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

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  • Natural Selection and Social Theoryby Robert Trivers

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 50.00

    Robert Trivers is a pioneering figure in the field of sociobiology. For Natural Selection and Social Theory, he has selected eleven of his most influential papers, including several classic papers from the early 1970s on the evolution of reciprocal altruism, parent-offspring conflicts, and asymmetry in sexual selection, which helped to establish the... more...

  • The Origin and Evolution of Culturesby Robert Boyd

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 40.99

    Presents 20 articles that form the backbone of Boyd and Richerson's path-breaking work on evolution and culture. This work assumes that culture is crucial for understanding human behaviour; unlike other organisms, socially transmitted beliefs, attitudes, and values heavily influence our behaviour. It also states that culture is part of biology. 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Why the Net Mattersby David Eagleman

    Canongate Books 2011; US$ 9.96

    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...

  • American Anthropology, 1971-1995by American Anthropological Association; Regna Darnell

    University of Nebraska Press 2002; US$ 45.00

    American anthropology in the late twentieth century interrogated and depicted the worlds of others, past and present, in subtle and incisive ways while increasingly questioning its own authority to do so. Marxist, symbolic, and structuralist thought shaped the fieldwork and conclusions of many researchers around the globe. Practicing anthropology... more...

  • The Anthropology of Cultural Performanceby J. Lowell Lewis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Contemporary life in most nation-states is not truly cultural, but rather "culture-like," especially in large-scale societies. Beginning with a distinction between special events and everyday life, Lewis examines fundamental events including play, ritual, work, and carnival and connects personal embodied habits and large-scale cultural practices. more...