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Culture and cultural processes Including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.

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  • Nationale Aspekte einer transnationalen Disziplin.by Christian Dessau

    Duncker & Humblot 2008; US$ 49.63

    Hauptbeschreibung In seinem Werk untersucht Christian Dessau die rechtskulturelle Einbettung von Rechtstheorie(n) in nationale Kontexte. Untersucht wird die Frage, welchen Einfluss externe Faktoren auf die Themenwahl und inhaltliche Ausprägung von Rechtswissenschaftlern, insbesondere Rechtstheoretikern, haben. Zu diesem Zwecke werden in der Studie... more...

  • Profile einer Rehabilitierung des kulturell Fremden.by Hans Magnus Strehler

    Duncker & Humblot 2009; US$ 83.98

    Hauptbeschreibung Hans Magnus Strehler stellt sich die Aufgabe, Konnexionen zwischen den different erscheinenden Bereichen und Aspekten Lévi-Strauss'schen Denkens transparent zu machen. Damit hebt er sich von der bisherigen Lévi-Strauss-Forschung ab, welche im wesentlichen segmentorientiert betrieben wurde. Die gewählte Vorgehensweise wird verbunden... more...

  • Gewalt in der Moderneby Eva M Siegel

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Wahrnehmung anderer Kulturen wird auch und nicht zuletzt medial erzeugt. Dabei scheint heute die Darstellung bestimmter Regionen der Erde fast ausschließlich über Gewaltphänomene zu funktionieren. In einer Reihe von literaturwissenschaftlichen Mikroanalysen zeigt Eva-Maria Siegel, in welchem Erkenntnisrahmen Formen der Gewalt... more...

  • Zugehörigkeit in der mobilen Weltby Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 7.62

    Hauptbeschreibung Zugehörigkeiten zu Nationen, ethnischen Gruppen oder religiösen Gemeinschaften sind im Verlauf der Geschichte wiederholt politisiert worden. Heute entbrennen (wieder) emotionsgeladene Debatten um Heimat, Gemeinschaft, Familie und um die Möglichkeiten der Verortung in einer räumlich und sozial zunehmend mobilen Welt. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka... more...

  • An Anthropological Critique of Developmentby Mark Hobart

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 55.95

    Questioning the utopian image of western knowledge as a uniquely successful achievement in its application to economic and social development, this provocative volume, the latest in the EIDOS series, argues that it is unacceptable to dismiss problems encountered by development projects as the inadequate implementation of knowledge. Rather, it suggests... more...

  • Critically Modernby Bruce M. Knauft

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 17.55

    "Critically Modern makes a critical intervention in one of the great debates of the moment. It offers a variety of rich and fascinating empirical analyses of 'modern' phenomena from diverse societies, and contributes a powerful (and largely missing) voice to the growing literature on globalization and... more...

  • Cultural Materialismby Marvin Harris

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 42.99

    Cultural Materialism, published in 1979, was Marvin Harris's first full-length explication of the theory with which his work has been associated. While Harris has developed and modified some of his ideas over the past two decades, generations of professors have looked to this volume as the essential starting point for explaining the science of culture... more...

  • The Fight over Digital Rightsby Bill D. Herman

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 26.00

    Examines the debate over digital copyright and the new tools of political communication involved in the advocacy around the issue. more...

  • Genes, Mind, and Cultureby Charles J. Lumsden; Edward O. Wilson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 135.00

    Long considered one of the most provocative and demanding major works on human sociobiology, Genes, Mind, and Culture introduces the concept of gene-culture coevolution. It has been out of print for several years, and in this volume Lumsden and Wilson provide a much needed facsimile edition of their original work, together with a major review of progress... more...

  • How Societies Changeby Daniel Chirot

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 34.00

    This book, the only brief and affordable macro-sociology text available for undergraduates, describes how societies have changed over the past five thousand years. The discussion focuses on the idea that industrial societies, despite their great success, have created a new set of recurring and unsolved problems which will serve as a major impetus for... more...