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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Objects of Cultureby H. Glenn Penny

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 38.95

    In the late nineteenth century, Germans spearheaded a worldwide effort to preserve the material traces of humanity, designing major ethnographic museums and building extensive networks of communication and exchange across the globe. In this groundbreaking study, Glenn Penny explores the appeal of ethnology in Imperial Germany and analyzes the motivations... more...

  • Ethnicity, Inc.by John L. Comaroff; Jean Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    In Ethnicity, Inc. anthropologists John L. and Jean Comaroff analyze a new moment in the history of human identity: its rampant commodification. Through a wide-ranging exploration of the changing relationship between culture and the market, they address a pressing question: Wherein lies the future of ethnicity? Their account begins in South Africa,... more...

  • 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...

  • Immigration and Acculturationby Salman Akhtar

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2010; US$ 39.99

    This book provides clinical strategies for working with immigrant and ethnically diverse patients and their offspring while drawing observations from the humanities to reveal truths about the psychological impact of immigration. Each aspect of the life of an immigrant is explored, shedding light on the complexities of work, friendship, sex, marriage,... more...

  • Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenousby Dorothy L. Hodgson

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    What happens to marginalized groups from Africa when they ally with the indigenous peoples? movement? Who claims to be indigenous and why? Dorothy L. Hodgson explores how indigenous identity, both in concept and in practice, plays out in the context of economic liberalization, transnational capitalism, state restructuring, and political democratization.... more...