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- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99
This study investigates some literary configurations of Beijing through contemporary Chinese literature and films. These configurations as ?revolutionary Beijing?, ?traditional and masculine Beijing?, ?global Beijing as a Urban Dream? are built upon three specific urban spaces: military compound, traditional dwellings, and some post-modern architectures.... more...
- LSU Press 2016; US$ 22.50
The Sazerac, the Hurricane, and the absinthe glass of Herbsaint are among the many well-known creations native to New Orleans's longstanding drinking culture. But more than vehicles for alcohol, the cocktails and spirits that complement the city's culinary prowess are each a token of its history. In every bar-side toast or street-corner daiquiri you... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99
This volume completes McMahon?s acclaimed history of imperial wives and royal polygamy in China. Avoiding the stereotype of empresses and imperial concubines as mere victims or playthings, this book considers as full-fledged participants in palace life, whether as mothers, wives, or go-betweens in the emperor?s relations with others. more...
- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00
This is a book about cities or, more precisely, about the physical form of cities. It starts presenting the main elements of urban form ? streets, urban blocks, plots and buildings ? structuring our cities and the fundamental actors and processes of transformation shaping these elements. It then applies this analytical framework to describe the evolution... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 55.95
This authoritative new text provides a thorough, updated account of glaciers and ice sheets as monitors and indicators of environmental change. It examines the record of environmental change within glaciers and ice sheets, and that of past environments left by retreating glaciers. These themes are examined within the context of environmental change... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95
The concept of heritage relates to the ways in which contemporary society uses the past as a social, political or economic resource. However, heritage is open to interpretation and its value may be perceived from differing perspectives - often reflecting divisions in society. Moreover, the schism between the cultural and economic uses of heritage... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95
Who can deny the significance of food? It has a central role in our health and pleasure as well as in our economy, politics and culture. Food in Society provides a social science perspective on food systems and demonstrates the rich variety of disciplinary and theoretical contexts of food studies. While hunger and malnutrition remain a reality in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 114.95
Food - its cultivation, preparation and communal consumption - has long been considered a form of cultural heritage. A dynamic, living product, food creates social bonds as it simultaneously marks off and maintains cultural difference. In bringing together anthropologists, historians and other scholars of food and heritage, this volume closely examines... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
As centres for logistics activities, seaports have traditionally been the focus of maritime logistics chains. However, changes in production patterns, supported by the development of rapid transport of goods over long distances, have altered the logistics landscape. As a result, the relevance of port hinterland transport has become more important,... more...