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- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 7.99
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
Beauty is not a myth. According to scientist and psychologist Nancy Etcoff, the pursuit of beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of Madison Avenue, nor a backlash against feminism. Survival of the Prettiest , the first in-depth scientific inquiry into the nature of human beauty, posits that beauty is an essential and ineradicable... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95
Stimulates thoughts and expands awareness of the philosophical dimensions of yoga in its many forms and practices Yoga — Philosophy for Everyone presents a wide array of perspectives by people whose lives have been touched by yoga. Addressing myriad aspects of yoga's divergent paths, topics include body image for men and women; the religious... more...
- B&H Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.99
There's something for everyone in this collection of heartwarming Christmas stories and essays that covers everything from the birth of Jesus to the establishment of Yuletide traditions and the enduring popularity of holiday programming classics like A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life. more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95
Most of us know there is a payoff to looking good, and in the quest for beauty we spend countless hours and billions of dollars on personal grooming, cosmetics, and plastic surgery. But how much better off are the better looking? Based on the evidence, quite a lot. The first book to seriously measure the advantages of beauty, Beauty Pays demonstrates... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95
This engaging introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture investigates a wide range of phenomenon?aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language?to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. Laura Miller uses social science and popular culture sources to connect breast enhancements,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 24.00
Beauty and the Beast begins with the question: Is beauty destined to end in tragedy? Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Colombia, Michael Taussig scrutinizes the anxious, audacious, and sometimes destructive attempts people make to transform their bodies through cosmetic surgery and liposuction. He balances an examination of surgeries meant... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
Previous work discussing Black beauty has tended to concentrate on Black women's search for white beauty as a consequence of racialization. Without denying either the continuation of such aesthetics or their enduring power, this book uncovers the cracks in this hegemonic Black beauty. Drawing on detailed ethnographic research amongst British women... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
In the past decades, the pressure to perfect and design our bodies has been unprecedented. Men are encouraged to surgically pump up their pecs, breast enhancement is a sweet sixteen birthday present in the suburbs of America, and eating problems - from bulimia to obesity - are growing daily, affecting children as young as six. In China, women are... more...