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

  • 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 2014; US$ 129.00

    Ethnicity has become one of the most studied human dimensions in social and biomedical sciences over the past decade. However, there are important shortcomings in the means available to researchers to define and classify human group difference in past, as well as contemporary populations. Personal naming conventions usually adhere to unwritten social... 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...

  • 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$ 64.99

    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...