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- AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 45.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer US 2006; US$ 77.00
Paleolithic archaeologists and human paleontologists have failed to address the origins of a phenomenon that is both absolutely central to the human way of life and unique to our species. In all species of mammals, there are codes (rules, concepts, values, etc.) that govern behavior. Among humans, and only among humans, some of these codes are created... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00
Focusing primarily on the Gilded Age through the twentieth century, this fascinating volume synthesizes the findings and debates that have emerged from the growing historical and sociological literature on children's consumer culture, illuminating the circumstances and conflicts that produced, shaped, and legitimated children as a unique group... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 60.95 US$ 52.82
Provides an exciting approach to some of the most contentious issues in discussions around globalization—bioscientific research, neoliberalism, governance—from the perspective of the "anthropological" problems they pose; in other words, in terms of their implications for how individual and collective life is subject to technological, political,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 31.00
Humans are a striking anomaly in the natural world. While we are similar to other mammals in many ways, our behavior sets us apart. Our unparalleled ability to adapt has allowed us to occupy virtually every habitat on earth using an incredible variety of tools and subsistence techniques. Our societies are larger, more complex, and more cooperative... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 15.99
Whether he's discussing how to reconcile economy with ecology, why a warmer world will result in more poison ivy, why Britney Spears gets more hits on Google than global warming does, or why we might need to start eating jellyfish for supper, David Suzuki points the direction we must take as a society if we hope to meet the environmental challenges... more...