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  • Dead Weirdby Jim Hewitson

    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...

  • Lunchby Megan Elias

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 41.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Your Wardrobeby Arndt Susmann

    Stiebner Verlag 2014; US$ 13.24

    Zwar hat die Männerwelt die Mode nicht erst seit gestern für sich entdeckt - in punkto Stilsicherheit kann dieser Band jedoch noch zur Perfektion verhelfen. Bei den Basics wie Unterwäsche, Strümpfe und Schuhe angefangen, über die festliche Abendrobe, die oftmals Fragen aufwirft, bis hin zur Wahl der passenden Accessoires, wird »Your Wardrobe« zum persönlichen... more...

  • Der Mensch isst nicht gern alleinby Thomas Wieke

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 30.52

    Ob Gourmet-Tempel oder Gulaschkanone: Menschen essen nicht nur daheim. Sie essen auch außer Haus, und dies aus den unterschiedlichsten Gründen. Sie sind auf Reisen oder im Urlaub, in der Schule oder bei der Arbeit. Dabei geht es um mehr als die unverzichtbare Nahrungsaufnahme. Denn Essen ist immer auch ein Gemeinschaftserlebnis. Diese Kulturgeschichte... more...

  • Virtual Afterlivesby Candi K. Cann

    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...

  • Tea Cult Of Japanby Fukukita

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Word of Mouthby Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Tombs of the Great Leadersby Gwendolyn Leick

    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...

  • 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...