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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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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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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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Making Music Indigenous Popular Music in the Peruvian Andes
ISBN: PB: 9780226607337, ISBN: HB: 9780226607160, University of Chicago Press, February 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, July 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, February 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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£26,50
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Ammassalik Eskimo A Rejoinder
ISBN: PB: 9788763522700, University of Chicago Press, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
52 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
This is a facsimile edition of the fifth part of Volume 53 of Monographs on Greenland, originally published in 1917. Penned by William Thalbitzer, it is a rejoinder in self-defense to Thomas Thomsens acerbic "notes and corrections" (available as the...
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£13,00
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Ammassalik Eskimo Contributions to the Ethnology of the East Greenland Natives. Second Part. First Half-Volume
ISBN: PB: 9788763521741, University of Chicago Press, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
566 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
This is the facsimile edition of the first half-volume of the second part of William Thalbitzer's seminal and pioneering ethnographic study of the native tribes living in and around the Ammassalik area on the east coast of Greenland around the turn o...
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