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  • Food Culture in Southeast Asiaby Penny Van Esterik

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    Southeast Asian cuisines, such as Thai, have become quite popular in the United States even though immigrant numbers are low. The food is appealing because it is tasty, attractive, and generally healthful, with plentiful vegetables, fish, noodles, and rice. Food Culture in Southeast Asia is a richly informative overview of the food and foodways... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Body Adornmentby Margo DeMello

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 88.00

    People everywhere have attempted to change their bodies in an effort to meet their cultural standards of beauty, as well as their religious and/or social obligations. Often times, this modification or adornment of their bodies is part of the complex process of creating and re-creating personal and social identities. Body painting has probably been... more...

  • Food Culture in South Americaby JosÚ Lovera

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 57.00

    This volume tells the story of the South Americans and their history through a survey of their food culture. Food in the various countries differs in some ways because of cultural heritage, cooking techniques, and geography, here divided into four zones. The traditions of the primary groups?Indians, Europeans, and Africans?and their five centuries... more...

  • In the Company of Carsby Sarah Redshaw

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95

    Road safety research has traditionally involved a focus on individuals in which social norms are considered but rarely discussed in detail. Outlining the existing body of research on young drivers in particular, In the Company of Cars shows the contribution that considering road safety from a social and cultural perspective could make to the reduction... more...

  • Body Piercing and Identity Constructionby Lisiunia A. Romanienko

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Based on a fifteen-year, longitudinal cross-cultural analysis on the role of the body in identity construction process around the world, this analysis provides readers with a comparative theoretical exploration of piercing and other forms of body modification that international communities of defiance use to express their identity.áRomanienko describes... more...

  • Cinematic Perspectives on Digital Cultureby Norman Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Exploring research into mobile phone use as props to subjective identity, Norman Taylor employs concepts from Michelle Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and actor network theory to discuss the affect of mechanisms of make-believe, from celebrity culture to avatar-obsessed game players, and digital culture. more...

  • The Great Indoorsby Ben Highmore

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.65

    '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...

  • Understanding Material Cultureby Ian Woodward

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 64.00

    "In his interdisciplinary review of material culture, Ian Woodward goes beyond synthesis to offer a theoretically innovative reconstruction of the field. It is filled with gems of conceptual insight and empirical discovery. A wonderful book." - Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University "A well-grounded and accessible survey of the burgeoning... more...

  • Cannibal Talkby Gananath Obeyesekere

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    In this radical reexamination of the notion of cannibalism, Gananath Obeyesekere offers a fascinating and convincing argument that cannibalism is mostly "cannibal talk," a discourse on the Other engaged in by both indigenous peoples and colonial intruders that results in sometimes funny and sometimes deadly cultural misunderstandings. Turning his keen... more...

  • Clayby Suzanne Staubach

    University Press of New England 2013; US$ 19.99

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