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  • Women in Weimar Fashionby Mila Ganeva

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    In the Weimar Republic, fashion was not only manipulated by the various mass media -- film, magazines, advertising, photography, and popular literature -- but also emerged as a powerful medium for women's self-expression. Female writers and journalists, including Helen Grund, Irmgard Keun, Vicki Baum, Elsa Maria Bug, and numerous others engaged in... more...

  • The Veil in Kuwaitby Thorsten Botz-Bornstein; Noreen Abdullah-Khan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Veil in Kuwait explores the complex reasons behind why women veil and how they are perceived by those that do not veil. Religion, culture, family, tradition, and fashion are all explored to provide insight into this fascinating phenomenon that has received global interest. 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...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 7.99

    The Book of Tea discusses the impact of "Teaism" on all aspects of Japanese culture and life. Kakuzo elaborates on the relationship between tea ceremony and Zen and Taoism. He also talks about the tea masters and their contribution to the tea ceremony. Kakuzo spoke English from an early age, and so was able to make his writings accessible... more...

  • Communicating Aweby Oren Meyers; Motti Neiger; Eyal Zandberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Offering a cross-media exploration of Israeli media on Holocaust Remembrance Day, one of Israel's most sacred national rituals, over the past six decades, this fascinating book investigates the way in which variables such as medium, structure of ownership, genre and targeted audiences shape the collective recollection of traumatic memories. more...

  • Reeling In Russiaby Fen Montaigne

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    In the summer of 1996, award-winning journalist Fen Montaigne embarked on a hundred-day, seven-thousand-mile journey across Russia. Traveling with his fly rod, he began his trek in northwestern Russia on the Solovetsky Islands, a remote archipelago that was the birthplace of Stalin's gulag. He ended half a world away as he fished for steelhead trout... more...

  • Vedic Astrologyby Ronnie Gale Dreyer

    Red Wheel Weiser 1997; US$ 24.95

    Vedic, or Jyotish astrology, has its roots in Indian and Hindu culture, making it markedly different from its Western counterparts. The author of this book explains how it can be used, and how it shouldn't be used, in this introduction. Complete instructions, easy to understand. Charts. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. more...

  • They Do What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the Worldby Javier Galvan

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    This single-volume work covers many traditions, customs, and activities Westerners may find unusual or shocking, covering everything from the Ashanti people's funeral celebrations to wife-carrying competitions in Finland. more...

  • The Essential Bathroom Bookby Joseph Baxter

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2005; US$ 8.99

    From toilets in the Bible to bathroom habits, from Roman baths to modern Japanese bathroom technology, 'The Essential Bathroom Book' reveals the history behind the bathroom door. With bathroom superstition, soaps and showers, this little book is packed with fascinating facts. more...

  • Fifteen Candlesby Adriana V. Lopez

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...