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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
When Chinese women bound their daughters? feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child?s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not obvious is why Chinese society should have evolved... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
A lyrical, gentle and uplifting message for Christmas. more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95
Through the medium of women's bodies, Fan Hong explores the significance of religious beliefs, cultural codes and political dogmas for gender relations, gender concepts and the human body in an Asian setting. more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95
Wouldn?t it be great to understand all our Christmas traditions? Here, Jonathan Green offers the fascinating history behind our most beloved holiday traditions. For example, myrrh is incense made from the resin of a North African bush and was a special gift during biblical times. To the Romans, mistletoe was a symbol of fertility, so today we are... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95
Nothing reminds us of the good things in life?family, friendship, food, and good cheer?more than Christmas. With stunning images and illuminating text, award-winning photographer Peter Guttman offers a dazzling overview of the wintry landscapes, traditions, ceremonies, spectacles, and pastimes of the holiday season throughout the United States.... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95
The body is a site of impassioned, fraught and complex debate in the West today. In one political moment, left-wingers, academics and feminists have defended powerful men accused of sex crimes, positioned topless pictures in the tabloids as empowering, and opposed them for sexualizing breasts and undermining their ‘natural’ function. At... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 30.00
Black Friday. The War on Christmas. Miracle on 34th Street and Elf . From shopping malls and Fox News to movie theaters, Christmas no longer solely celebrates to the birth of Christ. Considering the holiday in its global context, Christmas journeys from its historical origins to its modern incarnation as a global commercial event, stopping along... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 12.99
It?s everywhere: from the laws of citizenship to the detection of doping in sport, from the books of the Old Testament and the acts of Macbeth to the mudbloods of Harry Potter and the vampires of Twilight. Blood fills our imagination, just as fully as it fills our veins. In this provocative exploration of the medical and social history of blood,... more...
- Campus Verlag 2007; US$ 34.52
Blut ist seit den Anfängen der Kultur Symbol für Leben und Tod und für die körperliche Bedingtheit des Seins. Seine oft als bedrohlich erfahrene Macht ist in zahllosen Mythen und Erzählungen, Bildern und Riten festgehalten ? und spielt selbst in den modernen Wissenschaften noch eine Rolle. In diesem Band werden die Metaphorik des Blutes in Judentum,... more...