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

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  • Mapping the Futuresby John Bird; Barry Curtis; Tim Putnam; Lisa Tickner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    There are now new experiences of space and time; new tensions between globalism and regionalism, socialism and consumerism, reality and spectacle; new instabilities of value, meaning and identity - a dialectic between past and future. How are we to understand these? Mapping the Futures is the first of a series which brings together cultural theorists... more...

  • The Meme Machineby Susan Blackmore

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 12.99

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 45.00

    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...

  • Muslims in Americaby Edward E. Curtis

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 8.99

    Muslims are neither new nor foreign to the United States. They have been a vital presence in North America since the 16th century. Muslims in America unearths their history, documenting the lives of African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, European, black, white, Hispanic and other Americans who have been followers of Islam. The book begins with the tale... more...

  • Myth and Meaningby Claude Lévi-Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95

    The anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss was one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century. His work has had a profound impact not only within anthropology but also linguistics, sociology and philosophy. In this short book he examines the nature and role of myth in human history, distilling a lifetime of writing into a few sharp insights.... more...

  • Names, Ethnicity and Populationsby Pablo Mateos

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book follows the fascinating journey of personal names across the world, using maps and networks to identify alternative combinations of ethnic and geographic origins in contemporary population groups and neighbourhoods. more...

  • The New Rich in Chinaby David Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    Three decades of reform since 1978 in the People?s Republic of China have resulted in the emergence of new social groups which have included new occupations and professions generated as the economy has opened up and developed and, most spectacularly given the legacy of state socialism, the identification of those who are regarded as wealthy. However,... 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...

  • One Riverby Wade Davis

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 19.00

    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...

  • Patterns of Middle Class Consumption in India and Chinaby Christophe Jaffrelot; Peter Van Der Veer

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 49.95

    Patterns of Middle Class Consumption in India and China explores the complex. history and sociology of the middle class from a comparative perspective. It has. papers written by sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists rather. than economists, so the emphasis is on cultural shifts rather than economic statistics.The. major contribution... more...