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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$ 54.00

    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 provided some of the most popular... more...

  • Primitive Selvesby E. Taylor Atkins

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    This remarkable book examines the complex history of Japanese colonial and postcolonial interactions with Korea, particularly in matters of cultural policy. E. Taylor Atkins focuses on past and present Japanese fascination with Korean culture as he reassesses colonial anthropology, heritage curation, cultural policy, and Korean performance art in Japanese... more...

  • Re-imagining Cultural Studiesby Andrew J Milner

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 48.00

    This book is a much-needed reappraisal of the Williams approach, correcting misinterpretations and demonstrating its singular relevance to the problems and potentials facing cultural studies today. What emerges is a logically consistent and penetrating way of `doing cultural studies' that successfully challenges many of the dominant approaches in the... more...

  • Reform and Modernity in Islamby Safdar Ahmed

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Single Women in Popular Cultureby Dr Anthea Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Thinking Through Thingsby Amiria Henare; Martin Holbraad; Sari Wastell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Drawing upon the work of some of the most influential theorists in the field, Thinking Through Things demonstrates the quiet revolution growing in anthropology and its related disciplines, shifting its philosophical foundations. The first text to offer a direct and provocative challenge to disciplinary fragmentation - arguing for the futility of... 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...

  • Work's Intimacyby Melissa Gregg

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    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...

  • Ancient Chiefdoms of the Tombigbeeby John H. Blitz

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication Within the last 50 years archaeologists have discovered that around the 10th century A.D., native southeastern peoples began a process of cultural change far more complex than anything that had occurred previously. These late prehistoric societies?known as Mississippian?have come to be regarded as chiefdoms.... more...

  • Becoming Sinnersby Joel Robbins

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    In a world of swift and sweeping cultural transformations, few have seen changes as rapid and dramatic as those experienced by the Urapmin of Papua New Guinea in the last four decades. A remote people never directly "missionized," the Urapmin began in the 1960s to send young men to study with Baptist missionaries living among neighboring communities.... more...