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  • Medieval Clothing and Textiles 9by Robin Netherton; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 60.00

    The best new research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines. more...

  • Dressed as in a Paintingby Kimberly Wahl

    University of New Hampshire Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    The impact of the Aesthetic movement on women and women's fashion more...

  • Wasted Livesby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    The production of 'human waste' - or more precisely, wasted lives, the 'superfluous' populations of migrants, refugees and other outcasts - is an inevitable outcome of modernization. It is an unavoidable side-effect of economic progress and the quest for order which is characteristic of modernity. As long as large parts of the world remained wholly... more...

  • Japanese Costumeby Helen Benton Minnich; Shojiro Nomura

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 59.95

    In a word, this book is a story. Nonetheless, it is a true story, even though it is not a textbook. It was told by one who drank it from his own roots and knew it as he knew himself. It has been written by one who prefers to paint pictures, warmly, rather than to ferret out facts, coldly, and who believes that a picture painted in broad strokes of... more...

  • Der Hitler-Stalin-Pakt 1939 in den Erinnerungskulturen der Europäerby Anna Kaminsky; Dietmar Müller; Stefan Troebst

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 37.33

    Hauptbeschreibung Europäische Geschichte: Eine historische Wegmarke aus verschiedenen nationalen Blickwinkeln. Die Erinnerungen der Europäer an den Hitler-Stalin-Pakt weisen erhebliche Differenzen auf, die mit der Teilung des Kontinentes in West-, Ostmittel- und Osteuropa zusammenhängen. Der Pakt steht für den Beginn von Krieg, Besatzung, Deportation... more...

  • The Nyonya Kebayaby Datin Seri

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 45.00

    This longtime Malaysian fashion icon was originally a long, straight, Arab-inspired top of plain woven cotton. The Nyonyas, the women of the early Peranakan community, gradually transformed it into a shapely, embroidered, translucent blouse, fastened with a set of chained brooches and worn with a matching hand-drawn batik sarong. Sheer, romantic,... more...

  • Khadiby Peter Gonsalves

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 50.00

    Khadi: Gandhi`s Mega Symbol of Subversion investigates the power of a symbol to qualitatively transform society by studying Mahatma Gandhi’s use of clothing as a metaphor for unity, empowerment and liberation from imperial subjugation. The book brings together historical evidence of Gandhi’s search for a semiotics of attire in his quest for... more...

  • Chinese Dressby Valery Garrett

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 65.00

    Against a background of historical, cultural and social change comes Chinese Dress , a comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book examining the extraordinary range of Chinese dress. Skillfully weaving together everything from court and formal costumes through to the working attire of the lower classes and the latest fashions of New China, Chinese... more...

  • The Way We Areby Margaret Visser

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 15.99

    This marvellous collection of over 60 pithy essays inspired by Visser?s column in Saturday Night magazine explores the cultural significance of everyday objects and phenomena such as jelly, high heels, beards, the colour red, tap-dancing and the Easter Bunny. more...

  • Japan from A to Zby James M. Vardaman; Michiko Sasaki Vardaman

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Why do cash machines in Japan stop dispensing cash at 7 P.M.? Are geisha high-class prostitutes? Why are some Japanese gangsters missing their pinkies? What's up with those ¥10,000 melons for sale in supermarkets all over Japan? Authors Michiko and James Vardaman identify nearly three hundred aspects of Japanese culture, custom, and daily... more...