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  • 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...

  • A Foxfire Christmasby Eliot Wigginton

    The University of North Carolina Press 1996; US$ 18.99

    Foxfire Christmas: Appalachian Memories and Traditions more...

  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Jingle Bell Christmasby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2012; US$ 12.95

    It?s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . again! Uncle John?s follow-up to his wildly successful Christmas Collection unwraps even more treasures of holidays past and present. Packed with more fun than an elf?s goodie bag, this anthology includes all the legends, lore, trivia, and history we didn?t have room for in the first Christmas collection.... more...

  • A Kosher Christmasby Joshua Plaut; Jonathan D. Sarna

    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...

  • More Pages from the Red Suit Diariesby Ed Butchart

    Baker Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.99

    With warmth, humor, and wonder, Ed Butchart shares more stories from his life as a professional Santa Claus in More Pages from the Red Suit Diaries . more...

  • Trick or Treatby Lisa Morton

    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...

  • Branded Bodies, Rhetoric, and the Neoliberal Nation-Stateby Jennifer Wingard

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 39.99

    Branded Bodies, Rhetoric, and the Neoliberal Nation-State , by Dr. Jennifer Wingard, explores how neoliberal economics has affected the rhetoric of the media and politics, and how in very direct, material ways it harms the bodies of some of the United States? most vulnerable occupants. Wingard explains how the state uses certain bodies that... more...

  • The Body in Societyby Alexandra Howson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    In everyday life we are not, for the most part, actively conscious of our bodies or the bodies of others – we simply take them for granted. This new edition of a lively introduction to the sociology of the body examines what certain aspects of our bodies, such as the size, shape, smell and demeanour, reveal about the social organization of everyday... more...

  • Holiday Wishes for Youby Marianne Richmond

    Sourcebooks 2013; US$ 12.99

    Share the wonder of the holidays with this delightful gift book Capture the magic, joy, and good will of the holiday season with this delightful gift book from acclaimed author and illustrator Marianne Richmond. Featuring festive illustrations and heartfelt sentiments, this book is perfect for anyone on your gift list! Includes... more...