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

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  • 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...

  • Culture, Rhetoric and the Vicissitudes of Lifeby Michael Carrithers

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 25.00

    Inspired by the Rhetoric Culture Project, this volume focuses on the use of imagery, narrative, and cultural schemes to deal with predicaments that arise during the course of life. The contributors explore how people muster their resources to understand and deal with emergencies such as illness, displacement, or genocide. In dealing with such circumstances,... more...

  • One Riverby Wade Davis

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.00

    The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America?Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis?an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history. In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a leave from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers... more...

  • Primitive Selvesby E. Taylor Atkins

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    This remarkable book examines the complex history of Japanese colonial and postcolonial interactions with Korea, particularly in matters of cultural policy. E. Taylor Atkins focuses on past and present Japanese fascination with Korean culture as he reassesses colonial anthropology, heritage curation, cultural policy, and Korean performance art in Japanese... more...

  • Indian and European Contact in Contextby Dennis B Blanton; Julia A King

    UPF 2000; US$ 44.95

    Between the 16th and 19th centuries as indigenous Native Americans, colonizing Europeans, and Africans came into sustained contact in North America, their cultures underwent a variety of complex transformations. While other scholarly books that examine "cultural contact" have traditionally viewed the issue through a single lens, this collection... more...