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Culture

  • 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...

  • Globalizing Knowledgeby Michael Kennedy

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Heralding a push for higher education to adopt a more global perspective, the term "globalizing knowledge" is today a popular catchphrase among academics and their circles. The complications and consequences of this desire for greater worldliness, however, are rarely considered critically. In this groundbreaking cultural-political sociology of knowledge... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Cultureby Toby Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    Research on popular culture is a dynamic, fast-growing domain. In scholarly terms, it cuts across many areas, including communication studies, sociology, history, American studies, anthropology, literature, journalism, folklore, economics, and media and cultural studies. The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture provides an authoritative,... more...

  • Gender-UseITby Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit Hochschule Heilbronn; Nicola Marsden; Ute Kempf

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    Systematic interdisciplinary research on usability that takes gender into account is still in its infancy. These conference proceedings document the first German language symposium devoted to this theme. The papers include examples from research and practice, recommendations for gender-sensitive software design, and theoretically grounded... more...

  • The Bodyby Lisa Jean Moore; Monica J. Casper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing tools for social and cultural analysis. Students... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Culturesby Linda Duits; Koos Zwaan; Stijn Reijnders

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    The chapters of this volume elucidate the key themes of the fan studies vernacular. As the contributing authors draw from recent empirical work around the globe, the book provides fresh insights and innovative angles on the latest developments within fan cultures, both online and offline. Because the volume is specifically set up as a Companion for... more...

  • Anarcho-Modernismby Ian Angus

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 24.95

    Essays exploring key issues of politics and aesthetics in honour of the founding director of SFU?s Institute for the Humanities. more...

  • Einfach vornehmby Jessica Cronshagen

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 22.40

    Anatomie einer bäuerlichen Elite in der Frühen Neuzeit. Nicht nur Adel und Patrizier herrschten in der Frühen Neuzeit. In ländlichen Gebieten mit geringer Adelspräsenz lag die Gestaltung der sozialen Ordnung weitgehend in bäuerlicher Hand. Die »Herrscher« im Dorf waren reiche Bauernfamilien, die es verstanden, ihre Stellung über Jahrhunderte zu behaupten.... more...

  • Representing "U": Popular Culture, Media, and Higher Educationby Pauline J. Reynolds

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    From the magazines and newspapers of the mid-1800s to movies and apps of the twenty-first century, popular culture and media in the United States provide prolific representations of higher education. This report positions artifacts of popular culture as pedagogic texts able to (mis)educate viewers and consumers regarding the purpose, values, and people... more...

  • Why Cultural Studiesby Gilbert B. Rodman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    Why Cultural Studies? is a rallying call for a reinvigoration of the project of cultural studies that provides a critical analysis of its meteoric rise to the academic fore and makes a convincing argument for the pressing need for a renewed investment in, and re-evaluation of, its core ideals. Rodman argues that there are valuable lessons we can... more...