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

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  • 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...

  • 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 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,á David Suzuki points the direction we must take as a society if we hope to meet the environmental challenges... more...

  • Critical Comparisons in Politics and Cultureby John Bowen; Roger Petersen

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 39.00

    An excellent case book for courses on comparison across the social sciences. more...

  • Made in Mexicoby Chris Goertzen

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00

    This book concerns the aesthetic, political, and socio-political aspects of tourism in southern Mexico, particularly in the state of Oaxaca. Tourists seeking "authenticity" buy crafts and festival tickets, and spend even more on travel expenses. What does a craft object or a festival moment need to look like or sound like to please both tradition... more...

  • Heritage from Belowby Iain Robertson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    This unique book contributes to the developing discourse by focusing on 'heritage from below' in a field where the literature on the relationship between heritage and identity has, rightly, been focused on national identity. Never before have the contemporary manifestations and the theoretical structuring framework of the idea of heritage from below... more...

  • Structural Anthropologyby Claude Levi-strauss

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 25.00

    "The ?structural method,? first set forth in this epoch-making book, changed the very face of social anthropology. This reissue of a classic will reintroduce readers to LÚvi-Strauss?s understanding of" more...

  • Nature via Nurture: Genes, experience and what makes us humanby Matt Ridley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Acclaimed author Matt Ridley's thrilling follow-up to his bestseller Genome. Armed with the extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, Ridley turns his attention to the nature versus nurture debate to bring the first popular account of the roots of human behaviour. more...