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Gypsy World The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead
ISBN: PB: 9780226899299, ISBN: HB: 9780226899282, University of Chicago Press, June 2003
115 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 22 halftones
For many of us, one of the most important ways of coping with the death of a close relative is talking about them, telling all who will listen what they meant to us. Yet the Gypsies of central France, the Manus, not only do not speak of their dead, t...
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£21,00
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£34,50
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Kant, Herder, and the Birth of Anthropology
ISBN: PB: 9780226978598, ISBN: HB: 9780226978581, University of Chicago Press, January 2002
576 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 3 halftones
If Kant had never made the "critical turn" of 1773, would he be worth more than a paragraph in the history of philosophy? Most scholars think not. But in this pioneering book, John H. Zammito challenges that view by revealing a precritical Kant who w...
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£43,50
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£85,50
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Camera Indica The Social Life of Indian Photographs
ISBN: PB: 9781861890061, Reaktion Books, November 1999
240 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 87 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
"Camera Indica" is an exploration of the changing role of photographic portraiture in India over the last 150 years. It is the first anthropological study of photographic practice in the everyday lived reality of Indian society and combines historica...
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£16,95
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In the Image of Tibet Tibetan Painting after 1959
ISBN: PB: 9781861890399, Reaktion Books, November 1999
256 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 100 illus.
Taking the Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet in 1959 as its starting point, this book offers a unique interpretation of the ways in which the idea of Tibet has been imagined by Tibetan artists in exile in India and in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of th...
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£19,95
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Aboriginal Myths, Legends and Fables
ISBN: PB: 9781876334291, New Holland Publishers, February 1999
440 pp., 19.6x12.8 cm
"Aboriginal Myths, Legends & Fables" presents a wealth of poetic and imaginative tales from Aboriginal cultural heritage. While retelling the stories simply, this book captures the mystical bonds that exist between Aboriginal people, their environmen...
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£12,99
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Jealous Potter
ISBN: PB: 9780226474823, ISBN: HB: 9780226474809, University of Chicago Press, December 1996
260 pp., 23x15 cm, 1 colour plate, 11 halftones
As Levi-Strauss freely explores the mythologies of the Americas, with occasional incursions into European and Japanese folklore, tales of sloths and squirrels interweave with discussions of Freud, Saussure, "signification", and plays by Sophocles and...
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£21,00
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£31,00
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Story of Lynx
ISBN: PB: 9780226474724, ISBN: HB: 9780226474717, University of Chicago Press, December 1996
294 pp., 23x15 cm, 4 halftones, 3 maps, 20 tables
"In olden days, in a village peopled by animal creatures, lived Wild Cat (another name for Lynx). He was old and mangy, and he was constantly scratching himself with his cane. From time to time, a young girl who lived in the same cabin would grab the...
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£21,00
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£37,00
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Asian Mythologies
ISBN: PB: 9780226064567, University of Chicago Press, May 1993
400 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, halftones throughout
These 130 articles explore mythologies in societies from India to Japan. Among the many topics are Buddhist and Hindu symbolic systems, myth in pre-Islamic Iran, Indonesian rites of passage, Chinese cosmology and demons, and Japanese conceptions of t...
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£28,50
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Roman and European Mythologies
ISBN: PB: 9780226064550, University of Chicago Press, November 1992
342 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, halftones throughout
This volume begins with Roman myths and traces their influence in early Christian and later European literature. Ninety-five entries by leading scholars cover subjects such as sacrificial cults and rites in pre-Roman Italy, Roman religion and its ori...
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£37,00
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Naked Man Mythologiques, Volume 4
ISBN: PB: 9780226474960, University of Chicago Press, November 1990
746 pp., 23x15 cm, 39 figures
Table of Symbols Prologue Part One: Family Secrets 1. The Hidden Child 2. Foolish Women and Wise Virgins Part Two: Echo Effects Part Three: Scenes from Private Life 1. The Lewd Grandmother 2. In Death as in Life 3. "...These Twin Mirrors" Part Fo...
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£32,50
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