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  • Black Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politicsby Dr Shirley Anne Tate

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Previous work discussing Black beauty has tended to concentrate on Black women's search for white beauty as a consequence of racialization. Without denying either the continuation of such aesthetics or their enduring power, this book uncovers the cracks in this hegemonic Black beauty. Drawing on detailed ethnographic research amongst British women... 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...

  • 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...

  • Bodiesby Susie Orbach

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    In the past decades, the pressure to perfect and design our bodies has been unprecedented. Men are encouraged to surgically pump up their pecs, breast enhancement is a sweet sixteen birthday present in the suburbs of America, and eating problems - from bulimia to obesity - are growing daily, affecting children as young as six. In China, women are... 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...

  • 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...

  • How to be Brilliant at Christmas Timeby Val Edgar

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 17.99

    Blackline masters written by a working primary teacher who appreciates the need for Christmas activities which are great fun, easily administered and also worthwhile and relevant within the curriculum. Many of the sheets are language and maths based. Others deal with religious education, art and design, and other areas of the curriculum. 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...

  • Beauty Paysby Daniel S. Hamermesh

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95 US$ 14.36

    Most of us know there is a payoff to looking good, and in the quest for beauty we spend countless hours and billions of dollars on personal grooming, cosmetics, and plastic surgery. But how much better off are the better looking? Based on the evidence, quite a lot. The first book to seriously measure the advantages of beauty, Beauty Pays demonstrates... more...