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  • Yoga - Philosophy for Everyoneby Fritz Allhoff; Liz Stillwaggon Swan; John Friend

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95 US$ 13.17

    Stimulates thoughts and expands awareness of the philosophical dimensions of yoga in its many forms and practices Yoga ? Philosophy for Everyone presents a wide array of perspectives by people whose lives have been touched by yoga. Addressing myriad aspects of yoga's divergent paths, topics include body image for men and women; the religious and... more...

  • Reading The Social Bodyby Catherine B. Burroughs; Jeffrey David Ehrenreich

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 35.00

    The overarching argument of Reading the Social Body is that the body is cultural rather than "natural." Some of the essays treat the social construction of bodies that have actually existed in human history; others discuss the representation of bodies in artistic contexts; all recognize that everything visible to the human body--from posture and costume... more...

  • Day of the Dead in the USAby Regina M Marchi

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Honoring relatives by tending graves, building altars, and cooking festive meals has been an honored tradition among Latin Americans for centuries. The tribute, "el Dia de los Muertos," has enjoyed renewed popularity since the 1970s when Latino activists and artists in the United States began expanding "Day of the Dead" north of the border with... more...

  • Dissenting Bodiesby Martha L. Finch

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    For the Puritan separatists of seventeenth-century New England, "godliness," as manifested by the body, was the sign of election, and the body, with its material demands and metaphorical significance, became the axis upon which all colonial activity and religious meaning turned. Drawing on literature, documents, and critical studies of embodiment... more...

  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Jingle Bell Christmasby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    It?s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . again! Uncle John?s follow-up to his wildly successful Christmas Collection unwraps even more treasures of holidays past and present. Packed with more fun than an elf?s goodie bag, this anthology includes all the legends, lore, trivia, and history we didn?t have room for in the first Christmas collection.... more...

  • A Kosher Christmasby Joshua Eli Plaut; Jonathan D. Sarna

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 22.95

    A Kosher Christmas portrays how Jews are shaping the public and private character of Christmas by transforming December into a joyous holiday season belonging to all Americans through unique and innovative responses, including transforming Hanukkah into the Jewish Christmas; creating a national Jewish tradition of patronizing Chinese restaurants... more...

  • More Pages from the Red Suit Diariesby Ed Butchart

    Baker Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.99

    With warmth, humor, and wonder, Ed Butchart shares more stories from his life as a professional Santa Claus in More Pages from the Red Suit Diaries . more...

  • Branded Bodies, Rhetoric, and the Neoliberal Nation-Stateby Jennifer Wingard

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99

    Branded Bodies, Rhetoric, and the Neoliberal Nation-State , by Dr. Jennifer Wingard, explores how neoliberal economics has affected the rhetoric of the media and politics, and how in very direct, material ways it harms the bodies of some of the United States? most vulnerable occupants. Wingard explains how the state uses certain bodies that... more...

  • From Stonehenge to Santa Clausby Paul Frodsham

    The History Press 2008; US$ 19.88

    The story of everyone's favourite time of year - Christmas more...

  • The Body in Societyby Alexandra Howson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    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...