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Human body and its parts. Personal beauty

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  • Er is een Sijbolt Noorda; Christien Oele

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 26.25

    Er is een Kindeke... gaat gepaard met een muziek-cd waarop een representatieve selectie van het veelzijdige repertoire Nederlandse kerstmuziek te beluisteren is. U hoort onder meer eenstemmige liederen rond het het kerstgebeuren die hun oorsprong vonden in de vroege Middeleeuwen, veertiende-eeuwse meerstemmige bewerkingen daarvan en zuiver instrumentale... 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...

  • Glamourby Stephen Gundle

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 18.99

    Stephen Gundle explains what glamour is, where it came from, and how it has developed over the last two centuries - right up to the present day. - ;Glamour is one of the most tantalizing and bewitching aspects of contemporary culture - but also one of the most elusive. The aura of celebrity, the style of the fashion world, the vanity of the rich and... more...

  • Commodifying Bodiesby Nancy Scheper-Hughes; Loic Wacquant

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 60.00

    With rapid developments in reproductive medicine, transplant ethics and bioethics, a new `ethic of parts' has emerged in which the body is increasingly seen as a commodity which can be bartered, sold or stolen. This book combines perspectives from anthropology and sociology to offer compelling new readings of the body. more...

  • Christmas and Hanukkahby Elizabeth A. Dice

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00

    In the modern era, Christmas and Hanukkah have become widely popular holidays worldwide. The Christian festival of Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, while Hanukkah celebrates a miracle that took place during biblical times. Although the events recalled in these holidays are unconnected, Christianity and Judaism spring from common traditions... more...

  • Halloween and Commemorations of the Deadby Roseanne Montillo

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00

    Almost all cultures around the world have days during which they honor those who have died, and pray for those souls that have not yet reached heaven. Although many of these holidays have assumed a secular attitude, the original, supernatural tone of these days still colors the celebrations. Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve as it was once known,... more...

  • Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body [Two Volumes]by Victoria Pitts-Taylor

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 175.00

    An amazing collection of culturally informed essays on body parts provides context and weight to the pop culture and media focus on the body beautiful. 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...

  • Scared of Santaby Denise Joyce; Nancy Watkins

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 8.99

    He's huge and hairy and hulking. He dresses in strange furry clothing. He sneaks into people's homes at night. Who wouldn't be afraid of . . . Santa Claus?!? Nothing says Christmas quite like innocent children shrieking with terror as a stranger dressed in red drags them kicking and screaming onto his lap. Now this time-honored rite of passage... more...

  • Survival of the Prettiestby Nancy Etcoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Beauty is not a myth.  According to scientist and psychologist Nancy Etcoff, the pursuit of beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of Madison Avenue, nor a backlash against feminism. Survival of the Prettiest , the first in-depth scientific inquiry into the nature of human beauty, posits that beauty is an essential and ineradicable... more...