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  • Drinkingby Igor de Garine

    Berghahn Books 2001; US$ 34.95

    Over the last decades quite a few studies have been devoted to drinking. Most of these were concerned with alcohol and written by social anthropologists. This book presents multidisciplinary aspects of the ingestion of liquids at large, addressing many of the overt and covert meanings of drinking: from satisfying biological needs to communicating... more...

  • Stays and Body Image in Londonby Lynn Sorge-English

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This book fills a significant gap in the literature on eighteenth-century social and cultural history. Starting with their production and trade, Sorge-English looks at the intricacies of the staymaker’s craft, the role of gender in the design and manufacture of stays and the changing shape of stays over time. more...

  • Aromaby Constance Classen; David Howes; Anthony Synnott

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    Smell is a social phenomenon, given particular meanings and values by different cultures. Odours form the building blocks of cosmologies, class hierarchies, and political odours. They can enforce social structures or transgress them, unite people or divide them, empower or disempower. The authors argue that the sociology of smell is repressed in ... more...

  • Sati, the Blessing and the Curseby John Stratton Hawley

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 45.00

    This is a collection of essays on the phenomenon of sati (or suttee), the burning of wives in India. The contributors, who include both American and Indian scholars, address basic questions about this controversial phenomenon and the moral issues it involves. more...

  • Masking and Powerby Gerard Aching

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 55.50

    Focusing on masking as a socially significant practice in Caribbean cultures, Gerard Aching’s analysis articulates masking, mimicry, and misrecognition as a means of describing and interrogating strategies of visibility and invisibility in Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, and beyond. more...

  • Carnival Theaterby Gustavo Remedi; Amy Ferlazzo

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00

    Focusing on the cultural practices of the lower classes and specifically on the productions of the murgas, Carnival Theater is a consideration of Uruguayan society’s identity crisis and subsequent redefinition in the wake of the regimes of the 1970s. A revealing work of cultural criticism, the book proposes a new set of criteria for the critique of... more...

  • Domestic Culturesby Joanne Hollows

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 44.00

    Brings together key research and debates on the question of domesticity and shows how understandings of domestic cultures have been theorized in media and cultural studies and wider academic and social contexts. This book addresses the feminist and left critiques that argue that domesticity is conservative and oppressive. more...

  • The Intimacy of Death and Dyingby Claire Leimbach; Zenith Virago; Trypheyna McShane

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 24.53

    A practical, warm and reassuring reasuring book on dealing with death and dying. There is nothing else on the market that gives this level of practical information. more...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.95

    The Book of Tea discusses the impact of "Teaism" on all aspects of Japanese culture and life. Kakuzo elaborates on the relationship between tea ceremony and Zen and Taoism. He also talks about the tea masters and their contribution to the tea ceremony. Kakuzo spoke English from an early age, and so was able to make his writings accessible... more...

  • A to Z World Women in Culture & Businessby Sibylla Putzi

    World Trade Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    A to Z World Women in Culture & Business is an encyclopedia depicting the status and public and private roles of females in 175 countries worldwide. This reference provides detailed information on women’s position in society, legal rights, health and acce more...