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Far & Near Selections from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
ISBN: PB: 9780873658690, Harvard University Press, September 2018
112 pp., 15.2x15.2 cm, 90 colour illus.
Since its founding in 1886, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University has been collecting, caring for, exhibiting, and researching objects produced by human cultures around the world. This handsomely illustrated, highly po...
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£9,95
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Witch A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9780300238679, ISBN: HB: 9780300229042, Yale University Press, September 2018
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
The witch came to prominence – and often a painful death – in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-...
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£11,99
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£25,00
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Tight Knit Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion
ISBN: PB: 9780226558073, ISBN: HB: 9780226557915, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones, 2 maps
The coveted "Made in Italy" label calls to mind visions of nimble-fingered Italian tailors lovingly sewing elegant, high-end clothing. The phrase evokes a sense of authenticity, heritage, and rustic charm. Yet, as Elizabeth L. Krause uncovers in "Tig...
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£20,50
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£64,00
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Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War
ISBN: PB: 9780226556598, ISBN: HB: 9780226556451, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 14 halftones
The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to die but allow another to recover? In "The Human B...
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£26,50
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£79,00
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Apples and Oranges Explorations In, On, and With Comparison
ISBN: PB: 9780226564074, ISBN: HB: 9780226563916, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones, 12 tables
Comparison is an indispensable intellectual operation that plays a crucial role in the formation of knowledge. Yet comparison often leads us to forego attention to nuance, detail, and context, perhaps leaving us bereft of an ethical obligation to tak...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Being and Hearing Making Intelligible Worlds in Deaf Kathmandu
ISBN: PB: 9780999157039, University of Chicago Press, HAU, August 2018
160 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
How do deaf people in different societies perceive and conceive the world around them? Drawing on three years of anthropological fieldwork in Nepali deaf communities, "Being and Hearing" shows how questions of cultural difference are profoundly shape...
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£26,50
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Dark Inheritance Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica
ISBN: HB: 9780300225556, Yale University Press, August 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 black&white illus.
Focusing on Jamaica, Britain's most valuable colony in the Americas by the mid-eighteenth century, Brooke Newman explores the relationship between racial classifications and the inherited rights and privileges associated with British subject status....
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£45,00
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Trials of Mrs. K. Seeking Justice in a World with Witches
ISBN: PB: 9780226322360, ISBN: HB: 9780226322223, University of Chicago Press, July 2018
192 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In March 2009, a small community in Malawi accused a local hospital coordinator of teaching witchcraft to children. Amid swirling rumors, "Mrs. K." tried to defend her reputation, but the community nevertheless grew increasingly hostile. The legal, s...
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£17,00
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£56,50
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Ethnobotany of Eden Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative
ISBN: HB: 9780226547718, University of Chicago Press, June 2018
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 49 halftones
In the mysterious and pristine forests of the tropics, a wealth of ethnobotanical panaceas and shamanic knowledge promises cures for everything from cancer and AIDS to the common cold. To access such miracles, we need only to discover and protect the...
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£34,00
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Anthropology of the Machine Tokyo's Commuter Train Network
ISBN: PB: 9780226558554, ISBN: HB: 9780226558417, University of Chicago Press, June 2018
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 27 halftones
With its infamously packed cars and disciplined commuters, Tokyo's commuter train network is one of the most complex technical infrastructures on Earth. In "An Anthropology of the Machine", Michael Fisch provides a nuanced perspective on how Tokyo's...
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£62,00
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