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  • The Adventure of Christmasby Lisa Whelchel; Jeannie Mooney

    The Doubleday Religious 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...

  • 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...

  • Body in Asia, Theby Bryan S. Turner; Zheng Yangwen

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Survival of the Prettiestby Nancy Etcoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Classic Christmasby Helen Szymanski

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 12.95

    If you are trying to rediscover the traditional joys of yuletide celebrations, then look no further. Classic Christmas is a stirring collection of more than seventy true-life stories that chronicle the simpler delights of the season. These touching tales include: Mama's Gift, a story of a grieving young woman comforted by the arrival of a Christmas... more...

  • Christmas Traditionsby Helen Szymanski

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 10.95

    Grandma's heirloom ornaments. The family carol singalong. Aunt Millie's fruitcake. We all have our special holiday traditions we practice year in and year out. This book not only embraces these old standbys, but also explores unique rituals celebrated the world over. This heartwarming collection evokes the memories of Christmas past with such stories... more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 20.95

    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... more...