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  • Against Loveby Laura Kipnis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Who would dream of being against love? No one. Love is, as everyone knows, a mysterious and all-controlling force, with vast power over our thoughts and life decisions. But is there something a bit worrisome about all this uniformity of opinion? Is this the one subject about which no disagreement will be entertained, about which one truth alone is... more...

  • Think Like Chineseby Haihua Zhang; Geoff Baker

    Federation Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    Think Like Chinese explains Chinese thought and business culture from the Chinese perspective. more...

  • The Battle for Christmasby Stephen Nissenbaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had their reasons, since Christmas was once an occasion for drunkenness and riot, when poor "wassailers  extorted food and drink from the well-to-do. In this intriguing and innovative work of social history,... more...

  • Muhammad's Graveby Leor Halevi

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    In his probing study of the role of death rites in the making of Islamic society, Leor Halevi imaginatively plays prescriptive texts against material culture and advances new ways of interpreting highly contested sources. His original research reveals that religious scholars of the early Islamic period produced codes of funerary law not only to define... more...

  • Way of the Ancient Healerby Virgil Mayor Apostol

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 16.95

    Way of the Ancient Healer provides an overview of the rich tradition of Filipino healing practices, discussing their origins, world influences, and role in daily life. Enhanced with over 200 photographs and illustrations, the book combines years of historical research with detailed descriptions of the spiritual belief system that forms the foundation... more...

  • Moroccoby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.75

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  • Routledge's Manual of Etiquetteby George Routledge

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Compliance with, and deference to, the wishes of others is the finest breeding. When you cannot agree with the propositions advanced in general conversation, be silent. If pressed for your opinion, give it with modesty. Never defend your own views too warmly. When you find others remain unconvinced, drop the subject, or lead to some other topic. Look... more...

  • Minimizing Marriageby Elizabeth Brake

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 16.99

    Even in secular and civil contexts, marriage retains sacramental connotations. Yet what moral significance does it have? This book examines its morally salient features - promise, commitment, care, and contract - with surprising results. In Part One, "De-Moralizing Marriage," essays on promise and commitment argue that we cannot promise to... more...

  • Little House in the Big Cityby Deanna Duke

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 24.95

    Pioneer skills in the heart of the city more...

  • The Vogue Factorby Kirstie Clements

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    The Vogue Factor is her candid account of life at the heart of the fashion industry, from photo shoots and celebrity interviews to the ugly truth behind the glamour - infighting, back-stabbing and the dangerous pursuit of beauty. This is the behind-the-scenes story of an illustrious career in fashion, from receptionist to the editor's chair. It's... more...