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

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  • 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$ 58.00

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

  • 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$ 100.00

    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...

  • The Evolution of Cultural Diversityby Ruth Mace; Clare J Holden; Stephen Shennan

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    Virtually all aspects of human behavior show enormous variation both within and between cultural groups, including material culture, social organization and language. Thousands of distinct cultural groups exist: about 6,000 languages are spoken today, and it is thought that a far greater number of languages existed in the past but became extinct.... more...

  • Cultural Change and Persistenceby William Ascher; John M. Heffron

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 31.00

    This book is about the ways that traditional cultural practices either change or persist in the face of social and economic development, whether the latter proceeds primarily from internal or external forces. The unifying argument of the contributions is that adapting cultural practices and beliefs is often the key to the preservation of core values... more...

  • Ethnicity, class and aspirationby Tim Butler; Chris Hamnett

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    An analysis of the aspirations of different groups living in East London and the strategies they have used to improve their status. more...