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  • 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...

  • Er is een Kindeke...by 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...

  • Christmas Through a Child's Eyesby Helen Szymanski

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 9.95

    The joy of Christmas often gets lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. For many people, fond memories of a childhood Christmas can bring back that special feeling. This book collects tales written by adults remembering their favorite Christmases of the past. This heartwarming collection evokes the true spirit of the season with such stories... more...

  • Green Christmasby Jennifer Basye Sander; Peter Sander

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 7.95

    As green awareness spreads over middle America, more and more people want to have a fun, environmentally responsible holiday. This book shows how to enjoy the Christmas season while leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Readers will learn how to do the following: choose between a real tree and an artificial one; find alternatives to holiday cards; avoid... 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...