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  • 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$ 27.95

    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...

  • 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. In  Tattoo Machine,  Johnson illuminates a world where art, drama, and commerce come together in highly entertaining theater. A tattoo shop is no longer... more...

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

    De Gruyter Mouton 2008; US$ 196.00

    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 feelings,... more...

  • Black Beautyby Shirley Anne Tate

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Combining rich ethnographic research amongst Black British women of Caribbean heritage, with a discussion of the broader 'Black Atlantic' context, Shirley Tate offers a unique exploration of beauty, race and identity politics, revealing how Black women themselves speak about, negotiate, inhabit, work on and perform Black beauty. more...

  • Cinderella's Sistersby Dorothy Ko

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 30.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Fearful Symmetriesby Chantal Zabus

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 88.40

    Often labelled ‘rituals’ or ‘customs’, male circumcision and female excision are also irreversible amputations of human genitalia, with disastrous and at times life-long consequences for both males and females. However, scholars and activists alike have b more...

  • Christmas in Germanyby Joe Perry

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History more...

  • Now You Know Christmasby Doug Lennox

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 9.99

    From oversized socks filled with treats to firs in living rooms and strange stories and songs, Christmas makes us all scratch our heads every now and then to wonder why we celebrate the way that we do. In Now You Know Christmas , Doug Lennoxs helps everyone make sense out of the holiday season. more...