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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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From Site to Sight Anthropology, Photography, and the Power of Imagery (Thirtieth Anniversary Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780873658676, Harvard University Press, January 2018
144 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 32 colour illus., 115 halftones, 14 line illus., 1 map
In 1986 the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard mounted "From Site to Sight", a groundbreaking traveling exhibition on the historic and contemporary uses of photography in anthropology. Using visual materials from the vast photogra...
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£28,95
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Normality A Critical Genealogy
ISBN: PB: 9780226484051, University of Chicago Press, December 2017
464 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones
The concept of normal is so familiar that it can be hard to imagine contemporary life without it. Yet the term entered everyday speech only in the mid-twentieth century. Before that, it was solely a scientific term used primarily in medicine to refer...
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£26,50
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How Lifeworlds Work Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being
ISBN: PB: 9780226491967, ISBN: HB: 9780226491820, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
240 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 9 halftones
Michael Jackson has spent much of his career elaborating his rich conception of lifeworlds, mining his ethnographic and personal experience for insights into how our subjective and social lives are mutually constituted. In "How Lifeworlds Work", Ja...
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£56,50
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Ways of Baloma Rethinking Magic and Kinship From the Trobriands
ISBN: PB: 9780997367560, HAU, November 2017
390 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 25 halftones, 4 line drawings
Bronislaw Malinowski's path-breaking research in the Trobriand Islands shaped much of modern anthropology's disciplinary paradigm. Yet many conundrums remain. For example, Malinowski asserted that baloma spirits of the dead were responsible for procr...
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£30,00
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Revolting Remedies from the Middle Ages
ISBN: HB: 9781851244768, Bodleian Library Publishing, November 2017
112 pp., 17x11 cm
"For a zitty face. Take urine eight days old and heat it over the fire; wash your face with it morning and night". In late medieval England, ordinary people, apothecaries and physicians gathered up practical medical tips for everyday use. While some...
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£9,99
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Dark Matter of the Mind The Culturally Articulated Unconscious
ISBN: PB: 9780226526782, ISBN: HB: 9780226070766, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 halftones, 18 line drawings, 2 tables
Is it in our nature to be altruistic, or evil, to make art, use tools, or create language? Is it in our nature to think in any particular way? For Daniel L. Everett, the answer is a resounding no: it isn't in our nature to do any of these things beca...
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£24,00
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Mana of Mass Society
ISBN: PB: 9780226436258, ISBN: HB: 9780226436111, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm
We often invoke the "magic" of mass media to describe seductive advertising or charismatic politicians. In "The Mana of Mass Society", William Mazzarella asks what happens to social theory if we take that idea seriously. How would it change our under...
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£56,50
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Universalism without Uniformity Explorations in Mind and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780226501680, ISBN: HB: 9780226501543, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 line drawing, 9 tables
One of the major issues in cultural psychology is how to take diversity seriously while also acknowledging our shared humanity. This collection brings together leading figures in the field of cultural psychology to consider that question, addressing...
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£26,50
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£79,00
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Qanemcit Amllertut / Many Stories to Tell Tales of Humans and Animals from Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233362, University of Alaska Press, November 2017
392 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 12 colour plates
This bilingual collection shares new translations of old stories recorded over the last four decades though interviews with Yup'ik elders from throughout southwest Alaska. Some are true qulirat (traditional tales), while others are recent. Some are w...
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