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The Resource The origin of cultures : how individual choices make cultures change, W. Penn Handwerker

The origin of cultures : how individual choices make cultures change, W. Penn Handwerker

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The origin of cultures : how individual choices make cultures change
Title
The origin of cultures
Title remainder
how individual choices make cultures change
Statement of responsibility
W. Penn Handwerker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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." "Handwerker walks readers through the process of how the human imagination produces new things; things that are shaped by culture and experience but also emerge and evolve in unpredictable ways. He shows how understanding cultural dynamics, which explain one girl's decision to murder as well as 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."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Handwerker, W. Penn
Dewey number
306
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN357.5
LC item number
.H36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Key questions in anthropology
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  • Culture
  • Soziale Evolution
  • Kultur
  • Kulturelle Entwicklung
Label
The origin of cultures : how individual choices make cultures change, W. Penn Handwerker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
424558194
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9781598740677
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009028843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)424558194
Label
The origin of cultures : how individual choices make cultures change, W. Penn Handwerker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
424558194
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9781598740677
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009028843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)424558194

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