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Myth and emotions.

Jos;egrave. Lipscomb, Antonella. Losada, Manuel.
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(2017)  | 9781527500112 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
AUD 152.95 (inc. GST), AUD 139.05 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2017
"The emotive nature of myth lays the foundation of the research proposed for this trilingual volume. The book provides a thorough and multifaceted study that offers guidelines and models capable of interpreting mythical-emotional phenomena. It represents a major contribution to a more informed understanding...

Kitchens, Cooking, and Eating in Medieval Italy

Mciver, Katherine A.
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(2017)  | 9781442248946 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 138pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2017
AUD 113.95 (inc. GST), AUD 103.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2017
The modern twenty-first century kitchen has an array of time saving equipmentfor preparing a meal: a state of the art stove and refrigerator, a microwaveoven, a food processor, a blender and a variety of topnotch pots, pans andutensils. We take so much for granted as we prepare the modern meal – not...

Danish Cookbooks: Domesticity and National Identity, 1616-1901

Gold, Carol.
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(2017)  | 9780295997834 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 240pp
AUD 140.95 (inc. GST), AUD 128.14 (ex. GST),
Cookbooks tell stories. They open up the worlds in which the people who wroteand read them once lived. In the hands of a good historian, cookbooks can beshown to contain the markings of political, social, and ideological changes thatwe conventionally locate outside the kitchen. Over time, cookbooks...

Tinsel, Tumbleweeds, and Star-Spangled Celebrations: Holidays on the Western Frontier from New Year's to Christmas

MONAHAN, Sherry.
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(2017)  | 9781493018024 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 232pp
AUD 39.95 (inc. GST), AUD 36.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2017
Celebrate the Holidays Old West Style Holidays on the frontier were a time forcelebration, stopping work and chores, and honoring their purpose. This bookincludes stories of all the biggest celebrations, including traditions, food,songs, games, and other fun tidbits. Fifty food and drink recipes and...

Disrobed: How Clothing Predicts Economic Cycles, Saves Lives, and Determines the Future

Tang, Syl.
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(2017)  | 9781442270992 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 182pp | Availability last checked: 19/8/2017
AUD 51.95 (inc. GST), AUD 47.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2017
We may not often think of our clothes as having a function beyond covering ournaked bodies and keeping us a little safer from the elements. But to discountthe enormous influence of clothing on anything from economic cycles to thefuture of water scarcity is to ignore the greater meaning of the garments...

Kansas myths and legends : the true stories behind history's mysteries.

Meyer, Diana Lambdin.
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(2017)  | 9781493028405 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
AUD 26.95 (inc. GST), AUD 24.50 (ex. GST),
Kansas Myths and Legends explores unusual events, unsolved crimes, and legends in Kansas's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Kansas history. The more than a dozen stories...

Danish Cookbooks: Domesticity and National Identity, 1616-1901

Gold, Carol.
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(2017)  | 9780295999050 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 240pp
AUD 46.95 (inc. GST), AUD 42.68 (ex. GST),
Cookbooks tell stories. They open up the worlds in which the people who wroteand read them once lived. In the hands of a good historian, cookbooks can beshown to contain the markings of political, social, and ideological changes thatwe conventionally locate outside the kitchen. Over time, cookbooks...

Horror in the heartland : strange and gothic tales from the midwest.

McQueen, Keven.
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(2017)  | 9780253028907 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
AUD 99.95 (inc. GST), AUD 90.86 (ex. GST),
Brace yourself for a journey into a creepy, dark side of the American Midwestyou thought you knew—a side teeming with real-life surrealism and historicalhorror-comedy. From tales of the booming grave-robbing industry of late19th-century Indiana to the story of a Michigan physician who left his estate...

Food in zones of conflict : cross-disciplinary perspectives.

Collinson, Paul. Macbeth, Helen.
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(2017)  | 9781785337451 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 252pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
AUD 54.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.95 (ex. GST),
The availability of food is an especially significant issue in zones of conflict because conflict nearly always impinges on the production and the distribution of food, and causes increased competition for food, land and resources Controlling the production of and access to food can also be used as...

Veils, nudity, and tattoos : the new feminine aesthetic.

Botz-Bornstein, Thorsten.
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(2017)  | 9781498500487 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | pbk. | book | 212pp | Availability last checked: 5/5/2017
AUD 65.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.95 (ex. GST),
At first sight, tattoos, nudity, and veils do not seem to have much in common except for the fact that all three have become more frequent, more visible, and more dominant in connection with aesthetic presentations of women over the past thirty years. No longer restricted to biker and sailor culture,...

Street style in america : an exploration.

Moore, Jennifer Grayer. Moore, Jennifer.
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(2017)  | 9781440844614 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 381pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
AUD 160.95 (inc. GST), AUD 146.32 (ex. GST),
What are the origins of highly specific denim fashions, such as bell bottoms, skinny jeans, and ripped jeans? How do mass media and popular culture influence today's street fashion? When did American fashion sensibilities shift from conformity as an ideal to youth-oriented standards where clothing could...

Stories of Home: Place, Identity, Exile

Chawla, Devika. Holman, Jones Stacy.
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(2017)  | 9780739194942 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 71.95 (inc. GST), AUD 65.41 (ex. GST),
Notions of home are of increasing concern to persons who are interested in theunfolding narratives of inhabitation, displacement and dislocation, and exile.Home is viewed as a multidimensional theoretical concept that can havecontradictory meanings; homes may be understood as spaces as well as places,...

The Care and Display of Historic Clothing

DePauw, Karen M.
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(2017)  | 9781538105924 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 334pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 74.95 (inc. GST), AUD 68.14 (ex. GST),
Wearable textiles hold their own stories of trade, manufacture and regionalism,just to name a few; they also tell a personal tale of the individuals whocreated our history. When we look at a piece of clothing, a coat, a dress, anundergarment, we see an item that is more personal, more closely related...

The Care and Display of Historic Clothing

DePauw, Karen M.
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(2017)  | 9781538105917 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 334pp | Availability last checked: 20/8/2017
AUD 144.95 (inc. GST), AUD 131.77 (ex. GST),
Wearable textiles hold their own stories of trade, manufacture and regionalism,just to name a few; they also tell a personal tale of the individuals whocreated our history. When we look at a piece of clothing, a coat, a dress, anundergarment, we see an item that is more personal, more closely related...

Horror in the heartland : strange and gothic tales from the midwest.

McQueen, Keven.
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(2017)  | 9780253029041 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
AUD 35.95 (inc. GST), AUD 32.68 (ex. GST),
Brace yourself for a journey into a creepy, dark side of the American Midwestyou thought you knew—a side teeming with real-life surrealism and historicalhorror-comedy. From tales of the booming grave-robbing industry of late19th-century Indiana to the story of a Michigan physician who left his estate...

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The Future of Food Tourism: Foodies, Experiences, Exclusivity, Visions and Political Capital

Albrecht, Julia. Fields, Kevin. Meethan, Kevin. Una, McMahon-Beattie. Yeoman, Ian. Albrecht, Julia N. McMahon-Beattie, Una.
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(2015)  | 9781845415389 | Channel View Publications | hbk. | book | 304pp
AUD 227.95 (inc. GST), AUD 207.23 (ex. GST),
This book presents a systematic and pattern-based explanation of food tourism,focusing on how and why change could occur and what the implications could be.In the future will food tourism involve food grown in the laboratory or a moreauthentic experience associated with place and history? The book’s...

 

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