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  • Breastsby Ellen Cole; Esther D Rothblum

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Breasts: The Women's Perspective on an American Obsession describes and explores our national breast fetish, which is defined as a culturally constructed obsession that is deeply interwoven with beauty standards, breastfeeding practices, and sexuality. By tracing the complex history of this erotic fascination and discovering how it affects men's and... more...

  • Branded Beautyby Mark Tungate

    Kogan Page 2011; US$ 29.95

    Branded Beauty explores the history and evolution of the multi-billion dollar global beauty industry as well as the marketing strategies used by those who create and sell beauty products. 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...

  • Thank You, Sarahby Laurie Halse Anderson; Matt Faulkner

    Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers 2011; Not Available

    From the author of Speak and Fever, 1793, comes the never-before-told tale of Sarah Josepha Hale, the extraordinary "lady editor" who made Thanksgiving a national holiday! Thanksgiving might have started with a jubilant feast on Plymouth's shore. But by the 1800s America's observance was waning. None of the presidents nor Congress sought to revive... more...

  • The Modern Christmas in Americaby William Waits

    NYU Press 1992; US$ 89.00

    In days of old, Christmas was defined by the custom of exchanging simple handmade gifts. Today, it has become a multi-billion industry, synonymous with commercialism and consumption. How did this transformation occur?. In this incisive and engaging examination of how Christmas has evolved since 1880, Waits chronicles the history of the holiday, from... more...

  • Bodies, Commodities, and Biotechnologiesby Lesley A. Sharp

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 23.99

    The human body defines a lucrative site of reusable parts, ranging from whole organs to minuscule and even microscopic tissues. Although the medical practices that enable the transfer of parts from one body to another most certainly relieve suffering and extend lives, they have also irrevocably altered perceptions of the cultural values assigned... more...

  • Days of Death, Days of Lifeby Kristin Norget

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Kristin Norget explores the practice and meanings of death rituals in poor urban neighborhoods on the outskirts of the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca. Drawing on her extensive fieldwork in Oaxaca City, Norget provides vivid descriptions of the Day of the Dead and other popular religious practices. She analyzes how the rites and beliefs associated... more...

  • Beauty and the Beastby Michael Taussig

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • An Ethnographic Study of Papadjab, an Afro-Caribbean Devil Dancerby Benjamin Wintersteen

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This book examines the religious, mythological and performance elements of the traditional Afro-Caribbean street festival. Using the theories of performance, political economy and symbolic analysis, this work elucidates how elements of African, European and South American cultures interact to produce a unique understanding of the colonial and post-colonial... more...

  • Thanksgivingby James W. Baker; Peter J. Gomes

    University of New Hampshire Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    The origins and ever-changing story of America's favorite holiday more...