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Ways of Baloma Rethinking Magic and Kinship From the Trobriands
ISBN: PB: 9780997367560, HAU, November 2017
390 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 25 halftones, 4 line drawings
Bronislaw Malinowski's path-breaking research in the Trobriand Islands shaped much of modern anthropology's disciplinary paradigm. Yet many conundrums remain. For example, Malinowski asserted that baloma spirits of the dead were responsible for procr...
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£30,00
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Dark Matter of the Mind The Culturally Articulated Unconscious
ISBN: PB: 9780226526782, ISBN: HB: 9780226070766, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 halftones, 18 line drawings, 2 tables
Is it in our nature to be altruistic, or evil, to make art, use tools, or create language? Is it in our nature to think in any particular way? For Daniel L. Everett, the answer is a resounding no: it isn't in our nature to do any of these things beca...
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£24,00
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Mana of Mass Society
ISBN: PB: 9780226436258, ISBN: HB: 9780226436111, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm
We often invoke the "magic" of mass media to describe seductive advertising or charismatic politicians. In "The Mana of Mass Society", William Mazzarella asks what happens to social theory if we take that idea seriously. How would it change our under...
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£19,00
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£56,50
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Universalism without Uniformity Explorations in Mind and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780226501680, ISBN: HB: 9780226501543, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 line drawing, 9 tables
One of the major issues in cultural psychology is how to take diversity seriously while also acknowledging our shared humanity. This collection brings together leading figures in the field of cultural psychology to consider that question, addressing...
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£26,50
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£79,00
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Qanemcit Amllertut / Many Stories to Tell Tales of Humans and Animals from Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233362, University of Alaska Press, November 2017
392 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 12 colour plates
This bilingual collection shares new translations of old stories recorded over the last four decades though interviews with Yup'ik elders from throughout southwest Alaska. Some are true qulirat (traditional tales), while others are recent. Some are w...
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£30,00
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Oduduwa's Chain Locations of Culture in the Yoruba-Atlantic
ISBN: PB: 9780226506418, ISBN: HB: 9780226506388, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 22 halftones, 1 map
Yoruba culture has been a part of the Americas for centuries, brought from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade and maintained in various forms ever since. In "Oduduwa's Chain", Andrew Apter explores a wide range of fascinating historical and...
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£22,50
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£67,50
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Big and Small A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies
ISBN: HB: 9780300228861, Yale University Press, November 2017
360 pp., 21x14 cm, 17 colour illus., 15 black&white illus.
Author, scholar, and editor Lynne Vallone has an international reputation in the field of child studies. In this analytical tour-de-force, she explores bodily size difference – particularly unusual bodies, big and small – as an overlooked yet crucial...
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Revenge A Short Enquiry into Retribution
ISBN: HB: 9781780238401, Reaktion Books, October 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Revenge is a primal force at the heart of conflict and justice, as ancient as humanity itself. It persists in all societies and we are fascinated by it, as countless novels, dramas, films and computer games attest. "Getting even" can restore the bala...
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Angmagsalik Eskimo Notes and Corrections to Vol. 39 of Monographs on Greenland
ISBN: PB: 9788763522694, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
64 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
This is a facsimile edition of the original 1917 volume, which contains a critical and acerbic reply by Thomas Thomsen of the Ethnographical Department at the National Museum of Denmark to Vol. 39 of Monographs on Greenland, titled Ammassalik Eskimo...
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Eskimo Tribes Their Distribution and Characteristics, Specially in Regard to Language. With a Comparative Vocabulary, and a Sketch-Map
ISBN: PB: 9788763514064, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
316 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
The purpose of the first section of this book is to show what conclusions it is possible to draw from the mode of life, the customs and usages of the Eskimo, so far as regards the migrations by which they have spread over their present territory. But...
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