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

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  • 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...

  • 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...