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- 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...
- 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...
- Springer Vienna 2006; US$ 29.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.00
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...