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  • 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...

  • Scared of Santaby Denise Joyce; Nancy Watkins

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • In the Fleshby Victoria Pitts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 38.00

    Through an interview-based study, Victoria Pitts has researched the subcultural milieu of contemporary body modification, focusing on the ways sexuality, gender and ethnicity are being reconfigured through new body technologies - not only tattooing, but piercing, cyberpunk and such 'neotribal' practices as scarification. She interprets the stories... more...

  • Commodifying Bodiesby Nancy Scheper-Hughes; Loic Wacquant

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 75.00

    With rapid developments in reproductive medicine, transplant ethics and bioethics, a new `ethic of parts' has emerged in which the body is increasingly seen as a commodity which can be bartered, sold or stolen. This book combines perspectives from anthropology and sociology to offer compelling new readings of the body. more...

  • Reading The Social Bodyby Catherine B. Burroughs; Jeffrey David Ehrenreich

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Fingerby Angus Trumble

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 7.99

    FROM THE AUTHOR OF A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SMILE , A COMPLETE INDEX OF THE DIGIT In this collision between art and science, history and pop culture, the acclaimed art historian Angus Trumble examines the finger from every possible angle. His inquiries into its representation in art take us from Buddhist statues in Kyoto to the ceiling of the... more...

  • Living Across and Through Skinsby Shannon Sullivan

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Explores the dynamic relationship between bodies and the world around them. What if we lived across and through our skins as much as we do within them? According to Shannon Sullivan, the notion of bodies in transaction with their social, political, cultural, and physical surroundings is not new. Early ... more...