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Cultural studies: customs & traditions

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Muslim Women's Rituals
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Muslim Women's Rituals
Be more Japan
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Be More Japan is a celebration of all things Japanese - from the country's fascinating, ancient traditions to its unique and influential modern cultur...

Fall seven times, get up eight
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Japan's image in the world, and self-image, is tied up in a tumultuous history, from turbulent medieval ages, to the stable Tokugawa era, to catastrop...
Dressed
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We are all dressed. But how often do we pause to think about the place of our clothes in our lives? What unconscious thoughts do we express when we dr...

Don't touch my hair
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'Groundbreaking' GuardianStraightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Celebrated. Erased. Managed. Appropriated. Forever misunderstood. Black hair is never 'j...
Keep calm for brides
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CHEERING WORDS FOR NEARLY-NEWLYWEDS It's going to be the happiest day of your life. Well, it'll need to be after the months of planning and preparati...

Pie fidelity
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A journey through British food, from the acclaimed author of The Apple OrchardIn Britain, we have always had an awkward relationship with food. We've ...
One kiss or two?
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Every encounter begins with a greeting. Be it a quick 'Hello!' or the somewhat longer and gracious 'Sula manchwanta galunga omugobe!' shaking hands or...

High heel
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Best Fifteen Books of March 2019, Refinery29 Top Ten books of March 2019, Paste Magazine Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed bo...
49 uses for a walking stick
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Walking sticks have had a bad press. For too long the walking stick has been portrayed as a workaday item of codgerism, a simple support for the aged ...

The sports shoe
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The story of the sneaker's rise from the first Victorian tennis shoes to the Nike Air Max and beyond Moving from the athletic field to the shopping ...
The ultimate sneaker book
Our Price: £36.00
Back in 2002, Simon Woody Wood was dreaming up schemes to get free sneakers. Two weeks later, he was the proud owner of Sneaker Freaker and his life...

A Tudor Christmas
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Christmas in Tudor times was a period of feasting, revelry and merrymaking 'to drive the cold winter away'. A carnival atmosphere presided at court, w...
Merry midwinter
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Celebrating midwinter is not about what you buy or how much you spend - it's about your attitude to life. Turn away from the frenetic consumerism of C...

The book of Christmas
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Christmas. The biggest party in the world. The most widely celebrated festival on Earth. But why do we celebrate it the way we do? Over the years grea...
The whole art of dress
Our Price: £9.00
As we look back upon past centuries, and can scarce repress our laughter at many of the absurd fancies in costumes our ancestors wore, our present bel...

The last landlady
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Laura Thompson's grandmother Violet was one of the great landladies. Born in a London pub, she became the first woman to be given a publican's licence...
The original Christmas present
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The Original Christmas Present is the first in a series of trivia books, presented in a novel way. With over 300 pages of facts, pictures and 200 ques...

Understanding Arabs
Our Price: £17.09
For nearly three decades, diplomats, students, business people and governments have relied on Dr. Margaret Nydell's seminal work as the essential gu...
Danish cookbooks
Our Price: £20.69
Cookbooks tell stories. They open up the worlds in which the people who wrote and read them once lived. In the hands of a good historian, cookbooks can be shown to contain the markings of political, social, and ideological changes that we conventionally locate outside the kitchen. Over time, cookbooks allow us to trace the course of empires, of soc

Drop
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There is an entire culture surrounding these launches, or 'drops'. Streetwear aficionados travel intercontinentally to attend them, almost like concer...
Vintage tattoos
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This achingly cool book explores the bold, colourful and enduringly popular tattoo designs that were perfected across two World Wars. E...

Saturday night fever pitch
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'I like nice clothes, whether they're dodgy or not.' David Beckham Author Simon Doonan has two passions in life: Fashion and Football. At one time the...
State and society in communist Czechoslovakia
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Across central and eastern Europe after World War II, the newly established communist regimes promised a drastic social revolution that would transfor...

#LoveVivier
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A fresh look at the concept of elegance and Parisian style, personified by the iconic fashion of Roger Vivier. For decades, Roger Vivier has created v...
Ghosts of the tsunami
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'A remarkable and deeply moving book' Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No Harm 'A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction' Times Literary...

