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

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  • Peoples on Paradeby Sadiah Qureshi

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    In May 1853, Charles Dickens paid a visit to the “savages at Hyde Park Corner,” an exhibition of thirteen imported Zulus performing cultural rites ranging from songs and dances to a “witch-hunt” and marriage ceremony. Dickens was not the only Londoner intrigued by these “living curiosities”: displayed foreign peoples... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00

    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...

  • 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... more...

  • We Have Never Been Postmodernby Steve Redhead

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    This book sets out a variety of reasons why we should move away from seeing the recent era as 'postmodern' and our culture as 'postmodernist' through a series of analyses of contemporary culture. more...

  • Humanity 2.0by Steve Fuller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 31.00

    Social thinkers in all fields are faced with one unavoidable question: What does it mean to be human in the 21st century?This ambitious and groundbreaking book provides the first synthesis of historical, philosophical and sociological insights needed to address this question in a thoughtful and creative manner. more...

  • 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...

  • Human Natureby Joel J. Kupperman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 14.95

    This anthology provides a set of distinctive, influential views that explore the mysteries of human nature from a variety of perspectives. It can be read on its own, or in conjunction with Joel Kupperman's text, Theories of Human Nature . 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...