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- 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...
- 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...
- Quest Books 2014; US$ 16.95
This book is an accessible, engaging tool to help people enrich their lives through the observance of ancient, astronomically determined Earth festivals. It assists us to recover an experience that had deep meaning for the ancients and that is now increasingly relevant to a world facing environmental challlenges. Seasonal festivals are not meant to... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 26.95
This lively and ambitious book - the first to chronicle the full history of St. Patrick's Day, from its medieval origins to the modern day - explores the shared heritage of the Irish through the development of this unique national holiday. more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 12.95
When did cosmetic surgery become a common practice, the stuff of everyday conversation? In a work that combines a provocative ethnography of plastic surgery and a penetrating analysis of beauty and feminism, Virginia L. Blum searches out the social conditions and imperatives that have made ours a culture of cosmetic surgery. more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 33.95
In these innovative essays, Vivian Sobchack considers the key role our bodies play in making sense of today's image-saturated culture. Emphasizing our corporeal rather than our intellectual engagements with film and other media, Carnal Thoughts shows how our experience always emerges through our senses and how our bodies are not just visible objects... more...
- Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 19.95
"A magnificent volume! It offers brand new perspectives on body politics and identity or subjectivity formation in the post-colonial world." -- Dorothy Ko, Barnard College While there is widespread interest in dress and hygiene as vehicles of cultural, moral, and political value, little ... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 26.00
Describing the evolution of Christmas celebrations in America, this study describes how holiday traditions such as Santa Claus, Christmas trees and gift-giving came about. The book also explores the impact of popular entertainment and culture on the Yuletide season. more...