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

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  • 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$ 29.00

    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...

  • Muslims in Americaby Edward E. Curtis

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    Muslims are neither new nor foreign to the United States. They have been a vital presence in North America since the 16th century. Muslims in America unearths their history, documenting the lives of African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, European, black, white, Hispanic and other Americans who have been followers of Islam. The book begins with the tale... more...

  • Cultural Studiesby Michael Ryan

    Wiley 2010; US$ 101.95

    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 to... more...

  • The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers, 1650-2000by Lex Heerma van Voss; Els Hiemstra-Kuperus; Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 190.00

    This collection offers the first systematic global and comparative history of textile workers over the course of 350 years. This period covers the major changes in wool and cotton production, and the global picture from before the Industrial Revolution through to the twentieth century. As well as offering a unique reference source for anyone interested... more...

  • Boys to Men in the Shadow of AIDSby Anthony Simpson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Mind the Gapby Peter M. Kappeler; Joan B. Silk

    Springer 2009; US$ 109.00

    The contributors to this book pursue both approaches, in an effort to understand how evolution has shaped modern human behavior and societies. more...

  • Sociology of Religion for Generations X and Yby Adam Possamai

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 85.50

    This book on the sociology of religion makes specific relevance to the generation X and Y from the very first page. Readers and students from this generation are involved in consumer culture, get part of their knowledge through popular culture and/or the Internet, and are more practical than theoretical. The academic world is in great need for such... more...

  • Culture and Rhetoricby Ivo Strecker; Stephen Tyler

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    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...