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

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  • Why the Net Matters, or Six Easy Ways to Avert the Collapse of Civilizationby David Eagleman

    Canongate Books 2011; US$ 8.33

    The advent of the internet has been one of the most significant technological developments in history. In this thought-provoking and groundbreaking work David Eagleman, author of international bestseller SUM, presents six ways in which the net saves us from major existential threats: epidemics, poor information flow, natural disasters, political corruption,... more...

  • The Fight over Digital Rightsby Bill D. Herman

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    Examines the debate over digital copyright and the new tools of political communication involved in the advocacy around the issue. more...

  • 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$ 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...

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

    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...

  • Cultural Materialismby Marvin Harris

    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...

  • Theories of Culture in Postmodern Timesby Marvin Harris

    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...

  • The Cultural Politics of Nationalism and Nation-Buildingby Rachel Tsang; Eric Taylor Woods

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The role of performance and rituals is central to the study of nationalism and ethnicity. This book explores, debates and evaluates the role of rituals and performances in the emergence, persistence and transformation of nations, nationalisms and national identity. more...

  • Gender, Agency and Changeby Victoria Goddard

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95

    People create new opportunities and conditions in response to change, and these responses are influenced by gender and age. This collection examines responses to development and social and political change through this prism of gender. 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...