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Numbers and the Making of Us Counting and the Course of Human Cultures
ISBN: HB: 9780674504431, Harvard University Press, March 2017
312 pp., 21x14 cm, 7 halftones, 1 line illustration
Carved into our past, woven into our present, numbers shape our perceptions of the world and of ourselves much more than we commonly think. "Numbers and the Making of Us" is a sweeping account of how numbers radically enhanced our species' cognitive...
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£20,95
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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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£22,50
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£63,00
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What Is an Event?
ISBN: PB: 9780226439785, ISBN: HB: 9780226439648, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
240 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 14 colour plates, 1 halftone
We live in a world of breaking news, where at almost any moment our everyday routine can be interrupted by a faraway event. Events are central to the way that individuals and societies experience life. Even life's inevitable moments – birth, death, l...
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£22,50
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£67,50
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Echoes of Valhalla The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas
ISBN: HB: 9781780237152, Reaktion Books, March 2017
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus.
Tolkien's wizard Gandalf, Wagner's Valkyrie Brunnhilde, Marvel's superhero the Mighty Thor and the Vikings heading for Valhalla in Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song': these are just a few examples of how Icelandic medieval literature has shaped the huma...
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£16,95
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Spiritual Economy Gift Exchange in the Letters of Paul of Tarsus
ISBN: HB: 9780300220407, Yale University Press, March 2017
240 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Thomas Blanton sheds light on the philosophy surrounding gift giving in Paul's letters and on modern theories of gift exchange through the lens of religion. The exchange of gifts is a fundamental part of society and a foundational element in Greco-Ro...
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£45,00
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Crying for Our Elders African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS
ISBN: PB: 9780226437545, ISBN: HB: 9780226437408, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
248 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 16 halftones
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has defined the childhoods of an entire generation. Over the past twenty years, international NGOs and charities have devoted immense attention to the millions of African children orphaned by the disease. But in "Cryin...
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£26,50
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£79,00
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"Man-with Variations" Interviews with Franz Boas and Colleagues, 1937
ISBN: PB: 9780996635516, Prickly Paradigm Press, February 2017
75 pp., 17.8x11.4 cm
"The most interesting human beings, so far as talk is concerned, are anthropologists, farmers, prostitutes, psychiatrists, and the occasional bartender". So wrote Joseph Mitchell, the legendary New Yorker journalist and chronicler of the full spectru...
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£9,50
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Creative Alaska A Ten-Year Retrospective of Support for Alaska Artists, 2004-2013
ISBN: HB: 9781602232853, University of Alaska Press, February 2017
340 pp., 27.3x27.3 cm, 232 colour plates
Alaska has long been a nurturing home for artists, with its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural life, and unique communities. In recent years, artists in Alaska have had an additional source of support: the awarding of annual grants to craftsmen,...
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£37,50
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Psyche on the Skin A History of Self-harm
ISBN: HB: 9781780237503, Reaktion Books, February 2017
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 55 illus.
Self-harm is thought by many to be a modern epidemic: a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, particularly young women. Yet it was 150 years ago, within early asylum psychiatry, that self-mu...
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£20,00
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Invention of Humanity Equality and Cultural Difference in World History
ISBN: HB: 9780674971967, Harvard University Press, February 2017
672 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 5 maps
For much of history, strangers were routinely classified as barbarians and inferiors, seldom as fellow human beings. The notion of a common humanity was counterintuitive and thus had to be invented. Siep Stuurman traces evolving ideas of human equali...
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