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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 210.00
Evolution, Order and Complexity reflects topical interest in the relationship between the social and natural worlds. It represents the cutting edge of current thinking which challenges the natural/social dichotomy thesis by showing how the application of ideas which derive from biology can be applied and offer insight into the social realm. This... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95
In Exploring Borders Giuseppe Mantovani highlights and explores the ways in which culture acts as a framework organising our experience. He emphasises the differences across and between cultures and examines the depths to which these can go. He also analyses the functions of culture, including: mediation, meaning-making, and forming a repertory of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95
Have you ever wondered how the internal space of our brain connects with the external space of society? Drawing on hermeneutics and neuroscience Stephen Reyna develops an anthropological theory that explains the relationship between the biological and the cultural. Recent popular interest in the brain is evident, and now social anthropologists are... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 75.00
Rooted in real world observations, this book questions the concept of tradition - whether contemporary globalization will prove its demise or whether there is a process of simultaneous ending and renewing. In his introduction, Nezar Alsayyad discusses the meaning of the word 'tradition' and the current debates about the 'end of tradition'. Thereafter... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 26.00
Class has become a feature of life in Papua New Guinea, evident in both 'traditional' and 'modern' settings. This book examines the emergence of class differences and its social and cultural ramifications in Wewak, capital of the East Sepik Province, and movingly conveys the injuries of class inequalities. more...
- Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 49.95
Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00
Fascinating insight into cultural change and transformation in a rural community in Southern Ethiopia. Two types of ritual are performed by the same people: one has remained stable, while the other has been transformed. Dena Freeman focusses on new ethnographical and historical data to analyse how this can occur. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95
There are now new experiences of space and time; new tensions between globalism and regionalism, socialism and consumerism, reality and spectacle; new instabilities of value, meaning and identity - a dialectic between past and future. How are we to understand these? Mapping the Futures is the first of a series which brings together cultural theorists... more...
- SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 60.00
This book is a much-needed reappraisal of the Williams approach, correcting misinterpretations and demonstrating its singular relevance to the problems and potentials facing cultural studies today. What emerges is a logically consistent and penetrating way of `doing cultural studies' that successfully challenges many of the dominant approaches in the... more...