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- AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 44.99
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...
- AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 51.99
Visions of Culture: An Annotated Reader is an anthology of articles coordinated for use with Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists. Each selection is prefaced with a brief introduction about the anthropologist and the text. Each primary text is followed by a section titled ?Queries and Connections,?... more...
- AltaMira Press 1998; US$ 33.99
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...
- AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 38.99
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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 234.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 55.95
Questioning the utopian image of western knowledge as a uniquely successful achievement in its application to economic and social development, this provocative volume, the latest in the EIDOS series, argues that it is unacceptable to dismiss problems encountered by development projects as the inadequate implementation of knowledge. Rather, it suggests... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Rituals and performances are a key theme in the study of nations and nationalism. With the aim of stimulating further research in this area, this book explores, debates and evaluates the role of rituals and performances in the emergence, persistence and transformation of nations, nationalisms and national identity. The chapters comprising this book... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 29.95
Describes the stress afflicting populations in the process of defending themselves against imaginary or real enemies. This book presents the euphoria felt by populations when they believe that they have been let off once again. It also describes the genius populations show in constructing their different worlds. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 18.99
In this objective approach to the sociobiology debate, John Alcock illuminates how sociobiologists study behavior in all species. He provides an analysis of case histories that include the topics sexual jealousy, beauty, gender difference, and rape. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 42.00
Looks at how different cultural narratives and practices work to constitute identity for individuals and groups in multi-ethnic, 'postcolonial' societies. This book is useful for students in cultural studies, sociology of culture, literary studies, history, race and ethnicity studies, media and film studies, and gender studies. more...