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  • Thanksgivingby James W. Baker; Peter J. Gomes

    University of New Hampshire Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    The origins and ever-changing story of America’s favorite holiday more...

  • The Search for the Beautiful Womanby Cho Kyo; Kyoko Iriye Selden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 60.50

    For centuries, Japanese culture, including ideals of feminine beauty, was profoundly shaped by China. In this first full comparative history on the subject, Cho Kyo explores changing standards of beauty in China and Japan, ranging from plumpness to bound feet to blackened teeth. Drawing on a rich array of sources gathered over a decade of research,... more...

  • Trick or Treatby Lisa Morton

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver ones watch scary movies and go on ghost tours. There are parades, fireworks displays, cornfield mazes, and haunted houses—and, most important, copious amounts of bite-sized candy.... more...

  • Christmas on the Home Frontby Mike Brown

    The History Press 2004; US$ 5.99

    Christmas on the Home Front 1939-45 more...

  • The Christmas Encyclopediaby William D. Crump

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 75.00

    First published in 2001, this considerably expanded third edition of The Christmas Encyclopedia adds 281 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas topics to more than 760. Continuing in the format of the previous editions, a wide variety of subjects are included: individual carols and songs; historical events at Christmastime; popular Christmas... more...

  • Body Studiesby Margo DeMello

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    In recent years, body studies has expanded rapidly, becoming an increasingly popular field of study within anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. This groundbreaking textbook takes the topics and theories from these disciplines, and combines them into one single, easily accessible text for students. Body Studies is a comprehensive textbook... more...

  • Midwinter Folk Talesby Taffy Thomas

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    In this enchanting new book, one of the country’s most celebrated storytellers has gathered together traditional tales that have their roots in the cold and long, dark nights of midwinter. Herein you will find magical accounts of the Legend of Tinsel, the Christmas Cat and the New Year’s Bell, with a number of wintery riddles to unpick while enjoying... more...

  • Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penisby Michael Kimmel; Christine Milrod; Amanda Kennedy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 88.00

    An A-to-Z encyclopedia devoted to the penis, offering refreshing, thoughtful, and wide-ranging insight into how we have thought about this malleable, meaningful body part over the centuries and across cultures. more...

  • Metrosexual Masculinitiesby Matthew Hall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Modern men the world over are becoming increasingly fascinated with their image, spending more of their disposable income on beautification products and services. This book examines 'metrosexuality', highlighting the negotiation and construction of masculinities and sexualities in the twenty-first century. more...

  • Young Women and the Bodyby Dr Liz Frost

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 46.00

    Young Women and the Body sets out to examine why the current generation of young women seem to be deeply unhappy with their own bodies. Dieting and disguising are commonplace, and inflicting serious harm by no means rare in fourteen to eighteen year olds. Despite prophesies to the contrary boys and adults are suffering far less. Drawing on feminist... more...