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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Initiating Change in Highland Ethiopiaby Dena Freeman

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 38.00

    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$ 27.00

    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$ 60.00

    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...

  • 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...