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Daemons are Forever Contacts and Exchanges in the Eurasian Pandemonium
ISBN: PB: 9780226714905, ISBN: HB: 9780226692401, University of Chicago Press, July 2020
360 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour plates, 38 halftones
A richly illustrated tapestry of interwoven studies spanning some six thousand years of history, "Daemons Are Forever" is at once a record of archaic contacts and transactions between humans and protean spirit beings – daemons – and an account of exc...
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£28,00
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£84,00
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Surviving the Americas Garifuna Persistence from Nicaragua to New York City
ISBN: PB: 9781947602113, University of Chicago Press, University of Cincinnati Press, June 2020
145 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"Surviving the Americas" is an intersectional analysis of Garifuna communities in the Americas, with an emphasis on those in Nicaragua and the United States. Serena Cosgrove and Jose Idiaquez provide a platform for the voices of indigenous peoples th...
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£24,00
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Excavating the Memory Palace Arts of Visualization from the Agora to the Computer
ISBN: PB: 9780226695280, ISBN: HB: 9780226695143, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 halftones, 12 line drawings
With the prevalence of smartphones, massive data storage, and search engines, we might think of today as the height of the information age. In reality, every era has faced its own challenges of storing, organizing, and accessing information. While th...
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£72,00
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Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown
ISBN: PB: 9780226698670, ISBN: HB: 9780226684581, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
192 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 5 halftones
For centuries, humans have excelled at mimicking nature in order to exploit it. Now, with the existential threat of global climate change on the horizon, the ever-provocative Michael Taussig asks what function a newly invigorated mimetic faculty migh...
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Nunakun-gguq Ciutengqertut / They Say They Have Ears Through the Ground Animal Essays from Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602234123, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, May 2020
400 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 50 halftones
Lifeways in Southwest Alaska today remains inextricably bound to the seasonal cycles of sea and land. Community members continue to hunt, fish, and make products from the life found in the rivers and sea. Based on a wealth of oral histories collected...
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£32,00
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Anthropology and Dialectical Naturalism A Philosophical Manifesto
ISBN: PB: 9781551647425, ISBN: HB: 9781551647449, University of Chicago Press, Black Rose Books, April 2020
200 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Is the world just a cultural construct where people create their own realities? In this illuminating and wide-ranging philosophical treatise, Brian Morris critiques broad swathes of recent theory as he seeks to reclaim anthropology as a historical so...
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£17,99
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£45,99
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Precarious Partners Horses and Their Humans in Nineteenth-Century France
ISBN: PB: 9780226686370, ISBN: HB: 9780226686233, University of Chicago Press, March 2020
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 colour plates, 28 halftones
From the recent spate of equine deaths on racetracks to protests demanding the removal of mounted Confederate soldier statues to the success and appeal of "War Horse", there is no question that horses still play a role in our lives – though fewer and...
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Old Thiess, a Livonian Werewolf A Classic Case in Comparative Perspective
ISBN: PB: 9780226674414, ISBN: HB: 9780226674384, University of Chicago Press, March 2020
272 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 12 halftones, 3 tables
In 1691, a Livonian peasant known as Old Thiess boldly announced before a district court that he was a werewolf. Yet far from being a diabolical monster, he insisted, he was one of the "hounds of God", fierce guardians who battled sorcerers, witches,...
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Tanaina Plantlore / Dena'ina K'et'una An Ethnobotany of th Dena'ina People of Southcentral Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602234048, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2020
250 pp., 20.3x13.9 cm, 150 colour plates, 1 map
When Chris McCandless, immortalized in "Into the Wild", headed into the Alaska wilderness, one of the books he took with him was "Tanaina Plantlore", which he used to identify edible plants. While the book and subsequent movie has brought attention t...
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Culture as Judicial Evidence Expert Testimony in Latin America
ISBN: PB: 9781947602632, University of Chicago Press, University of Cincinnati Press, January 2020
325 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In Latin America, as early as 1975 testimony given under oath by anthropologists has been applied in the civil law systems in a number of Latin American countries.  Called peritajes antropologicos culturales, this testimony can come in the form of wr...
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