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Fire of the Jaguar
ISBN: PB: 9780997367546, HAU, February 2018
305 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Not since Clifford Geertz's "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight" has the publication of an anthropological analysis been as eagerly awaited as this book, Terence S. Turner's The Fire of the Jaguar. His reanalysis of the famous myth from the K...
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£26,00
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Worldviews of the Greenlanders An Inuit Arctic Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9781602233386, University of Alaska Press, February 2018
1150 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm , 29 halftones, 1 map
Ninety years ago, Knud Rasmussen's popular account of his scientific expeditions through Greenland and North America introduced readers to the culture and history of arctic Natives. In the intervening century, a robust field of ethnographic research...
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£49,00
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On Kings
ISBN: PB: 9780986132506, HAU, February 2018
220 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In anthropology as much as in popular imagination, kings are figures of fascination and intrigue, heroes or tyrants in ways presidents and prime ministers can never be. This collection of essays by two of the world's most distinguished anthropologist...
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£22,00
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Two Lenins A Brief Anthropology of Time
ISBN: PB: 9780997367539, HAU, February 2018
112 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm , 7 halftones
Highly innovative and theoretically incisive, "Two Lenins" is the first book-length anthropological examination of how social reality can be organized around different yet concurrent ideas of time. Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov grounds his theoretical explo...
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£19,00
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Magic's Reason An Anthropology of Analogy
ISBN: PB: 9780226518688, ISBN: HB: 9780226518541, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
240 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm , 25 halftones
In "Magic's Reason", Graham M. Jones tells the entwined stories of anthropology and entertainment magic. The two areas are not as separate as they may at first seem. As Jones shows, the endeavors not only matured around the same time, but they also s...
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£19,00
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£56,00
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Out of Bounds Ethnography, History, Music
ISBN: HB: 9780964031784, Harvard University Press, February 2018
290 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm , 21 halftones
Kay Kaufman Shelemay's impact as a mentor and colleague to a generation of scholars shines brightly in this wide-ranging edited collection. Shelemay took the field of ethnomusicology by storm with her bold and historically rich ethnography of Ethiopi...
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£32,00
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World in Guangzhou Africans and Other Foreigners in South China's Global Marketplace
ISBN: PB: 9780226506104, ISBN: HB: 9780226506074, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 21 halftones
Only decades ago, the population of Guangzhou was almost wholly Chinese. Today, it is a truly global city, a place where people from around the world go to make new lives, find themselves, or further their careers. A large number of these migrants ar...
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£20,00
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£64,00
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Waka and Things, Waka as Things
ISBN: HB: 9780300223712, Yale University Press, February 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 11 colour illus., 29 black&white illus.
This generously illustrated volume offers a fresh perspective on classical Japanese poetry (waka), including many poems treated here for the first time in a Western-language publication. Edward Kamens examines these poems both as they relate to mater...
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£60,00
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Everyday Mysticism A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert
ISBN: HB: 9780300212099, Yale University Press, February 2018
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 18 black&white illus.
In this thoughtful and enlightening work, world renowned religion scholar Ariel Glucklich recounts his experiences at Neot Smadar, an ecological and spiritual oasis that has been thriving in the arid Southern Israeli desert for a quarter century. An...
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£40,00
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Gifted Passage Young Men in Classic Maya Art and Text
ISBN: HB: 9780300228960, Yale University Press, February 2018
256 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm , 56 colour illus., 49 black&white illus.
In this thought-provoking book, preeminent scholar Stephen Houston turns his attention to the crucial role of young males in Classic Maya society, drawing on evidence from art, writing, and material culture. "The Gifted Passage" establishes that adol...
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£50,00
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