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

  • Ancient Chiefdoms of the Tombigbeeby John H. Blitz

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication Within the last 50 years archaeologists have discovered that around the 10th century A.D., native southeastern peoples began a process of cultural change far more complex than anything that had occurred previously. These late prehistoric societies?known as Mississippian?have come to be regarded as chiefdoms.... more...

  • Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theoryby James A.R. Marshall

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Social behavior has long puzzled evolutionary biologists, since the classical theory of natural selection maintains that individuals should not sacrifice their own fitness to affect that of others. Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory argues that a theory first presented in 1963 by William D. Hamilton?inclusive fitness theory?provides the... more...

  • Evolution (Routledge Revivals)by F. B. Jevons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    First published in 1900, this philosophical essay on Evolution questions how the acceptance of Evolution as scientific should influence the thoughts and actions of humankind from the perspective of morality and moral conduct. In his discussion, Frank B. Jevons deals with such subjects as pessimism and optimism towards evolutionary theory, the laws... more...

  • Die Zukunft der Cultural Studiesby Rainer Winter

    transcript 2014; US$ 28.11

    In der ersten Dekade des dritten Jahrtausends zeigen sich die Cultural Studies als eine umstrittene, aber gleichzeitig vielschichtige und die Komplexität des kulturellen und gesellschaftlichen Lebens erhellende intellektuelle Formation. Die Vielfalt der theoretischen Paradigmen, intellektuellen Perspektiven und empirischen Zugänge verbindet ihre Verpflichtung... 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...

  • Vergangenheiten auf der Spurby Andreas Frings; Andreas Linsenmann; Sascha Weber

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.60

    Die modernen Kulturwissenschaften können im Anschluss an Carlo Ginzburg als Ausprägungen eines seit dem 19. Jahrhundert dominanten semiotischen Indizienparadigmas angesehen werden, das an sehr alte Formen der Spurensuche und des Fährtenlesens anknüpft. Die modernen Historischen Kulturwissenschaften jedoch betreiben eine Engführung des Zeichenbegriffs... more...

  • Ein Wissenschaftsmuseum geht unter die Hautby Susanne B. Schmitt

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.60

    Sensory Turn: Diese experimentelle Ethnographie beleuchtet erstmalig ein Wissenschaftsmuseum aus der Perspektive leiblicher Erfahrung. Im Zentrum steht dabei die Frage nach Diskursen und Erfahrungen von den Sinnen und von Sinnlichkeit in einer Institution des Kulturbetriebes, die sich dem Thema »Körper« widmet. Susanne B. Schmitt stellt die Perspektiven... more...

  • Francophone Postcolonial Studiesby Charles Forsdick; David Murphy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    This landmark text constitutes the first comprehensive overview of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. Moving away from reductive geographical or linguistic surveys of the Francophone world, this collection of original essays provides a thematic discussion of the complex historical, political and cultural links between France and its former colonies.... more...

  • Human Nature and the Evolution of Societyby Stephen K. Sanderson

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    "Sanderson?s new book provides a great service, surveying and summarizing a vast quantity of research on evolution and human behavior in a way that will be accessible to general readers and students while also engaging and enlightening experts in the field." — Lee Cronk, Rutgers University "This book does an excellent job demonstrating the utility... 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...