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Knot of the Soul Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam
ISBN: PB: 9780226465081, ISBN: HB: 9780226464923, University of Chicago Press, May 2018
384 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
In this unsettling and innovative book, anthropologist Stefania Pandolfo addresses the problematic of the subject through a dual examination of psychoanalysis and Islamic theological-medical reasoning, reflecting on the unconscious maladies of the so...
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£28,00
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£90,00
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Dream Trippers Global Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality
ISBN: PB: 9780226484846, ISBN: HB: 9780226481760, University of Chicago Press, October 2017
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones, 1 table
Over the past few decades, Daoism has become a recognizable part of Western "alternative" spiritual life. Now, that Westernized version of Daoism is going full circle, traveling back from America and Europe to influence Daoism in China. "Dream Trip...
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£20,50
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£64,00
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Peru: Medio Putumayo-Algodon Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 28
ISBN: HB: 9780982841969, Field Museum of Natural History, October 2017
522 pp., 27.3x21 cm, 24 colour plates, 14 halftones, 12 maps
In February 2016, a multidisciplinary team of geologists, biologists, social scientists, and local residents explored the rivers, forests, and human communities of a remote area in northern Amazonian Peru, along the Putumayo, Algodon, and Mutun river...
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£22,50
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Peru: Cordillera Escalera-Loreto Rapid Biological and Social Inventories, Volume 26
ISBN: PB: 9780982841945, Field Museum of Natural History, September 2015
544 pp., 27.3x21 cm, 24 colour plates
The Cordillera Escalera mountain range on the Loreto-San Martin border in Amazonian Peru was barely known to scientists until the September 2013 expedition described in this report. Richly illustrated with twenty four color plates featuring more than...
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Singers Die Twice A Journey to the Land of Dhrupad
ISBN: HB: 9780857421043, Seagull Books, December 2013
340 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 map, 1 diagram, 22 halftones
"Singers Die Twice" is the story of a life in music. One of Germany's best-known exponents of North Indian classical music, specifically dhrupad singing, Perer Pannke has traveled from his home in Germany to Varanasi, Delhi, Darbhanga, and the forest...
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£22,50
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Cooking of History How Not to Study Afro-Cuban Religion
ISBN: PB: 9780226019567, ISBN: HB: 9780226019420, University of Chicago Press, June 2013
368 pp., 23x15 cm
Over a lifetime of studying Cuban Santeria and other religions related to Orisha worship – a practice also found among the Yoruba in West Africa – Stephan Palmie has grown progressively uneasy with the assumptions inherent in the very term Afro-Cuban...
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£22,50
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£68,50
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Kota Visions of Africa
ISBN: HB: 9788874396078, 5 Continents Editions, October 2012
160 pp., 24.4x16.4 cm, illus.
This new title in the "Visions of Africa" series offers a deep insight into the art of the Kota people who live in Gabon in the coastal area of western equatorial Africa. "The Kota" has developed an astonishing creativity in their representations of...
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£27,95
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Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: HB: 9780884023753, Harvard University Press, May 2012
584 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 2 colour maps, 17 tables, 222 colour illus., 174 black&white illus.
Based on the comprehensive study of one of the most important collections of Maya art in the United States, "Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks" is a scholarly introduction to one of the great traditions of sculpture and painting in ancient America....
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£64,95
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Bear History of a Fallen King
ISBN: HB: 9780674047822, Harvard University Press, October 2011
384 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 36 colour illus.
The oldest discovered statue, fashioned some fifteen to twenty thousand years ago, is of a bear. The lion was not always king. From antiquity to the Middle Ages, the bear's centrality in cults and mythologies left traces in European languages, litera...
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£21,95
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Sorcery in the Black Atlantic
ISBN: PB: 9780226645780, ISBN: HB: 9780226645773, University of Chicago Press, February 2011
312 pp., 23x15 cm
Most scholarship on sorcery and witchcraft has narrowly focused on specific times and places, particularly early modern Europe and twentieth-century Africa. And much of that research interprets sorcery as merely a remnant of premodern traditions. Bol...
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£25,00
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£70,50
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