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- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1995; US$ 34.99
The manger or Macy's? Americans might well wonder which is the real shrine of Christmas, as they take part each year in a mix of churchgoing, shopping, and family togetherness. But the history of Christmas cannot be summed up so easily as the commercialization of a sacred day. As Penne Restad reveals in this marvelous new book, it has always been... more...
- 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 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...
- 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$ 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...
- Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 22.95
A Kosher Christmas portrays how Jews are shaping the public and private character of Christmas by transforming December into a joyous holiday season belonging to all Americans through unique and innovative responses, including transforming Hanukkah into the Jewish Christmas; creating a national Jewish tradition of patronizing Chinese restaurants... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95
Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver ones watch scary movies and go on ghost tours. There are parades, fireworks displays, cornfield mazes, and haunted houses?and, most important, copious amounts of bite-sized candy.... more...