art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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African Sculptures and Forms
ISBN: HB: 9788874398317, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
288 pp., 28.5x24 cm, colour illus.
At the turn of the twentieth century, in particular Gauguin, Picasso, Matisse and later the Surrealists, then others right up till the present day, Western artists have drawn on the arts of Africa for inspiration. How can this constant impact ever be...
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£52,00
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Dark Inheritance Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica
ISBN: HB: 9780300225556, Yale University Press, August 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 black&white illus.
Focusing on Jamaica, Britain's most valuable colony in the Americas by the mid-eighteenth century, Brooke Newman explores the relationship between racial classifications and the inherited rights and privileges associated with British subject status....
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£45,00
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Buried Norsemen at Herjolfsnes An Archaeological and Historical Study
ISBN: PB: 9788763523226, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
268 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
This is the facsimile version of the fascinating book, originally published in 1924, in which Poul Norlund gives the first gathered, concise description of the old Norse settlement of Herjolfsnes on the south tip of Greenland, presenting the archaeol...
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£36,00
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Brattahlid
ISBN: PB: 9788763524261, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
163 pp., 27.9x21 cm
This is the facsimile edition of the original 1934 volume describing the process and findings of the archaeological expedition carried out over three months, from June till September, in 1932 to the old Viking settlement of Brattahlid ("Brattahlio" o...
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£21,00
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Doing Style Youth and Mass Mediation in South India
ISBN: PB: 9780226327853, ISBN: HB: 9780226327716, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 27 halftones, 1 table
In "Doing Style", Constantine V. Nakassis explores the world of youth and mass media in South India, where what Tamil youth call "style" anchors their day-to-day lives and media worlds. Through intimate ethnographic descriptions of college life in Ta...
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£63,00
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Everyday Creativity Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills
ISBN: PB: 9780226407562, ISBN: HB: 9780226407425, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones
Kirin Narayan's imagination was captured the very first time that, as a girl visiting the Himalayas, she heard Kangra women join their voices together in song. Returning as an anthropologist, she became fascinated by how they spoke of singing as a fo...
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£56,50
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Phoenix An Unnatural Biography of a Mythical Beast
ISBN: HB: 9780226195490, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
496 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 27 halftones, 17 line drawings
Arising triumphantly from the ashes of its predecessor, the phoenix has been an enduring symbol of resilience and renewal for thousands of years. But how did this mythical bird become so famous that it has played a part in cultures around the world a...
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£26,50
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Modernity Bluff Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Cote d'Ivoire
ISBN: PB: 9780226575209, ISBN: HB: 9780226575193, University of Chicago Press, June 2012
296 pp., 23x15 cm, 15 halftones
In Cote d'Ivoire, appearing modern is so important for success that many young men deplete their already meager resources to project an illusion of wealth in a fantastic display of Western imitation, spending far more than they can afford on brand na...
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£25,50
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£78,00
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Alive in the Writing Crafting Ethnography in the Company of Chekhov
ISBN: PB: 9780226568195, ISBN: HB: 9780226568188, University of Chicago Press, March 2012
168 pp., 21.8x14.2 cm
Anton Chekhov is revered as a boldly innovative playwright and short story writer – but he wrote more than just plays and stories. In "Alive in the Writing" – an intriguing hybrid of writing guide, biography, and literary analysis – anthropologist an...
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£46,50
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Flaming Feet and Other Essays The Dalit Movement in India
ISBN: HB: 9781906497804, Seagull Books, March 2011
282 pp., 22.1x15.2 cm
In this volume of sixteen essays, D. R. Nagaraj, the foremost non-Brahmin intellectual to emerge from India's non-English-speaking world, presents his vision of the Indian caste system in relation to Dalit politics – the Dalit being a self-designatio...
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