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- Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 113.99
How do we understand Christmas? What does it mean? This book is a lively introduction to the study of popular culture through one central case study. It explores the cultural, social and historical contexts of Christmas in the UK, USA and Australia, covering such topics as fiction, film, television, art, newspapers and magazines, war, popular music... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 26.25
Er is een Kindeke... gaat gepaard met een muziek-cd waarop een representatieve selectie van het veelzijdige repertoire Nederlandse kerstmuziek te beluisteren is. U hoort onder meer eenstemmige liederen rond het het kerstgebeuren die hun oorsprong vonden in de vroege Middeleeuwen, veertiende-eeuwse meerstemmige bewerkingen daarvan en zuiver instrumentale... more...
- 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 of... 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...