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Zulu Identities Being Zulu, Past and Present
ISBN: PB: 9781850659525, ISBN: HB: 9781850659082, Hurst Publishers, February 2009
670 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! What does it mean to be Zulu today? Does being Zulu today differ from what it meant in the past? "Zulu Identities" wrestles with these and many other related questions to show how the characteristic traditions of a pre-industri...
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Theatre of Roots Redirecting the Modern Indian Stage
ISBN: PB: 9781905422760, ISBN: HB: 9781905422753, Seagull Books, November 2008
432 pp., 23x15.6 cm, 24 halftones
After Independence, in 1947, in their efforts to create an "Indian" theatre that was different from the Westernized, colonial theatre, Indian theatre practitioners began returning to their "roots" in classical dance, religious ritual, martial arts, p...
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From Demons to Dracula The Creation of the Modern Vampire Myth
ISBN: PB: 9781861894038, Reaktion Books, October 2008
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus.
In blood-soaked lore handed down the centuries, the vampire is a monster of endless fascination: from Bram Stoker's Dracula to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", this seductive lover of blood haunts popular culture and inhabits our darkest imaginings. The h...
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Anthropology in the East Founders of Indian Sociology and Anthropology
ISBN: PB: 9781905422784, ISBN: HB: 9781905422777, Seagull Books, September 2008
568 pp., 22.4x14.6 cm
Anthropology and sociology have long histories in India. Yet, with the exception of fieldwork experience, there is little research available on the institutional and material contexts of these disciplines or on the practices of pioneering anthropolog...
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Bells of Change Kathak Dance, Women and Modernity In India
ISBN: PB: 9781905422487, ISBN: HB: 9781905422470, Seagull Books, September 2008
240 pp., 23.4x15.4 cm, 13 halftones
This is the first critical study of Kathak dance. "Bells of Change" traces two centuries of Kathak, from the colonial nautch dance to classical Kathak under nationalism and post-colonialism to transnationalism and globalization. Reorienting dance to...
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Philosophy of Fear
ISBN: PB: 9781861894045, Reaktion Books, August 2008
160 pp., 20x12 cm
Surveillance cameras. Airport security lines. Barred shop windows. We see manifestations of societal fears every day, and daily news reports on the latest household danger or raised terror threat level continually stoke our sense of impending doom. I...
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Drugs and the World
ISBN: PB: 9781861893819, Reaktion Books, June 2008
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
The use and misuse of psychoactive substances is one of the most widely discussed and yet least understood social processes. It is easy to condemn the use of illicit drugs, as well as alcohol and tobacco, as problems that require the services of prof...
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Bards, Ballads and Boundaries An Ethnographic Atlas of Music Traditions in West Rajasthan
ISBN: HB: 9781905422074, Seagull Books, March 2007
540 pp., 29.6x20.6 cm, 70 coluor maps, 34 tables, 124 colour illus.
"Bards, Ballads and Boundaries" presents an atlas of one of the world's richest historical musical traditions. The Atlas is a cartography and catalogue of musicians and music-making in the Western districts of Rajasthan State in contemporary India. B...
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Actors, Pilgrims, Kings and Gods The Ramlila of Ramnagar
ISBN: PB: 9781905422203, ISBN: HB: 9781905422197, Seagull Books, June 2006
258 pp., 23.4x15.8 cm, 62 halftones
The Ramlila at Ramnagar, Varanasi is a unique theatrical and religious event, an annual, month-long enactment of the Ramayana story. The performance covers a whole town and involves an entire community. Men, women and children follow the course of th...
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'Injuns!' Native Americans in the Movies
ISBN: PB: 9781861892799, Reaktion Books, May 2006
272 pp., 17x12 cm, 75 illus.
The indispensable sage, fierce enemy, silent sidekick: the role of Native Americans in film has been largely confined to identities defined by the "white" perspective. Many studies have analysed these simplistic stereotypes of Native American culture...
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