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  • Food and Societyby William C. Whit

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1995; US$ 29.99

    The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach , author William C. Whitt attempts to develop a multi-level, multidisciplinary approach to the relationship between food and the larger world. more...

  • Curryby Colleen Taylor Sen

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 15.95

    Curry is one of the most widely used?and misused?terms in the culinary lexicon. Outside of India, the word curry is often used as a catchall to describe any Indian dish or Indian food in general, yet Indians rarely use it to describe their own cuisine. Cu more...

  • An Intellectual History of Cannibalismby Catalin Avramescu; Alistair Ian Blyth

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    The cannibal has played a surprisingly important role in the history of thought--perhaps the ultimate symbol of savagery and degradation-- haunting the Western imagination since before the Age of Discovery, when Europeans first encountered genuine cannibals and related horrible stories of shipwrecked travelers eating each other. An Intellectual History... more...

  • The Writing Revolutionby Amalia E. Gnanadesikan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 43.95

    In a world of rapid technological advancements, it can be easy to forget that writing is the original Information Technology, created to transcend the limitations of human memory and to defy time and space. The Writing Revolution picks apart the development of this communication tool to show how it has conquered the world. Explores how writing... more...

  • Ethnobiologyby E. N. Anderson; Deborah Pearsall; Eugene Hunn; Nancy Turner

    Wiley 2012; US$ 97.95

    The single comprehensive treatment of the field, from the leading members of the Society of Ethnobiology The field of ethnobiology—the study of relationships between particular ethnic groups and their native plants and animals—has grown very rapidly in recent years, spawning numerous subfields. Ethnobiological research has produced a wide... more...

  • The Great Indoorsby Ben Highmore

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.66

    'House' has long been synonymous with 'home': the significance of four walls and a roof lies far deeper than simply shelter from the elements. A house stands for sanctuary, family, belonging, privacy and our pasts: even when standardised as a 'Barratt Home' or modern housing estate, every house bears the stamp of the people who live in it, remaining... more...

  • Clayby Suzanne Staubach

    University Press of New England 2013; US$ 19.99

    How a humble substance helped create a modern world more...

  • Sexual Citizenshipby David Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This enthralling and provocative book provides a new grounding for the understanding of sexual rights. It argues that all varieties of sexuality under capitalism are materially constructed out of the complex interrelationship between the market and the state. The examples of different sexual rights and lack of rights that it examines include the experience... more...

  • Carnal Appetitesby Elspeth Probyn

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 39.95

    In Carnal Appetites , Elspeth Probyn charts the explosion of interest in food - from the cults that spring up around celebrity chefs, to our love/hate relationship with fast food, our fetishization of food and sex, and the impact of our modes of consumption on our identities. 'You are what you eat' the saying goes, but is the tenet truer than ever?... more...

  • Managing Animals in New Guineaby Paul Sillitoe

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    Managing Animals in New Guinea analyzes the place of animals in the lives of New Guinea Highlanders. Looking at issues of zoological classification, hunting of wild animals and management of domesticated ones, notably pigs, it asks how natural parameters affect people's livelihood strategies and their relations with animals and the wider environment. more...