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Oduduwa's Chain Locations of Culture in the Yoruba-Atlantic
ISBN: PB: 9780226506418, ISBN: HB: 9780226506388, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 22 halftones, 1 map
Yoruba culture has been a part of the Americas for centuries, brought from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade and maintained in various forms ever since. In "Oduduwa's Chain", Andrew Apter explores a wide range of fascinating historical and...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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Evolution of Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9780226225166, University of Chicago Press, June 2017
320 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 20 halftones
Consider Miles Davis, horn held high, sculpting a powerful musical statement full of tonal patterns, inside jokes, and thrilling climactic phrases – all on the fly. Or think of a comedy troupe riffing on a couple of cues from the audience until the w...
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£22,00
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Conquest and Community The Afterlife of Warrior Saint Ghazi Miyan
ISBN: PB: 9780226372600, ISBN: HB: 9780226372570, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones
Few topics in South Asian history are as contentious as that of the Turkic conquest of the Indian subcontinent that began in the twelfth century and led to a long period of Muslim rule. How is a historian supposed to write honestly about the bloody h...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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Fate of Rural Hell Asceticism and Desire in Buddhist Thailand
ISBN: PB: 9780857424020, Seagull Books, October 2016
99 pp., 19.8x13.9 cm, 24 colour illus.
In 1975, when political scientist Benedict Anderson reached Wat Phai Rong Wua, a massive temple complex in rural Thailand conceived by Buddhist monk Luang Phor Khom, he felt he had wandered into a demented Disneyland. One of the world's most bizarre...
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£13,00
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Everyday Life How the Ordinary Became Extraordinary
ISBN: HB: 9781780236636, Reaktion Books, July 2016
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm,
In "Everyday Life" Joseph A. Amato offers a panoramic account of the evolution of our daily existence and reflects on the complex and changing textures of everyday life. Beginning with societies of scarcity and relative lack of change and ending with...
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£18,00
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Banking on Words The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance
ISBN: PB: 9780226318776, ISBN: HB: 9780226318639, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
176 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
In this provocative look at one of the most important events of our time, renowned scholar Arjun Appadurai argues that the economic collapse of 2008 – while indeed spurred on by greed, ignorance, weak regulation, and irresponsible risk-taking – was,...
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£17,00
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£50,00
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Measure and Meaning of Time in Mesoamerica and the Andes
ISBN: HB: 9780884024033, Harvard University Press, June 2015
306 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm, 35 colour illus., 85 line illus.
Westerners think of time as a measure of duration, a metric quantity that is continuous, homogeneous, unchangeable, and never ending – a reality that lies outside of human existence. How did the people of Mesoamerica and the Andes, isolated as they w...
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£54,00
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Genealogical Science The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology
ISBN: PB: 9780226154701, ISBN: HB: 9780226201405, University of Chicago Press, May 2014
328 pp., 23x15 cm,
"The Genealogical Science" analyzes the scientific work and social implications of the flourishing field of genetic history. A biological discipline that relies on genetic data in order to reconstruct the geographic origins of contemporary population...
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Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization The Evolution of an Urban Landscape
ISBN: PB: 9780226142371, ISBN: HB: 9780226013770, University of Chicago Press, February 2014
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones, 9 maps, 6 line drawings, 1 figure, 1 table
The alluvial lowlands of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in southern Mesopotamia are widely known as the "cradle of civilization", owing to the scale of the processes of urbanization that took place in the area by the second half of the fourth millen...
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£26,00
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No Fixed Abode Ethnofiction
ISBN: HB: 9780857420961, Seagull Books, May 2013
96 pp., 25x15 cm,
In recent years, social workers have raised a new concern about the appearance of a new category among the working poor. Even employed, there are people so overburdened by the cost of living and so under compensated that they cannot afford a place to...
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