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Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency
ISBN: PB: 9780226429946, ISBN: HB: 9780226429939, University of Chicago Press, April 2010
408 pp., 23x15 cm, 3 tables, 5 halftones
Global events of the early twenty-first century have placed new stress on the relationship among anthropology, governance, and war. Facing prolonged insurgency, segments of the U. S. military have taken a new interest in anthropology, prompting inten...
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£25,50
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£70,50
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Primeval Kinship How Pair-Bonding Gave Birth to Human Society
ISBN: PB: 9780674046412, Harvard University Press, March 2010
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 17 illus.
At some point in the course of evolution – from a primeval social organization of early hominids – all human societies, past and present, would emerge. In this account of the dawn of human society, Bernard Chapais shows that our knowledge about kinsh...
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£20,95
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Ultimate Americans Point Hope Alaska: 1826-1909
ISBN: PB: 9781602230385, ISBN: HB: 9781602230279, University of Alaska Press, February 2010
368 pp., 25.5x17 cm, 30 halftones
The third volume in a series on Point Hope, Alaska, "Ultimate Americans" examines the first encounters between the native Tikigaq people and Anglo-Americans during the nineteenth century. Tom Lowenstein investigates the interactions between Native Al...
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£37,50
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Aleutian Ethnography
ISBN: PB: 9781602230392, ISBN: HB: 9781602230286, University of Alaska Press, February 2010
256 pp., 23x15 cm, 50 halftones
Lucien Turner was a pioneering nineteenth-century ethnographer whose study of Aleut communities surpassed the work of all of his contemporaries, and now his rare writings are collected here for the first time. Turner's admittedly fragmentary ethnogra...
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£34,00
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To Serve the Living Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death
ISBN: HB: 9780674036215, Harvard University Press, February 2010
288 pp., 21.3x15 cm, 12 halftones
From antebellum slavery to the twenty-first century, African American funeral directors have orchestrated funerals or "homegoing" ceremonies with dignity and pageantry. As entrepreneurs in a largely segregated trade, they were among the few black ind...
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£27,95
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Sea Woman Sedna in Inuit Shamanism and Art in the Eastern Arctic
ISBN: PB: 9781602230118, ISBN: HB: 9781602230262, University of Alaska Press, February 2010
160 pp., 25.5x20 cm, 200 colour illus.
This study offers an in-depth examination of the role of shamanism in modern Inuit art and culture. Inuit shamans derived their healing skills and power over natural elements from their ability to communicate with supernatural beings, such as Sedna t...
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£22,50
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Philosophy of Pain
ISBN: PB: 9781861895417, Reaktion Books, August 2009
168 pp., 20x12 cm
"Living involves being exposed to pain every second – not necessarily as an insistent reality, but always as a possibility", writes Arne Johan Vetlesen in "A Philosophy of Pain", a thought-provoking look at an inevitable and essential aspect of the h...
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£16,95
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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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£75,00
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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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£71,00
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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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