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

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  • 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...

  • Archaeological Site Museums in Latin Americaby Helaine Silverman

    UPF 2006; US$ 44.95

    This handbook for archaeologists and heritage managers can readily be incorporated into museum, heritage, and ethics courses, and actual field strategies. more...

  • Musical Migrationsby Frances R. Aparicio; Candida F. Jaquez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00

    A dynamic and original collection of essays on the transnational circulation and changing social meanings of Latin music across the Americas. The transcultural impact of Latin American musical forms in the United States calls for a deeper understanding of the shifting cultural meanings of music. Musical Migrations examines the tensions between the... more...

  • Humanity 2.0by Steve Fuller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 31.00

    Social thinkers in all fields are faced with one unavoidable question: What does it mean to be human in the 21st century?This ambitious and groundbreaking book provides the first synthesis of historical, philosophical and sociological insights needed to address this question in a thoughtful and creative manner. more...

  • Single Women in Popular Cultureby Dr Anthea Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Single Women in Popular Culture demonstrates how single women continue to be figures of profound cultural anxiety. Examining a wide range of popular media forms, this is a timely, insightful and politically engaged book, exploring the ways in which postfeminism limits the representation of single women in popular culture. more...

  • Human Natureby Joel J. Kupperman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 14.95

    This anthology provides a set of distinctive, influential views that explore the mysteries of human nature from a variety of perspectives. It can be read on its own, or in conjunction with Joel Kupperman's text, Theories of Human Nature . more...

  • The Meme Machineby Susan Blackmore

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    Humans are extraordinary creatures, with the unique ability among animals to imitate and so copy from one another ideas, habits, skills, behaviours, inventions, songs, and stories. These are all memes, a term first coined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 in his book The Selfish Gene. Memes, like genes, are replicators, and this enthralling book is an investigation... more...

  • Act Your Age!by Frank Topping

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Are our current ways of talking about "the problem of adolescence" really that different than those of past generations? For the past decade, Act Your Age! has provided a provocative and now classic analysis of the accepted ways of viewing teens. By employing a groundbreaking "history of the present" methodology that resists traditional chronology,... more...

  • What is Culture?by Richard Reeves-Ellington

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    This book presents a new theory of culture that attempts to present a unified taxonomy and lexicon of definitions of culture by various social scientists for use in the inter-disciplinary investigation of organizational culture. Both both qualitative and quantitative data is presented and analysed. more...