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

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  • Human Nature and the Evolution of Societyby Stephen K. Sanderson

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    "Sanderson?s new book provides a great service, surveying and summarizing a vast quantity of research on evolution and human behavior in a way that will be accessible to general readers and students while also engaging and enlightening experts in the field." — Lee Cronk, Rutgers University "This book does an excellent job demonstrating the utility... 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...

  • A Hypersexual Societyby Kenneth Kammeyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • ISS 8 The Afghanistan Conflict And Australia's Roleby Amin Saikal

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 33.32

    A decade after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the country continues to face a growing insurgency and crises of governance. The Afghanistan Conflict and Australia's Role tackles a number of critical dimensions-politics, society, military, and reconstruction-of this conflict from a range of perspectives. This book unpacks the... more...

  • Immigration and Acculturationby Salman Akhtar

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2010; US$ 39.99

    This book provides clinical strategies for working with immigrant and ethnically diverse patients and their offspring while drawing observations from the humanities to reveal truths about the psychological impact of immigration. Each aspect of the life of an immigrant is explored, shedding light on the complexities of work, friendship, sex, marriage,... 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...

  • Initiating Change in Highland Ethiopiaby Dena Freeman

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    This 2002 book presents fascinating insights into cultural change and transformation in the little-known Gamo Highlands of Southern Ethiopia. more...

  • Jews, Confucians, and Protestantsby Lawrence E. Harrison

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 37.99

    In Jews, Confucians, and Protestants: Cultural Capital and the End of Multiculturalism, Lawrence E. Harrison takes the politically incorrect stand that not all cultures are created equally. Analyzing the performance of 117 countries, grouped by predominant religion, Harrison argues for the superiority of those cultures that emphasize Jewish, Confucian,... more...

  • MSC Maximal Stress Cooperationby Heiner Mühlmann

    Springer Vienna 2006; US$ 29.95

    In 1996 my book ?The Nature of Cultures? appeared in Vi- na and New York. It describes cultures as systems which are controlled by MSC and decorum. While MSC is a neologism meaning ?maximal stress cooperation? decorum is a very old term. It is as old as Western culture itself, and is furthermore, the translation of the even older Greek word ?prepon?.... more...