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- 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...
- Westview Press 2014; US$ 39.99
Drawing on evolutionary psychology, sociobiology, and human behavioral ecology, this introduction to human behavior and the organization of social life explores the evolutionary dynamics underlying social life. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 19.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 90.00
While some scholars have said that there is no such thing as culture and have urged to abandon the concept altogether, the contributors to this volume overcome this impasse by understanding cultures and their representations for what they ultimately are ? rhetorical constructs. These senior, international scholars explore the complex relationships... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 75.00
Inspired by the Rhetoric Culture Project, this volume focuses on the use of imagery, narrative, and cultural schemes to deal with predicaments that arise during the course of life. The contributors explore how people muster their resources to understand and deal with emergencies such as illness, displacement, or genocide. In dealing with such circumstances,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Rituals and performances are a key theme in the study of nations and nationalism. With the aim of stimulating further research in this area, this book explores, debates and evaluates the role of rituals and performances in the emergence, persistence and transformation of nations, nationalisms and national identity. The chapters comprising this book... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Contemporary life in most nation-states is not truly cultural, but rather "culture-like," especially in large-scale societies. Beginning with a distinction between special events and everyday life, Lewis examines fundamental events including play, ritual, work, and carnival and connects personal embodied habits and large-scale cultural practices. more...
- 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...