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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...