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Critical Norths Space, Nature, Theory
ISBN: PB: 9781602233195, University of Alaska Press, May 2017
300 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 12 halftones, 5 tables
For millennia, "the North" has held a powerful sway in Western culture. Long seen through contradictions – empty of life yet full of promise, populated by indigenous communities yet ripe for conquest, pristine yet marked by a long human history – it...
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£34,00
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Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya
ISBN: HB: 9780300207170, Yale University Press, May 2017
304 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 99 colour illus., 71 black&white illus.
This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, long considered an authoritative text, which is better understood as one among many cruci...
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£50,00
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Mediterranean Incarnate Region Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since World War II
ISBN: PB: 9780226451022, ISBN: HB: 9780226450971, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
288 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 21 halftones
In "The Mediterranean Incarnate", anthropologist Naor Ben-Yehoyada takes us aboard the "Naumachos" for a thirty-seven-day voyage in the fishing grounds between Sicily and Tunisia. He also takes us on a historical exploration of the past eighty years...
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£24,00
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£75,00
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Evolving God A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion (Expanded Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780226360898, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
304 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 8 halftones
Religion has been a central part of human experience since at least the dawn of recorded history. The gods change, as do the rituals, but the underlying desire remains – a desire to belong to something larger, greater, most lasting than our mortal, f...
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£13,00
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Beyond Surgery Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital
ISBN: PB: 9780226457291, ISBN: HB: 9780226457154, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
256 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Over the past few decades, maternal childbirth injuries have become a potent symbol of Western biomedical intervention in Africa, affecting over one million women across the global south. Western-funded hospitals have sprung up, offering surgical sut...
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£20,00
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£64,00
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Mobile Secrets Youth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique
ISBN: PB: 9780226447575, ISBN: HB: 9780226447438, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
224 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
Now part and parcel of everyday life almost everywhere, mobile phones have radically transformed how we acquire and exchange information. Many anticipated that in Africa, where most have gone from no phone to mobile phone, improved access to telecomm...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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What Is an Event?
ISBN: PB: 9780226439785, ISBN: HB: 9780226439648, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
240 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 14 colour plates, 1 halftone
We live in a world of breaking news, where at almost any moment our everyday routine can be interrupted by a faraway event. Events are central to the way that individuals and societies experience life. Even life's inevitable moments – birth, death, l...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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Crying for Our Elders African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS
ISBN: PB: 9780226437545, ISBN: HB: 9780226437408, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
248 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 16 halftones
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has defined the childhoods of an entire generation. Over the past twenty years, international NGOs and charities have devoted immense attention to the millions of African children orphaned by the disease. But in "Cryin...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Echoes of Valhalla The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas
ISBN: HB: 9781780237152, Reaktion Books, March 2017
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus.
Tolkien's wizard Gandalf, Wagner's Valkyrie Brunnhilde, Marvel's superhero the Mighty Thor and the Vikings heading for Valhalla in Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song': these are just a few examples of how Icelandic medieval literature has shaped the huma...
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£16,00
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Numbers and the Making of Us Counting and the Course of Human Cultures
ISBN: HB: 9780674504431, Harvard University Press, March 2017
312 pp., 21x14 cm, 7 halftones, 1 line illustration
Carved into our past, woven into our present, numbers shape our perceptions of the world and of ourselves much more than we commonly think. "Numbers and the Making of Us" is a sweeping account of how numbers radically enhanced our species' cognitive...
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