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

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  • 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...

  • 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$ 64.99

    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...

  • Now You Know Absolutely Everythingby Doug Lennox; Catriona Wight

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 99.99

    All of Doug Lennox?s popular books are now collected together in this one bundle of enjoyment for the trivia buff. Hours of fun and enrichment are to be found on every topic imaginable, including sports, religion, history, criminology and many more! If you want to expand your mind, look no further. more...

  • Myth and Meaningby Claude Lévi-Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95

    The anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss was one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century. His work has had a profound impact not only within anthropology but also linguistics, sociology and philosophy. In this short book he examines the nature and role of myth in human history, distilling a lifetime of writing into a few sharp insights.... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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

    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...

  • Ein Wissenschaftsmuseum geht unter die Hautby Susanne B. Schmitt

    transcript 2014; US$ 32.30

    Sensory Turn: Diese experimentelle Ethnographie beleuchtet erstmalig ein Wissenschaftsmuseum aus der Perspektive leiblicher Erfahrung. Im Zentrum steht dabei die Frage nach Diskursen und Erfahrungen von den Sinnen und von Sinnlichkeit in einer Institution des Kulturbetriebes, die sich dem Thema »Körper« widmet. Susanne B. Schmitt stellt die Perspektiven... more...

  • Die Zukunft der Cultural Studiesby Rainer Winter

    transcript 2014; US$ 26.24

    In der ersten Dekade des dritten Jahrtausends zeigen sich die Cultural Studies als eine umstrittene, aber gleichzeitig vielschichtige und die Komplexität des kulturellen und gesellschaftlichen Lebens erhellende intellektuelle Formation. Die Vielfalt der theoretischen Paradigmen, intellektuellen Perspektiven und empirischen Zugänge verbindet ihre Verpflichtung... more...