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Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown
ISBN: PB: 9780226698670, ISBN: HB: 9780226684581, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
192 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 5 halftones
For centuries, humans have excelled at mimicking nature in order to exploit it. Now, with the existential threat of global climate change on the horizon, the ever-provocative Michael Taussig asks what function a newly invigorated mimetic faculty migh...
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£20,00
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£60,00
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In Pursuit of Civility Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England
ISBN: PB: 9780300251524, ISBN: HB: 9780300235777, Yale University Press, April 2020
480 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 28 colour illus.
What did it mean to be ‘civilized’ in Early Modern England? Keith Thomas's seminal studies "Religion and the Decline of Magic", "Man and the Natural World", and "The Ends of Life", explored the beliefs, values and social practices of the years bet...
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£12,99
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£25,00
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Modern Sovereign The Body of Power in Central Africa (Congo and Gabon)
ISBN: HB: 9780857426888, Seagull Books, January 2020
456 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The "Modern Sovereign", a notion indebted both to Hobbes's Leviathan and Marx's conception of capital, refers to the power that governed the African multitudes from the earliest colonial days to the post-colonial era. It is an internalized power, res...
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£35,00
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Gyotaku Prints of Fish and Crustaceans of Southeast Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233782, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2019
70 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 47 colour plates
Join Julia Tinker – avid explorer, angler, and artist – in her travels as she recounts her multi-year journey captaining her boat through the beautiful waters surrounding Ketchikan and Prince of Wales. Her mission is to delve into the diverse ecosyst...
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£30,00
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Twice-Born Life and Death on the Ganges
ISBN: HB: 9781787381193, Hurst Publishers, March 2019
344 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! When Aatish Taseer first came to Benares, the spiritual capital of Hinduism, he was the Westernised teenager of an Indian journalist and a Pakistani politician, raised among New Delhi's intellectual and cultural elite. Nearly t...
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£20,00
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Making Music Indigenous Popular Music in the Peruvian Andes
ISBN: PB: 9780226607337, ISBN: HB: 9780226607160, University of Chicago Press, March 2019
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 18 halftones
When thinking of indigenous music, many people may imagine acoustic instruments and pastoral settings far removed from the whirl of modern life. But, in contemporary Peru, indigenous chimaycha music has become a wildly popular genre that is even hear...
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£23,00
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£68,00
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Becoming Human A Theory of Ontogeny
ISBN: HB: 9780674980853, Harvard University Press, December 2018
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 illus., 1 table
A radical reconsideration of how we develop the qualities that make us human, based on decades of cutting-edge experimental work by the former director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Virtually all theories of how humans h...
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£28,95
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Smoke, Flames, and the Human Body in Mesoamerican Ritual Practice
ISBN: HB: 9780884024262, Harvard University Press, June 2018
480 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 22 colour illus., 170 halftones, 47 line illus., 3 maps, 7 tables
Epitomizing the radiating sun and perpetuating the cycles of life and time, fire was – and continues to be – a central force in the Mesoamerican cosmos. Mesoamericans understood heat and flames as animate forces that signified strength and vitality;...
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£60,95
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Palma Africana
ISBN: PB: 9780226516134, ISBN: HB: 9780226515946, University of Chicago Press, May 2018
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 48 halftones
"It is the contemporary elixir from which all manner of being emerges, the metamorphic sublime, an alchemist's dream". So begins "Palma Africana", the latest attempt by anthropologist Michael Taussig to make sense of the contemporary moment. But to w...
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£19,00
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£56,50
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Fire of the Jaguar
ISBN: PB: 9780997367546, University of Chicago Press, HAU, March 2018
305 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Not since Clifford Geertz's "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight" has the publication of an anthropological analysis been as eagerly awaited as this book, Terence S. Turner's The Fire of the Jaguar. His reanalysis of the famous myth from the K...
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