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Product Description: Since the 1960s, people on the islands off the coast of Tanzania have talked about being attacked by a mysterious creature called Popobawa, a shapeshifter often described as having an enormous penis. Popobawa’s recurring attacks have become a popular subject for stories, conversation, gossip, and humor that has spread far beyond East Africa...read more

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9780253024497 | Indiana Univ Pr, March 1, 2017, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Since the 1960s, people on the islands off the coast of Tanzania have talked about being attacked by a mysterious creature called Popobawa, a shapeshifter often described as having an enormous penis.

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9780253024565 | Reprint edition (Indiana Univ Pr, March 1, 2017), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Since the 1960s, people on the islands off the coast of Tanzania have talked about being attacked by a mysterious creature called Popobawa, a shapeshifter often described as having an enormous penis.

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Product Description: Fashion is widely recognised as a site for social acceptance and rejection, and as a signifier of personal identity. What happens when people stray from 'appropriate' dress codes or associate garments with 'respectability' or deviance? How does fashion relate to criminality? In this interdisciplinary volume, leading scholars propose new ways of seeing everyday dress and the body in public space...read more

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9781780766980 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, March 18, 2017, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Fashion is widely recognised as a site for social acceptance and rejection, and as a signifier of personal identity.

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9781780766997 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, March 18, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In both revealing and concealing the body, fashionable clothing is an excellent communicator of a person's identity, which in turn can assume social and moral significance in coding someone as "respectable" or as an outsider; as deviant.

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Product Description: **A New York Times Editor's Pick****One of Time's Most Anticipated Books of 2017, a Bustle Best Nonfiction Pick for January 2017, a Chicago Review of Books Best Book to Read in January 2017, an Amazon Best of January 2017 in History, a Stylist Magazine Best Book of 2017, included in New Statesman's What to Read in 2017**From the Ambassador of the UAE to Russia comes Letters to a Young Muslim, a bold and intimate exploration of what it means to be a Muslim in the twenty-first century...read more

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9781250119841 | Picador USA, January 3, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: **A New York Times Editor's Pick****One of Time's Most Anticipated Books of 2017, a Bustle Best Nonfiction Pick for January 2017, a Chicago Review of Books Best Book to Read in January 2017, an Amazon Best of January 2017 in History, a Stylist Magazine Best Book of 2017, included in New Statesman's What to Read in 2017**From the Ambassador of the UAE to Russia comes Letters to a Young Muslim, a bold and intimate exploration of what it means to be a Muslim in the twenty-first century.

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Product Description: Scholars increasingly view the arts, creativity, and the creative economy as engines for regenerating global citizenship, renewing decayed local economies, and nurturing a new type of all-inclusive politics. Dia Da Costa delves into the global development, nationalist and leftist/progressive histories shaping these ideas with a critical ethnography of two activist performance groups in India: the Communist-affiliated Jana Natya Manch, and Budhan Theatre, a community-based group of the indigenous Chhara people...read more

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9780252040603 | Univ of Illinois Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Scholars increasingly view the arts, creativity, and the creative economy as engines for regenerating global citizenship, renewing decayed local economies, and nurturing a new type of all-inclusive politics.

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9780252082108 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Scholars increasingly view the arts, creativity, and the creative economy as engines for regenerating global citizenship, renewing decayed local economies, and nurturing a new type of all-inclusive politics.

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Product Description: On publication in 2012, Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece quickly met wide acclaim as a gripping work that, according to the Times Literary Supplement, “offers a wholly new way of thinking about dreams in their social contexts...read more

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9780983532224 | Harvard Univ Pr, August 13, 2012, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: What constitutes a history?

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9780226425245 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: On publication in 2012, Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece quickly met wide acclaim as a gripping work that, according to the Times Literary Supplement, “offers a wholly new way of thinking about dreams in their social contexts.

