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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95
By employing a groundbreaking "history of the present" methodology that resists traditional chronology, author Nancy Lesko analyzes both historical and present social and political factors that produce the presumed "natural adolescent." This resulting seminal work in the field of youth study forces readers to rethink the dominant interpretations on... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2002; US$ 45.00
American anthropology in the late twentieth century interrogated and depicted the worlds of others, past and present, in subtle and incisive ways while increasingly questioning its own authority to do so. Marxist, symbolic, and structuralist thought shaped the fieldwork and conclusions of many researchers around the globe. Practicing anthropology... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; 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... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 55.95
Challenges the utopian view of Western knowledge as uniquely successful in its application to economic and social development. The contributors offer an enthographic critique using case studies from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
With the rise of imperialism, the centuries-old European tradition of humanist scholarship as the key to understanding the world was jeopardized. Nowhere was this more true than in nineteenth-century Germany. It was there, Andrew Zimmerman argues, that the battle lines of today's "culture wars" were first drawn when anthropology challenged humanism... 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...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 149.00
Deals with economic aspects of changing attitudes in arts and sciences. This book emphasizes the effects of the public good character of culture, along with the very long production period and lifetime for its products, as both contribute to the failure of normal market solutions. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 190.00
This collection offers the first systematic global and comparative history of textile workers over the course of 350 years. This period covers the major changes in wool and cotton production, and the global picture from before the Industrial Revolution through to the twentieth century. As well as offering a unique reference source for anyone interested... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
In a world of swift and sweeping cultural transformations, few have seen changes as rapid and dramatic as those experienced by the Urapmin of Papua New Guinea in the last four decades. A remote people never directly "missionized," the Urapmin began in the 1960s to send young men to study with Baptist missionaries living among neighboring communities.... more...