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Artfulness of Death in Africa
ISBN: HB: 9781789141238, Reaktion Books, November 2019
288 pp., 24.6x18.9 cm, 89 illus., 50 in colour
If weddings are the most lavish events in most parts of the world, in Sub-Saharan Africa, by contrast, it is funerals. Funeral celebrations can be flamboyant occasions, particularly those honouring prominent people. Artworks of many kinds are created...
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£35,00
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Cultural Histories of the Material World
ISBN: PB: 9781941792186, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, November 2019
295 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Bringing together the work of over twenty international scholars from various disciplines, "Cultural Histories of the Material World" provides a substantial collection of works that explore materiality and material culture from a historical perspecti...
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£19,00
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Exotic No More, Second Edition Anthropology for the Contemporary World
ISBN: PB: 9780226636023, ISBN: HB: 9780226635972, University of Chicago Press, September 2019
408 pp., 23.4x15.8 cm, 26 halftones
In this new edition of the anthropological classic "Exotic No More", some of today's most respected anthropologists demonstrate the tremendous contributions that anthropological theory and ethnographic methods can make to the study of contemporary so...
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£23,00
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£68,00
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Selfish Ape Human Nature and Our Path to Extinction
ISBN: HB: 9781789141559, Reaktion Books, July 2019
152 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Weaving together stories of science and sociology, "The Selfish Ape" offers a refreshing response to common fantasies about the ascent of humanity. Rather than imagining modern humans as a species with godlike powers, or Homo deus, Nicholas P. Money...
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£14,99
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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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Out of Bounds Ethnography, History, Music
ISBN: HB: 9780964031784, Harvard University Press, March 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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£36,95
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Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles
ISBN: PB: 9781941792131, University of Chicago Press, 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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