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  • The Picnicby Walter Levy

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 37.99

    This first culinary history of picnics reveals rustic outdoor dining in its more familiar and unusual forms, the history of the word itself, the cultural context of picnics and who arranged them, and, most important, the gastronomic appeal. Drawing on various media and literature, painting, music, and even sculpture, Walter Levy provides an engaging... more...

  • How the Other Half Ateby Katherine Leonard Turner

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, working-class Americans had eating habits that were distinctly shaped by jobs, families, neighborhoods, and the tools, utilities, and size of their kitchens?along with their cultural heritage. How the Other Half Ate is a deep exploration by historian and lecturer Katherine Turner that delivers an... more...

  • Japanese Tree Burialby Sébastien Penmellen Boret

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Tree burial, a new form of disposal for the cremated remains of the dead, was created in 1999 by Chisaka Genpo, the head priest of a Zen Buddhist temple in northern Japan. Instead of a conventional family gravestone, perpetuating the continuity of a household and its identity, tree burial uses vast woodlands as cemeteries, with each burial spot marked... more...

  • Food and Everyday Lifeby Thomas M. Conroy; J. Nikol Beckham; Hui-tun Chuang; Matthew Day; Stephanie Greene; Joanna Henryks; Stacy M. Jameson; Marianne LeGreco; David Livert; Irina D. Mihalache; Roblyn Rawlins; Zachary Schrank; Klara Seddon; Amy Singer; Derek B. Shaw; Bethaney Turner; Talia Welsh

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    This book is a qualitative/interpretive/phenomenological, and interdisciplinary, examination of food and food practices and their meanings in the modern world. Each chapter thematically focuses upon a particular food practice and on some key details of the examined practice, or on the practice?s social and cultural impact. The book?s scope is global,... 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 for... more...

  • Doing Events Researchby Dorothy Fox; Mary Beth Gouthro; Yeganeh Morakabati; John Brackstone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Events Management is a rapidly expanding discipline with growing student numbers however currently there are no specifically focused Research Methods texts available to serve this growing cohort.  Fulfilling the need for a relevant book which reflects the unique characteristics of research in the field this title provides students with innovative... more...

  • Aromaby Constance Classen; David Howes; Anthony Synnott

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    This text argues that smell is repressed in the modern West, and its social history ignored. It attempts to break the "olfactory silence" of modernity by offering an exploration of the cultural role of odours in Western history and in a wide variety of non-Western societies. more...

  • Curryby Lizzie Collingham

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 15.99

    An authoritative history of the foods of India, complete with delicious recipes, ranges from the imperial kitchen of the Mughal invader Babur to the smoky cookhouse of the British Raj and includes information on the influence of various food traditions on the evolution of Indian specialties. more...

  • Sati, the Blessing and the Curseby John Stratton Hawley

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 45.00

    This is a collection of essays on the phenomenon of sati (or suttee), the burning of wives in India. The contributors, who include both American and Indian scholars, address basic questions about this controversial phenomenon and the moral issues it involves. more...

  • Masking and Powerby Gerard Aching

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 55.50

    Focusing on masking as a socially significant practice in Caribbean cultures, Gerard Aching?s analysis articulates masking, mimicry, and misrecognition as a means of describing and interrogating strategies of visibility and invisibility in Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, and beyond. more...