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Human body and its parts. Personal beauty

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  • Encyclopedia of Body Adornmentby Margo DeMello

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 88.00

    People everywhere have attempted to change their bodies in an effort to meet their cultural standards of beauty, as well as their religious and/or social obligations. Often times, this modification or adornment of their bodies is part of the complex process of creating and re-creating personal and social identities. Body painting has probably been... more...

  • Cultural Bodiesby Helen Thomas; Jamilah Ahmed

    Wiley 2008; US$ 157.95 US$ 136.89

    Cultural Bodies: Ethnography and Theory is a unique collection that integrates two increasingly key areas of social and cultural research: the body and ethnography. Breaks new ground in an area of study that continues to be a central theme of debate and research across the humanities and social sciences Draws on ethnography as a useful means... more...

  • Culture, Body, and Languageby Farzad Sharifian; RenÚ Dirven; Ning Yu; Susanne Niemeier

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 179.66

    The volume makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the intricate relationship between culture, body and language by focusing on conceptualizations of internal body organs in several languages. The studies explore how across various cultures internal body organs such as the heart have been used as the locus of conceptualizing... more...

  • Tattoo Machineby Jeff Johnson

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    As the proprietor of the legendary Sea Tramp Tattoo Company, in Portland, Oregon, Jeff Johnson has inked gangbangers, age-defying moms, and sociopaths; he?s defused brawls and tended delicate egos. Iná Tattoo Machine, áJohnson illuminates a world where art, drama, and commerce come together in highly entertaining theater. A tattoo shop is no longer... more...

  • Tattoos in American Visual Cultureby Mindy Fenske

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    In analyses of tattoo contests, advertising, and modern primitive photographs, the book tells the story of the history of the tattooed body on display in the Unites States while demonstrating how images of tattooed bodies communicate and disrupt notions of gender, class, and exoticism through their discursive performances. more...

  • Customizing the Bodyby Clinton Sanders; D Angus Vail

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Originally published in 1989, this ground-breaking ethnographic exploration of tattooing?and the art world surrounding it?covers the history, anthropology and sociology of body modification practices; the occupational experience of the tattooist; the process and social consequences of becoming a tattooed person; and the prospects of "serious" tattooing... more...

  • Green Christmasby Jennifer Basye Sander; Peter Sander

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 7.95 US$ 6.52

    As green awareness spreads over middle America, more and more people want to have a fun, environmentally responsible holiday. This book shows how to enjoy the Christmas season while leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Readers will learn how to do the following: choose between a real tree and an artificial one; find alternatives to holiday cards; avoid... more...

  • Glamourby Stephen Gundle

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    Stephen Gundle explains what glamour is, where it came from, and how it has developed over the last two centuries - right up to the present day. more...

  • Christmasby Bruce David Forbes

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 20.95 US$ 16.76

    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...

  • Cinderella's Sistersby Dorothy Ko

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    The history of footbinding is full of contradictions and unexpected turns. The practice originated in the dance culture of China's medieval court and spread to gentry families, brothels, maid's quarters, and peasant households. Conventional views of footbinding as patriarchal oppression often neglect its complex history and the incentives of the women... more...