the Irish Christmas. A day of family reunions, meals, and fun, Halloween brings people of all ages together with rhyming, storytelling, family fireworks, and community bonfires. Perhaps most important, it has become a day that transcends the social conflict found in... more...