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

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  • 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...

  • Patterns of Middle Class Consumption in India and Chinaby Christophe Jaffrelot; Peter Van Der Veer

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 49.95

    Patterns of Middle Class Consumption in India and China explores the complex. history and sociology of the middle class from a comparative perspective. It has. papers written by sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists rather. than economists, so the emphasis is on cultural shifts rather than economic statistics.The. major contribution... more...

  • A Hypersexual Societyby Kenneth Kammeyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 30.00

    As many can attest, the prevalence of sexual imagery has increased in modern society over the past half century. In this timely new study, Kenneth Kammeyer traces the historical development of sexual imagery in America and society's preoccupation with it, all within a firm theoretical and sociological framework 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...

  • Ethnicity, Inc.by John L. Comaroff; Jean Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    In Ethnicity, Inc. anthropologists John L. and Jean Comaroff analyze a new moment in the history of human identity: its rampant commodification. Through a wide-ranging exploration of the changing relationship between culture and the market, they address a pressing question: Wherein lies the future of ethnicity? Their account begins in South Africa,... more...

  • Muslims in Americaby Edward E. Curtis IV

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    Muslims have been a vital presence in North America since the 16th century. Here for the first time is a brief introduction to the entire span of their religious history, featuring the stories and voices of Muslims Americans from every religious, racial, and ethnic background. more...

  • Cultural Studiesby Michael Ryan

    Wiley 2010; US$ 109.95 US$ 95.29

    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...

  • Boys to Men in the Shadow of AIDSby Anthony Simpson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This ethnography charts the lives of mission-educated men in Zambia and their search for meaning in the AIDS pandemic, as well as their responses to prevention and HIV testing. It also suggests how hegemonic masculinities may begin to be re-figured and gender relationships redesigned. 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...

  • 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...