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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Egalitarians - Human and Chimpanzeeby Margaret Power

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 68.00

    An innovative book challenging the perceived view of chimpanzees as being aggressive and fiercely territorial. more...

  • Becoming Yellowby Michael Keevak

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 37.50

    In their earliest encounters with Asia, Europeans almost uniformly characterized the people of China and Japan as white. This was a means of describing their wealth and sophistication, their willingness to trade with the West, and their presumed capacity to become Christianized. But by the end of the seventeenth century the category of whiteness was... more...

  • Contemporary Adulthoodby Judith Burnett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    A new approach which problematizes the category of contemporary adulthood, this book includes chapters on demographic change; becoming thirty-something; graduates and work; mental health and happiness; new configurations of masculinity; the sexual lifecourse; political beliefs in adulthood; and adulthood and the housing market. more...

  • Okaby Harry Swain

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 27.95

    On July 11, 1990, tension between white and Mohawk people at Oka, just west of Montreal, took a violent turn. At issue was the town's plan to turn a piece of disputed land in the community of Kanesatake into a golf course. Media footage of rock-throwing white residents and armed, masked Mohawk Warriors facing police across barricades shocked the world... more...