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Human body and its parts. Personal beauty

  • A Cup of Comfort Stories for Christmasby Editors of Adams Media

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 2.99

    A Cup of Comfort brings the holiday cheer to readers with this wonderful selection of Christmas stories to celebrate the holidays. As you read these personal accounts of Christmases past, you can reflect on your own holiday memories and get into the spirit of the season. Merry Christmas and enjoy! more...

  • Thinking Through the Skinby Sara Ahmed; Jackie Stacey

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 65.95

    This exciting collection of work from leading feminist scholars including Elspeth Probyn, Penelope Deutscher and Chantal Nadeau engages with and extends the growing feminist literature on lived and imagined embodiment and argues for consideration of the skin as a site where bodies take form - already written upon but open to endless re-inscription.... more...

  • Yoga - Philosophy for Everyoneby Fritz Allhoff; Liz Stillwaggon Swan; John Friend

    Wiley 2011; US$ 20.95

    Stimulates thoughts and expands awareness of the philosophical dimensions of yoga in its many forms and practices Yoga — Philosophy for Everyone presents a wide array of perspectives by people whose lives have been touched by yoga. Addressing myriad aspects of yoga's divergent paths, topics include body image for men and women; the religious... more...

  • Thank You, Sarahby Laurie Halse Anderson; Matt Faulkner

    Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers 2011; Not Available

    From the author of Speak and Fever, 1793, comes the never-before-told tale of Sarah Josepha Hale, the extraordinary "lady editor" who made Thanksgiving a national holiday! Thanksgiving might have started with a jubilant feast on Plymouth's shore. But by the 1800s America's observance was waning. None of the presidents nor Congress sought to revive... more...

  • Bodywork - Dress as Cultural Toolby Janet Andrewes

    BRILL 2004; US$ 85.00

    This book describes how style of dress influences the body?s demeanour and habit. In describing dress practices in three West African communities - Muslim, Animist and Christian ? it considers the role played by dress in the enculturation of the body. more...

  • Beautyby Lauren Arrington; Zoe Leinhardt; Philip Dawid

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 16.00

    This collection challenges conventional ideas of beauty by exploring unconventional approaches to the topic in the arts, sciences and mathematics. more...

  • Thanksgivingby James W. Baker; Peter J. Gomes

    University of New Hampshire Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    The origins and ever-changing story of America's favorite holiday more...

  • The Official Guide to Christmas in the Southby David C. Barnette

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    No place celebrates Christmas like Dixie, and with this charming, humorous guide, anyone can learn how to deck the halls, Southern style It's the one time of the year when both the divine and debutantes take center stage in a perfect storm of hot glue and cheese grits: Christmas. But successfully navigating through the holiday season can be more... more...

  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Jingle Bell Christmasby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2012; US$ 12.95

    It?s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . again! Uncle John?s follow-up to his wildly successful Christmas Collection unwraps even more treasures of holidays past and present. Packed with more fun than an elf?s goodie bag, this anthology includes all the legends, lore, trivia, and history we didn?t have room for in the first Christmas collection.... more...

  • Flesh Woundsby Virginia L. Blum

    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...