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Sex and Salvation Imagining the Future in Madagascar
ISBN: PB: 9780226113319, ISBN: HB: 9780226113302, University of Chicago Press, December 2010
236 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 1 map, 14 halftones
"Sex and Salvation" chronicles the coming of age of a generation of women in Tamatave in the years that followed Madagascar's economic liberalization. Eager to forge a viable future amid poverty and rising consumerism, many young women have entered t...
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£25,00
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£74,00
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From Land to Mouth The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands
ISBN: HB: 9780300142266, Yale University Press, December 2010
512 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm , 172 black&white illus.
Offers a comparison of the apparently incomparable: our capitalist economy to the subsistence-cum-exchange order of the Wola people in the Was Valley.
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£75,00
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Producing Local Color Art Networks in Ethnic Chicago
ISBN: HB: 9780226305172, University of Chicago Press, November 2010
296 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 20 colour plates, 7 figures, 2 tables, 2 halftones
In big cities, major museums and elite galleries tend to dominate our idea of the art world. But beyond the cultural core ruled by these moneyed institutions and their patrons are vibrant, local communities of artists and art lovers operating beneath...
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£39,00
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Theory of African Music, Volume II
ISBN: PB + CD: 9780226456942, ISBN: HB + CD: 9780226456935, University of Chicago Press, November 2010
408 pp., 20.9x13.4 cm , 32 line drawings, 35 figures, 60 halftones
Taken together, these comprehensive volumes offer an authoritative account of the music of Africa. One of the most prominent experts on the subject, Gerhard Kubik draws on his extensive travels and three decades of study in many parts of the continen...
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£25,00
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£78,00
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1912 Yale Peruvian Scientific Expedition Collections from Machu Picchu Human and Animal Remains
ISBN: PB: 9780913516218, Yale University Press, November 2010
198 pp., 24.5x17.2 cm , 12 charts, 60 black&white illus.
This second book in the Yale University Publications in Anthropology series dedicated to the Machu Picchu collections recovered early in the twentieth century from Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham and the Yale Peruvian Scientific Expeditions analyzes th...
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£15,00
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Specter of Salem Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America
ISBN: PB: 9780226005430, ISBN: HB: 9780226005416, University of Chicago Press, October 2010
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In "The Specter of Salem", Gretchen A. Adams reveals the many ways that the Salem witch trials loomed over the American collective memory from the Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Schoolbooks in the 1790s, for example, evoked the episode to de...
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£21,00
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£39,00
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Theory of African Music, Volume I
ISBN: PB + CD: 9780226456911, ISBN: HB + CD: 9780226456904, University of Chicago Press, October 2010
464 pp., 20.9x13.4 cm , 113 musical examples, 9 maps, 32 line drawings, 14 figures, 13 tables, 64 halftones
Taken together, these comprehensive volumes offer an authoritative account of the music of Africa. One of the most prominent experts on the subject, Gerhard Kubik draws on his extensive travels and three decades of study in many parts of the continen...
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£25,00
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£78,00
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Islands of Privacy
ISBN: PB: 9780226586533, University of Chicago Press, September 2010
360 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 5 line drawings, 6 tables, 2 halftones
Everyone worries about privacy these days. As corporations and governments devise increasingly sophisticated data gathering tools and joining Facebook verges on obligatory, concerns over the use and abuse of personal information are undeniable. But t...
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£17,00
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Heart for the Work Journeys through an African Medical School
ISBN: PB: 9780226893273, ISBN: HB: 9780226893259, University of Chicago Press, September 2010
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 8 tables, 1 halftone
Burnout is common among doctors in the West, so one might assume that a medical career in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, would place far greater strain on the idealism that drives many doctors. But, as "A Heart for the Work" makes...
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£24,00
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£70,00
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Erotic Triangles Sundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java
ISBN: PB: 9780226769592, ISBN: HB: 9780226769585, University of Chicago Press, September 2010
288 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 9 musical examples, 14 line drawings, 13 tables, 8 halftones
In West Java, Indonesia, all it takes is a woman's voice and a drum beat to make a man get up and dance. Every day, men there – be they students, pedicab drivers, civil servants, or businessmen – breach ordinary standards of decorum and succumb to th...
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£79,00
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