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Dangerous Idea The Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Struggle for Indigenous Rights
ISBN: PB: 9781602232396, University of Alaska Press, November 2014
150 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 40 halftones
Decades before the marches and victories of the 1960s, a group of Alaska Natives were making civil rights history. Throughout the early twentieth century, the Alaska Native Brotherhood fought for citizenship, voting rights, and education for all Alas...
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£19,00
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Behold the Black Caiman A Chronicle of Ayoreo Life
ISBN: PB: 9780226175577, ISBN: HB: 9780226140896, University of Chicago Press, October 2014
296 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 18 halftones
In 2004, one of the world's last bands of voluntarily isolated nomads left behind their ancestral life in the dwindling thorn forests of northern Paraguay, fleeing ranchers' bulldozers. "Behold the Black Caiman" is Lucas Bessire's intimate chronicle...
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£20,00
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£64,00
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Yaya's Story The Quest for Well-Being in the World
ISBN: PB: 9780226178820, ISBN: HB: 9780226178790, University of Chicago Press, October 2014
176 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 17 halftones
Yaya's Story is a book about Yaya Harouna, a Songhay trader originally from Niger who found a path to America. It is also a book about Paul Stoller – its author – an American anthropologist who found his own path to Africa. Separated by ethnicity, la...
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£17,00
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£50,00
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Spirit of the Laws in Mozambique
ISBN: PB: 9780226153865, ISBN: HB: 9780226153728, University of Chicago Press, October 2014
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
Mozambique has been hailed as a success story by the international community, which has watched it evolve through a series of violent political upheavals: from colonialism, through socialism, to its current democracy. As Juan Obarrio shows, however,...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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Beyond Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780226212364, ISBN: HB: 9780226144450, University of Chicago Press, October 2014
488 pp., 23x15 cm, 9 tables, 3 line illus.
Successor to Claude Levi-Strauss at the College de France, Philippe Descola has become one of the most important anthropologists working today, and "Beyond Nature and Culture" has been a major influence in European intellectual life since its French...
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£26,00
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£52,00
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Creation of Inequality How Our Prehistoric Ancestors Set the Stage for Monarchy, Slavery, and Empire
ISBN: PB: 9780674416772, Harvard University Press, October 2014
648 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 30 halftones, 42 line illus.
Our early ancestors lived in small groups and worked actively to preserve social equality. As they created larger societies, however, inequality rose, and by 2500 BCE truly egalitarian societies were on the wane. In "The Creation of Inequality", Kent...
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£16,00
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Call of the Trance
ISBN: HB: 9780857421906, Seagull Books, September 2014
184 pp., 21.6x12.7 cm,
"The Call of the Trance" is a magnificent book that takes us to the unchartered frontiers of the forbidden. From initiation ceremonies to crises of hysteria, from suicide attempts to the ecstasies of witches, Catherine Clement explores in simple but...
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£16,00
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Wax and Gold Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780226215440, University of Chicago Press, September 2014
350 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
In Abyssinian poetry, the "wax"‌ is the obvious meaning, the "gold"‌ is the hidden meaning. In "Wax and Gold", Donald N. Levine explores mid-to-late-twentieth-century Ethiopian society on the same two levels, using modern sociology and psychology to...
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£20,00
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Upriver The Turbulent Life and Times of an Amazonian People
ISBN: HB: 9780674368071, Harvard University Press, September 2014
360 pp., 20.3x15.2 cm, 21 halftones, 2 maps
In this remarkable story of one man's encounter with an indigenous people of Peru, Michael Brown guides his readers upriver into a contested zone of the Amazonian frontier, where more than 50,000 Awajun – renowned for their pugnacity and fierce indep...
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£29,00
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Performing the Nation Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation
ISBN: PB: 9780857421081, Seagull Books, September 2014
264 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 halftones
A dance begins beneath the outstretched branches of the giant umunyinya tree in Rwanda. First there is drumming and clapping, then the lead dancers step into the center of the gathering. The dancing subsides and the gacaca court, the community hearin...
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£26,00
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