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

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  • Quest Biographies Bundle ? Books 21?30by Julie H. Ferguson; Tom Henighan; Nicholas Maes; Wayne Larsen; Sharon Stewart; Valerie Knowles; D.T. Lahey; Edward Butts; Peggy Dymond Leavey

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 54.99

    This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped the future of a nation and often of the world. In this volume we find politicians, an explorer, a frontiersman, a famous novelist, a revolutionary, a movie star, landscape painters, and a captain of industry. more...

  • Evolution (Routledge Revivals)by F. B. Jevons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1900, this philosophical essay on Evolution questions how the acceptance of Evolution as scientific should influence the thoughts and actions of humankind from the perspective of morality and moral conduct. In his discussion, Frank B. Jevons deals with such subjects as pessimism and optimism towards evolutionary theory, the laws... more...

  • Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theoryby James A.R. Marshall

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    Social behavior has long puzzled evolutionary biologists, since the classical theory of natural selection maintains that individuals should not sacrifice their own fitness to affect that of others. Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory argues that a theory first presented in 1963 by William D. Hamilton?inclusive fitness theory?provides the... more...

  • 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...

  • Comparative Youth Cultureby Mike Brake

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Mike Brake suggests that subcultures develop in response to social problems which a group experiences collectively, and shows how individuals draw on collective identities to define themselves. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

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

  • The Global Nomadby Greg Richards; Julie Wilson

    Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 49.95

    Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. more...