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  • Real Bodiesby Mary Evans; Ellie Lee

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2002; US$ 75.00

    This introductory text sets out to make the links between sociological theories of the body and actual human behaviour and experience. It also debates how the body is regulated, both through the life course and in reproduction. more...

  • The Red Suit Diariesby Ed Butchart

    Baker Publishing Group 2003; US$ 7.99

    A Jesus-believing, professional Santa shares his secrets--inspiring kids of all ages to live out the love of Christ year-round. more...

  • Thicker Than Waterby Melissa Meyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Blood is more than a fluid solution of cells, platelets and plasma. It is a symbol for the most basic of human concerns--life, death and family find expression in rituals surrounding everything from menstruation to human sacrifice. Comprehensive in its scope and provocative in its argument, this book examines beliefs and rituals concerning blood... more...

  • Why Does Santa Wear Red?by Meera Lester

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 12.44

    Where did Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Get His Start? At Montgomery Ward's! Copywriter Robert May wrote the story as a giveaway to attract families with children to do their holiday shopping at the store. Which famous carol is actually a secret Christian code? It's "The Twelve Days of Christmas!" The partridge "in the pear tree" is code for... more...

  • The Adventure of Christmasby Lisa Whelchel; Jeannie Mooney

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.99

    The ADVENTure of Christmas is a guide for moms concerned that their children are losing sight of Jesus in the midst of the distractions the holiday season brings. Lisa Whelchel was such a mom, but instead of abandoning the traditions of Christmas she rediscovered their original meanings, which were intended to remind people of God?s unfathomable... more...

  • Beautyby Lauren Arrington; Zoe Leinhardt; Philip Dawid

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    This collection challenges conventional ideas of beauty by exploring unconventional approaches to the topic in the arts, sciences and mathematics. more...

  • Blood Will Outby Janet Carsten

    Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95

    Unique in focus and international in scope, this book brings together 10 essays about the material, metaphorical, and symbolic importance of blood. An interdisciplinary study that unites the work of noted historians and anthropologists Incorporates insights from recent work in symbolism, kinship studies, medical anthropology, the anthropology... more...

  • Body Studies: The Basicsby Niall Richardson; Adam Locks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key concerns and debates surrounding the study of the sociological... more...

  • The Body in Asiaby Bryan S. Turner; Zheng Yangwen

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 120.00

    The past few decades have seen growing interest in the study of the body. However, the increasing number of exciting and influential publications has primarily, if not exclusively, focused on the body in Western cultures. The various works produced by Asian scholars remain largely unknown to Western academic debates even though Asia is home to a... more...

  • The Body in Societyby Alexandra Howson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    In everyday life we are not, for the most part, actively conscious of our bodies or the bodies of others – we simply take them for granted. This new edition of a lively introduction to the sociology of the body examines what certain aspects of our bodies, such as the size, shape, smell and demeanour, reveal about the social organization of everyday... more...