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- University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Someone dies. What happens next?. One family inters their matriarchs ashes on the floor of the ocean. Another holds a memorial weenie roast each year at a greenburial cemetery. An 1898 ad for embalming fluid promises, "You can make mummies with it!" while a leading contemporary burial vault is touted as impervious to the elements. A... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Bringing social theory and philosophy to bear on popular movies, novels, myths, and fairy tales, The Gift and its Paradoxes explores the ambiguity of the gift: it is at once both a relation and a thing, alienable and inalienable, present and poison. Challenging the nature of giving as reciprocal, the book engages critically with the work of Mauss and... more...
- 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...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00
"Plenty of cultural insights and background history lend to a survey particularly recommended for college-level students of anthropology and social science." The Midwest Book Review "Andersons book is a solid introduction to the anthropology of food for students and general readers. It is clear, well-written,... more...
- 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...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 21.86
Stylish and racy... An excellent book and a delight to read, written with panache and entirely convincing.' Professor PETER COSS, Cardiff University. This book takes us into the world of the medieval cook, from the chefs in the great medieval courts and aristocratic households catering for huge feasts, to the peasant wife attempting to feed her family... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2013; US$ 36.99
Mumien sind nicht nur ein Phänomen des alten Ägypten, auch im Hochgebirge und den Wüstenregionen Südamerikas, im eisigen Grönland, in Kirchen und Grüften Europas, in nordeuropäischen Moorgebieten und in Asien wurden mumifiziere Leichname entdeckt. Die ältesten Mumien sind rund 9000 Jahre alt, zu den jüngsten gehören etwa Lenin oder Evita Peron. Der... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00
Conferences and conventions are one of the fastest growing areas of the events industry. This is a substantially important industry, yet research into many dimensions of this sector is in its infancy. This timely book, uniquely presents a ?state of the art? synthesis of the research on both demand and supply sides of the industry as well as insights... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 8.95
Lady Astor war eine britische Politikerin, die für ihre Wortgefechte mit Sir Winston Churchill bekannt war. Sie schleuderte eines Tages wutentbrannt dem damaligen Premierminister entgegen: "Sir Winston, wenn ich Ihre Frau wäre, würde ich Ihnen Gift in den Tee schütten." Winston Churchill antwortete daraufhin trocken: "Wenn ich Ihr... more...