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  • 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...

  • Five Gentlemen of Japanby Frank Gibney

    Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 10.95

    A newspaperman, an ex?Navy vice-admiral, a steel worker, a farmer, and the 124th Emperor of Japan himself?these are the fascinating heroes of Gibney's brilliant book about modern Japan. Strongly individual, every one of them, the five yet share the common inheritance of Japan's precocious but unstable past. Through their lives and attitudes, Gibney... more...

  • Our Stories Are Our Survivalby Lawrence Bamblett

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Using sport as a lens, this book celebrates Wiradjuri culture and the joys of life within an Aboriginal Australian community. As it examines the physical activities and sports that are valued by native Australians?including games, bare-knuckle fighting, and storytelling that incorporates a significant physical performance component?this account offers... more...

  • White Weddingsby Chrys Ingraham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This is a groundbreaking study of our culture's obsession with weddings. By examining popular films, commercials, magazines, advertising, television sitcoms and even children's toys, this book shows the pervasive influence of weddings in our culture and the important role they play in maintaining the romance of heterosexuality, the myth of white supremacy... more...

  • Insatiableby Jason Fagone

    Random House 2011; US$ 11.53

    Bill 'EL Wingador' Simmons, Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas, David 'Coondog' O'Karma, Bill 'EL Wingador' Simmons, Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas, David 'Coondog' O'Karma, Eric 'Badlands' Booker, Timothy 'Eater X' Janus - just a few of the stars of one of America's fastest growing sports: competitive eating. In a country in which a third of the population... more...

  • Food Consumption in Global Perspectiveby Jakob A. Klein; Anne Murcott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    With studies of China, India, West Africa, South America and Europe, this book provides a global perspective on food consumption in the modern world. Combing ethnographic, historical and comparative analyses, the volume celebrates the contributions of Jack Goody to the anthropology of food. more...

  • In the Country of Countryby Nicholas Dawidoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    From the author of the bestselling The Catcher Was a Spy comes an exhilarating exploration of the performers, places, and experiences which form country music--a genre which is uniquely and authentically American. 40 photos. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...