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

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

    Duncker & Humblot 2009; US$ 100.53

    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...

  • Nationale Aspekte einer transnationalen Disziplin.by Christian Dessau

    Duncker & Humblot 2008; US$ 59.41

    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...

  • Zugehörigkeit in der mobilen Weltby Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 9.12

    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...

  • Gewalt in der Moderneby Eva M Siegel

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 21.31

    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...

  • 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...

  • Natural Selection and Social Theoryby Robert Trivers

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 50.00

    Robert Trivers is a pioneering figure in the field of sociobiology. For Natural Selection and Social Theory, he has selected eleven of his most influential papers, including several classic papers from the early 1970s on the evolution of reciprocal altruism, parent-offspring conflicts, and asymmetry in sexual selection, which helped to establish the... more...

  • The Origin and Evolution of Culturesby Robert Boyd

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    Presents 20 articles that form the backbone of Boyd and Richerson's path-breaking work on evolution and culture. This work assumes that culture is crucial for understanding human behaviour; unlike other organisms, socially transmitted beliefs, attitudes, and values heavily influence our behaviour. It also states that culture is part of biology. more...

  • Why the Net Matters, or Six Easy Ways to Avert the Collapse of Civilizationby David Eagleman

    Canongate Books 2011; US$ 8.33

    The advent of the internet has been one of the most significant technological developments in history. In this thought-provoking and groundbreaking work David Eagleman, author of international bestseller SUM, presents six ways in which the net saves us from major existential threats: epidemics, poor information flow, natural disasters, political corruption,... more...

  • The Fight over Digital Rightsby Bill D. Herman

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

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

  • Sharing Knowledge and Cultural Heritageby Laura Van Broekhoven; Cunera Buijs; Pieter Hovens

    Sidestone Press 2011; US$ 38.00

    Sharing Knowledge & Cultural Heritage (SK&CH), First Nations of the Americas, testifies to the growing commitment of museum professionals in the twenty-first century to share collections with the descendants of people and communities from whom the collections originated. Thanks to collection histories and the documenting of relations with particular... more...