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Race and Photography Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876-1980
ISBN: PB: 9780226320885, ISBN: HB: 9780226320748, University of Chicago Press, December 2015
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 72 halftones
"Race and Photography" studies the changing function of photography from the 1870s to the 1940s within the field of the "science of race", what many today consider the paradigm of pseudo-science. Amos Morris-Reich looks at the ways photography enable...
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£24,50
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Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew Entangled Lives in Morocco
ISBN: PB: 9780226317489, ISBN: HB: 9780226317342, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 62 halftones, 1 table
In this remarkable work by seasoned scholar Lawrence Rosen, we follow the fascinating intellectual developments of four ordinary Moroccans over the span of forty years. Walking and talking with Haj Hamed Britel, Yaghnik Driss, Hussein Qadir, and Shim...
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Four Lectures on Ethics Anthropological Perspectives
ISBN: PB: 9780990505075, HAU, November 2015
245 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Anthropology has recently seen a lively interest in the subject of ethics and comparative notions of morality and freedom. This masterclass brings together four of the most eminent anthropologists working in this field – Michael Lambek, Veena Das, Di...
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£26,50
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Stigma and Culture Last-Place Anxiety in Black America
ISBN: PB: 9780226297736, ISBN: HB: 9780226297569, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
560 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 26 halftones, 1 line drawing
In "Stigma and Culture", J. Lorand Matory provocatively shows how ethnic identification in the United States – and around the globe – is a competitive and hierarchical process in which populations, especially of historically stigmatized races, seek s...
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£67,50
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Mother Figured Marian Apparitions and the Making of a Filipino Universal
ISBN: PB: 9780226314914, ISBN: HB: 9780226314884, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 halftones
There is no female religious figure so widely known and revered as the Virgin Mary. Throughout history, Mary has inspired in a multitude of cultures around the world a deep affection, a desire to emulate her virtue, and a strong belief in the power o...
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Archives of the Insensible Of War, Photopolitics, and Dead Memory
ISBN: PB: 9780226277332, ISBN: HB: 9780226277165, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
432 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 31 halftones
In this jarring look at contemporary warfare and political visuality, renowned anthropologist of violence Allen Feldman provocatively argues that contemporary sovereign power mobilizes asymmetric, clandestine, and ultimately unending war as a will to...
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Translating Worlds The Epistemological Space of Translation
ISBN: PB: 9780986132513, HAU, November 2015
245 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones
Set against the backdrop of anthropology's recent focus on various "turns" (whether ontological, ethical, or otherwise), this pathbreaking volume returns to the question of knowledge and the role of translation as a theoretical and ethnographic guide...
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Spirits and the Law Vodou and Power in Haiti
ISBN: PB: 9780226703800, ISBN: HB: 9780226703794, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
448 pp., 23.1x16.3 cm, 2 maps, 18 halftones
Vodou has often served as a scapegoat for Haiti's problems, from political upheavals to natural disasters. This tradition of scapegoating stretches back to the nation's founding and forms part of a contest over the legitimacy of the religion, both be...
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Return to Casablanca Jews, Muslims, and an Israeli Anthropologist
ISBN: PB: 9780226292557, ISBN: HB: 9780226292410, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones, 1 line drawing
In this book, Israeli anthropologist Andre Levy returns to his birthplace in Casablanca to provide a deeply nuanced and compelling study of the relationships between Moroccan Jews and Muslims there. Ranging over a century of history – from the Jewish...
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Corn Wolf
ISBN: PB: 9780226310855, ISBN: HB: 9780226310718, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 45 halftones, 16 line drawings
Collecting a decade of work from iconic anthropologist and writer Michael Taussig, "The Corn Wolf" pinpoints a moment of intellectual development for the master stylist, exemplifying the "nervous system" approach to writing and truth that has charact...
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