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  • A Social History of Dyingby Allan Kellehear

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

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

  • The History of Fartingby Benjamin Bart

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 0.99

    This is a collection of papers from the Bart Collection on the history of farting. The collection was started by Benjamin Bart on discovering several papers in his grandmother Emily's cedar chest, and are available with the help of the Australian Literature Council. The book encompasses all aspects of the history of farting, from the place of ... more...

  • The Derby Book of Daysby Sarah Seaton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Derby Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the city. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults... more...

  • The Ritual Lament in Greek Traditionby Margaret Alexiou; Dimitrios Yatromanolakis; Panagiotis Roilos

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 46.50

    Margaret Alexiou's The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition, first published in 1974, has long since been established as a classic in several fields. This is the only generic and diachronic study of learned and popular lament and its socio-cultural contexts throughout Greek tradition in which a great diversity of sources are integrated to offer a comprehensive... more...

  • Das Little Black Book der Schlagfertigkeitby ; Carolin demann

    Wiley 2013; US$ 8.95 US$ 8.06

    Lady Astor war eine britische Politikerin, die f�r ihre Wortgefechte mit Sir Winston Churchill bekannt war. Sie schleuderte eines Tages wutentbrannt dem damaligen Premierminister entgegen: "Sir Winston, wenn ich Ihre Frau w�re, w�rde ich Ihnen Gift in den Tee sch�tten." Winston Churchill antwortete daraufhin trocken: "Wenn ich Ihr Mann w�re,... more...

  • Prioritizing Death and Societyby Assaf Nativ

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • See It, Cook Itby Oliver Brachat

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    If you’ve ever shown even the slightest interest in cooking, you’ve probably accumulated quite a wealth of cookbooks over the yearssome that you probably haven’t even opened more than once or twice. This cookbook, however, is too useful to ever begin gathering dust in your home. With over 50 stunning photographs, just flipping through the pages is... more...

  • Marriage Customs of the Worldby George P. Monger

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    An encyclopedia of marriage rites, traditions, and beliefs from around the world, ranging from ancient practices to contemporary ceremonies. Weddings are filled with traditions that everyone accepts as meaningful and necessary. But when and how did all those necessary things originate? more...

  • The King of Drinksby Dmitri van den Bersselaar

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Using a focus on the trajectory of commoditisation of gin in West Africa, this book investigates how imported goods acquire specific local meanings. It shows that local consumers, not foreign advertisers, produced the importance of schnapps gin for African ritual more...

  • Food, Drink and Identity in Europeby Thomas M. Wilson

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 70.00

    Scholars across the humanities and social sciences are increasingly examining the importance of consumption to changing notions of local, regional, national and supranational identity in Europe. As part of this interest, anthropologists, historians, sociologists and others have paid particular attention to the roles which food and drink have played... more...