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Culture and cultural processes Including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.

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  • ISS 8 The Afghanistan Conflict And Australia's Roleby Amin Saikal

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 33.32

    A decade after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the country continues to face a growing insurgency and crises of governance. The Afghanistan Conflict and Australia's Role tackles a number of critical dimensions-politics, society, military, and reconstruction-of this conflict from a range of perspectives. This book unpacks the... more...

  • Myth and Meaningby Claude Lévi-Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95

    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...

  • Names, Ethnicity and Populationsby Pablo Mateos

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 106.30

    This book follows the fascinating journey of personal names across the world, using maps and networks to identify alternative combinations of ethnic and geographic origins in contemporary population groups and neighbourhoods. more...

  • The Moral Animalby Robert Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral... more...

  • Becoming Sinnersby Joel Robbins

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 36.95

    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...

  • Sex and Sexuality in Chinaby Elaine Jeffreys

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Elaine Jeffreys explores the issues of sex and sexuality in a non-Western context by examining debates surrounding the emergence of new sexual behaviours, and the appropriate nature of their regulation, in the People's Republic of China. Commissioned from Western and mainland Chinese scholars of sex and sexuality in China, the chapters in this volume... more...

  • Cultural Materialismby Christopher Prendergast

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 78.00

    Widely regarded as one of the founding figures of international cultural studies, Raymond Williams is of seminal importance in rethinking the idea of culture. In tribute to his legacy, this edited volume is devoted to his theories of cultural materialism and is the most substantial and wide-ranging collection of essays on his work to be offered since... more...

  • Daily Life along the Mississippiby George S. Pabis

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    Rich thematic chapters explore the daily lives of Americans living along the Mississippi River, from pre-Columbian times to the present. more...

  • Digital Cultureby Charlie Gere

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 27.00

    In this revised and expanded second edition, taking account of new developments such as Facebook and the iPhone, Charlie Gere charts in detail the history of digital culture, as marked by responses to digital technology in art, music, design, film, literature and other areas. more...

  • The Intimate Stateby Perveez Mody

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book provides an ethnography of love-marriages in the late 1990s in Delhi, identifying the ways in which marriage is ever more a pitch of intense political contestation. It bears upon anthropological understandings of marriageability, urban morality, gender, kinship and the study of the individual and the couple in contemporary India. more...