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First Peoples Indigenous Cultures and Their Futures
ISBN: PB: 9781861892416, Reaktion Books, March 2005
176 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 6 illus.
"First Peoples" argues, controversially, that far from disappearing in the face of global capitalism, indigenous cultures today are as diverse as they ever were. Rather than being absorbed into a uniform modernity, indigenous peoples are anticipating...
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£19,95
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Philosophy of Boredom
ISBN: PB: 9781861892171, Reaktion Books, November 2004
192 pp., 20x12 cm
Although boredom is something that we have all suffered from at some point in our lives, and has become one of the central preoccupations of our age, very few of us can explain precisely what it is. In this book Lars Svendsen examines the nature of b...
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£17,95
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Pilgrims of Love The Anthropology of a Global Sufi Cult
ISBN: PB: 9781850656517, Hurst Publishers, January 2004
360 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! "In Pilgrims of Love", Pnina Werbner traces the development of a Sufi Naqshbandi order founded by a living saint, Zindapir, whose cult originated in Pakistan and has extended globally to Britain, Europe, the Middle East, and So...
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£35,00
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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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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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Aboriginal Myths, Legends and Fables
ISBN: PB: 9781876334291, Bookport, 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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£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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£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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