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  • What Do We Do with a Difference?by Facing History and Ourselves; John Bowen

    Facing History and Ourselves 2013; US$ 13.95

    The debate in France over the wearing of veils by Islamic girls in schools has served for nearly two decades as a nexus for emotional controversy and debate. Religion and secularism in public schools. Immigration and assimilation. Gender and ethnicity. Participation in democracy and public debate. Rapid social change and cherished cultural... more...

  • It's Not About the Clothesby Luke Reichle

    Luke Reichle 2014; US$ 4.99

    From the style guru behind the fashion on the ABC hit series Castle: What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror? As a species, we have an image problem: When we look in the mirror, we don’t see what’s there. It doesn’t seem to matter if you’re the hottest thing on the red carpet or a hairdresser from Red Hook, the minute... more...

  • Ganz mein Stilby Katharina Blansjaar; Cornelia Federer; Grafisches Centrum Cuno GmbH; Ursula Trümpy; Buch&Grafik; Der Schweizerische Beobachter; Andrea Klaiber; Anne Seeger

    Beobachter-Edition 2014; US$ 30.99

    Kleidung ist ein sozialer Code. Doch wer kennt ihn? Wie kann man ihn sich zunutze machen und weiterhin seine individuelle Freiheiten geniessen? Schon mit der Wahl der richtigen Kleidungsstücke, Schnitte und Materialien können Sie sich ganz leicht in ein anderes Licht rücken. Es gibt Stil jenseits von Luxusmode und Magermodels. Katharina Blansjaar versammelt... more...

  • Masqueradeby Deborah Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In its conventional meaning, masquerade refers to a festive gathering of people wearing masks and elegant costumes. But traditional forms of masquerade have evolved over the past century to include the representation of alternate identities in the media and venues of popular culture, including television, film, the internet, theater, museums, sports... more...

  • Victorian Secretsby Sarah A. Chrisman; Sue Lean

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    On Sarah A. Chrisman?s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views. Although she had been in love with the Victorian era all her life, she had specifically asked her husband not to buy her a corsetever. She?d... more...

  • Postmodernism and Filmby Catherine Constable

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    This volume focuses on postmodern film aesthetics, and contemporary challenges to the aesthetic paradigms dominating analyses of Hollywood cinema. It explores conceptions of the classical, modernist, postclassical/new Hollywood, and their construction as linear history of style in which postmodernism forms a debatable final act. This history is challenged... more...

  • The Fashioned Bodyby Joanne Entwistle

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.95

    The Fashioned Body provides a wide-ranging and original overview of fashion and dress from an historical and sociological perspective. Where once fashion was seen as marginal, it has now entered into core economic discourse focused around ideas about ‘cultural’ and ‘creative’ work as a major driver of developed economies.... more...

  • A Day in a Working Life: 300 Trades and Professions through History [3 volumes]by Gary Westfahl

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 310.00

    This unique book provides detailed studies of more than 300 occupations as they were practiced in 21 historical time periods, ranging from prehistory to the present day. Each profession is examined in a compelling essay that is specifically written to inform readers about career choices in different times and cultures, and is accompanied by a bibliography... more...

  • Feet and Footwear: A Cultural Encyclopediaby Margo DeMello

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 87.00

    Take a walk in someone else's shoes in this fascinating examination of shoes and feet around the world! This one-of-a-kind A-Z reference work contains over 150 fascinating entries and intriguing sidebars that look at feet and adornment of feet across the many cultures of the world throughout time. A wide range of international and multicultural topics... more...

  • The Lure of Perfectionby Judith Bennahum

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 42.95

    THE LURE OF PERFECTION: FASHION AND BALLET, 1780-1830 offers a unique look at how ballet influenced contemporary fashion and women's body image, and how street fashions in turn were reflected by the costumes worn by ballet dancers. Through years of research, the author has traced the interplay between fashion, social trends, and the development of... more...