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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
Covering a wide range of substances, including opium, cocaine, coffee, tobacco, kola, and betelnut, from prehistory to the present day, this new edition has been extensively updated, with an updated bibliography and two new chapters on cannabis and khat. Consuming Habits is the perfect companion for all those interested in how different cultures... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74
Wedding Bells and Chimney Sweeps is a wideranging, highly readable collection of information about marriage, a miscellany of facts, lore, statistics, old wives? tales, historical snippets, anecdotes, quotations, myths and superstitions. From the origin of the reading of banns to marriages conducted by ships? captains, the significance to a bride... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
The term ?threshold? captures the overlapping of inside and outside?well beyond the logic of inclusion and exclusion that still prevails in Western civilization?that can be decisive for the way we understand the relationship between Self and Other. This book discusses the cultural and social ?border areas? of modernity, which are to be understood... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99
When should a woman disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the policy of a ruler? According to the Lienü zhuan, or Categorized Biographies of Women, it is not only appropriate but necessary for women to offer counsel when fathers, husbands, sons, and rulers stray from virtue. The earliest Chinese text devoted to the moral education of... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99
This book is a qualitative/interpretive/phenomenological, and interdisciplinary, examination of food and food practices and their meanings in the modern world. Each chapter thematically focuses upon a particular food practice and on some key details of the examined practice, or on the practice?s social and cultural impact. The book?s scope is global,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 60.00
To remain unconsumed by consumer society?this was the goal, pursued through a world of subtle and practical means, that beckoned throughout the first volume of The Practice of Everyday Life. The second volume of the work delves even deeper than did the first into the subtle tactics of resistance and private practices that make living a subversive... more...
- Atria Books/Marble Arch Press 2014; US$ 16.00
Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it?s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world?s best (and most eccentric) restaurant. We wear their sweaters, watch their thrillers, and covet their cool modern design, but how much do we really know about the Danes themselves? Part reportage, part travelogue,... more...