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

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  • Arts, Sciences, and Economicsby Tönu Puu

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 149.00

    Deals with economic aspects of changing attitudes in arts and sciences. This book emphasizes the effects of the public good character of culture, along with the very long production period and lifetime for its products, as both contribute to the failure of normal market solutions. more...

  • The Child in the World/The World in the Childby Marianne N. Bloch; Devorah Kennedy; Theodora Lightfoot; Dar Weyenberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 34.00

    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...

  • Hybrid Culturesby Néstor García Canclini; Christopher L. Chiappari; Silvia L. López

    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...

  • Hybrid Culturesby Nestor Garcia Canclini; Renato Rosaldo; Silvia L. Lopez

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 70.50

    Examines the threats to Latin American cultural identity in a global marketplace - now with a new introduction! more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 185.00

    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 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...

  • Objects of Cultureby H. Glenn Penny

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 38.95

    In the late nineteenth century, Germans spearheaded a worldwide effort to preserve the material traces of humanity, designing major ethnographic museums and building extensive networks of communication and exchange across the globe. In this groundbreaking study, Glenn Penny explores the appeal of ethnology in Imperial Germany and analyzes the motivations... 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$ 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...