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

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  • 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...

  • The Origin and Evolution of Culturesby Robert Boyd; Peter J. Richerson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 43.99

    Oxford presents, in one convenient and coherently organized volume, 20 influential but until now relatively inaccessible articles that form the backbone of Boyd and Richerson's path-breaking work on evolution and culture. Their interdisciplinary research is based on two notions. First, that culture is crucial for understanding human behavior; unlike... more...

  • Contemporary Cultural Theoryby Andrew Milner; Jeff Browitt

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 36.31

    A fully revised edition of this highly regarded concise introduction to cultural theory. more...

  • Thinking Through Thingsby Amiria Henare; Martin Holbraad; Sari Wastell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Drawing upon the work of some of the most influential theorists in the field, Thinking Through Things demonstrates the quiet revolution growing in anthropology and its related disciplines, shifting its philosophical foundations. The first text to offer a direct and provocative challenge to disciplinary fragmentation - arguing for the futility of... more...

  • The Child in the World/The World in the Childby Marianne N. Bloch; Devorah Kennedy; Theodora Lightfoot; Dar Weyenberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 37.00

    The contributors look at universalizing discourses concerning young children across the globe, which purport to describe everyone in a scientific and neutral way, but actually create mechanisms through which children are divided and excluded. The contributors to this book employ post-structuralist, postcolonial, and feminist theoretical frameworks. more...

  • Hybrid Culturesby Néstor García Canclini; Christopher L. Chiappari; Silvia L. López

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 60.00

    Traditions not quite past and modernity not yet wholly present make a curious hybrid of Latin American culture. In this thought-provoking book, a leading Mexican intellectual explores the theoretical and practical challenges presented by such a hybrid state. In particular, Néstor García Canclini questions whether Latin America can move toward democracy... more...

  • Hybrid Culturesby Nestor Garcia Canclini; Renato Rosaldo; Silvia L. Lopez

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 70.50

    Examines the threats to Latin American cultural identity in a global marketplace - now with a new introduction! more...

  • MSC Maximal Stress Cooperationby Heiner Mühlmann

    Springer Vienna 2006; US$ 16.74

    In 1996 my book ?The Nature of Cultures? appeared in Vi- na and New York. It describes cultures as systems which are controlled by MSC and decorum. While MSC is a neologism meaning ?maximal stress cooperation? decorum is a very old term. It is as old as Western culture itself, and is furthermore, the translation of the even older Greek word ?prepon?.... more...

  • Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Claudia Mitchell; Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 191.00

    Never before has so much popular culture been produced about what it means to be a girl in today's society. From the first appearance of Nancy Drew in 1930, to Seventeen magazine in 1944 to the emergence of Bratz dolls in 2001, girl culture has been increasingly linked to popular culture and an escalating of commodities directed towards girls of... more...

  • The New Rich in Chinaby David Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    Three decades of reform since 1978 in the People?s Republic of China have resulted in the emergence of new social groups which have included new occupations and professions generated as the economy has opened up and developed and, most spectacularly given the legacy of state socialism, the identification of those who are regarded as wealthy. However,... more...