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Mafiacraft An Ethnography of Deadly Silence
ISBN: PB: 9781912808250, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2019
230 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones
"The Mafia? What is the Mafia? Something you eat? Something you drink? I don't know the Mafia. I have never seen it". So said Mommo Piromalli, a Ndrangheta crime boss, to a journalist in the seventies. In "Mafiacraft", Deborah Puccio-Den explores the...
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£24,00
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Licentious Worlds Sex and Exploitation in Global Empires
ISBN: HB: 9781789141405, Reaktion Books, October 2019
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 120 illus., 60 in colour
"Licentious Worlds" is a history of sexual attitudes and behaviour through five hundred years of empire-building around the world. In a graphic and sometimes unsettling account, Julie Peakman examines colonization and the imperial experience puttting...
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£25,00
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Colombia: Bajo Caguan-Caqueta
ISBN: HB: 9780982841983, University of Chicago Press, Field Museum of Natural History, September 2019
452 pp., 27.3x20.9 cm, 13 colour plates, 14 halftones
In April 2018, a large multidisciplinary team of geologists, biologists, social scientists, and local residents explored the rivers, forests, and human communities around the junction of the Caguan and Caqueta Rivers in the lowland Amazonian departme...
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£23,00
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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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From Hospitality to Grace A Julian Pitt-Rivers Omnibus
ISBN: PB: 9780986132520, University of Chicago Press, HAU, December 2017
410 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"The Pitt-Rivers Omnibus" brings together the definitive essays and lectures of the influential social anthropologist Julian A. Pitt-Rivers, a corpus of work that has, until now, remained scattered, untranslated, and unedited. Illuminating the themes...
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£30,00
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Dream Trippers Global Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality
ISBN: PB: 9780226484846, 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 Tri...
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£20,50
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Peru: Medio Putumayo-Algodon Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 28
ISBN: HB: 9780982841969, University of Chicago Press, 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, University of Chicago Press, 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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£22,50
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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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£68,50
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