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Product Description: Many Muslim societies are in the throes of tumultuous political transitions, and common to all has been heightened debate over the place of shari`a law in modern politics and ethical life. Bringing together leading scholars of Islamic politics, ethics, and law, this book examines the varied meanings and uses of Islamic law, so as to assess the prospects for democratic, plural, and gender-equitable Islamic ethics today...read more
By Robert W. Hefner (editor)

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9780253022479 | Indiana Univ Pr, November 16, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Many Muslim societies are in the throes of tumultuous political transitions, and common to all has been heightened debate over the place of shari`a law in modern politics and ethical life.

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9780253022523 | Reprint edition (Indiana Univ Pr, November 16, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Many Muslim societies are in the throes of tumultuous political transitions, and common to all has been heightened debate over the place of shari`a law in modern politics and ethical life.

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Product Description: Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore. For example: "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb," "Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home," and "The best-laid schemes o'mice an' men...read more

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9781843177005 | Michael O''Mara Books, October 10, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A captivating book uncovering the origins and meaning behind traditional sayings from countryside folklore, such as "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight" or "Make hay while the sun shines"Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore.

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9781782435181 | Michael O''Mara Books, November 1, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have their roots in traditional folklore.

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Product Description: From the clamshell razors and homemade lye depilatories used in colonial America to the diode lasers and prescription pharmaceuticals available today, Americans have used a staggering array of tools to remove hair deemed unsightly, unnatural, or excessive...read more

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9781479840823 | New York Univ Pr, January 16, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: From the clamshell razors and homemade lye depilatories used in colonial America to the diode lasers and prescription pharmaceuticals available today, Americans have used a staggering array of tools to remove hair deemed unsightly, unnatural, or excessive.

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9781479852819 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: From the clamshell razors and homemade lye depilatories used in colonial America to the diode lasers and prescription pharmaceuticals available today, Americans have used a staggering array of tools to remove hair deemed unsightly, unnatural, or excessive.

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Product Description: A combination of folklore and traditional advice, Old Wives' Lore illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear and includes a brief history of old wives’ lore, remedies for health and well-being, practical guidance for home and garden, tips on predicting the weather, and eccentric cures for a range of problems...read more

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9781782431473 | Michael O''Mara Books, June 1, 2014, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Handed down through the ages, a treasure trove of seasoned advice and eccentric cures for a huge range of problems A combination of folklore and time-honored advice, this book illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear.

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9781782435174, titled "Old Wives' Lore: A Book of Old-fashioned Tips & Remedies" | Michael O''Mara Books, November 1, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A combination of folklore and traditional advice, Old Wives' Lore illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear and includes a brief history of old wives’ lore, remedies for health and well-being, practical guidance for home and garden, tips on predicting the weather, and eccentric cures for a range of problems.

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Product Description: Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a complete, two-volume set of one of the most outstanding books on 19th century Japanese history and culture. Though Lafcadio Hearn went on to write a dozen more books on Japan, this collection of first impressions remains his most popular...read more
By Donald Richie (foreword by)

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9780804847551 | Reprint edition (Tuttle Pub, October 18, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a complete, two-volume set of one of the most outstanding books on 19th century Japanese history and culture.
9784805310250 | Combined edition (Tuttle Pub, June 24, 2009), cover price $32.95

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Product Description: Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of fashion trends reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted (and discarded) by our ancestors.In the days before cosmetic surgery, people used bum rolls and bombastic breeches to augment their figures, painted their faces with poisonous concoctions, and doused themselves with scent to cover body odor...read more

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9781510708570 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, October 4, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do?

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Product Description: A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relationship with trees has many dimensions beyond mere practicality...read more

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9780300207330 | Yale Univ Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relationship with trees has many dimensions beyond mere practicality.

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Product Description: A riveting look at how the early modern world revolutionized sleep and its relation to body, mind, soul, and society Drawing on diverse archival sources and material artifacts, Handley reveals that the way we sleep is as dependent on culture as it is on biological and environmental factors...read more

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9780300220391 | Yale Univ Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: A riveting look at how the early modern world revolutionized sleep and its relation to body, mind, soul, and society Drawing on diverse archival sources and material artifacts, Handley reveals that the way we sleep is as dependent on culture as it is on biological and environmental factors.

