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Human body and its parts. Personal beauty

  • The Domesticated Penisby Loretta A. Cormier; Sharyn R. Jones

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Domesticated Penis challenges long-held assumptions that, in the development of Homo sapiens, form follows function alone. In this fascinating exploration, Loretta A. Cormier and Sharyn R. Jones explain the critical contribution that conscious female selection has made to the attributes of the modern male phallus.   Synthesizing a wealth... more...

  • Das Oktoberfestby Sylvia Krauss-Meyl

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2015; Not Available

    Bier, Brez'n und Gaudi - aber bei Weitem nicht nur das: Das Oktoberfest ist von seiner historischen Wirkung her viel mehr als nur das größte Volksfest der Welt. ?Die Wiesn? war seit ihrer Gründung im Jahr 1810 in jeder Entwicklungsphase Spiegel und Projektionsfläche des jeweiligen Zeitgeistes. Das Fest diente als politisches Instrument zur Umsetzung... more...

  • The Hallowed Eveby Jack Santino

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In Northern Ireland, Halloween is such a major celebration that it is often called the Irish Christmas. A day of family reunions, meals, and fun, Halloween brings people of all ages together with rhyming, storytelling, family fireworks, and community bonfires. Perhaps most important, it has become a day that transcends the social conflict found in... more...

  • Fragile Ornaments, Melting Snowflakes and the Healing Light of Christmasby Ronald William Cadmus

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    Ronald William Cadmus was ordained a United Methodist Minister in 1975 and is presently a member of the Reformed Church in America. His anthems have appeared at major choir festivals and his writings based on experiences as a Chaplain at Ground Zero 911 appear on the Artists Registry of the 911 Memorial Museum. He lives in Manchester, New Jersey.... more...

  • Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuanby Hill Gates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    When Chinese women bound their daughters? feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child?s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not obvious is why Chinese society should have evolved... more...

  • Metrosexual Masculinitiesby Matthew Hall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Modern men the world over are becoming increasingly fascinated with their image, spending more of their disposable income on beautification products and services. This book examines 'metrosexuality', highlighting the negotiation and construction of masculinities and sexualities in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Midwinter Folk Talesby Taffy Thomas

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    In this enchanting new book, one of the country's most celebrated storytellers has gathered together traditional tales which have their roots in the deep cold and long, dark nights of midwinter. The collection includes tales acquired from more than thirty years studying and taking part in ancient seasonal customs, and discovering the folk tales intrinsically... more...

  • Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penisby Michael Kimmel; Christine Milrod; Amanda Kennedy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    An A-to-Z encyclopedia devoted to the penis, offering refreshing, thoughtful, and wide-ranging insight into how we have thought about this malleable, meaningful body part over the centuries and across cultures. more...

  • Christmasby Tara Moore

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 30.00

    Black Friday. The War on Christmas. Miracle on 34th Street and Elf . From shopping malls and Fox News to movie theaters, Christmas no longer solely celebrates to the birth of Christ. Considering the holiday in its global context, Christmas journeys from its historical origins to its modern incarnation as a global commercial event, stopping along... more...

  • Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breastby Merril D. Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    The first A-to-Z encyclopedia devoted to the breast, providing insight into the historical magnitude and cultural significance of this body part in art, history, fashion, medicine, and more. more...