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  • Civilization and Its Enemiesby Lee Harris

    Free Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their children sold into slavery by a victorious foe....They forget that in time of danger, in the face of the enemy, they must trust and confide in... more...

  • Hiding in the Lightby Dick Hebdige

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    Hebdige looks at the creation and consumption of objects and images from fashion and documentary photographs to Biff cartoons and the Band Aid campaign, and assesses their broad cultural significance. more...

  • Globalization and Civilizationsby Mehdi Mozaffari

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    Uniquely, critically interrogates the concept of 'civilization' by asking whether it is still valid in the globalized world economy of the twenty-first century. Includes case studies on the Arab world, Islam, China and Japan. more...

  • Culture and the Public Sphereby Jim McGuigan; Dr Jim Mcguigan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ungendering Civilizationby K. Anne Pyburn

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    Nine papers examines a specific body of archaeological data - from societies including Minoan Crete, ancient Zimbabwe and the Maya - in order to discuss the role of women in the evolution of states. more...

  • Early Civilizations of the Old Worldby Charles Keith Maisels

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Tracing the development of some of the earliest and key civilizations in history, Early Civilisations of the Old World explains how particular forms of social structure and cultural interaction developed from before the Neolithic period. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Thoughtby Gregory Claeys

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Thought provides essential information on, and a critical interpretation of, nineteenth-century thought and nineteenth-century thinkers. more...

  • At the Dawn of Modernityby David Levine

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 63.00

    Looking at a neglected period in the social history of modernization, David Levine investigates the centuries that followed the year 1000, when a new kind of society emerged in Europe. New commercial routines, new forms of agriculture, new methods of information technology, and increased population densities all played a role in the prolonged transition... more...

  • Re-reading Popular Cultureby Joke Hermes

    Wiley 2008; US$ 128.95

    Re-reading Popular Culture is an entertaining investigation of the meanings and value of popular culture today. It explores the theme of cultural citizenship by combining textual analysis and media reception theory to analyze popular culture. Includes such contemporary issues as the rewriting of masculinity after the success of feminism, and the... more...

  • Comparative civilizations and multiple modernitiesby S.N. Eisenstadt

    BRILL 2003; US$ 166.00

    Originally published over the past 20 years, the 38 papers collected in this two-volume set represent an overview of the core concerns of Eisenstadt (emeritus, sociology, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem, Israel) during this period axial civilizations (what Max Weber called the "world religions") and modernities. Having dealt with larger issues of theory in more...