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  • Masqueradeby Deborah Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In its conventional meaning, masquerade refers to a festive gathering of people wearing masks and elegant costumes. But traditional forms of masquerade have evolved over the past century to include the representation of alternate identities in the media and venues of popular culture, including television, film, the internet, theater, museums, sports... 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...

  • Eating Togetherby Jean Duruz; Gaik Cheng Khoo

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 69.99

    This book analyzes cultures of eating together in Malaysia and Singapore. It explores everyday spaces, such as street stalls, hawker centers, and coffee shops. Reflecting on these as sites for people's ?different? culinary exchanges, the book captures resonances of national, ethnic, cosmopolitan and multicultural identity. more...

  • Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Eventsby O. Moufakkir; T. Pernecky

    CABI 2014; US$ 145.00

    There is an ever growing importance of events in modern society and until now existing literature on events has been dominated by the economic perspective. Social and Cultural Aspects of Events addresses the social and cultural side of events and explores the role they have in fostering change and community development. It examines the transformatory... more...

  • Foodies, Second Editionby Josee Johnston; Shyon Baumann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    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...

  • Shanghai Homesby Jie Li

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants of two vibrant, culturally mixed Shanghai alleyways from the Republican, Maoist, and post-Mao eras. Exploring three dimensions of private... more...

  • The Tattooed Ladyby Amelia Klem Osterud

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Living in a time when it was scandalous even to show a bit of ankle, a small number of courageous women covered their bodies in tattoos and traveled the country, performing nearly nude on carnival stages. The Tattooed Lady uncovers the true stories behind these women, bringing them out of the sideshow realm and into their working class realities.... more...

  • The Festivalization of Cultureby Andy Bennett; Jodie Taylor; Ian Woodward

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The Festivalization of Culture explores the links between various local and global cultures, communities, identities and lifestyle narratives as they are both constructed and experienced in the festival context. Drawing on a wide range of case studies from Australia and Europe, festivals are examined as sites for the performance and critique of lifestyle,... more...

  • Alcoholby Rod Phillips

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Alcohol: A History more...

  • Graffiti in Antiquityby Peter Keegan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.00

    Ancient graffiti - hundreds of thousands of informal, ephemeral texts spanning millennia - offer a patchwork of fragmentary conversations in a variety of languages spread across the Mediterranean world. Cut, painted, inked or traced in charcoal, the surviving graffiti present a layer of lived experience in the ancient world unavailable from other... more...