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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 43.99
This six-continent survey of the history, customs, and representations of the midday meal explains who eats what for lunch; where and when they eat it; and what it means in the larger cultural context. The first international history of lunch, this book provides anecdotes and analysis that present lunch as a meaningful daily event.... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2006; US$ 1.44
In Dead Weird, Jim Hewitson is let loose on the ultimate taboo and finds that death can be fun for all the family, a good day out or the perfect excuse for a booze up or a fight. Executions, grizzly murders, raising the dead, battlefield carnage, clean-in-between-the-sheets death, traditions, proverbs, omens, anthems and premature burials - they're... more...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
Today, more than ever, talking about food improves the eating of it. Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson argues that conversation can even trump consumption. Where many works look at the production, preparation, and consumption of food, Word of Mouth captures the language that explains culinary practices. Explanation is more than an elaboration here: how... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00
For millennia, the rituals of death and remembrance have been fixed by time and location, but in the twenty-first century, grieving has become a virtual phenomenon. Today, the dead live on through social media profiles, memorial websites, and saved voicemails that can be accessed at any time. This dramatic cultural shift has made the physical presence... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 40.00
A visit to Ankara, Turkey, would include a trip to Anitkabir, the burial site of Turkey?s founder and first president, Ataturk. The massive stone building houses numerous sculptures and a large ceremonial plaza and is surrounded by an elaborate park. Ataturk is far from the only former leader to be remembered by such decorative means. Since the... more...
- Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 25.00
This is the first book to explore the relationship between tourism and spices. It examines the various layers of connection between spices and tourism in terms of destinations, attractions and cuisines. The book reveals how spice-producing destinations are employing spices in destination branding and encouraging spice farms to move towards tourism,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99
Brunch is the decadent meal of the week; a mix of the savory and salty, sweet and indulgent. Not exclusively an American phenomenon, brunch is also shared in South Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Europe. This volume examines and explores how brunch has evolved historically, developed cross-culturally, and claimed its place in popular culture.... more...