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Sami Peoples of the North A Social and Cultural History
ISBN: PB: 9781787380318, Hurst Publishers, December 2018
344 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! The first comprehensive history of the Sami people of the Nordic countries and northwestern Russia. There is no single volume which encompasses an integrated social and cultural history of the Sami people from the Nordic countr...
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£18,99
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Australianama The South Asian Odyssey in Australia
ISBN: PB: 9781849049696, Hurst Publishers, December 2018
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Australian deserts remain dotted with the ruins of old mosques. Beginning with a Bengali poetry collection discovered in a nineteenth-century mosque in the town of Broken Hill, Samia Khatun weaves together the stories of variou...
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£25,00
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Waka and Things, Waka as Things
ISBN: HB: 9780300223712, Yale University Press, February 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 colour illus., 29 black&white illus.
This generously illustrated volume offers a fresh perspective on classical Japanese poetry (waka), including many poems treated here for the first time in a Western-language publication. Edward Kamens examines these poems both as they relate to mater...
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£60,00
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Shem Pete's Alaska The Territory of the Upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina
ISBN: PB: 9781602233065, University of Alaska Press, July 2017
432 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 27 colour plates, 324 halftones, 66 maps
Shem Pete (1896-1989), a colorful and brilliant raconteur from Susitna Station, Alaska, left a rich legacy of knowledge about the Upper Cook Inlet Dena'ina world. Shem was one of the most versatile storytellers and historians in twentieth century Ala...
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£30,00
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Evolving God A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion (Expanded Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780226360898, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
304 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 8 halftones
Religion has been a central part of human experience since at least the dawn of recorded history. The gods change, as do the rituals, but the underlying desire remains – a desire to belong to something larger, greater, most lasting than our mortal, f...
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£13,00
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Values of Happiness Toward an Anthropology of Purpose in Life
ISBN: PB: 9780986132575, HAU, February 2017
233 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones
How people conceive of happiness reveals much about who they are and the values they hold dear. Drawing on ethnographic insights from diverse field sites around the world, this book offers a unique window onto the ways in which people grapple with fu...
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£19,00
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Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries
ISBN: HB: 9780226436739, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
232 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 28 colour plates, 28 halftones
Just like we do today, people in medieval times struggled with the concept of human exceptionalism and the significance of other creatures. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the medieval bestiary. Sarah Kay's exploration of French and Latin besti...
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£37,00
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Inheritance of Loss China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption after Empire
ISBN: PB: 9780226412139, ISBN: HB: 9780226411941, University of Chicago Press, December 2016
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 37 halftones
How do contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that took place decades ago? How do descendants of perpetrators and victims establish new relations in today's globalized economy? With "Inherita...
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£20,50
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£64,00
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Deaf Space in Adamorobe An Ethnographic Study in a Village in Ghana
ISBN: HB: 9781563686320, Gallaudet University Press, April 2015
262 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 tables, 11 figures, 24 photos
Shared signing communities consist of a relatively high number of hereditarily deaf people living together with hearing people in relative isolation. In the United States, Martha's Vineyard gained mythical fame as a paradise for deaf people where eve...
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£60,00
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Last Blank Spaces Exploring Africa and Australia
ISBN: PB: 9780674503861, Harvard University Press, March 2015
368 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 2 maps, 1 table, 15 halftones
For a British Empire that stretched across much of the globe at the start of the nineteenth century, the interiors of Africa and Australia remained intriguing mysteries. The challenge of opening these continents to imperial influence fell to a proto-...
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£16,95
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