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  • Making Citizensby Bridget Byrne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    In an increasingly mobile world with mounting concerns about the states' control of borders and migration, passports and citizenship rights matter more than ever. This book asks what citizenship ceremonies can tell us about how citizenship is understood through empirical research in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Ireland. more...

  • Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuanby Hill Gates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    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...

  • Keep the Changeby Steve Dublanica

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.39

    In the irreverent spirit of A.J. Jacobs and Michael Moore, Keep the Change by Steve Dublanica is a pavement-pounding exploration of tipping, a huge but neglected part of the American economy?the hilarious and eye-opening follow-up to his smash-hit New York Times bestseller Waiter Rant . Subtitled ?A Clueless Tipper?s Quest to Become the Guru... more...

  • Fruits of the Harvestby Eric V. Copage

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays offers more than 125 treasured recipes from people of African descent all over the world: Jerked Pork Chops and Fresh Papaya Chutney from Jamaica; New-Fashioned Fried Chicken, a dish from the Deep South; and Tiebou Dienne , Senegalese herb-stuffed fish steaks with seasoned rice.... more...

  • Amish Confidentialby "Lebanon" Levi Stoltzfus; Ellis Henican

    Gallery Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    ?Lebanon? Levi Stoltzfus, star of the #1 top-rated Discovery Channel reality show Amish Mafia , delivers a sizzling tell-all about Amish life today. From the forbidden joyrides to the senseless shunnings to the colorful family feuds, he shares his frank insider?s view of this fascinating and secretive society. You?ve seen the pretty postcards and... more...

  • Body Bizarre, Body Beautifulby Nan McNab

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 8.99

    Tattoos, body piercings, wild hairstyles -- people all over the world have been decorating and changing their bodies for as long as anyone can remember. Body Bizarre, Body Beautiful fills you in on the how, why, and when of what people have done in the past, and what they're doing now. more...

  • Sketchy Santasby Will Zweigart

    Gallery Books 2010; Not Available

    Ho, ho, huh? Who?s that excessively jolly fellow with the fake beard, shifty eyes, sweaty hands, and boozy breath? Why, it?s not just Santa but sketchy Santa! Yes, ?tis the season for awkward photos of small children posed precariously on the laps of some of the most clownish, irritable, and just plain weird-looking Santa wannabes?guys you?d give... more...

  • My Dad Is a Broby The Editors of BroBible.com

    Gallery Books 2011; Not Available

    DAD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MAN IN A BRO?S LIFE. He teaches you how to swing a baseball bat, grill a steak, and master a stick shift. Dad helps you laugh off a breakup, guides you on big decisions, and doesn?t tell your Mom when he catches you hooking up with a girl?yet still warns you to ?wrap it up? because he?s ?not ready to be a grandfather.?... more...

  • Dimersions of Japanese Societyby Kenneth Henshall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 70.00

    Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality... more...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Book of Tea was written by Okakura Kakuzo in the early 20th century. It was first published in 1906, and has since been republished many times.In the book, Kakuzo introduces the term Teaism and how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is accessibile to Western audiences because Kakuzo was taught... more...