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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99
The Gilded Age is renowned for the excesses of the robber barons and tycoons. The lavishness of their tables impressed contemporaries and historians alike. But what about the eating habits of ordinary Americans at the time? Robert Dirks answers that question by peering through the lens of what then was a newly emerging science of nutrition. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95
First published in 1975. How do men come to perceive and evaluate a world in which marked inequalities of class and status exist? This book considers the nature of class images and their underlying work and community structures. Beginning with the argument that the perception of society varies according to type of work and community milieux, it first... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "Le luxe moderne ne diffère guère moins de celui du Moyen Âge que le luxe de cette dernière époque ne diffère du luxe antique. Considérée sous le rapport des arts, le luxe du Moyen Âge est éminemment religieux. Les arts profanes s'en dégagent peu à peu, mais ils en revêtent longtemps les formes et en suivent les phases successives." À PROPOS... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.21
For the uninitiated, the quinceañera celebrates the passage of a fifteen-year-old girl into adulthood: It's a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst. In this original anthology, fifteen of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, men and women alike, share their own memories... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 23.00
After the Fire is the story of the poet Paul Zimmer?s journey from his boyhood in Canton, Ohio, and his days as a soldier during atomic tests in the Nevada desert, to his many years as a writer and publisher, and the rural tranquility of his present life. Zimmer juxtaposes timeless rustic subjects with flashbacks to key moments: his first and only... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00
Money and Liberation examines the experiences of groups who have tried to build a more equitable world by inventing new forms of money. Presenting profiles of the trading networks that have been constructed, including Local Exchange Trading Schemes (England), and Green Dollars (New Zealand), Peter North shows how the use of currency has been redefined... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths. Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74
Which fork do I use? How do you use chopsticks? Is it okay to answer my cell phone during dinner? What is the polite way to eat spaghetti? These and other important questions are answered in this handy guide to eating without grossing people out. Pretty much everything you need to know to get you through any meal is here?from table settings,... more...