art, academic and non-fiction books
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Becoming Human A Theory of Ontogeny
ISBN: HB: 9780674980853, Harvard University Press, December 2018
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 illus., 1 table
A radical reconsideration of how we develop the qualities that make us human, based on decades of cutting-edge experimental work by the former director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Virtually all theories of how humans h...
Lost Maps of the Caliphs Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo
ISBN: HB: 9781851244911, Bodleian Library Publishing, December 2018
368 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 25 colour illus., 69 black&white illus.
About a millennium ago, in Cairo, someone completed a large and richly illustrated book. In the course of thirty-five chapters, our unknown author guided the reader on a journey from the outermost cosmos and planets to Earth and its lands, islands, f...
Mythology in Our Language Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough
ISBN: PB: 9780990505068, HAU, December 2018
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In 1931 Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote his famous "Remarks on Frazer's "Golden Bough", published posthumously in 1967. At that time, anthropology and philosophy were in close contact – continental thinkers drew heavily on anthropology's theoretical terms,...
Sami Peoples of the North A Social and Cultural History
ISBN: PB: 9781787380318, Hurst Publishers, December 2018
344 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! The first comprehensive history of the Sami people of the Nordic countries and northwestern Russia. There is no single volume which encompasses an integrated social and cultural history of the Sami people from the Nordic countr...
Australianama The South Asian Odyssey in Australia
ISBN: PB: 9781849049696, Hurst Publishers, December 2018
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Australian deserts remain dotted with the ruins of old mosques. Beginning with a Bengali poetry collection discovered in a nineteenth-century mosque in the town of Broken Hill, Samia Khatun weaves together the stories of variou...
Fake Anthropological Keywords
ISBN: PB: 9780997367577, HAU, November 2018
120 pp., 17.7x10 cm, 6 halftones
Fakes, forgery, counterfeits, hoaxes, frauds, knock-offs – such terms speak, ostensibly, to the inverse of truth or the obverse of authenticity and sincerity. Do all cultures equally spend an incredible amount of energy and labor on detecting differe...
Critical Terms for Animal Studies
ISBN: PB: 9780226355429, ISBN: HB: 9780226355399, University of Chicago Press, November 2018
448 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 figure, 1 table
Animal Studies is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field devoted to examining, understanding, and critically evaluating the complex relationships between humans and other animals. Scholarship in Animal Studies draws on a variety of methodologies t...
Language in Culture The Semiotics of Interaction
ISBN: PB: 9780986132544, HAU, November 2018
380 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 80 halftones
This book offers a rich assortment of some of Michael Silverstein's most important lectures at the University of Chicago over the past forty years, all of which converge on theoretical issues involved in the semiotic, cognitive, and sociopolitical st...
Congo Masks Masterpieces from Central Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780300238754, Yale University Press, November 2018
408 pp., 29.5x22.9 cm, 800 colour illus., 130 black&white illus.
This splendid illustrated exploration of masks and masking ceremonies from the Democratic Republic of the Congo presents more than 130 outstanding wooden masks dating from the 18th to the 20th century. Visually stunning and spiritually charged, these...
Still Points
ISBN: HB: 9780873658706, Harvard University Press, October 2018
112 pp., 29.2x23.5 cm, 53 colour illus., 21 halftones
"Still Points" is a collection of remarkable and evocative still photographs taken by award-winning nonfiction filmmaker and author Robert Gardner during his anthropological and filming expeditions around the world. Thousands of his original photogra...