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- University of California Press 2003; US$ 28.95
With a wedding impending, the Taiwanese bride-to-be turns to bridal photographers, makeup artists, and hair stylists to transform her image beyond recognition. They give her fairer skin, eyes like a Western baby doll, and gowns inspired by sources from Victorian England to MTV. An absorbing consideration of contemporary bridal practices in Taiwan,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00
?Artisan? has become a buzzword in the developed world, used for items like cheese, wine, and baskets, as corporations succeed at branding their cheap, mass-produced products with the popular appeal of small-batch, handmade goods. The unforgiving realities of the artisan economy, however, never left the global south, and anthropologists have worried... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00
A window into the highly complex Indian luxury market, providing strategies to guide brands in entering this high potential market and capturing the luxury rupee. Sets out to uncover strategies that will help to avoid market failure and leverage opportunities to win in India. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 42.00
The first book focusing specifically on talent management, retention and leadership in the luxury industry. It explores how to lead and manage the people this industry attracts, and the major HR challenges the industry is about to face as the previous generation of luxury pioneers retire and Asia becomes a major player in the luxury world. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
In recent years, cultural work has engaged the interest of scholars from a broad range of social science and humanities disciplines. The debate in this ?turn to cultural work? has largely been based around evaluating its advantages and disadvantages: its freedoms and its constraints, its informal but precarious nature, the inequalities within its... more...
- Forum for Social Studies 2014; US$ 24.70
Studies in many African countries show that charcoal making is among the primary drivers of deforestation and subsequent land degradation. In the case of Ethiopia, charcoal is produced from state-owned (public) forests and woodlands. There is little regulatory intervention from the government side. Moreover, production is more traditional and the producers... more...
- Wiley 2004; US$ 170.00 US$ 147.33
"The biotech industry is a complex, rapidly evolving, and critical industry. The industry holds great commercial and societal promise, but it is also filled with hype, confusion, and risks. Bergeron and Chan do a remarkable job of providing a sweeping insightful, and probing assessment of the current state and likely evolution of this global industry.... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 50.00
Highlights how regional popular cultures and creative industries have become globally powerful, analyzing gender and labor issues amid differing regulatory frameworks of cultural production and piracy in Asia. more...
- Bergli Books 2012; US$ 13.99
Fact lovers will enjoy this treasure-trove of serious and not-so-serious facts and figures about Switzerland - a collection of lists that will amuse and enlighten you with things you never dreamed you'd enjoy knowing. You can learn how to play Hornussen, be able to sing along to the Swiss National Anthem and understand what the Geneva Conventions stand... more...