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Smoke, Flames, and the Human Body in Mesoamerican Ritual Practice
ISBN: HB: 9780884024262, Harvard University Press, June 2018
480 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 22 colour illus., 170 halftones, 47 line illus., 3 maps, 7 tables
Epitomizing the radiating sun and perpetuating the cycles of life and time, fire was – and continues to be – a central force in the Mesoamerican cosmos. Mesoamericans understood heat and flames as animate forces that signified strength and vitality;...
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£54,95
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Knot of the Soul Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam
ISBN: PB: 9780226465081, ISBN: HB: 9780226464923, University of Chicago Press, May 2018
384 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
In this unsettling and innovative book, anthropologist Stefania Pandolfo addresses the problematic of the subject through a dual examination of psychoanalysis and Islamic theological-medical reasoning, reflecting on the unconscious maladies of the so...
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£28,00
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£90,00
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Acting for Others Relational Transformations in Papua New Guinea
ISBN: PB: 9780997367584, HAU, May 2018
300 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones, 2 maps
For the Ankave of Papua New Guinea, men, unlike women, do not reach adulthood and become fathers simply by growing up and reproducing. What fathers – and by extension, men – actually are is a result of a series of relational transformations, operated...
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£26,50
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Importance of Elsewhere The Globalist Humanist Tourist
ISBN: PB: 9781783208746, Intellect, May 2018
240 pp., 22.8x17.8 cm, 17 halftones
Why do we travel? What are we doing – and what do we imagine we are doing – when we leave the house, get on a plane, and thereby step into globalism? "The Importance of Elsewhere" is a collection of essays, rooted in Randy Malamud's own lifetime of t...
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£22,00
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NAGA Awe-Inspiring Beauty
ISBN: HB: 9780300233254, Mercatorfonds, April 2018
432 pp., 33x25.4 cm, 320 colour illus., 260 black&white illus.
Taking an approach that is equal parts anthropological and art historical, this lavishly illustrated volume offers a rare look at the art, artifacts, and culture of the Naga people, an ethnic group spanning several tribes native to northeastern India...
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£75,00
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Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles
ISBN: PB: 9781941792131, Bard Graduate Center, March 2018
220 pp., 22x17.7 cm, 100 colour plates
Anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson were pioneers in using visual anthropological techniques to study the aesthetics of bodily motion in Bali. What is less well known is that they also collected textiles, paintings, puppets, and carving...
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£22,50
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Indigenous Visions Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas
ISBN: PB: 9780300196511, Yale University Press, March 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 28 black&white illus.
In 1911, the publication of Franz Boas's "The Mind of Primitive Man" challenged widely held claims about race and intelligence that justified violence and inequality. Now, a group of leading scholars examines how this groundbreaking work hinged on re...
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£30,00
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Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 10, Part 1: Cotzumalhuapa
ISBN: PB: 9780873658683, Harvard University Press, March 2018
64 pp., 38.1x30.5 cm, 27 halftones, 22 line illus., 2 maps, 1 site plan
Since 1975, the Peabody Museum has been publishing "The Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions", a unique series of folio volumes with the goal to document all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. This is the first of four...
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£54,95
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Out of Bounds Ethnography, History, Music
ISBN: HB: 9780964031784, Harvard University Press, March 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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£32,95
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Language and Prehistory of the Indo-European Peoples A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9788763545310, Museum Tusculanum Press, February 2018
350 pp., 24.1x16.1 cm, 4 colour plates, 7 halftones, 2 maps, 3 line drawings
Our knowledge of neolithic and bronze age Europe is growing rapidly, and this book offers a major contribution to our understanding of the language and history of the peoples of that period. The editors have taken a deliberately cross-disciplinary ap...
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£61,50
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