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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$ 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$ 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$ 34.99

    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$ 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 andits impact on the work and lifestyles of professional employees. Itmoves 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 rapidlychanging 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...

  • 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...

  • Mapping the Futuresby John Bird; Barry Curtis; Tim Putnam; Lisa Tickner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    There are now new experiences of space and time; new tensions between globalism and regionalism, socialism and consumerism, reality and spectacle; new instabilities of value, meaning and identity - a dialectic between past and future. How are we to understand these? Mapping the Futures is the first of a series which brings together cultural theorists... more...