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  • Staged Seductionby Akiko Takeyama

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    In the host clubs of Tokyo's Kabuki-cho red-light district, ambitious young men seek their fortunes by selling love, romance, companionship, and sometimes sex to female consumers for exorbitant sums of money. Staged Seduction reveals a world where all intimacies and feigned feelings are fair game for the hosts who employ feathered bangs, polished... more...

  • The Work of the Deadby Thomas W. Laqueur

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    The Greek philosopher Diogenes said that when he died his body should be tossed over the city walls for beasts to scavenge. Why should he or anyone else care what became of his corpse? In The Work of the Dead , acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Laqueur examines why humanity has universally rejected Diogenes?s argument. No culture has been indifferent... 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...

  • Drink in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuriesby Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp; Susanne Schmid

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This collection of essays covers the representation and practice of drinking a variety of beverages across eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and North America. The case studies in this volume cover drinking culture from a variety of perspectives, including literature, history, anthropology and the history of medicine. more...

  • A Taste of Powerby Katharina Vester

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Since the founding of the United States, culinary texts and practices have played a crucial role in the making of cultural identities and social hierarchies. A Taste of Power examines culinary writing and practices as forces for the production of social order and, at the same time, points of cultural resistance. Culinary writing has helped shape... more...

  • The Vegan Studies Projectby Laura Wright; Carol J. Adams

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    This inescapably controversial study envisions, defines, and theorizes an area that Laura Wright calls vegan studies. We have an abundance of texts on vegans and veganism including works of advocacy, literary and popular fiction, film and television, and cookbooks, yet until now, there has been no study that examines the social and cultural discourses... more...

  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    It was in 1946 that the world first came to hear of a coral atoll in the Marshall Islands called Bikini. The following year, French couturier Louis Réard borrowed the name and applied it to a bathing costume for women. Breaking from decades of conformity, Réard dared to ?undress? women?s bodies in order to better emphasize what remained clothed - albeit... more...

  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    En 1946, le monde découvrait un atoll des îles Marshall : Bikini. En 1947, le couturier français Louis Réard s'emparait de ce nom pour en faire un vêtement de bain pour les femmes. Rompant avec des décennies de conformisme, M. Réard choisissait de dénuder leur corps pour mieux l'habiller, de quelques morceaux d'étoffe.En adoptant le bikini sur les... more...

  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Im Jahre 1946 entdeckt die Welt auf den Marshallinseln ein Atoll namens Bikini, auf dem die Amerikanerverheerende Atomtests durchführen. Nur wenige Tage später bedient sich der französische Modemacher Louis Réartdes skandalträchtigen Namens für ein neuentworfenes Badekostüm, das den weiblichen Körper wie nie zuvorentkleidet, um ihn ? mit einem winzigen... more...

  • Die Dessousby Muriel Barbier

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Worin liegt der Nutzen der Dessous, die heutzutage sowohl in denMagazinen als auch auf großen Litfass-Säulen oder Plakatwändebeherrschenden Postern zu finden sind und die Körperformgerechter Models umhüllen? Viele Frauen kaufen Dessous, umihrem Partner ? oder sich selbst ? eine Freude zu machen. Unddennoch scheinen seit vielen Jahrhunderten die Frauen... more...