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

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  • Tales from Facebookby Daniel Miller

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • One Riverby Wade Davis

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.00

    The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America?Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis?an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history. In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a leave from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers... more...

  • Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Claudia Mitchell; Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 204.00

    Never before has so much popular culture been produced about what it means to be a girl in today's society. From the first appearance of Nancy Drew in 1930, to Seventeen magazine in 1944 to the emergence of Bratz dolls in 2001, girl culture has been increasingly linked to popular culture and an escalating of commodities directed towards girls of... more...

  • The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers, 1650-2000by Lex Heerma van Voss; Els Hiemstra-Kuperus; Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 275.00

    This collection offers the first systematic global and comparative history of textile workers over the course of 350 years. This period covers the major changes in wool and cotton production, and the global picture from before the Industrial Revolution through to the twentieth century. As well as offering a unique reference source for anyone interested... more...

  • Musical Migrationsby Frances R. Aparicio; Candida F. Jaquez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 45.00

    A dynamic and original collection of essays on the transnational circulation and changing social meanings of Latin music across the Americas. The transcultural impact of Latin American musical forms in the United States calls for a deeper understanding of the shifting cultural meanings of music. Musical Migrations examines the tensions between the... more...

  • Cultural Change and Persistenceby William Ascher; John M. Heffron

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 33.00

    This book is about the ways that traditional cultural practices either change or persist in the face of social and economic development, whether the latter proceeds primarily from internal or external forces. The unifying argument of the contributions is that adapting cultural practices and beliefs is often the key to the preservation of core values... more...

  • A Hypersexual Societyby Kenneth Kammeyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 30.00

    As many can attest, the prevalence of sexual imagery has increased in modern society over the past half century. In this timely new study, Kenneth Kammeyer traces the historical development of sexual imagery in America and society's preoccupation with it, all within a firm theoretical and sociological framework more...

  • Boys to Men in the Shadow of AIDSby Anthony Simpson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This ethnography charts the lives of mission-educated men in Zambia and their search for meaning in the AIDS pandemic, as well as their responses to prevention and HIV testing. It also suggests how hegemonic masculinities may begin to be re-figured and gender relationships redesigned. more...