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

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  • The Meme Machineby Susan Blackmore

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 12.99

    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$ 47.95

    Are our current ways of talking about "the problem of adolescence" really that different than those of past generations? For the past decade, Act Your Age! has provided a provocative and now classic analysis of the accepted ways of viewing teens. By employing a groundbreaking "history of the present" methodology that resists traditional chronology,... 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...

  • Jews, Confucians, and Protestantsby Lawrence E. Harrison

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 37.99

    In Jews, Confucians, and Protestants: Cultural Capital and the End of Multiculturalism, Lawrence E. Harrison takes the politically incorrect stand that not all cultures are created equally. Analyzing the performance of 117 countries, grouped by predominant religion, Harrison argues for the superiority of those cultures that emphasize Jewish, Confucian,... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 88.00

    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$ 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...

  • 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...

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

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    "Sanderson?s new book provides a great service, surveying and summarizing a vast quantity of research on evolution and human behavior in a way that will be accessible to general readers and students while also engaging and enlightening experts in the field." — Lee Cronk, Rutgers University "This book does an excellent job demonstrating the utility... more...

  • ISS 8 The Afghanistan Conflict And Australia's Roleby Amin Saikal

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 33.32

    A decade after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the country continues to face a growing insurgency and crises of governance. The Afghanistan Conflict and Australia's Role tackles a number of critical dimensions-politics, society, military, and reconstruction-of this conflict from a range of perspectives. This book unpacks the... more...

  • Myth and Meaningby Claude Lévi-Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95

    The anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss was one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century. His work has had a profound impact not only within anthropology but also linguistics, sociology and philosophy. In this short book he examines the nature and role of myth in human history, distilling a lifetime of writing into a few sharp insights.... more...