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- F+W Media 2007; US$ 9.95
The stories in this inspiring collection are joyous reminders of what the holidays are all about. Written by people just like you, these uplifting stories celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. You and your family will be thoroughly entertained by the celebrations, merriment, and revelations that fill these pages. You will immediately feel the holiday... more...
- Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 27.95
The Day of the Dead is the most important annual celebration in Oaxaca, Mexico. Skillfully combining textual information and photographic imagery, this book begins with a discussion of the people of Oaxaca, their way of life, and their way of looking at the world. It then takes the reader through the celebration from the preparations that can begin... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95
The Domesticated Penis challenges long-held assumptions that, in the development of Homo sapiens, form follows function alone. In this fascinating exploration, Loretta A. Cormier and Sharyn R. Jones explain the critical contribution that conscious female selection has made to the attributes of the modern male phallus. Synthesizing a wealth... more...
- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 8.99
FROM THE AUTHOR OF A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SMILE , A COMPLETE INDEX OF THE DIGIT In this collision between art and science, history and pop culture, the acclaimed art historian Angus Trumble examines the finger from every possible angle. His inquiries into its representation in art take us from Buddhist statues in Kyoto to the ceiling of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
When Chinese women bound their daughters? feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child?s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not obvious is why Chinese society should have evolved... more...
- 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...