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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,  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...