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  • 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

    Readers of [Playboy] magazine may be forgiven for thinking they know a thing or two about body parts. But with [this] new volume . . . [the] publisher shows there's always more to discover. . . .[W]e're not ashamed to admit we learned quite a bit. ]]> 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    The wide-ranging entries are written by experts from an array of disciplines including anthropology, literature, folklore, theology, history, media, sexology, sociology, philosophy, medicine, and more. more...

  • Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuanby Hill Gates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Body in Societyby Alexandra Howson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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 of everyday... more...

  • Blood Will Outby Janet Carsten

    Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95

    Unique in focus and international in scope, this book brings together 10 essays about the material, metaphorical, and symbolic importance of blood. An interdisciplinary study that unites the work of noted historians and anthropologists Incorporates insights from recent work in symbolism, kinship studies, medical anthropology, the anthropology... more...