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  • Food in the Gilded Ageby Robert Dirks

    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...

  • At the Table: Food and Family around the Worldby Ken Albala; Ken Albala

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    Almost universally, "dinner" is a key meal in most countries around the world, whether it be a simple dish of rice and beans, a slice of pizza on the go, or a multi-course formal meal. What do the specifics of how a meal is eaten?by hand instead of with utensils, for example?say about a specific culture? This fascinating one-volume reference guide... more...

  • Theocratic Democracyby Nachman Ben-Yehuda

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 64.99

    In Theocratic Democracy , Nachman Ben-Yehuda examines more than fifty years of media-reported unconventional and deviant behavior by members of the Haredi community. Ben-Yehuda finds not only that this behavior has happened increasingly often over the years, but also that its most salient feature is violence--a violence not random or precipitated... more...

  • Transformable Raceby Katy L. Chiles

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 67.99

    Focusing on writers such as Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Franklin, Samson Occum, Charles Brockden Brown, and others, Transformable Race t ells the story of how early Americans imagined, contributed to, and challenged the ways that one's racial identity could be formed in the time of the nation's founding. more...

  • Working-Class Images of Society (Routledge Revivals)by Martin Bulmer

    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...

  • Curatorial Conversationsby Olivia Cadaval; Sojin Kim; Diana Baird N'Diaye

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 70.00

    Curators reflect on a half century of the nation?s public presentation of living cultural heritage more...

  • Fifteen Candlesby Adriana V. Lopez

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • After the Fireby Paul Zimmer

    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...

  • Money and Liberationby Peter North

    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...

  • Waiter Rantby Steve Dublanica

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.14

    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...