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Human body and its parts. Personal beauty

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  • Midwinter Folk Talesby Taffy Thomas

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    In this enchanting new book, one of the country?s most celebrated storytellers has gathered together traditional tales that have their roots in the cold and long, dark nights of midwinter. Herein you will find magical accounts of the Legend of Tinsel, the Christmas Cat and the New Year?s Bell, with a number of wintery riddles to unpick while enjoying... more...

  • Metrosexual Masculinitiesby Matthew Hall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Modern men the world over are becoming increasingly fascinated with their image, spending more of their disposable income on beautification products and services. This book examines 'metrosexuality', highlighting the negotiation and construction of masculinities and sexualities in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Young Women and the Bodyby Dr Liz Frost

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 46.00

    Young Women and the Body sets out to examine why the current generation of young women seem to be deeply unhappy with their own bodies. Dieting and disguising are commonplace, and inflicting serious harm by no means rare in fourteen to eighteen year olds. Despite prophesies to the contrary boys and adults are suffering far less. Drawing on feminist... more...

  • Body Workby Debra Gimlin

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 26.95

    Today women are lifting weights to build muscle, wrapping their bodies in seaweed to reduce unwanted water retention, attending weigh-ins at diet centers, and devoting themselves to many other types of "body work." Filled with the voices of real women, this book unravels the complicated emotional and intellectual motivations that drive them as they... more...

  • Bodywork - Dress as Cultural Toolby Janet Andrewes

    BRILL 2004; US$ 85.00

    This book describes how style of dress influences the body?s demeanour and habit. In describing dress practices in three West African communities - Muslim, Animist and Christian ? it considers the role played by dress in the enculturation of the body. more...

  • Cultures of the Abdomenby Christopher E. Forth; Ana Carden-Coyne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    We live in a world obsessed with abdomens. Whether we call it the belly, tummy, or stomach, we take this area of the body for granted as an object of our gaze, the subject of our obsessions, and the location of deeply felt desires. Diet, nutrition, and exercise all play critical roles in the development of our body images and thus our sense of self,... more...

  • Mediating the Human Bodyby Leopoldina Fortunati; James E. Katz; Raimonda Riccini

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    The ever-increasing integration of technology and the human body is attracting attention from religious, business, and political leaders around the world, and the topic promises to be a significant social issue in the 21st century. In Mediating the Human Body: Technology, Communication, and Fashion, editors Leopoldina Fortunati, James E. Katz, and... more...

  • Cleanby Virginia Smith

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 30.99

    A pioneering history of personal hygiene and body-care, from the earliest times to the present day. more...

  • The Body of Nature and Cultureby Rod Giblett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This book explores the relationship of human bodies with natural and cultural environments, arguing that these categories are linked and intertwined. It argues for an environmentally sustainable and healthy relationship between the body and the earth. more...

  • Questioning the Veilby Marnia Lazreg

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 14.95 US$ 13.60

    Across much of the world today, Muslim women of all ages are increasingly choosing to wear the veil. Is this trend a sign of rising piety or a way of asserting Muslim pride? And does the veil really provide women freedom from sexual harassment? Written in the form of letters addressing all those interested in this issue, Questioning the Veil examines... more...