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Phantom Image Seeing the Dead in Ancient Rome
ISBN: HB: 9780226648293, University of Chicago Press, December 2019
328 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 25 colour plates, 71 halftones
Drawing from a rich corpus of art works, including sarcophagi, tomb paintings, and floor mosaics, Patrick R. Crowley investigates how something as insubstantial as a ghost could be made visible through the material grit of stone and paint. In this fr...
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£45,00
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Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780226684444, ISBN: HB: 9780226298993, University of Chicago Press, October 2019
360 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Who owns the past and the objects that physically connect us to history? And who has the right to decide this ownership, particularly when the objects are sacred or, in the case of skeletal remains, human? Is it the museums that care for the objects...
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£15,00
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£22,50
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Psyche on the Skin A History of Self-harm
ISBN: PB: 9781789141481, ISBN: HB: 9781780237503, Reaktion Books, July 2019
320 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 55 illus.
Self-harm is thought by many to be a modern epidemic: a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, particularly young women. Yet it was 150 years ago, within early asylum psychiatry, that self-mu...
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£20,00
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Creolized Aurality Guadeloupean Gwoka and Postcolonial Politics
ISBN: PB: 9780226631776, ISBN: HB: 9780226631639, University of Chicago Press, June 2019
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones, 7 line drawings
In the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, the complex interplay between anticolonial resistance and accommodation resounds in its music. Guadeloupean gwoka music – a secular, drum-based tradition – captures the entangled histories of French colonization...
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£23,00
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£68,00
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Passion Book A Tibetan Guide to Love and Sex
ISBN: PB: 9780226520179, ISBN: HB: 9780226520032, University of Chicago Press, April 2018
160 pp., 21.6x14 cm
"The Passion Book" is the most famous work of erotica in the vast literature of Tibetan Buddhism, written by the legendary scholar and poet Gendun Chopel (1903-1951). Soon after arriving in India in 1934, he discovered the "Kama Sutra". Realizing tha...
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£14,50
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£43,00
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Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 10, Part 1: Cotzumalhuapa
ISBN: PB: 9780873658683, Harvard University Press, March 2018
64 pp., 38.1x30.5 cm, 27 halftones, 22 line illus., 2 maps, 1 site plan
Since 1975, the Peabody Museum has been publishing "The Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions", a unique series of folio volumes with the goal to document all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. This is the first of four...
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£60,95
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Politics of Custom Chiefship, Capital, and the State in Contemporary Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780226510934, ISBN: HB: 9780226510767, University of Chicago Press, March 2018
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones
How are we to explain the resurgence of customary chiefs in contemporary Africa? Rather than disappearing with the tide of modernity, as many expected, indigenous sovereigns are instead a rising force, often wielding substantial power and legitimacy...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Mistrust An Ethnographic Theory
ISBN: PB: 9780997367522, University of Chicago Press, HAU, February 2018
134 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Trust occupies a unique place in contemporary discourse. Seen as both necessary and virtuous, it is variously depicted as enhancing the social fabric, lowering crime rates, increasing happiness, and generating prosperity. It allows for complex politi...
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£19,00
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Owners of Kinship Asymmetrical Relations in Indigenous Amazonia
ISBN: PB: 9780997367591, University of Chicago Press, HAU, February 2018
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 halftones, 5 maps, 2 line drawings
"The Owners of Kinship" investigates how kinship in Indigenous Amazonia is derived from the asymmetrical relation between an "owner" and his or her dependents. Through a comprehensive ethnography of the Kanamari, Luiz Costa shows how this relationshi...
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£26,50
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Normality A Critical Genealogy
ISBN: PB: 9780226484051, University of Chicago Press, December 2017
464 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones
The concept of normal is so familiar that it can be hard to imagine contemporary life without it. Yet the term entered everyday speech only in the mid-twentieth century. Before that, it was solely a scientific term used primarily in medicine to refer...
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