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  • Word of Mouthby Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Today, more than ever, talking about food improves the eating of it. Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson argues that conversation can even trump consumption. Where many works look at the production, preparation, and consumption of food, Word of Mouth captures the language that explains culinary practices. Explanation is more than an elaboration here: how... more...

  • Tea Cult Of Japanby Fukukita

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Tombs of the Great Leadersby Gwendolyn Leick

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 40.00

     A visit to Ankara, Turkey, would include a trip to Anitkabir, the burial site of Turkey’s founder and first president, Ataturk. The massive stone building houses numerous sculptures and a large ceremonial plaza and is surrounded by an elaborate park. Ataturk is far from the only former leader to be remembered by such decorative means. Since the... more...

  • Virtual Afterlivesby Candi K. Cann

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00

    For millennia, the rituals of death and remembrance have been fixed by time and location, but in the twenty-first century, grieving has become a virtual phenomenon. Today, the dead live on through social media profiles, memorial websites, and saved voicemails that can be accessed at any time. This dramatic cultural shift has made the physical presence... more...

  • History Of Japanese Foodby Ishige

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Feminist Perspectives on the Bodyby Barbara Brook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Feminist Perspectives on the Body provides an accessible introduction to this extremely popular new area and is aimed at students from a variety of disciplines who are interested in gaining an understanding of the key issues involved. The author explores many important topics including: the Western world's construction of the body as a theoretical,... more...

  • Brunchby Farha Ternikar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 36.00

    Brunch is the decadent meal of the week; a mix of the savory and salty, sweet and indulgent. Not exclusively an American phenomenon, brunch is also shared in South Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Europe. This volume examines and explores how brunch has evolved historically, developed cross-culturally, and claimed its place in popular culture.... more...

  • Locavore's Handbookby Leda Meredith; Sandor Ellix Katz

    Lyons Press 2010; US$ 12.99

    These days, nearly everyone wants to eat green and local, but tight schedules and even tighter budgets can make it seem like an unattainable goal.  The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget is here to help, as author Leda Meredith guides readers to incorporate locally grown foods into their own meals with practical,... more...

  • Inked: Tattoos and Body Art around the World [2 volumes]by Margo DeMello

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 189.00

    In the 1960s, tattooing was illegal in many parts of the United States. Today, tattooing is fully ingrained in mainstream culture and is estimated to be a multi-billion-dollar industry. This exhaustive work contains approximately 400 entries on tattooing, providing historical information that enables readers to fully understand the methods employed,... more...

  • Fashionable Encountersby Tove Engelhardt Mathiassen; Marie-Louise Nosch; Maj Ringgaard

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 38.00

    At the heart of this anthology lies the world of fashion: a concept that pervades the realm of clothes and dress; appearances and fashionable manners; interior design; ideas and attitudes. Here sixteen papers focus on the Nordic world (Denmark, Norway, Sweden Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Isles and Greenland) within the time frame AD 1500-1850. This... more...