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The Origin of Cultures: How Individual Choices Make Cultures Change
 

The Origin of Cultures: How Individual Choices Make Cultures Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Handwerker, W. Penn

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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 the mundane, are fundamentally questions of culture - what it is, where it comes from, and the complex ways it changes and evolves. In accessible and engaging prose, he walks readers through the process of how the human imagination produces new things, shaped by culture and experience but also constantly evolving in unpredictable ways. He shows how understanding cultural dynamics, which explain one girl's decision to murder and another girl's decision to shop, will help us address critical policy questions, from reducing the likelihood of terrorist attacks to responding to global epidemics and addressing climate change.
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ISBN 9781598740684
Released NZ 15 Sep 2009
Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Key Questions in Anthropology
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ISBN-13 9781598740684
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
Imprint Left Coast Press Inc
Released 15 Sep 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Handwerker, W. Penn
Series Key Questions in Anthropology
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Cultural Studies
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Number of Pages 155
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 306
Weight 272g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Culture - Origin
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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