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Singers Die Twice A Journey to the Land of Dhrupad
ISBN: HB: 9780857421043, Seagull Books, December 2013
340 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 map, 1 diagram, 22 halftones
"Singers Die Twice" is the story of a life in music. One of Germany's best-known exponents of North Indian classical music, specifically dhrupad singing, Perer Pannke has traveled from his home in Germany to Varanasi, Delhi, Darbhanga, and the forest...
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£22,50
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Returns Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century
ISBN: HB: 9780674724921, Harvard University Press, December 2013
376 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 35 halftones, 1 line illus.
"Returns" explores homecomings – the ways people recover and renew their roots. Engaging with indigenous histories of survival and transformation, James Clifford opens fundamental questions about where we are going, separately and together, in a glob...
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£36,95
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Place and Identity in Classic Maya Narratives
ISBN: PB: 9780884023920, Harvard University Press, December 2013
176 pp., 26.6x19.6 cm, 67 line illus.
Understanding the ways in which human communities define themselves in relation to landscapes has been one of the crucial research questions in anthropology. "Place and Identity in Classic Maya Narratives" addresses this question in the context of th...
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£31,95
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Thin Description Ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem
ISBN: HB: 9780674049666, Harvard University Press, December 2013
404 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 8 halftones
The African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem are often dismissed as a fringe cult for their beliefs that African Americans are descendants of the ancient Israelites and that veganism leads to immortality. But John L. Jackson questions what "fringe" mea...
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£40,95
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Falling Sky Words of a Yanomami Shaman
ISBN: HB: 9780674724686, Harvard University Press, December 2013
690 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 maps, 7 halftones, 24 line illus.
"The Falling Sky" is a remarkable first-person account of the life story and cosmo-ecological thought of Davi Kopenawa, shaman and spokesman for the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon. Representing a people whose very existence is in jeopardy, Davi Kop...
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£32,95
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Apologies to Thucydides Understanding History as Culture and Vice Versa
ISBN: PB: 9780226103822, ISBN: HB: 9780226734002, University of Chicago Press, November 2013
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones, 9 maps, 13 line drawings
Thucydides' classic work on the history of the Peloponnesian War is the root of Western conceptions of history – including the idea that Western history is the foundation of everyone else's. Here, Marshall Sahlins takes on Thucydides and the concepti...
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£17,50
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£24,00
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Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance Cultures of Exclusion
ISBN: PB: 9781849042796, ISBN: HB: 9781849042789, Hurst Publishers, November 2013
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Until the 1930s no woman could perform in public and retain respectability in India. Professional female performers were courtesans and dancing girls who lived beyond the confines of marriage, but were often powerful figures in...
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£25,00
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£50,00
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Social Life of Spirits
ISBN: PB: 9780226081779, ISBN: HB: 9780226081632, University of Chicago Press, November 2013
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 halftones
Spirits can be haunters, informants, possessors, and transformers of the living, but more than anything anthropologists have understood them as representations of something else – symbols that articulate facets of human experience in much the same wa...
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£26,00
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£73,00
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Religious Bodies Politic Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism
ISBN: PB: 9780226072722, ISBN: HB: 9780226072555, University of Chicago Press, October 2013
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 27 halftones, 6 tables
"Religious Bodies Politic" examines the complex relationship between transnational religion and politics through the lens of one cosmopolitan community in Siberia: Buryats, who live in a semiautonomous republic within Russia with a large Buddhist pop...
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£22,50
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£68,50
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Contemporary Funeral Rituals of Sa'dan Toraja From Aluk Todolo to "New" Religions
ISBN: PB: 9788024622286, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, October 2013
170 pp., 24.1x17 cm, 40 halftones, 3 tables
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! The Sa'dan Toraja are an ethnic group who live primarily on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. This rigorous academic study by noted expert Michaela Budiman examines the deep cultural shif...
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£19,00
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