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

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  • 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...

  • The Triumph of Sociobiologyby John Alcock

    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...

  • Identity and Cultureby Chris Weedon

    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...

  • The Emergence of Cultureby Philip G. Chase

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 109.00

    Describes the emergent nature of human culture. This book proposes hypotheses to explain how a phenomenon that is potentially maladaptive for individuals could have evolved, and to explain why culture plays such a pervasive role in human life. It then reviews the primatological, fossil, and archaeological data to test these hypotheses. more...

  • Culture, Globalization and the World-Systemby Anthony D. King

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 60.00

    One of the inaugural books discussing the increasing tendency of cultural practices to cross national boundaries. Updated with a new preface, these influential essays by a distinguished group of cultural critics lay the groundwork for a vital new field of inquiry. more...

  • Children and Consumer Culture in American Societyby Lisa Jacobson

    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...

  • Global Assemblagesby Aihwa Ong; Stephen J. Collier

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    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...

  • Not By Genes Aloneby Peter J. Richerson; Robert Boyd

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    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...

  • The Big Pictureby David Suzuki; David Taylor

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • The Moral Animalby Robert Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral... more...