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Product Description: This volume departs from conventional historiography concerned with colonialism in the Malay world, by turning to the use of knowledge generated by European presence in the region. The aim here is to map the ways in which European observers and scholars interpreted the ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity which has been seen as a hallmark of Southeast Asia...read more
By Christina Skott (editor)

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9781138203372 | Routledge, September 1, 2016, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: This volume departs from conventional historiography concerned with colonialism in the Malay world, by turning to the use of knowledge generated by European presence in the region.

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Product Description: Some people casually say 'touch wood' when they speak of something they hope will happen. Others won't allow peacock feathers into the house. And almost anyone who finds a four-leafed clover will treasure it and keep it. Why? Some superstitions are so ancient and have been practised for so long that they have come to be regarded as just harmless and widely observed 'customs', without people realising they are basically superstitions...read more

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9781925335170 | Exisle Pub, September 1, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Some people casually say 'touch wood' when they speak of something they hope will happen.

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Product Description: In Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes, William Lynwood Montell has collected stories and reminiscences from funeral home directors and embalmers across the state. These accounts provide a record of the business of death as it has been practiced in Kentucky over the past fifty years...read more

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9780813125671 | 1 edition (Univ Pr of Kentucky, October 1, 2009), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes, William Lynwood Montell has collected stories and reminiscences from funeral home directors and embalmers across the state.

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9780813168234 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Kentucky, August 5, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes, William Lynwood Montell has collected stories and reminiscences from funeral home directors and embalmers across the state.

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Product Description: This book engages with the experience of space and time in youth cultures across the world. Putting together contemporary case studies on young transnationalists, young glocals and young protesters in cities on the five continents, it analyzes new agoras and chronotopes in global cities...read more
By Pamela Nilan (editor)

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9789004225831 | Brill Academic Pub, August 18, 2016, cover price $198.00 | About this edition: This book engages with the experience of space and time in youth cultures across the world.

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Product Description: The practice of karo kari allows family, especially fathers, brothers and sons, to take the lives of their daughters, sisters and mothers if they are accused of adultery. This volume examines the central position of karo kari in the social, political and juridical structures in Upper Sindh, Pakistan...read more

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9781785330810 | Berghahn Books, June 30, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: The practice of karo kari allows family, especially fathers, brothers and sons, to take the lives of their daughters, sisters and mothers if they are accused of adultery.

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Product Description: For the uninitiated, the quinceaera celebrates the passage of a 15-year-old girl into adulthood: It's a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst. In this original anthology, 15 of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, men and women alike, share their own memories of these moving and often absurd extravaganzas—tales of that unique form of familial humiliation that is borne of the best intentions, fierce love, and the infectious joy of parents finally allowing their little girl to grow up...read more
By Christina Devallescar (narrator)

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9781522694298, titled "Fifteen Candles: 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and Other Quinceañera Stories" | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, June 21, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: For the uninitiated, the quinceaera celebrates the passage of a 15-year-old girl into adulthood: It's a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst.

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Product Description: Epitaphs are words to be remembered by, short poems or phrases literally written in stone. They can be practical, carrying some variation of the familiar “Here Lies,” but they can also be brilliantly creative with personally meaningful quotes or words written especially by or for the deceased...read more
By Samuel Fanous (editor)

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9781851244515 | Bodleian Library, June 15, 2016, cover price $17.50 | About this edition: Epitaphs are words to be remembered by, short poems or phrases literally written in stone.

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Product Description: Which statesman was, by the end, “bored with it all?” Which world-renowned economist considered on his deathbed whether he ought to have been less abstemious, saying “I should have drunk more champagne.” Did Admiral Horatio Nelson, one of England’s greatest naval heroes, really utter “Kiss me, Hardy” to his captain just before his death in the Battle of Trafalgar?             Over the years, family and loved ones have recorded an extraordinary number of famous last words, from kings and queens to politicians, philosophers, scientists, writers, and actors...read more

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9781851242511 | Bodleian Library, June 15, 2016, cover price $17.50 | About this edition: Which statesman was, by the end, “bored with it all?

