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  • Anthropological Considerations of Production, Exchange, Vending and Tourismby Donald C. Wood

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 124.95

    Volume 37 of REA features eleven original articles organized in four different sections, each focusing on a specific, popular and significant theme in economic anthropology: production, exchange, vending, and tourism. more...

  • One Kiss or Two?by Andy Scott

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2017; US$ 12.49

    In 2008, Gordon Brown puts out his hand for a handshake, but George Bush goes in diagonally for a hip-hop style clasp, catching Brown off-guard. The result is an awkward tangle, photos of which are immediately shared across the world showing the act in full detail, as two personalities and cultures collide. Back home, an already struggling Brown is... more...

  • The Mirth of Nationsby Christie Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 45.95

    The Mirth of Nations is a social and historical study of jokes told in the principal English-speaking countries. It is based on use of archives and other primary sources, including old and rare joke books. Davies makes detailed comparisons between the humor of specific pairs of nations and ethnic and regional groups. In this way, he achieves an appreciation... more...

  • Subjugated Animalsby Nathaniel Wolloch

    Prometheus Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    This book is a study of attitudes toward animals in early modern Western culture. Emphasizing the influence of anthropocentrism on attitudes toward animals, historian Nathaniel Wolloch traces the various ways in which animals were viewed, from predominantly anti-animal thinking to increasingly pro-animal sentiments and viewpoints. Wolloch devotes... more...

  • 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$ 10.99

    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...