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  • Beauty around the World: A Cultural Encyclopediaby Erin Kenny; Elizabeth Nichols

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 94.00

    Is beauty ever more than "skin deep"? Arguably yes, considering that the concept of beauty—and the pursuit of it—has shaped cultures worldwide, across every time period, and has even served to change the course of history. Studying beauty practices yields insight into social status, wealth, political ideology, religious doctrine, and gender expectations,... more...

  • Of Men and Womenby Pearl S. Buck

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 9.99

    A provocative and fascinating exploration of male–female relationships by the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth . Pearl S. Buck grew up in China, accustomed to its traditions, but when she moved to the United States as an adult in the 1930s she was struck by the cultural differences in gender roles and expectations. In nine short chapters,... more...

  • Everybody Liesby Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    Insightful, surprising and with ground-breaking revelations about our society, Everybody Lies exposes the secrets embedded in our internet searches, with a foreword by bestselling author Steven Pinker Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters – and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess their secrets – about... more...

  • Agape, Justice, and Lawby Robert F. Jr. Cochran; Zachary R. Calo

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    This book addresses key contemporary legal debates from the perspective of the central Christian ethical category of love, agape. more...

  • Mexico - Culture Smart!by Russell Maddicks

    Kuperard 2017; US$ 11.99

    Culture Smart! Mexico takes you to the heart of Mexican society. It describes how people socialize and meet members of the opposite sex, the dynamics of daily life, the central importance of family, and the annual cycle of Catholic feasts and fiestas. For business travelers there are key sections on the economy and vital insights into the general business... more...

  • Uzbekistan - Culture Smart!by Alex Ulko

    Kuperard 2017; US$ 11.99

    Culture Smart! Uzbekistan will take you beyond the standard descriptions of minarets, kebabs with vodka, embroidered skullcaps, and Soviet-style bureaucracy. It will make you aware of the value systems, attitudes, and behaviors of the different cultural groups in the country, and offer an insider's view of Uzbekistan's fascinating history, national... more...

  • Planet of the Grapes: A Geography of Wineby Robert Sechrist

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 48.00

    Wine was one the key founding foods of Western culture (bread and oil being the other two). It has played a key role in human history for thousands of years, having been used for enjoyment, rituals, and religious purposes; today, the production and consumption of wine is a billion-dollar industry that plays an important role in the global economy.... more...

  • The Art of Doing Business Across Culturesby Craig Storti

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 24.99

    In 50 short, simple conversations, speakers from two different cultures misinterpret each other, with serious consequences for the bottom line and ongoing business relations. The Art of Doing Business Across Cultures presents five brief (8-10 lines), unsuccessful conversational exchanges between Americans and their business colleagues in 10 different... more...

  • Uprising of the Foolsby Vikash Singh

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    The Kanwar is India's largest annual religious pilgrimage. Millions of participants gather sacred water from the Ganga and carry it across hundreds of miles to dispense as offerings in Śiva shrines. These devotees—called bhola , gullible or fools, and seen as miscreants by many Indians—are mostly young, destitute men, who have been left behind in... more...

  • Secularization in the Long 1960sby Clive D. Field

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    Using empirical research, this study provides a clear guide to the current state of the debate surrounding secularization in Britain during the long 1960s. more...