From the author of Fresh Off the Boat, now a hit ABC sitcom, comes a hilarious and fiercely original story of culture, family, love, and red-cooked pork Eddie Huang was finally happy. Sort of. He’d written a bestselling book and was the star of a TV show that took him to far-flung places around the globe. His New York City restaurant was humming, his OKCupid hand was strong, and he’d even hung fresh Ralph Lauren curtains to create the illusion of a bedroom in the tiny apartment he shared with his younger brother Evan, who ran their restaurant business. Then he fell in love—and everything fell apart. The business was creating tension within the family; his life as a media star took him away from his first passion—food; and the woman he loved—an All-American white girl—made him wonder: How Chinese am I? The only way to find out, he decided, was to reverse his parents’ migration and head back to the motherland. On a quest to heal his family, reconnect with his culture, and figure out whether he should marry his American girl, Eddie flew to China with his two brothers and a mission: to set up shop to see if his food stood up to Chinese palates—and to immerse himself in the culture to see if his life made sense in China. Naturally, nothing went according to plan. Double Cup Love takes readers from Williamsburg dive bars to the skies over Mongolia, from Michelin-starred restaurants in Shanghai to street-side soup peddlers in Chengdu. The book rockets off as a sharply observed, globe-trotting comic adventure that turns into an existential suspense story with high stakes. Eddie takes readers to the crossroads where he has to choose between his past and his future, between who he once was and who he might become. Double Cup Love is about how we search for love and meaning—in family and culture, in romance and marriage—but also how that search, with all its aching and overpowering complexity, can deliver us to our truest selves.Praise for Eddie Huang’s Double Cup Love“Double Cup Love invites the readers to journey through [Eddie Huang’s] love story, new friendships, brotherhood, a whole lot of eating and more. Huang’s honest recounting shouts and whispers on every page in all-caps dialogues and hilarious side-commentary. Huang pulls simple truths and humor out of his complex adventure to China. His forthright sharing of anecdotes is sincere and generates uncontrollable laughter. . . . His latest memoir affirms not only that the self-described “human panda” is an engaging storyteller but a great listener, especially in the language of food.”—Chicago Tribune “An elaborate story of love and self-discovery . . . Huang’s writing is wry and zippy; he regards the world with an understanding of its absurdities and injustices and with a willingness to be surprised.”—Jon Caramanica, The New York Times “Huang is determined to tease out the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which Asian-Americans give up parts of themselves in order to move forward. . . . Fortunately for us, he’s not afraid to speak up about it.”—The New Yorker “Huang connects in Chengdu the same way he assimilated in America—through food, hip-hop and a never-ending authenticity, which readers experience through his hilarious writing voice and style.”—New York Daily News

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9780812995466 | Spiegel & Grau, May 31, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: From the author of Fresh Off the Boat, now a hit ABC sitcom, comes a hilarious and fiercely original story of culture, family, love, and red-cooked pork Eddie Huang was finally happy.

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9780147523518 | Unabridged edition (Random House, May 31, 2016), cover price $35.00

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Product Description: From Arthur Conan Doyle to Charles Dickens, Colin Dexter to Kenneth Grahame, writers and artists have often taken inspiration from the Thames. Gathering poetry, artwork, and short excerpts from longer prose, Writing the Thames includes chapters on topics that dominate in literary and artistic depictions of the Thames, from historical events like Julius Caeser’s crossing in 55 BCE and Elizabeth I’s stand against the Spanish at Tilbury to the explorations of the topographers who mapped and drew the river to the many authors, including Thomas More, Francis Bacon, William Morris, and Henry James, who enjoyed riverside retreats...read more

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9781851244508 | Bodleian Library, June 15, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: From Arthur Conan Doyle to Charles Dickens, Colin Dexter to Kenneth Grahame, writers and artists have often taken inspiration from the Thames.

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