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  • An Introduction to Studying Popular Cultureby Dominic Strinati

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    How can we study popular culture? What makes 'popular culture' popular? Is popular culture important? What influence does it have? An Introduction to Studying Popular Culture provides a clear and comprehensive answer to these questions. It presents a critical assessment of the major ways in which popular culture has been interpreted, and suggests... more...

  • Food in the Social Orderby Mary Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1984, This work is a cross-cultural study of the moral and social meaning of food. It is a collection of articles by Douglas and her colleagues covering the food system of the Oglala Sioux, the food habits of families in rural North Carolina, meal formats in an Italian-American community near Philadelphia. It also includes a grid/group... more...

  • The Scope Of Anthropologyby Laurent Dousset; Serge TcherkA©zoff

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    Some of the most prominent social and cultural anthropologists have come together in this volume to discuss Maurice Godelier?s work. They explore and revisit some of the highly complex practices and structures social scientists encounter in their fieldwork. From the nature?culture debate to the fabrication of hereditary political systems, from transforming... more...

  • Exhibiting Europe In Museumsby Wolfram Kaiser; Stefan Krankenhagen; Kerstin Poehls

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    Museums of history and contemporary culture face many challenges in the modern age. One is how to react to processes of Europeanization and globalization, which require more cross-border cooperation and different ways of telling stories for visitors. This book investigates how museums exhibit Europe. Based on research in nearly 100 museums across... more...

  • The Franz Boas Enigmaby Ludger Müller-Wille

    Baraka Books 2014; US$ 19.99

    Addressing, for the first time, the enigma of how Franz Boas came to be the central founder of anthropology and a driving force in the acceptance of science as part of societal life in North America, this exploration breaks through the linguistic and cultural barriers that have prevented scholars from grasping the importance of Boas?s personal background... more...

  • Cultural Heritage in International Investment Law and Arbitrationby Valentina Vadi

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 92.00

    Valentina Vadi assesses whether cultural heritage has and/or should have any relevance in international investment law and policy. more...

  • Religion and Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspectiveby Stephen Ellingson; M. Christian Green

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Issues of sexuality and gender are hotly contested in both religious communities and national cultures around the world. In the social sciences, religious traditions are often depicted as inherently conservative or even reactionary in their commitments to powerful patriarchal and pronatalist sexual norms and gender categories. In illuminating the... more...

  • Someone To Lend a Helping Handby D. Shenk

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    By providing descriptions of the experiences of thirty rural Minnesota women, often in their own words, this timely and topical book examines the expectations, beliefs and values of the women as they grow old in rural America. A lifecourse perspective fosters a better understanding of the aging process in terms of an individual's life experiences within... more...

  • The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theoryby Andrew Herman; Thomas Swiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    Engaging the thematic issues of the Web as a space where magic, metaphor, and power converge, the chapters cover such subjects as The Web and Corporate Media Systems, Conspiracy Theories and the Web; The Economy of Cyberpromotion, The Bias of the Web, The Web and Issues of Gender, and so on. more...

  • Art History as Cultural Historyby Richard Woodfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    This book focuses on Aby Warburg (1866-1929), one of the legendary figures of twentieth century cultural history. His collection, which is now housed in the Warburg Institute of the University of London bears witness to his idiosyncratic approach to a psychology of symbolism, and explores the Nachleben of classical antiquity in its manifold cultural... more...