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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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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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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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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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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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Tragic Spirits Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia
ISBN: PB: 9780226086569, ISBN: HB: 9780226086552, University of Chicago Press, September 2013
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 halftones, 3 maps, 2 line drawings
The collapse of socialism at the end of the twentieth century brought devastating changes to Mongolia. Economic shock therapy – an immediate liberalization of trade and privatization of publicly owned assets – quickly led to impoverishment, especiall...
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£73,00
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Where the North Sea Touches Alabama
ISBN: PB: 9780226073224, ISBN: HB: 9780226063645, University of Chicago Press, September 2013
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 18 halftones
On a warm summer's night in Athens, Georgia, Patrik Keim stuck a pistol into his mouth and pulled the trigger. Keim was an artist, and the room in which he died was an assemblage of the tools of his particular trade: the floor and table were covered...
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£48,00
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People at the Well Kinds, Usages and Meanings of Water in a Global Perspective
ISBN: PB: 9783593396101, University of Chicago Press, Campus Verlag, August 2013
316 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 6 tables, 7 halftones, 73 colour illus.
"People at the Well" investigates habits, practices, and meanings of water through case studies from around the world. With its wide range and impressive diversity, this volume points to water practices in different cultures and shows that water is m...
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£40,50
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Witchcraft, Intimacy, and Trust Africa in Comparison
ISBN: PB: 9780226047614, ISBN: HB: 9780226047584, University of Chicago Press, August 2013
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In Dante's "Inferno", the lowest circle of Hell is reserved for traitors, those who betrayed their closest companions. In a wide range of literatures and mythologies such intimate aggression is a source of ultimate terror, and in "Witchcraft, Intimac...
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£22,00
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£61,00
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