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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Beautyby Lauren Arrington; Zoe Leinhardt; Philip Dawid

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 17.00

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

  • Thanksgivingby Laurie Collier Hillstrom

    KWS Publishers 2011; US$ 3.99

    Thanksgiving: The American Holiday  is devoted to the history and cultural importance of the Thanksgiving holiday in American life.  With essays, original materials, even recipes, this volume traces the customs, symbols and foods of Thanksgiving, from the earliest celebrations of European colonists to the celebrations of the present day.  Historical-overview... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...