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

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  • Evolution, Order and Complexityby Kenneth Boulding; Elias Khalil

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Evolution, Order and Complexity reflects topical interest in the relationship between the social and natural worlds. It represents the cutting edge of current thinking which challenges the natural/social dichotomy thesis by showing how the application of ideas which derive from biology can be applied and offer insight into the social realm. This... more...

  • Exploring Bordersby Giuseppe Mantovani

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    In Exploring Borders Giuseppe Mantovani highlights and explores the ways in which culture acts as a framework organising our experience. He emphasises the differences across and between cultures and examines the depths to which these can go. He also analyses the functions of culture, including: mediation, meaning-making, and forming a repertory of... more...

  • Nonzeroby Robert Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 18.00

    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 End of Tradition?by Nezar Alsayyad

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 78.95

    Rooted in real world observations, this book questions the concept of tradition - whether contemporary globalization will prove its demise or whether there is a process of simultaneous ending and renewing. In his introduction, Nezar Alsayyad discusses the meaning of the word 'tradition' and the current debates about the 'end of tradition'. Thereafter... more...

  • Connectionsby Stephen P. Reyna

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    Have you ever wondered how the internal space of our brain connects with the external space of society? Drawing on hermeneutics and neuroscience Stephen Reyna develops an anthropological theory that explains the relationship between the biological and the cultural. Recent popular interest in the brain is evident, and now social anthropologists are... more...

  • Initiating Change in Highland Ethiopiaby Dena Freeman

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 29.00

    This 2002 book presents fascinating insights into cultural change and transformation in the little-known Gamo Highlands of Southern Ethiopia. more...

  • Emerging Class in Papua New Guineaby Deborah B. Gewertz; Frederick K. Errington

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 28.00

    This 1999 book examines the emergence and ramifications of class in an urban setting in Papua New Guinea. more...

  • Mapping the Futuresby John Bird; Barry Curtis; Tim Putnam; Lisa Tickner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    There are now new experiences of space and time; new tensions between globalism and regionalism, socialism and consumerism, reality and spectacle; new instabilities of value, meaning and identity - a dialectic between past and future. How are we to understand these? Mapping the Futures is the first of a series which brings together cultural theorists... more...

  • Re-imagining Cultural Studiesby Andrew J Milner

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 48.00

    This book is a much-needed reappraisal of the Williams approach, correcting misinterpretations and demonstrating its singular relevance to the problems and potentials facing cultural studies today. What emerges is a logically consistent and penetrating way of `doing cultural studies' that successfully challenges many of the dominant approaches in the... more...

  • The Triumph of Sociobiologyby John Alcock

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 12.99

    In The Triumph of Sociobiology , John Alcock reviews the controversy that has surrounded evolutionary studies of human social behavior following the 1975 publication of E.O. Wilson's classic, Sociobiology, The New Synthesis . Denounced vehemently as an "ideology" that has justified social evils and inequalities, sociobiology has survived the assault.... more...