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  • How to be Brilliant at Christmas Timeby Val Edgar

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 17.99

    Blackline masters written by a working primary teacher who appreciates the need for Christmas activities which are great fun, easily administered and also worthwhile and relevant within the curriculum. Many of the sheets are language and maths based. Others deal with religious education, art and design, and other areas of the curriculum. more...

  • Christmasby Fiona Macdonald

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    Just when you thought it was safe to take a sneak peek into your stocking, it's 'Christmas: A Very Peculiar History'. Taking an unbiased view of the myth and mystery surrounding the origins of the yuletide season, this book introduces mindbending facts about the holiday season and shatters the myths surrounding some of Christmas' most... more...

  • Christmas in Germanyby Joe Perry

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History more...

  • Bodiesby Susie Orbach

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    In the past decades, the pressure to perfect and design our bodies has been unprecedented. Men are encouraged to surgically pump up their pecs, breast enhancement is a sweet sixteen birthday present in the suburbs of America, and eating problems - from bulimia to obesity - are growing daily, affecting children as young as six. In China, women are... more...

  • Customizing the Bodyby Clinton Sanders; D Angus Vail

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Originally published in 1989, this ground-breaking ethnographic exploration of tattooing—and the art world surrounding it—covers the history, anthropology and sociology of body modification practices; the occupational experience of the tattooist; the process and social consequences of becoming a tattooed person; and the prospects of "serious"... more...

  • Beauty and the Beastby Michael Taussig

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 21.00

    Beauty and the Beast  begins with the question: Is beauty destined to end in tragedy? Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Colombia, Michael Taussig scrutinizes the anxious, audacious, and sometimes destructive attempts people make to transform their bodies through cosmetic surgery and liposuction. He balances an examination of surgeries meant... more...

  • Christmas on the Home Front 1939-1945by Mike Brown; Carol Harris

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    Drawing upon personal recollections, comtemporary Mass Observation reports, newspaper articles and advertisements, personal and archive photographs, Mike Brown and Carol Harris look at each wartime Christmas on the British Home Front, from 1939 to 1945. more...

  • Beauty Paysby Daniel S. Hamermesh

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    Most of us know there is a payoff to looking good, and in the quest for beauty we spend countless hours and billions of dollars on personal grooming, cosmetics, and plastic surgery. But how much better off are the better looking? Based on the evidence, quite a lot. The first book to seriously measure the advantages of beauty, Beauty Pays demonstrates... more...

  • Christmas from A to Zby Tanya Gulevich

    KWS Publishers 2011; US$ 4.99

    Christmas from A to Z is a volume for anyone interested in having a handy and attractive reference guide covering Christmas, New Year?s and related days of observance from around the world.  The book includes more than 200 alphabetically arranged entries.  It also includes discussions of folk and religious customs, and the history, legends, and... more...

  • Carnal Thoughtsby Vivian Sobchack

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 33.95

    In these innovative essays, Vivian Sobchack considers the key role our bodies play in making sense of today's image-saturated culture. Emphasizing our corporeal rather than our intellectual engagements with film and other media, Carnal Thoughts shows how our experience always emerges through our senses and how our bodies are not just visible objects... more...