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  • The Medieval Christmasby Sophie Jackson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Now You Know ? Giant Trivia Bundleby Doug Lennox; Catriona Wight

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 34.99

    This collection in the popular trivia series provides answers to those annoying questions you?ve always had, such as: Why can't grooms see their bride on the day before the wedding? Why is breaking a mirror bad luck, and a rabbit's foot good luck? Why is a road called a "highway" and the ocean the "high seas"? and hundreds more. more...

  • Body Studies: The Basicsby Niall Richardson; Adam Locks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key concerns and debates surrounding the study of the sociological... more...

  • Midwinter Folk Talesby Taffy Thomas

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    In this enchanting new book, one of the country's most celebrated storytellers has gathered together traditional tales which have their roots in the deep cold and long, dark nights of midwinter. The collection includes tales acquired from more than thirty years studying and taking part in ancient seasonal customs, and discovering the folk tales intrinsically... more...

  • Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breastby Merril D. Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    The first A-to-Z encyclopedia devoted to the breast, providing insight into the historical magnitude and cultural significance of this body part in art, history, fashion, medicine, and more. more...

  • Halloween Propmaker's Handbookby Ken Pitek

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    With some corn syrup, drink mix powder and water, you can make a splendid concoction of stage blood--without spending an arm and a leg. From budget-friendly frights to sophisticated props, this book offers dozens of imaginative ways to haunt a house for Halloween. Readers will find generously illustrated step-by-step instructions for creating a barbecued... more...

  • Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penisby Michael Kimmel; Christine Milrod; Amanda Kennedy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    An A-to-Z encyclopedia devoted to the penis, offering refreshing, thoughtful, and wide-ranging insight into how we have thought about this malleable, meaningful body part over the centuries and across cultures. more...

  • Day of the Deadby Shawn D. Haley; Curt Fukuda

    Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuanby Hill Gates

    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...

  • The Hallowed Eveby Jack Santino

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In Northern Ireland, Halloween is such a major celebration that it is often called the Irish Christmas. A day of family reunions, meals, and fun, Halloween brings people of all ages together with rhyming, storytelling, family fireworks, and community bonfires. Perhaps most important, it has become a day that transcends the social conflict found in... more...