Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Body 2 Volumes

Author by : Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Total Read : 17
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Description : Pop culture and the media today are saturated with the focus on the aesthetics of the human body. Magazines and infotainment shows speculate whether this or that actress had breast implants or a nose job. Americans are not just focusing on celebrities but on themselves too and today have unprecedented opportunities to rework what nature gave them. One can now drop in to have cosmetic surgery at the local mall. Contemplating the superficial nature of it all grows tiresome, and pop culture vultures and students can get a better fix for their fascination with the body beautiful through the cultural insight provided in this amazing set. Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body is a treasure trove of essays that explore the human body alphabetically by part, detailing practices and beliefs from the past and present and from around the world that are sometimes mind-blowing and eye-popping. Body parts are examined through a multifaceted cultural lens. Readers will explore how the parts are understood, what they mean to disparate societies, how they are managed, treated, and transformed, and how they are depicted and represented. The entries draw from many disciplines that are concerned to some degree or another with human bodies, including anthropology archeology, sociology, religion, political history, philosophy, art history, literary studies, and medicine. The encyclopedia proffers information on a number of cultures, tribes, and customs from East and West. Ancient practices to the latest fad, which in fact might continue ancient practices, are illuminated. Other considerations that arise in the essays include comparisons among cultures, the changing perceptions of the body, and issues of race, gender, religion, community and belonging, ethnicity, power structures, human rights.


Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Body A L

Author by : Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Languange : en
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Total Read : 33
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Description : Explores the human body alphabetically by part, detailing practices and beliefs from the past and present and from around the world.


Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Body M Z

Author by : Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Languange : en
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Total Read : 18
Total Download : 528
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Description : Explores the human body alphabetically by part, detailing practices and beliefs from the past and present and from around the world.


Girl Culture An Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author by : Claudia Mitchell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Total Read : 64
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Description : Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia investigates the increasingly complex relationships, struggles, obsessions, and idols of American tween and teen girls who are growing up faster today than ever before. Comprehensive in its coverage of the twenty and twenty-first century trendsetters, fashion, literature, film, in-group rituals and hot-button issues that shape-and are shaped by-girl culture, this two-volume resource offers a wealth of information to help students, educators, and interested readers better understand the ongoing interplay between girls and mainstream culture.


Inked Tattoos And Body Art Around The World 2 Volumes

Author by : Margo DeMello
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Total Read : 24
Total Download : 373
File Size : 46,5 Mb
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Description : In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. • Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource • Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices • Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing • Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography


Encyclopedia Of Hair

Author by : Victoria Sherrow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Total Read : 75
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Description : Describes the cultural, historical, and scientific aspects of hairdressing and hairstyling throughout history.


Gold A Cultural Encyclopedia

Author by : Shannon L. Kenny
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Total Read : 75
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File Size : 52,9 Mb
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Description : This encyclopedia provides detailed information about the historical, cultural, social, religious, economic, and scientific significance of gold, across the globe and throughout history. • Contains more than 130 A–Z entries on the significance of gold worldwide, from antiquity to the present, from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as sidebar entries • Provides unique details and remarkable scope of facts in each entry along with direct references to and examples of primary source materials • Photographs and illustrations of the use and significance of gold as varied as Ca' d'Oro in Venice, royal crowns, filigree, Italian florin coin, Hatshepsut, Rumpelstiltskin, Wat Traimit, and modern "bling" • Extensive bibliography including monographs, scholarly articles, newspaper and magazine articles, primary source documents, and online resources • Detailed subject index as well as list of entries and guide to related topics


The World Of Antebellum America A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author by : Alexandra Kindell
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Total Read : 69
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File Size : 42,5 Mb
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Description : This set provides insight into the lives of ordinary Americans free and enslaved, in farms and cities, in the North and the South, who lived during the years of 1815 to 1860. • Provides intimate details about the personal lives of Americans during the Antebellum Era • Demonstrates the diversity of the American experience in the years before the Civil War • Makes clear how hard Americans worked to build their lives while still participating in the democratic process • Explores how Americans dealt with the daily demands of life as national and regional issues created insecurity and instability • Includes 40 primary source documents with detailed introductions to realize Antebellum America


Celebrating Life Customs Around The World From Baby Showers To Funerals 3 Volumes

Author by : Victoria Williams Ph.D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Total Read : 74
Total Download : 248
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Description : This book documents hundreds of customs and traditions practiced in countries outside of the United States, showcasing the diversity of birth, coming-of-age, and death celebrations worldwide. • Examines cultural events in the general categories of birth and childhood events, teen and early adulthood milestones, and aging and death customs • Offers primary and cultural document excerpts that are useful for the purposes of meeting Common Core standards • Includes color inserts that help bring the text to life • Features sidebars that present fun facts, interesting anecdotes, and recipes that are often used to celebrate various life-cycle customs in different countries • Provides information ideal for students studying geography, global studies, anthropology, and world cultures


Boy Culture An Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author by : Shirley R. Steinberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Total Read : 27
Total Download : 609
File Size : 42,9 Mb
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Description : In this two-volume set, a series of expert contributors look at what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, with entries covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development. • 166 entries on specific aspects of boyhood life in North America today, ranging from boy-centered toys, games, and media to issues of masculinity and confusing notions of manhood • Expert contributors from a variety of academic and professional disciplines, providing insight into a range of issues related to the lives of North American boys • Bibliographic listings of works cited and further reading in print and online • A comprehensive index