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Precarious Partners Horses and Their Humans in Nineteenth-Century France
ISBN: PB: 9780226686370, ISBN: HB: 9780226686233, University of Chicago Press, March 2020
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 colour plates, 28 halftones
From the recent spate of equine deaths on racetracks to protests demanding the removal of mounted Confederate soldier statues to the success and appeal of "War Horse", there is no question that horses still play a role in our lives – though fewer and...
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£24,00
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£72,00
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Old Thiess, a Livonian Werewolf A Classic Case in Comparative Perspective
ISBN: PB: 9780226674414, ISBN: HB: 9780226674384, University of Chicago Press, March 2020
272 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 12 halftones, 3 tables
In 1691, a Livonian peasant known as Old Thiess boldly announced before a district court that he was a werewolf. Yet far from being a diabolical monster, he insisted, he was one of the "hounds of God", fierce guardians who battled sorcerers, witches,...
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£20,00
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£60,00
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Tanaina Plantlore / Dena'ina K'et'una An Ethnobotany of th Dena'ina People of Southcentral Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602234048, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2020
250 pp., 20.3x13.9 cm, 150 colour plates, 1 map
When Chris McCandless, immortalized in "Into the Wild", headed into the Alaska wilderness, one of the books he took with him was "Tanaina Plantlore", which he used to identify edible plants. While the book and subsequent movie has brought attention t...
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£24,00
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Phantom Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780857427007, ISBN: HB: 9780857423771, Seagull Books, March 2020
720 pp., 22.8x19 cm, 37 halftones, 3 facsimiles
One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, "Phantom Africa" is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man's compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal – by turns melodramatic, self...
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£35,00
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£45,00
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Culture as Judicial Evidence Expert Testimony in Latin America
ISBN: PB: 9781947602632, University of Chicago Press, University of Cincinnati Press, January 2020
325 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In Latin America, as early as 1975 testimony given under oath by anthropologists has been applied in the civil law systems in a number of Latin American countries.  Called peritajes antropologicos culturales, this testimony can come in the form of wr...
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£30,00
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Mafiacraft An Ethnography of Deadly Silence
ISBN: PB: 9781912808250, University of Chicago Press, HAU, January 2020
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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Mbira's Restless Dance An Archive of Improvisation
ISBN: spiral: 9780226626277, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
912 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm, 597 musical examples
Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner and Cosmas Magaya's "Mbira's Restless Dance" documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. At the heart...
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£60,00
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Participant A Century of Participation in Four Stories
ISBN: PB: 9780226666761, ISBN: HB: 9780226666624, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
344 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 73 halftones, 11 line drawings
Participation is everywhere today. It has been formalized, measured, standardized, scaled up, network-enabled, and sent around the world. Platforms, algorithms, and software offer to make participation easier, but new technologies have had the opposi...
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£28,00
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£79,00
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Phantom Image Seeing the Dead in Ancient Rome
ISBN: HB: 9780226648293, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
328 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 25 colour plates, 71 halftones
Drawing from a rich corpus of art works, including sarcophagi, tomb paintings, and floor mosaics, Patrick R. Crowley investigates how something as insubstantial as a ghost could be made visible through the material grit of stone and paint. In this fr...
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£45,00
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Making Global MBAs The Culture of Business and the Business of Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780999157046, University of Chicago Press, HAU, January 2020
160 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 halftones
A generation of aspiring business managers has been taught to see a world of difference as a world of opportunity. In "Making Global MBAs", Andrew Orta provocatively examines the culture of contemporary business education, and the ways MBA programs p...
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£22,50
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