Great change has taken place in China during the
past decade. As core values represent the most basic
aspects of social life, change in some aspects of Chinese
core values indicates that China is moving rapidly from
being an agricultural society toward becoming a modern
industrial society. China today can...
Gender relations as well as the social situation of Manchu women have long been
ignored in studies of the cultural evolution of the Manchu. By setting the discussion of
Manchu women in the context of cultural adaptation, this study reintroduces gender and
women's problems into the research on the Manchu...
The Tlingit Button Blanket was developed on the Northwest Coast of North America in the early 19th century as a result of the introduction of foreign materials brought by European explorers and traders in the late 18th century. The-Tlingit Indians substituted trade items for indigenous materials and integrated the resulting...
Bisexual females experience unique forms of discrimination, but are often overlooked in scholarship. Recent research focuses on various aspects of bisexuality, yet female bisexuality is largely overlooked. Many existing studies focus on the experiences of bisexuals, rather than on social constructions of the identity and the role communication plays in...
The importance of language and bilinguality in the
development, perpetuation, and "degeneration" or change of
culture is a central theme throughout this treatise.
Original pictorial representations of Mayan hieroglyphic
sculpture are included as examples, and represent artistic
styles and language variations of written Cholan and
Yucatec. Modern Cholan and Yucatecan...
A survey of a non-random sample of adults was conducted in Angers, France to
investigate possible cultural changes in dietary behaviors that may contribute to
increasing rates of obesity. Participants described contemporary habits regarding eating
habits and activity level, as well as attitudes and opinions about obesity. The results