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  • The Idea of Cultureby Terry Eagleton

    Wiley 2013; US$ 33.95

    Terry Eagleton's book, in this vital new series from Blackwell, focuses on discriminating different meanings of culture, as a way of introducing to the general reader the contemporary debates around it. more...

  • Kognition bei Menschen und Tierenby Tobias Starzak

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    What distinguishes humans from all other animals? In this book, rationality, social learning, and cooperation ? the basis of cultural evolution ? are placed under the microscope from a comparative philosophical perspective. The view is developed that anthropological difference is based upon the sum of many small differences, and that we... more...

  • Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africaby Andrea L. Stanton; Edward Ramsamy; Peter J. Seybolt; Carolyn M. Elliott

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 545.00

    These volumes convey what daily life is like in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Entries will aid readers in understanding the importance of cultural sociology, to appreciate the effects of cultural forces around the world. more...

  • Encyclopedia of American Popular Culture Abroadby Frank Hoffmann; Martin Manning

    Infosential Press 2000; US$ 36.95

    The view of American popular culutural phenomenon by the rest of the world is often different. This unique reference source presents the background and foreign scene on such phenomenon as Barbie dolls, baseball, jazz, comic books, Dr. Seuss, Elvis, country and western music, Marilyn Monroe, Monompoly,as well as shows such as I Love Lucy, Dallas, and... more...

  • Consumer Cultureby Douglas J. Goodman

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00

    This is a review of consumerism and its impact on sociological issues. It discusses the history of our consumer culture, as well as covering the social impact of consumption, and the views of economists and sociologists. There is coverage of important research. more...

  • Organizing Innovationby M. Veenswijk

    IOS Press 2006; US$ 132.00

    Public administration and public administration reform should not only be concerned with the improvement of the efficiency and coherence, but also with political values like liberty, equity and security as well as legal values like the rule of the law. This work contains contributions to the science and practice of public administration. more...

  • The Central Liberal Truthby Lawrence E. Harrison

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 15.99

    Which cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes best promote democracy, social justice, and prosperity? How can we use the forces that shape cultural change, such as religion, child-rearing practices, education, and political leadership, to promote these values in the Third World? This book offers answers to these questions. more...

  • Culture and Societyby David Oswell

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 53.00

    "Too often cultural studies discourse seems cut off from wider developments in social theory. As a sociologist with a strong cultural studies sensibility, David Oswell is ideally placed to put this right. Through a series of well-judged and historically nuanced readings of cultural, social theory and critical philosophy, this book provides just the... more...

  • Making Sense of Cultural Studiesby Chris Barker

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 59.00

    Barker focuses on the significance and future of cultural studies. He analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the field, providing both an authoritative diagnosis of the subject and a balanced prognosis, investigates the boundaries of cultural studies and elucidates the main themes of study. more...

  • The Sociology of the Bodyby Kate Cregan

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 63.00

    "Through a provocative analysis, this book contextualizes, explicates and critically analyses the work of those key theorists and texts that have been most influential in refocusing our gaze on human embodiment. Upon this foundation, the author builds her own distinctive theoretical framework towards the analysis of embodiment. This is a valuable addition... more...