Little Miss Lucky is getting married
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The Mr. Men have been tickling children for generations with their funny and charming antics. The Mr Men for Grown-Ups series now gives adults the chance to laugh along as the Mr Men and Little Miss try to cope with the very grown-up world around them. Featuring Roger Hargreaves classic artwork alongside hilariously funny new text.

Dresses and dressmaking
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Examining how dress evolved over the long nineteenth century, between the French Revolution and the First World War, Pam Inder explores the history be...

1940s fashion
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Despite - or perhaps because of - the privations of war, the 1940s was one of the greatest decades for fashion in Britain. The designs and fashions of...
Hats & caps
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Hats & Caps offers a stunning collection of more than 1,200 of renowned fashion photographer Gianni Pucci's photographs of the headwear creations ...

Handbags
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'Any woman can wear shoes and handbags: it's not a question of how tall you are, how skinny you are, how blonde or blue-eyed or tanned or whatever.'...
Little black dress
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'One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress'Karl LagerfeldNinety years after Vogue dubbed Coco Chanel's simple short black '...

Fashion
Our Price: £18.00
Revealing the fashion industry as never before, this beautiful book contains a wealth of invaluable information every fashionista should know. Written...
Crazy competitions
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Whether it's flinging frozen rats or parading in holly evergreens, racing snails or carrying wives, human beings have long displayed their creativity ...

Tattoo street style
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Inspiring and captivating, Tattoo Street Style is a tribute to creativity and self-expression, a celebration of body, beauty, and style, a manifesto f...
18th-century fashion in detail
Our Price: £22.46
This beautifully illustrated book reveals the sharp pleats, high collars, gleaming pastes, colourful beads, elaborate buttons and intricate lacework t...

Transglobal fashion narratives
Our Price: £74.70
Everywhere we look, people are using fashion to communicate self and society-who they are, and where they belong. Transglobal Fashion Narratives prese...
Kimono and the colors of Japan
Our Price: £22.50
This distinctive volume reveals a unique antique kimono collection through various delicate Japanese colours and their use in kimono. The main focus o...

How to tie a headscarf
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'Thank you universe... I can't wait to continue trying styles from the book.' Betty MagazineThe most beautiful, stylish ways to wear a headscarf, incl...
Fashion-ology
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This new edition of a classic work offers a concise introduction to the sociology of fashion, and demystifies the workings of the fashion system. From...

The Parisian field guide to men's style
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From fashion and grooming tips to wardrobe essentials, Ines de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet reveal-with humor and fashion- insider savoir fair...
Wise words of the Yup'ik people
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The Yup'ik people of southwest Alaska were among the last Arctic peoples to come into contact with non-Natives, and as a result, Yup'ik language and m...

The Zaza Kurds of Turkey
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Turkey, at the very intersection between Europe and the Middle East, comprises a plethora of ethnicities and minority groups. There is however very li...
Morning
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'This is my manifesto for morning.There is an energy in the earlier hours, an awareness I enjoy. In today's world we tend to wake as late as we can, t...

The psychology of fashion
Our Price: £8.99
What do our clothes say about us? How do the clothes we wear affect our moods and emotions? How does the fashion industry encourage us to as...
Hand poked/no electricity
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Hand Poked / No Electricity is a love letter to stick and poke tattoo culture. It is a work of art in itself. Not only artists handbook but a resourc...

The wandering vine
Our Price: £16.99
WINNER OF THE FORTNUM & MASON FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS DEBUT DRINK BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 WINNER OF THE LOUIS ROEDERER INTERNATIONAL WINE BOOK OF THE ...
Hippie food
Our Price: £18.00
2019 James Beard Award NomineeAn enlightening narrative history-an entertaining fusion of Tom Wolfe and Michael Pollan-that traces the colorful origin...

F*ck vouchers
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Nothing says it quite like f*ck. Tired of beating around the bush? Not one for subtlety? Tell people what you really think with these vulgar and vers...
Japan
Our Price: £8.99
These forms are responsible for creating the unique traits and talents which distinguishes the Japanese people. Virtually all interactions in Japan ar...