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  • Bodies, Commodities, and Biotechnologiesby Lesley A. Sharp

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 25.99

    The human body defines a lucrative site of reusable parts, ranging from whole organs to minuscule and even microscopic tissues. Although the medical practices that enable the transfer of parts from one body to another most certainly relieve suffering and extend lives, they have also irrevocably altered perceptions of the cultural values assigned... more...

  • Body Studiesby Margo DeMello

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    In recent years, body studies has expanded rapidly, becoming an increasingly popular field of study within anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. This groundbreaking textbook takes the topics and theories from these disciplines, and combines them into one single, easily accessible text for students. Body Studies is a comprehensive textbook... more...

  • The Body in Questionby Alan Petersen

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    Why is there currently such strong academic and popular interest in ?the body? in contemporary societies? What factors shape our conceptions of the body, its naturalness, health and normality? What is the mind-body dualism and why should it matter? This book examines these and other body questions from a critical socio-cultural perspective. In... more...

  • Branded Beautyby Mark Tungate

    Kogan Page 2011; US$ 29.95

    Branded Beauty explores the history and evolution of the multi-billion dollar global beauty industry as well as the marketing strategies used by those who create and sell beauty products. more...

  • Breastsby Ellen Cole; Esther D Rothblum

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Breasts: The Women?s Perspective on an American Obsession describes and explores our national breast fetish, which is defined as a culturally constructed obsession that is deeply interwoven with beauty standards, breastfeeding practices, and sexuality. By tracing the complex history of this erotic fascination and discovering how it affects men?s and... more...

  • Carnal Thoughtsby Vivian Sobchack

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Cheerby Jack Canfield; Mark Victor Hansen; Amy Newmark

    Chicken Soup for the Soul 2010; US$ 14.95

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Cheer will warm readers? hearts and spread the wonder of the holiday season with its tales of love and joy. A fantastic holiday gift for the young and young at heart. Everyone loves Christmas and the holiday season. We reunite scattered family members, watch the wonder in a child?s eyes, and feel the joy of giving... more...

  • Christmasby Bruce David Forbes

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 20.95

    Written for everyone who loves and is simultaneously driven crazy by the holiday season, Christmas: A Candid History provides an enlightening, entertaining perspective on how the annual Yuletide celebration got to be what it is today. In a fascinating, concise tour through history, the book tells the story of Christmas?from its pre-Christian roots,... more...

  • The Christmas Encyclopediaby William D. Crump

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 75.00

    First published in 2001, this considerably expanded third edition of The Christmas Encyclopedia adds 281 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas topics to more than 760. Continuing in the format of the previous editions, a wide variety of subjects are included: individual carols and songs; historical events at Christmastime; popular Christmas... more...

  • Christmas in Americaby Penne L. Restad

    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...