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

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  • 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...

  • Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenousby Dorothy L. Hodgson

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    What happens to marginalized groups from Africa when they ally with the indigenous peoples? movement? Who claims to be indigenous and why? Dorothy L. Hodgson explores how indigenous identity, both in concept and in practice, plays out in the context of economic liberalization, transnational capitalism, state restructuring, and political democratization.... 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...

  • Peoples on Paradeby Sadiah Qureshi

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    In May 1853, Charles Dickens paid a visit to the “savages at Hyde Park Corner,” an exhibition of thirteen imported Zulus performing cultural rites ranging from songs and dances to a “witch-hunt” and marriage ceremony. Dickens was not the only Londoner intrigued by these “living curiosities”: displayed foreign peoples... 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...

  • 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...

  • Jews, Confucians, and Protestantsby Lawrence E. Harrison

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • Chiefdoms, Collapse, and Coalescence in the Early American Southby Robin Beck; Charles M. Hudson

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 72.00

    Offers a new framework for understanding the transformation of the Native American South during the first centuries of the colonial era. more...

  • Work's Intimacyby Melissa Gregg

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    This book provides a long-overdue account of online technology and its impact on the work and lifestyles of professional employees. It moves between the offices and homes of workers in the new "knowledge" economy to provide intimate insight into the personal, family, and wider social tensions emerging in today’s rapidly changing work environment.... more...