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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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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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Smoke, Flames, and the Human Body in Mesoamerican Ritual Practice
ISBN: HB: 9780884024262, Harvard University Press, July 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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£60,95
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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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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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Truth-Spots How Places Make People Believe
ISBN: HB: 9780226561950, University of Chicago Press, May 2018
208 pp., 21.6x14 cm
We may not realize it, but truth and place are inextricably linked. For ancient Greeks, temples and statues clustered on the side of Mount Parnassus affirmed their belief that predictions from the oracle at Delphi were accurate. The trust we have in...
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Animal Intimacies Interspecies Relatedness in India's Central Himalayas
ISBN: PB: 9780226559988, ISBN: HB: 9780226559841, University of Chicago Press, May 2018
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 27 halftones
What does ­it mean to live and die in relation to other animals?   "Animal Intimacies" posits this central question alongside the intimate – and intense – moments of care, kinship, violence, politics, indifference, and desire that occur between human...
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£64,00
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Palma Africana
ISBN: PB: 9780226516134, ISBN: HB: 9780226515946, University of Chicago Press, May 2018
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 48 halftones
"It is the contemporary elixir from which all manner of being emerges, the metamorphic sublime, an alchemist's dream". So begins "Palma Africana", the latest attempt by anthropologist Michael Taussig to make sense of the contemporary moment. But to w...
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