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

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  • The Chinese Mindby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    A fascinating examination of contemporary Chinese culture, The Chinese Mind offers an informative, accessible look at the values, attitudes and behavior patterns of modern China?and their roots in the history of this ancient nation. This excellent overview of Chinese tradition, history and culture is perfect for the classroom, for tourists or outsiders... more...

  • Nationale Aspekte einer transnationalen Disziplin.by Christian Dessau

    Duncker & Humblot 2008; US$ 59.46

    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$ 100.63

    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...

  • Evolution (Routledge Revivals)by F. B. Jevons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1900, this philosophical essay on Evolution questions how the acceptance of Evolution as scientific should influence the thoughts and actions of humankind from the perspective of morality and moral conduct. In his discussion, Frank B. Jevons deals with such subjects as pessimism and optimism towards evolutionary theory, the laws... more...

  • Zugehörigkeit in der mobilen Weltby Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 9.13

    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$ 22.56

    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...

  • An Anthropological Critique of Developmentby Mark Hobart

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 55.95

    Challenges the utopian view of Western knowledge as uniquely successful in its application to economic and social development. The contributors offer an enthographic critique using case studies from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. 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...