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  • The Work of the Deadby Thomas W. Laqueur

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    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$ 54.95

    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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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

    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...

  • How We Metby Michele Bowers; Melissa Steinfeld

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    For everyone who loves a real-life happy ending, here are forty-five funny, romantic, and above all true tales of modern coupling. In their own words, men and women recount the surprising and serendipitous ways they came together, from jury duty encounters and sidewalk pickup lines to dramatic stories of dogged determination that paid off big in the... more...

  • Eating in the Side Roomby Mark S. Warner

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    In Eating in the Side Room , Mark Warner uses the archaeological data of food remains recovered from excavations in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Chesapeake to show how African Americans established identity in the face of pervasive racism and marginalization. By studying the meat purchasing habits of two African American families--the Maynards and... more...

  • The Mountainby Bernard Debarbieux; Gilles Rudaz; Jane Marie Todd; Martin F. Price

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    In  The Mountain , geographers Bernard Debarbieux and Gilles Rudaz trace the origins of the very concept of a mountain, showing how it is not a mere geographic feature but ultimately an idea, one that has evolved over time, influenced by changes in political climates and cultural attitudes. To truly understand mountains, they argue, we must... more...

  • Event Planning and Managementby Ruth Dowson; David Bassett

    Kogan Page 2015; US$ 39.95

    Get practical advice and tips for organizing events of all types and levels of complexity. more...

  • Special Event Production: The Processby Doug Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    This must-have guide to special event production looks deep behind the scenes of an event and dissects what it is that creates success. It analyses the process - the planning and business aspects - to provide a unique guide to producing a variety of events from weddings to festivals. It explains thoroughly budgeting and resource concerns, planning... more...