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

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  • Re-imagining Cultural Studiesby Andrew J Milner

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 60.00

    This book is a much-needed reappraisal of the Williams approach, correcting misinterpretations and demonstrating its singular relevance to the problems and potentials facing cultural studies today. What emerges is a logically consistent and penetrating way of `doing cultural studies' that successfully challenges many of the dominant approaches in the... more...

  • Contemporary Cultural Theoryby Andrew Milner; Jeff Browitt

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 36.31

    A fully revised edition of this highly regarded concise introduction to cultural theory. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...