Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Body 2 Volumes

Author by : Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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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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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 : 30
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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 : 31
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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 : 12
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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 Women And Islamic Cultures

Author by : Suad Joseph
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : Family, Law and Politics, Volume II of the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, brings together over 360 entries on women, family, law, politics, and Islamic cultures around the world.


Encyclopedia Of Hair

Author by : Victoria Sherrow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Total Read : 71
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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 : 42
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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


Encyclopedia Of Goddesses And Heroines 2 Volumes

Author by : Patricia Monaghan
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Total Read : 43
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Description : This two-volume set provides a comprehensive guide to the vast array of feminine divine figures found throughout the world. • Coverage of thousands of goddesses describe their myths and images, as well as how they were honored by their worshipers • Organization by region permits in-depth study of specific religious traditions • Includes 40 line drawings by renowned mythic artist Hrana Janto, based on original works from various cultures • Extensive bibliographies on each of the 30 cultures represented draw from the fields of classics, anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology


Encyclopedia Of Medical Anthropology

Author by : Carol R. Ember
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.