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  • The Politics of the Bodyby Alison Phipps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    The body is a site of impassioned, fraught and complex debate in the West today. In one political moment, left-wingers, academics and feminists have defended powerful men accused of sex crimes, positioned topless pictures in the tabloids as empowering, and opposed them for sexualizing breasts and undermining their ‘natural’ function. At... more...

  • Women's Costume of the Near and Middle Eastby Jennifer M. Scarce

    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...

  • Consuming Habitsby Jordan Goodman; Andrew Sherratt; Paul E. Lovejoy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Covering a wide range of substances, including opium, cocaine, coffee, tobacco, kola, and betelnut, from prehistory to the present day, this new edition has been extensively updated, with an updated bibliography and two new chapters on cannabis and khat. Consuming Habits is the perfect companion for all those interested in how different cultures... more...

  • Understanding Roman Inscriptionsby Lawrence Keppie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    Lawrence Keppie's book offers the non-specialist a comprehensive and enjoyable guide to undestanding the texts of Roman inscriptions, as well as explaining the numerous different contexts in which they were produced. Every area of Roman life is covered, including: * the emperor * temples and altars to the gods * imperial administration * gravestones... more...

  • The Wedding Presentby Louise Purbrick

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In this fascinating work, Louise Purbrick offers an alternative analysis of contemporary domestic consumption. She investigates the ritualized presentation of objects upon marriage, and their subsequent cycles of exchange within the domestic sphere. Presenting new material on the enactment of exchange relationships within everyday domesticity, The... more...

  • Fashion Theoryby Malcolm Barnard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Fashion is both big business and big news. From models? eating disorders and sweated labour to the glamour of a new season's trends, statements and arguments about fashion and the fashion industry can be found in every newspaper, consumer website and fashion blog. Books which define, analyse and explain the nature, production and consumption of fashion... more...

  • German Festivals and Traditions KS3by Nicolette Hannam; Michelle Williams

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 20.99

    This invaluable, time-saving resource provides intercultural ideas for every month of the year. For each festival and tradition you will find background information, key vocabulary, detailed lists of possible teaching activities and optional pupil sheets. Ideas range from making cards and reading/writing poems to playing game and cooking traditional... more...

  • American Afterlifeby Kate Sweeney

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Someone dies. What happens next?. One family inters their matriarch’s ashes on the floor of the ocean. Another holds a memorial weenie roast each year at a greenburial cemetery. An 1898 ad for embalming fluid promises, "You can make mummies with it!" while a leading contemporary burial vault is touted as impervious to the elements. A... more...

  • Lunchby Megan Elias

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    Can you be a good mother without packing a cute bento box for your child? Should lunch always be followed by a nap? Is lunch a place to demonstrate democracy or hierarchy? These questions and more are considered in Lunch: a History . This six-continent survey of the history, customs, and representations of the midday meal explains who eats what... more...

  • The Gift and its Paradoxesby Olli Pyyhtinen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Bringing social theory and philosophy to bear on popular movies, novels, myths, and fairy tales, The Gift and its Paradoxes explores the ambiguity of the gift: it is at once both a relation and a thing, alienable and inalienable, present and poison. Challenging the nature of giving as reciprocal, the book engages critically with the work of Mauss and... more...