art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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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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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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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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£20,50
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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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£22,50
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£67,50
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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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£24,50
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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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Affective Circuits African Migrations to Europe and the Pursuit of Social Regeneration
ISBN: PB: 9780226405155, ISBN: HB: 9780226405018, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 23 halftones
The influx of African migrants into Europe in recent years has raised important issues about changing labor economies, new technologies of border control, and the effects of armed conflict. But attention to such broad questions often obscures a funda...
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£26,50
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£79,00
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Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture
ISBN: HB: 9780226298993, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
336 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Who owns the past and the objects that physically connect us to history? And who has the right to decide this ownership, particularly when the objects are sacred or, in the case of skeletal remains, human? Is it the museums that care for the objects...
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£22,50
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Truth about Crime Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order
ISBN: PB: 9780226424910, ISBN: HB: 9780226424880, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones
In this book, renowned anthropologists Jean and John L. Comaroff make a startling but absolutely convincing claim about our modern era: it is not by our arts, our politics, or our science that we understand ourselves – it is by our crimes. Surveying...
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£64,00
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Synthetic How Life Got Made
ISBN: PB: 9780226440460, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
256 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 16 halftones
In the final years of the twentieth century, emigres from engineering and computer science devoted themselves to biology and resolved that if the aim of biology is to understand life, then making life would yield better theories than experimentation....
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