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

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

    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...

  • The Big Pictureby David Suzuki; David Taylor

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

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

  • Heritage from Belowby Dr Iain J M Robertson; Professor Brian Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Research into the ways in which the past is constructed and consumed in the present is now reaching a mature stage. This maturity derives from the general acceptance that heritage as a social and cultural construct is closely connected to the making and maintaining of identity at all spatial scales. This unique book contributes to the developing discourse... more...

  • Cultural Studies 11.3by Lawrence Grossberg; Della Pollock

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    This intriguing issue represents the truly international and interdisciplinary nature of contemporary work in cultural studies. Cultural Studies has reflected the discipline in becoming ever more global in scope and perspective. more...

  • Cultural Studiesby Lawrence Grossberg; Cary Nelson; Paula Treichler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    Featuring new essays by such prominent cultural theorists as Tony Bennett, Homi Bhabha, Donna Haraway, bell hooks, Constance Penley, Janice Radway, Andrew Ross, and Cornel West, Cultural Studies offers numerous specific cultural analyses while simultaneously defining and debating the common body of assumptions, questions, and concerns that have... more...

  • Simians, Cyborgs, and Womenby Donna Haraway

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Simians, Cyborgs and Women is a powerful collection of ten essays written between 1978 and 1989. Although on the surface, simians, cyborgs and women may seem an odd threesome, Haraway describes their profound link as "creatures" which have had a great destabilizing place in Western evolutionary technology and biology. Throughout this book, Haraway... 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...