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Heart for the Work Journeys through an African Medical School
ISBN: PB: 9780226893273, ISBN: HB: 9780226893259, University of Chicago Press, September 2010
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 8 tables, 1 halftone
Burnout is common among doctors in the West, so one might assume that a medical career in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, would place far greater strain on the idealism that drives many doctors. But, as "A Heart for the Work" makes...
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£24,00
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£70,50
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Nostalgia for the Future West Africa after the Cold War
ISBN: PB: 9780226669656, ISBN: HB: 9780226669649, University of Chicago Press, July 2010
216 pp., 23x15 cm, 16 halftones
Since the end of the cold war, Africa has seen a dramatic rise in new political and religious phenomena, including an eviscerated privatized state, neoliberal NGOs, Pentecostalism, a resurgence in accusations of witchcraft, a culture of scamming and...
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£21,00
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£56,50
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New Metaphysicals Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination
ISBN: PB: 9780226042800, ISBN: HB: 9780226042794, University of Chicago Press, July 2010
272 pp., 23x15 cm
American spirituality – with its focus on individual meaning, experience, and exploration – is usually thought to be a product of the postmodern era. But, as "The New Metaphysicals" makes clear, contemporary American spirituality has historic roots i...
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£25,00
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£70,50
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Neoliberal Frontiers An Ethnography of Sovereignty in West Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780226100616, ISBN: HB: 9780226100593, University of Chicago Press, July 2010
304 pp., 23x15 cm, 3 maps, 1 figure, 3 tables, 24 halftones
In "Neoliberal Frontiers", Brenda Chalfin presents an ethnographic examination of the day-to-day practices of the officials of Ghana's Customs Service, exploring the impact of neoliberal restructuring and integration into the global economy on Ghanai...
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£22,50
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£65,50
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When the Gods Were Born Greek Cosmogonies and the Near East
ISBN: HB: 9780674049468, Harvard University Press, June 2010
320 pp., 23.6x15.5 cm
Ancient Greece has for too long been studied in isolation from its Near Eastern neighbors. And the ancient Near East itself has for too long been seen as an undifferentiated cultural monolith. Classics and Near Eastern Studies, in our modern universi...
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£34,95
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Plants That We Eat Nauriat Niginaqtaut: From the Traditional Wisdom of the Inupiat Elders of Northwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602230743, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, June 2010
241 pp., 25.5x17 cm, 60 halftones
"Plants That We Eat" is a handy, easy-to-use guide to the abundant edible plant life of Alaska. Drawing on centuries of knowledge that have kept the Inupiat people healthy, the book uses photographs and descriptions to teach newcomers to the north ho...
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£19,00
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Delia's Tears Race, Science, and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America
ISBN: HB: 9780300115482, Yale University Press, May 2010
352 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 37 black&white illus.
In 1850 seven South Carolina slaves were photographed at the request of the famous naturalist Louis Agassiz to provide evidence of the supposed biological inferiority of Africans. Lost for more than a century, the photographs were rediscovered in the...
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£52,00
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Astronomers, Scribes, and Priests Intellectual Interchange between the Northern Maya Lowlands and Highland Mexico in the Late Postclassic Period
ISBN: HB: 9780884023463, Harvard University Press, May 2010
300 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 65 halftones illus., 75 colour illus.
"Astronomers, Scribes, and Priests" examines evidence for cultural interchange among the intellectual powerbrokers in Postclassic Mesoamerica, specifically those centered in the northern Maya lowlands and the central Mexican highlands. Contributors t...
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£35,95
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New Perspectives on Moche Political Organization
ISBN: HB: 9780884023623, Harvard University Press, May 2010
416 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 192 halftones
This volume brings together essays on the nature of political organization of the Moche, a complex pre-Inca society that existed on the north coast of Peru from c. 100 to 800 CE. Since the discovery of the royal tombs of Sipan in 1987, the Moche have...
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£32,95
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Vampires, Burial, and Death Folklore and Reality
ISBN: PB: 9780300164817, Yale University Press, April 2010
244 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
In this engrossing book, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers the first scientific explanation for the origins of the vampire legends. From the tale of a sixteenth-century shoemaker from Breslau whose ghost terrorized e...
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£18,00
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