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Human body and its parts. Personal beauty

  • Body Studies The Basicsby Niall Richardson; Adam Locks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key concerns and debates surrounding the study of the sociological... more...

  • Feminist Perspectives on the Bodyby Barbara Brook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Feminist Perspectives on the Body provides an accessible introduction to this extremely popular new area and is aimed at students from a variety of disciplines who are interested in gaining an understanding of the key issues involved. The author explores many important topics including: the Western world's construction of the body as a theoretical,... more...

  • The Politics of the Bodyby Alison Phipps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    The body is a site of impassioned, fraught and complex debate in the West today. In one political moment, left-wingers, academics and feminists have defended powerful men accused of sex crimes, positioned topless pictures in the tabloids as empowering, and opposed them for sexualizing breasts and undermining their ‘natural’ function. At... more...

  • Thicker Than Water: The Origins of Blood as Symbol and Ritualby Melissa Meyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Blood is more than a fluid solution of cells, platelets and plasma. It is a symbol for the most basic of human concerns--life, death and family find expression in rituals surrounding everything from menstruation to human sacrifice. Comprehensive in its scope and provocative in its argument, this book examines beliefs and rituals concerning blood... more...

  • Celebrate the Solsticeby Richard Heinberg

    Quest Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    This book is an accessible, engaging tool to help people enrich their lives through the observance of ancient, astronomically determined Earth festivals. It assists us to recover an experience that had deep meaning for the ancients and that is now increasingly relevant to a world facing environmental challlenges. Seasonal festivals are not meant to... more...

  • Body Studies: An Introductionby Margo DeMello

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    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...

  • Now You Know ? Giant Trivia Bundleby Doug Lennox; Catriona Wight

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 34.99

    This collection in the popular trivia series provides answers to those annoying questions you?ve always had, such as: Why can't grooms see their bride on the day before the wedding? Why is breaking a mirror bad luck, and a rabbit's foot good luck? Why is a road called a "highway" and the ocean the "high seas"? and hundreds more. more...

  • Holiday Wishes for Youby Marianne Richmond

    Sourcebooks 2013; US$ 12.99

    Share the wonder of the holidays with this delightful gift book Capture the magic, joy, and good will of the holiday season with this delightful gift book from acclaimed author and illustrator Marianne Richmond. Featuring festive illustrations and heartfelt sentiments, this book is perfect for anyone on your gift list! Includes... more...

  • Yuletide Blessingsby Nan Corbitt Allen

    B&H Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    There's something for everyone in this collection of heartwarming Christmas stories and essays that covers everything from the birth of Jesus to the establishment of Yuletide traditions and the enduring popularity of holiday programming classics like A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life. more...

  • The Medieval Christmasby Sophie Jackson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Medieval Christmas - roaring fires, Yule logs, boar's head on a platter and carols. So many of our best-loved traditions have their origins in the medieval period that it would be impossible to imagine the season without holly and ivy, carol singers calling from door to door and a general sense of celebration in the face of the harshest season. Sophie... more...