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Culture and the Individual Theory and Method of Cultural Consonance

Culture and the Individual: Theory and Method of Cultural Consonance

1st Edition

By William W Dressler
July 27, 2017

Winner of the 2019 Society for Anthropological Sciences Book Prize This book engages with the issue of how culture is incorporated into individuals' lives, a question that has long plagued the social sciences. Starting with a critical overview of the treatment of culture and the individual in ...

The Origin of Cultures How Individual Choices Make Cultures Change

The Origin of Cultures: How Individual Choices Make Cultures Change

1st Edition

By W Penn Handwerker
September 15, 2009

What makes a 17-year-old girl decide to wrap a bomb around her body, walk into a supermarket, and detonate it, killing herself and an 18-year old girl shopping there? In this provocative and important book, renowned anthropologist W. Penn Handwerker shows that individual choices, from the fatal to ...

AIDS, Behavior, and Culture Understanding Evidence-Based Prevention

AIDS, Behavior, and Culture: Understanding Evidence-Based Prevention

1st Edition

By Edward C Green, Allison Herling Ruark
January 01, 2011

AIDS, Behavior, and Culture presents a bold challenge to the prevailing wisdom of “the global AIDS industry” and offers an alternative framework for understanding what works in HIV prevention. Arguing for a behavior-based approach, Green and Ruark make the case that the most effective programs are ...

Archaeology Matters Action Archaeology in the Modern World

Archaeology Matters: Action Archaeology in the Modern World

1st Edition

By Jeremy A Sabloff
March 15, 2008

Archaeology is perceived to study the people of long ago and far away. How could archaeology matter in the modern world? Well-known archaeologist Jeremy Sabloff points to ways in which archaeology might be important to the understanding and amelioration of contemporary problems. Though ...

How Culture Makes Us Human Primate Social Evolution and the Formation of Human Societies

How Culture Makes Us Human: Primate Social Evolution and the Formation of Human Societies

1st Edition

By Dwight W Read
October 31, 2011

What separates modern humans from our primate cousins—are we a mere blink in the march of evolution, or does human culture represent the definitive evolutionary turn? Dwight Read explores the dilemma in this engaging, thought-provoking book, taking readers through an evolutionary odyssey from our ...

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