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  • The Search for the Beautiful Womanby Cho Kyo; Kyoko Iriye Selden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 48.99

    For centuries, Japanese culture, including ideals of feminine beauty, was profoundly shaped by China. In this first full comparative history on the subject, Cho Kyo explores changing standards of beauty in China and Japan, ranging from plumpness to bound feet to blackened teeth. Drawing on a rich array of sources gathered over a decade of research,... 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... more...

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

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    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$ 24.95

    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... 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...

  • God Julby Anders Neumuller

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95

    The charm, warmth, and beauty of a Swedish Christmas is captured in this remarkable collection of 300 colorful, fun, and historic postcards dating back to the 1800s. Each postcard reveals the magic behind Christmas and of Scandinavian tradition and folklore. Here, gnomish elves meet Santa and children play with angels. With traditional postcards... more...

  • Blood Will Outby Janet Carsten

    Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95

    Unique in focus and international in scope, this book brings together 10 essays about the material, metaphorical, and symbolic importance of blood. An interdisciplinary study that unites the work of noted historians and anthropologists Incorporates insights from recent work in symbolism, kinship studies, medical anthropology, the anthropology of... more...

  • The Medieval Christmasby Sophie Jackson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Medieval Christmas - roaring fires, Yule logs, boar's head on a platter and carols. So many of our best-loved traditions have their origins in the medieval period that it would be impossible to imagine the season without holly and ivy, carol singers calling from door to door and a general sense of celebration in the face of the harshest season. Sophie... more...

  • Beautyby Lauren Arrington; Zoe Leinhardt; Philip Dawid

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 16.00

    This collection challenges conventional ideas of beauty by exploring unconventional approaches to the topic in the arts, sciences and mathematics. more...