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Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles
ISBN: PB: 9781941792131, Bard Graduate Center, March 2018
220 pp., 22x17.7 cm, 100 colour plates
Anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson were pioneers in using visual anthropological techniques to study the aesthetics of bodily motion in Bali. What is less well known is that they also collected textiles, paintings, puppets, and carving...
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£22,50
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World in Guangzhou Africans and Other Foreigners in South China's Global Marketplace
ISBN: PB: 9780226506104, ISBN: HB: 9780226506074, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 21 halftones
Only decades ago, the population of Guangzhou was almost wholly Chinese. Today, it is a truly global city, a place where people from around the world go to make new lives, find themselves, or further their careers. A large number of these migrants ar...
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£20,50
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£64,00
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Out of Bounds Ethnography, History, Music
ISBN: HB: 9780964031784, Harvard University Press, February 2018
290 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 21 halftones
Kay Kaufman Shelemay's impact as a mentor and colleague to a generation of scholars shines brightly in this wide-ranging edited collection. Shelemay took the field of ethnomusicology by storm with her bold and historically rich ethnography of Ethiopi...
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£32,95
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Mana of Mass Society
ISBN: PB: 9780226436258, ISBN: HB: 9780226436111, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm
We often invoke the "magic" of mass media to describe seductive advertising or charismatic politicians. In "The Mana of Mass Society", William Mazzarella asks what happens to social theory if we take that idea seriously. How would it change our under...
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£19,00
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£56,50
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Ways of Baloma Rethinking Magic and Kinship From the Trobriands
ISBN: PB: 9780997367560, HAU, November 2017
390 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 25 halftones, 4 line drawings
Bronislaw Malinowski's path-breaking research in the Trobriand Islands shaped much of modern anthropology's disciplinary paradigm. Yet many conundrums remain. For example, Malinowski asserted that baloma spirits of the dead were responsible for procr...
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£30,00
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Bottleneck Moving, Building, and Belonging in an African City
ISBN: PB: 9780226488905, ISBN: HB: 9780226488875, University of Chicago Press, October 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
In "Bottleneck", anthropologist Caroline Melly uses the problem of traffic bottlenecks to launch a wide-ranging study of mobility in contemporary urban Senegal – a concept that she argues is central to both citizens' and the state's visions of a succ...
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£22,50
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£67,50
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Reciprocity and Redistribution in Andean Civilizations The 1969 Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
ISBN: PB: 9780997367553, HAU, September 2017
170 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 14 colour plates, 3 maps
John V. Murra's Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures, originally given in 1969, are the only major study of the Andean "avenue towards civilization". Collected and published for the first time here, they offer a powerful and insistent perspective on the Andea...
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£30,00
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Dynamics of News and Indigenous Policy in Australia
ISBN: PB: 9781783208128, Intellect, August 2017
328 pp., 22.8x17.8 cm, 10 graphs, 6 tables, 1 map
This book offers rich insights into the news media's role in the development of policy in Australia, and explores the complex and interactive relationship between news media and Australian Indigenous affairs. Kerry McCallum and Lisa Waller critically...
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£36,00
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Matatu A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi
ISBN: PB: 9780226471396, ISBN: HB: 9780226130866, University of Chicago Press, August 2017
352 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 31 halftones
Drive the streets of Nairobi and you are sure to see many matatus – colorful minibuses that transport huge numbers of people around the city. Once ramshackle affairs held together with duct tape and wire, matatus today are name-brand vehicles maxed o...
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£22,50
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£67,50
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Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya
ISBN: HB: 9780300207170, Yale University Press, May 2017
304 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 99 colour illus., 71 black&white illus.
This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, long considered an authoritative text, which is better understood as one among many cruci...
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£50,00
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