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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$ 50.01

    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$ 84.63

    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...

  • Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theoryby James A.R. Marshall

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Social behavior has long puzzled evolutionary biologists, since the classical theory of natural selection maintains that individuals should not sacrifice their own fitness to affect that of others. Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory argues that a theory first presented in 1963 by William D. Hamilton?inclusive fitness theory?provides the... more...

  • Gewalt in der Moderneby Eva M Siegel

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.23

    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$ 7.68

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 40.99

    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...

  • Visions of Cultureby Jerry D. Moore

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 49.99

    Part I: Introduction 1. Edward Tylor, from Primitive Culture 2. Lewis Henry Morgan, from Ancient Society 3. Franz Boas, from The Methods of Ethnology 4. Émile Durkheim, from Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (Excerpts) Part II: The Nature of Culture 5. Alfred Kroeber, from Disposal of the Dead 6. Ruth Benedict, from... more...