Customs relative to private life, Including children, marriage, eating and drinking, funeral customs, etc.

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The Conscious Bride

Women Unveil Their True Feelings about Getting Hitched


Led by a counselor, brides share their feelings about such issues as being given away, wearing a...

Planet Taco

A Global History of Mexican Food


Planet Taco examines the historical struggles between globalization and national sovereignty in the...

Sex at Dawn

How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

HarperCollins (2012)

“ Sex at Dawn challenges conventional wisdom about sex in a big way. By examining the prehistoric...

The Blank Slate

The Modern Denial of Human Nature


A brilliant inquiry into the origins of human nature from the author of The Better Angels of Our...


A Social History of Dying, first published in 2007, examines the major challenges we will face for...

Eating right has been an obsession for longer than we think. Renaissance Europe had its own...


This book brings together sociological theory on solidarity and anthropological theory on gift...


When your smartphone, your ipad, and itouch drive you to distraction, technology and psychology...


The Book of Tea discusses the impact of "Teaism" on all aspects of Japanese culture and...


A general study of food in antiquity, broadly based and comprehensive.