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  • Food in the Air and Spaceby Richard Foss

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99

    This book explores the history of food in flight from hydrogen balloons to the space station: what was served, how and why; the problems with heating, cooling, and serving technology; logistics; overcoming cultural barriers; and the effect of altitude on our senses of taste and smell. more...

  • Foodiesby Josee Johnston; Shyon Baumann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ?hole in the wall? ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source... 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...

  • Funerals to Die Forby Kathy Benjamin

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 14.95

    True stories that put the, er, "fun" back into funerals! The hereafter may still be part of the great unknown, but with Funerals to Die For you can unearth the rich--and often, dark--history of funeral rites. From getting a portrait painted with a loved one's ashes to purchasing a safety coffin complete with bells and breathing tubes, this book... more...

  • Gastronomyby Vijay Ganji; Claire Seaman; Bernie Quinn

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 199.00

    It is perhaps timely that this special edition of Gastronomy appears now. In recent years many issues have come further to public conscience in relation to our consumption of food and drink across the world. Our use and abuse of our resources have hit headlines around the world and at last there is perhaps the stirrings of unitary effort to try and... more...

  • A Gentleman's Guide to Beard & Moustache Managementby Chris Martin

    The History Press 2013; US$ 10.19

    <div>Do you know how to trim your whiskers properly? With beards and moustaches more popular than ever, this delightful little book sets out to answer this pressing question. And if a trim is not required, then it will show you how to wax, polish and maintain your face furniture so that it is always in tip-top condition. Alongside these... more...

  • Genuss als Politikumby Monika Sigmund

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    In East and West Germany, coffee took on great symbolic value as an indicator of prosperity, both for the individual and society. In her comparative and richly illustrated presentation, Monika Sigmund reveals the status and emotional valence that were associated with drinking a cup of coffee. In both Germanys, coffee consumption was far... more...

  • Grenzenlos normal?by Kerstin Bronner

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    Wie werden kulturelle Annahmen über Gender und Heteronormativität auf der Interaktionsebene verhandelt? Welche Reproduktionen gesellschaftlicher Zuschreibungen, welche Experimente und Überschreitungen finden sich? Wie verschränken sich derartige Erfahrungen mit anderen Erfahrungen sozialer Differenzierung - und welche Bedeutung haben sie schließlich... more...

  • History Of Japanese Foodby Ishige

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Hofkritik im Licht humanistischer Lebens- und Bildungsidealeby Klaus Schreiner; Ernst Wenzel

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    A key tenet in the criticism of medieval and early modern courts is: ?Let him who desires to be righteous retire from the court? (Exeat Aula, qui vult esse pius). How Enea Silvio Piccolimini and Ulrich von Hutten perceived, criticized and justified courtly life, is the subject of this book. more...