Author: Isabel Allende,Panchita Llona

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060175900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

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A work combining personal narrative and erotic lore offers recipes, poems, stories, paintings, and anecdotes focusing on the sensuality of food


Author: Monica Silveira Cyrino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415775221

Category: History

Page: 155

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Aphrodite explores the many myths and meanings of the Greek goddess of love, sex and beauty. One of the most widely worshipped and popular deities in Greek antiquity, Aphrodite emerges from the imaginations of the ancient Greek writers and artists as a multifaceted, powerful and charismatic figure. This volume explores the importance of Aphrodite for the ancient Greeks, as well as her enduring influence as a symbol of beauty, adornment, love and sexuality in contemporary culture. In a wide-ranging investigation of the universality of Aphrodite's power and significance, this volume illuminates the numerous intricate levels of divinity embodied by the alluring figure of Aphrodite. Aphrodite offers new insights into the ancient texts and artistic representations of the goddess, as well as a comprehensive survey of the current scholarship about the origins and interpretations of Aphrodite, whilst also highlighting her eternal popular appeal across cultures and generations. A goddess of love who is not afraid to enter the battlefield; a goddess of bodily adornment who is the first to appear totally nude; a goddess born of the sea who emerges into the open sky: Aphrodite is a polyvalent deity, plural in nature, function and significance.

Creating the Productive Workplace

Author: Derek Clements-Croome

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134265972

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

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A new edition of a classic title, featuring updated and additional material to reflect today’s competitive work environments, contributed by a team of international experts. Essential for anyone involved in the design, management and use of work places, this is a critical multidisciplinary review of the factors affecting productivity, as well a practical solutions manual for common problems and issues.

Literature of Developing Nations for Students

Author: Elizabeth Bellalouna,Michael L. LaBlanc,Ira Mark Milne

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1186

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Includes summaries and critical commentaries of works by authors living in the developing nations of Latin America, Asia, Africa, India, and the Caribbean; and describes each author's background and cultural and social surroundings.

The Anthropology of Sex

Author: Hastings Donnan,Fiona Magowan

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887635

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Sex scholarship has a long history in anthropology, from the studies of voyeuristic Victorian gentlemen ethnographers, to more recent analyses of gay sex, transsexualism, and the newly visible forms of contemporary sexuality in the West. The Anthropology of Sex draws on the comparative field research of anthropologists to examine the relationship between sex as identity, practice and experience. Sexual cultures vary enormously and, while often the topic of tabloid titillation, they are more rarely subjected to strict cultural analysis. The Anthropology of Sex is the first work to critically synthesise over a century of comparative expertise, knowledge and understanding of diverse sexual forms. - Explores sexuality from diversity to perversity and asks how diverse sexual practices are linked. - Probes the cultural and comparative context of contemporary sexual practice and belief. - Examines the shaping of sex by global and globalizing forces. The Anthropology of Sex will be key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in anthropology and related disciplines

Literature of Developing Nations for Students: L-Z

Author: Elizabeth Bellalouna,Michael L. LaBlanc

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787649302

Category: Developing countries

Page: 606

View: 1636

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that examine over fifty works of literature from developing nations, each with an introduction to the work and its author, a plot summary, descriptions of important characters, analysis of important themes, a critical overview, and other information.

On Leadership

Author: James G. March,Thierry Weil

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405142618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 2509

In this series of lectures, previously unpublished in English, andhere translated from a French reconstruction and interpretation bynoted scholar Thierry Weil, leading organizational scholar JamesMarch uses great works of literature to explore the problems ofleadership. Uses great works of literature to explore the problems ofleadership, for example War and Peace, Othello, and DonQuixote. Presents moral dilemmas related to leadership, for example thebalance between private life and public duties, and between theexpression and the control of sexuality. Encourages readers to explore ideas that are sometimessubversive and unpalatable but may allow organizations to adapt ina rapidly changing world.

Reference Guide to World Literature: Authors

Author: Sara Pendergast,Tom Pendergast

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 9781558624917

Category: Literature

Page: 1730

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Online version of the 2-vol. work issued by St. James Press, 2003, in series St. James reference guides.

New Age

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Lifestyles

Page: N.A

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