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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...

  • Re-orienting Cuisineby Kwang Ok Kim

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Foods are changed not only by those who produce and supply them, but also by those who consume them. Analyzing food without considering changes over time and across space is less meaningful than analyzing it in a global context where tastes, lifestyles, and imaginations cross boundaries and blend with each other, challenging the idea of authenticity.... more...

  • Funeral Festivals in Americaby Jacqueline S. Thursby

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    When Evelyn Waugh wrote The Loved One (1948) as a satire of the elaborate preparations and memorialization of the dead taking place in his time, he had no way of knowing how extraordinarily creative and technical human funerary practices would become. Jacqueline S. Thursby explores how modern American funerals and their accompanying rituals seem meant... 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...

  • Foodiesby Josee Johnston; Shyon Baumann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Food in the Air and Spaceby Richard Foss

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 35.99

    This book explores the history of food in flight from hydrogen balloons to the space station: what was served, how and why; the problems with heating, cooling, and serving technology; logistics; overcoming cultural barriers; and the effect of altitude on our senses of taste and smell. 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...

  • 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...