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

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  • Sharing Knowledge and Cultural Heritageby Laura Van Broekhoven; Cunera Buijs; Pieter Hovens

    Sidestone Press 2011; US$ 38.00

    Sharing Knowledge & Cultural Heritage (SK&CH), First Nations of the Americas, testifies to the growing commitment of museum professionals in the twenty-first century to share collections with the descendants of people and communities from whom the collections originated. Thanks to collection histories and the documenting of relations with particular... more...

  • The Small Nation Solutionby John H. Bodley

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 48.99

    In The Small Nation Solution, John Bodley argues that the contemporary global problems of poverty, conflict, and environmental degradation are problems of scale and power. Bodley?s solution involves keeping nations small so as to limit the power of elite directors. It is a simple idea with profound implications. He spotlights successful small... more...

  • Genes, Mind, and Cultureby Charles J. Lumsden; Edward O. Wilson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 144.00

    Long considered one of the most provocative and demanding major works on human sociobiology, Genes, Mind, and Culture introduces the concept of gene-culture coevolution. It has been out of print for several years, and in this volume Lumsden and Wilson provide a much needed facsimile edition of their original work, together with a major review of progress... more...

  • Theories of Culture in Postmodern Timesby Marvin Harris

    AltaMira Press 1998; US$ 36.99

    Marvin Harris is arguably the most influential, prolific anthropological theorist of our time. This book brings together many of the strands of his work of the past two decades into a unified, contemporary statement on anthropological theory and practice. In this book, he presents his current views on the nature of culture addressing such issues as... more...

  • Cultural Materialismby Marvin Harris

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 42.99

    Cultural Materialism, published in 1979, was Marvin Harris's first full-length explication of the theory with which his work has been associated. While Harris has developed and modified some of his ideas over the past two decades, generations of professors have looked to this volume as the essential starting point for explaining the science of culture... more...

  • How Societies Changeby Daniel Chirot

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 36.00

    This book, the only brief and affordable macro-sociology text available for undergraduates, describes how societies have changed over the past five thousand years. The discussion focuses on the idea that industrial societies, despite their great success, have created a new set of recurring and unsolved problems which will serve as a major impetus for... more...

  • Vergangenheiten auf der Spurby Andreas Frings; Andreas Linsenmann; Sascha Weber

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.60

    Die modernen Kulturwissenschaften können im Anschluss an Carlo Ginzburg als Ausprägungen eines seit dem 19. Jahrhundert dominanten semiotischen Indizienparadigmas angesehen werden, das an sehr alte Formen der Spurensuche und des Fährtenlesens anknüpft. Die modernen Historischen Kulturwissenschaften jedoch betreiben eine Engführung des Zeichenbegriffs... more...

  • Tales of the Ex-Apesby Jonathan Marks

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    What do we think about when we think about human evolution? With his characteristic wit and wisdom, anthropologist Jonathan Marks explores our scientific narrative of human origins?the study of evolution?and examines its cultural elements and theoretical foundations. In the process, he situates human evolution within a general anthropological framework... more...

  • Gender, Agency and Changeby Victoria Goddard

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95

    In response to global change, people create new opportunities and conditions, and in their responses they are influenced by both gender and age. In Gender, Agency and Change the contributors illustrate the complexities involved in the constitution and performance of agency. Such agency may be reflected in strategies of accommodation and adaption... more...

  • Nonzeroby Robert Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    In his bestselling The Moral Animal , Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history?and discerning where history will lead us next. In Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny , Wright asserts that,... more...