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Nunakun-gguq Ciutengqertut / They Say They Have Ears Through the Ground Animal Essays from Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602234123, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, May 2020
400 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 50 halftones
Lifeways in Southwest Alaska today remains inextricably bound to the seasonal cycles of sea and land. Community members continue to hunt, fish, and make products from the life found in the rivers and sea. Based on a wealth of oral histories collected...
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£32,00
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Anthropology and Dialectical Naturalism A Philosophical Manifesto
ISBN: PB: 9781551647425, ISBN: HB: 9781551647449, University of Chicago Press, Black Rose Books, April 2020
200 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Is the world just a cultural construct where people create their own realities? In this illuminating and wide-ranging philosophical treatise, Brian Morris critiques broad swathes of recent theory as he seeks to reclaim anthropology as a historical so...
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£17,99
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£45,99
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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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Pocket A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900
ISBN: PB: 9780300253740, Yale University Press, April 2020
264 pp., 23.5x17.5 cm, 200 colour illus.
This fascinating and enlightening study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women's everyday lives – from duchesses and country gentry to prostitutes and washerwomen – and to explore...
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£19,99
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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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£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, February 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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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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