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Fada Boredom and Belonging in Niger
ISBN: PB: 9780226624341, ISBN: HB: 9780226624204, University of Chicago Press, May 2019
264 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 halftones
Landlocked and with an economy reliant on subsistence agriculture, Niger often comes into the public eye only as an example of deprivation and insecurity. Urban centers have become concentrated areas of unemployment filled with young men bored and id...
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£23,00
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£68,00
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Arabs A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
ISBN: PB: 9780300180282, Yale University Press, March 2019
656 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 26 colour illus., 4 maps
This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of...
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£25,00
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Importance of Elsewhere The Globalist Humanist Tourist
ISBN: PB: 9781783208746, Intellect, May 2018
240 pp., 22.8x17.8 cm, 17 halftones
Why do we travel? What are we doing – and what do we imagine we are doing – when we leave the house, get on a plane, and thereby step into globalism? "The Importance of Elsewhere" is a collection of essays, rooted in Randy Malamud's own lifetime of t...
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£22,00
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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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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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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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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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