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

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  • Emerging Class in Papua New Guineaby Deborah B. Gewertz; Frederick K. Errington

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 28.00

    This 1999 book examines the emergence and ramifications of class in an urban setting in Papua New Guinea. 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...

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

    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...

  • Ethnicity, class and aspirationby Tim Butler; Chris Hamnett

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    An analysis of the aspirations of different groups living in East London and the strategies they have used to improve their status. more...

  • Evolution, Order and Complexityby Kenneth Boulding; Elias Khalil

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Evolution, Order and Complexity reflects topical interest in the relationship between the social and natural worlds. It represents the cutting edge of current thinking which challenges the natural/social dichotomy thesis by showing how the application of ideas which derive from biology can be applied and offer insight into the social realm. This... more...

  • 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...

  • Forced Marriage and 'Honour' Killings in Britainby Dr Christina Julios

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book explores the contemporary phenomenon of forced marriage and ?honour? killings in Britain. Set against a background of increasing ?honour?-based violence within the country?s South Asian and Muslim Diasporas, the book traces the development of the ?honour? question over the past two decades. It accordingly witnesses unprecedented changes... more...

  • Girl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Claudia Mitchell; Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

    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...

  • The Global Nomadby Greg Richards; Julie Wilson

    Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 49.95

    Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. more...

  • Human Natureby Joel J. Kupperman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 14.95

    This anthology provides a set of distinctive, influential views that explore the mysteries of human nature from a variety of perspectives. It can be read on its own, or in conjunction with Joel Kupperman's text, Theories of Human Nature . more...