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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 90.00
The past few decades have seen growing interest in the study of the body. However, the increasing number of exciting and influential publications has primarily, if not exclusively, focused on the body in Western cultures. The various works produced by Asian scholars remain largely unknown to Western academic debates even though Asia is home to a... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95
Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver ones watch scary movies and go on ghost tours. There are parades, fireworks displays, cornfield mazes, and haunted houses—and, most important, copious amounts of bite-sized... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 75.00
First published in 2001, this considerably expanded third edition of The Christmas Encyclopedia adds 281 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas topics to more than 760. Continuing in the format of the previous editions, a wide variety of subjects are included: individual carols and songs; historical events at Christmastime; popular Christmas... more...