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  • Colonial Foodby Verna Fisher; Andrew Christensen

    Nomad Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic series showcases various aspects of colonial life, from people and clothing to homes and food. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting facts, highlighted vocabulary words, end-of-book challenges, and sidebars that help children understand the differences between modern and... more...

  • Colonial Foodby Verna Fisher; Andrew Christensen

    Nomad Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic series showcases various aspects of colonial life, from people and clothing to homes and food. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting facts, highlighted vocabulary words, end-of-book challenges, and sidebars that help children understand the differences between modern and... more...

  • Stays and Body Image in Londonby Lynn Sorge-English

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This book fills a significant gap in the literature on eighteenth-century social and cultural history. Starting with their production and trade, Sorge-English looks at the intricacies of the staymaker?s craft, the role of gender in the design and manufacture of stays and the changing shape of stays over time. more...

  • Foodiesby Josee Johnston; Shyon Baumann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    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...

  • Aromaby Constance Classen; David Howes; Anthony Synnott

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    Smell is a social phenomenon, given particular meanings and values by different cultures. Odours form the building blocks of cosmologies, class hierarchies, and political odours. They can enforce social structures or transgress them, unite people or divide them, empower or disempower. The authors argue that the sociology of smell is repressed in ... 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...

  • Carnival Theaterby Gustavo Remedi; Amy Ferlazzo

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00

    Focusing on the cultural practices of the lower classes and specifically on the productions of the murgas, Carnival Theater is a consideration of Uruguayan society?s identity crisis and subsequent redefinition in the wake of the regimes of the 1970s. A revealing work of cultural criticism, the book proposes a new set of criteria for the critique of... more...

  • Special Eventsby Joe Goldblatt

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2007; US$ 46.50 US$ 40.30

    From the foremost authority, the definitive guide to your career as an event leader! Today's special events have their roots in the universal, ancient human need to celebrate with ceremony and ritual. Twenty-first-century event leaders acknowledge these roots while moving the event management profession toward the new possibilities presented by our... more...

  • Domestic Culturesby Joanne Hollows

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 44.00

    Brings together key research and debates on the question of domesticity and shows how understandings of domestic cultures have been theorized in media and cultural studies and wider academic and social contexts. This book addresses the feminist and left critiques that argue that domesticity is conservative and oppressive. more...