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  • Scared of Santaby Denise Joyce; Nancy Watkins

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 7.99

    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$ 16.00

    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...

  • The Fingerby Angus Trumble

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 8.99

    Angus Trumble is the youngest of four brothers and was born and raised in Victoria, Australia. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, and of New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, where he was a Fulbright Scholar in 1994-95. From 1996 to 2001 he was Curator of European Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide, and since... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95

    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 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...

  • The Great British Christmasby Maria Hubert

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    This book presents a delightful history of how Christmas has been celebrated in Britain over the past 2,000 years from the legend of Arthur pulling the sword from the stone one Christmas day, to when the Puritan Parliament tried to 'ban' Christmas, through to Charles Dickens' vivid recollections of his boyhood celebrations, and his delight in the... more...

  • Day of the Dead in the USAby Regina Marchi

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    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$ 49.99

    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...