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

  • Tales of the Ex-Apesby Jonathan Marks

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    What do we think about when we think about human evolution? With his characteristic wit and wisdom, anthropologist Jonathan Marks explores our scientific narrative of human origins?the study of evolution?and examines its cultural elements and theoretical foundations. In the process, he situates human evolution within a general anthropological framework... more...

  • Forced Marriage and 'Honour' Killings in Britainby Dr Christina Julios

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book explores the contemporary phenomenon of forced marriage and ?honour? killings in Britain. Set against a background of increasing ?honour?-based violence within the country?s South Asian and Muslim Diasporas, the book traces the development of the ?honour? question over the past two decades. It accordingly witnesses unprecedented changes... more...

  • 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 US$ 31.96

    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$ 48.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Myth and Meaningby Claude LÚvi-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...

  • Now You Know Absolutely Everythingby Doug Lennox; Catriona Wight

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 99.99

    All of Doug Lennox?s popular books are now collected together in this one bundle of enjoyment for the trivia buff. Hours of fun and enrichment are to be found on every topic imaginable, including sports, religion, history, criminology and many more! If you want to expand your mind, look no further. more...

  • Quest Biographies Bundle ? Books 21?30by Julie H. Ferguson; Tom Henighan; Nicholas Maes; Wayne Larsen; Sharon Stewart; Valerie Knowles; D.T. Lahey; Edward Butts; Peggy Dymond Leavey

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 54.99

    This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped the future of a nation and often of the world. In this volume we find politicians, an explorer, a frontiersman, a famous novelist, a revolutionary, a movie star, landscape painters, and a captain of industry. more...