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  • 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...

  • Edible Identitiesby Ronda L. Brulotte; Michael A. Di Giovine

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Bringing together cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, historians and other scholars of food and heritage, this volume closely examines the ways in which the cultivation, preparation, and consumption of food is used to create identity claims of 'cultural heritage' on local, regional, national and international scales. Featuring case studies... more...

  • Savoring Alternative Foodby Jessica Hayes-Conroy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Advocates of the alternative food movement often insist that food is our "common ground" ? that through the very basic human need to eat, we all become entwined in a network of mutual solidarity. In this challenging book, the author explores the contradictions and shortcomings of alternative food activism by examining specific endeavours of the movement... more...

  • Gone to the Graveby Abby Burnett

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    A rich survey of folk practices prior to mortuaries and the funeral industry more...

  • Food in Zones of Conflictby Paul Collinson; Helen Macbeth

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The availability of food is an especially significant issue in zones of conflict because conflict nearly always impinges on the production and the distribution of food, and causes increased competition for food, land and resources Controlling the production of and access to food can also be used as a weapon by protagonists in conflict. The logistics... more...

  • Prioritizing Death and Societyby Assaf Nativ

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...