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

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  • Thriving in the Crosscurrentby James Kenney

    Quest Books 2012; US$ 16.95

    "Are we living in an age of moral decay or moral growth?" James Kenney asks his audiences in talks in the U.S. and abroad. The pessimists win out, citing everything from road rage to economic crisis, religious fanaticism, global violence, and environmental disasters. But the good news, says Kenney, is that what we see is not what we get. We misperceive... 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...

  • Entanglements, or Transmedial Thinking about Captureby Rey Chow

    Duke University Press 2012; US$ 84.95

    This follow-up volume to our book The Age of the World Target collects interconnected entangled essays of literary and cultural theorist Rey Chow. The essays take up ideas of violence, capture, identification, temporality, sacrifice, and victimhood, engaging with theorists from Derrida and Deleuze to Agamben and Rancière. more...

  • The Anthropology of Cultural Performanceby J. Lowell Lewis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • ISS 8 The Afghanistan Conflict And Australia's Roleby Amin Saikal

    Melbourne University Press 2011; Not Available

    A decade after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the country continues to face a growing insurgency and crises of governance. The Afghanistan Conflict and Australia's Role tackles a number of critical dimensions-politics, society, military, and reconstruction-of this conflict from a range of perspectives. This book unpacks the... more...

  • Names, Ethnicity and Populationsby Pablo Mateos

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Ethnicity has become one of the most studied human dimensions in social and biomedical sciences over the past decade. However, there are important shortcomings in the means available to researchers to define and classify human group difference in past, as well as contemporary populations. Personal naming conventions usually adhere to unwritten social... 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...

  • Rethinking National Identity in the Age of Migrationby Migration Policy Institute; Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2012; US$ 33.84

    Hauptbeschreibung Greater mobility and migration have brought about unprecedented levels of diversity that are transforming communities across the Atlantic in fundamental ways, sparking uncertainty over who the "we" is in a society. As publics fear loss of their national identity and values, the need is greater than ever to reinforce the bonds that... 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...

  • 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...