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

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  • Single Women in Popular Cultureby Dr Anthea Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Single Women in Popular Culture demonstrates how single women continue to be figures of profound cultural anxiety. Examining a wide range of popular media forms, this is a timely, insightful and politically engaged book, exploring the ways in which postfeminism limits the representation of single women in popular culture. more...

  • The Meme Machineby Susan Blackmore

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    Humans are extraordinary creatures, with the unique ability among animals to imitate and so copy from one another ideas, habits, skills, behaviours, inventions, songs, and stories. These are all memes, a term first coined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 in his book The Selfish Gene. Memes, like genes, are replicators, and this enthralling book is an investigation... more...

  • Act Your Age!by Frank Topping

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    By employing a groundbreaking "history of the present" methodology that resists traditional chronology, author Nancy Lesko analyzes both historical and present social and political factors that produce the presumed "natural adolescent." This resulting seminal work in the field of youth study forces readers to rethink the dominant interpretations on... more...

  • What is Culture?by Richard Reeves-Ellington

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    This book presents a new theory of culture that attempts to present a unified taxonomy and lexicon of definitions of culture by various social scientists for use in the inter-disciplinary investigation of organizational culture. Both both qualitative and quantitative data is presented and analysed. more...

  • Chiefdoms, Collapse and Coalescence in the Early American Southby Robin Beck; Charles M. Hudson

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 72.00

    Offers a new framework for understanding the transformation of the Native American South during the first centuries of the colonial era. more...

  • Work's Intimacyby Melissa Gregg

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    This book provides a long-overdue account of online technology and its impact on the work and lifestyles of professional employees. It moves between the offices and homes of workers in the new "knowledge" economy to provide intimate insight into the personal, family, and wider social tensions emerging in today’s rapidly changing work environment.... more...

  • Tales from Facebookby Daniel Miller

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    Facebook is now used by nearly 500 million people throughout the world, many of whom spend several hours a day on this site. Once the preserve of youth, the largest increase in usage today is amongst the older sections of the population. Yet until now there has been no major study of the impact of these social networking sites upon the lives of their... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumptionby Russell W. Belk; Rosa Llamas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    The first generation that has grown up in a digital world is now in our university classrooms. They, their teachers and their parents have been fundamentally affected by the digitization of text, images, sound, objects and signals. They interact socially, play games, shop, read, write, work, listen to music, collaborate, produce and co-produce, search... more...

  • Reform and Modernity in Islamby Safdar Ahmed

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 45.00

    The debate over Islam and modernity tends to be approached from a Eurocentric perspective that presents Western norms as a template for progress - against which Islamic societies can be measured. This misses the historical development of Muslim reformist thought that actively engages with the world around it and seeks to reconfigure Islam within the... more...

  • Human Nature and the Evolution of Societyby Stephen K. Sanderson

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Drawing on evolutionary psychology, sociobiology, and human behavioral ecology, this introduction to human behavior and the organization of social life explores the evolutionary dynamics underlying social life. more...