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

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  • 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...

  • Contemporary Adulthoodby Judith Burnett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    A new approach which problematizes the category of contemporary adulthood, this book includes chapters on demographic change; becoming thirty-something; graduates and work; mental health and happiness; new configurations of masculinity; the sexual lifecourse; political beliefs in adulthood; and adulthood and the housing market. 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...

  • Cultural Change and Persistenceby William Ascher; John M. Heffron

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 33.00

    This book is about the ways that traditional cultural practices either change or persist in the face of social and economic development, whether the latter proceeds primarily from internal or external forces. The unifying argument of the contributions is that adapting cultural practices and beliefs is often the key to the preservation of core values... more...

  • Cultural Diversity, Heritage and Human Rightsby Michele Langfield; William Logan; Mairead Nic Craith

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    This theoretically innovative anthology investigates the problematic linkages between conserving cultural heritage, maintaining cultural diversity, defining and establishing cultural citizenship, and enforcing human rights. It is the first publication to address the notions of cultural diversity, cultural heritage and human rights in one volume. Heritage... more...

  • Cultural Studiesby Michael Ryan

    Wiley 2010; US$ 105.95

    This hands-on survey introduces students to the diverse fields that comprise cultural studies, from visual culture to popular music and new media. It can be used as a standalone text or is the perfect companion volume to Ryan's Cultural Studies: An Anthology . Provides a comprehensive overview of the field, from cyberculture and digital media... more...

  • Culture, Rhetoric and the Vicissitudes of Lifeby Michael Carrithers

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 27.95

    Inspired by the Rhetoric Culture Project, this volume focuses on the use of imagery, narrative, and cultural schemes to deal with predicaments that arise during the course of life. The contributors explore how people muster their resources to understand and deal with emergencies such as illness, displacement, or genocide. In dealing with such circumstances,... more...

  • Culture and Rhetoricby Ivo Strecker; Stephen Tyler

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    While some scholars have said that there is no such thing as culture and have urged to abandon the concept altogether, the contributors to this volume overcome this impasse by understanding cultures and their representations for what they ultimately are ? rhetorical constructs. These senior, international scholars explore the complex relationships... more...

  • The Egalitarians - Human and Chimpanzeeby Margaret Power

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 44.00

    An innovative book challenging the perceived view of chimpanzees as being aggressive and fiercely territorial. more...

  • Ein Wissenschaftsmuseum geht unter die Hautby Susanne B. Schmitt

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.60

    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...