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African Luxury Aesthetics and Politics
ISBN: HB: 9781783209934, Intellect, October 2019
180 pp., 24.7x17.1 cm, 6 halftones
Moving far beyond predominant views of Africa as a place to be "saved", and even more recent celebratory formulations of it as "rising", "African Luxury: Aesthetics and Politics" highlights and critically interrogates the visual and material cultures...
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£75,00
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Phantom Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780857427007, ISBN: HB: 9780857423771, Seagull Books, October 2019
720 pp., 22.8x19 cm, 37 halftones, 3 facsimiles
One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, "Phantom Africa" is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man's compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal – by turns melodramatic, self...
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£30,00
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£45,00
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Upright Revolution Or Why Humans Walk Upright
ISBN: HB: 9780857426475, Seagull Books, September 2019
48 pp., 21.5x21.5 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngugi wa Thiong'o offers in "The Upright Revolution". Blending myth and folklore with an...
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£14,99
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Prayers for the People Homicide and Humanity in the Crescent City
ISBN: PB: 9780226635668, ISBN: HB: 9780226635521, University of Chicago Press, July 2019
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones
"Grieve well and you grow stronger". Anthropologist Rebecca Louise Carter heard this wisdom over and over while living in post-Katrina New Orleans, where everyday violence disproportionately affects Black communities. What does it mean to grieve well...
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£19,00
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£57,00
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Deadline Populism and the Press in Venezuela
ISBN: PB: 9780226633732, ISBN: HB: 9780226633565, University of Chicago Press, July 2019
232 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones, 2 maps, 2 line drawings
Since 2006, Venezuela has had the highest homicide rate in South America and one of the highest levels of gun violence in the world. Former president Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013, downplayed the extent of violent crime and emphasized rehabilitation....
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£21,00
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£62,00
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Field Notes on the Visual Arts Seventy-Five Short Essays
ISBN: PB: 9781783209965, Intellect, June 2019
340 pp., 22.8x17.7 cm, 150 halftones
What is the relation of art and history? What is art today? Why does art affect us? In "Field Notes on the Visual Arts", seventy-five scholars, curators, and artists traverse chronology and geography to reveal the meanings and dilemmas of art. Organi...
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£28,00
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Designs of Blackness Mappings in the Literature and Culture of African Americans
ISBN: PB: 9781940939766, University of Chicago Press, 2Leaf Press, June 2019
212 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
The wealth and breadth of literature produced by African Americans is staggering and dates to the earliest days of black presence in the United States. A. Robert Lee's "Designs of Blackness" takes on the critical and expansive task of mapping the tra...
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£30,00
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Hunted Predation and Pentecostalism in Guatemala
ISBN: PB: 9780226624655, ISBN: HB: 9780226624518, University of Chicago Press, June 2019
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"It's not a process", one pastor insisted, "rehabilitation is a miracle". In the face of addiction and few state resources, Pentecostal pastors in Guatemala City are fighting what they understand to be a major crisis. Yet the treatment centers they o...
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£19,00
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£57,00
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Life by Algorithms How Roboprocesses Are Remaking Our World
ISBN: PB: 9780226627564, ISBN: HB: 9780226627427, University of Chicago Press, June 2019
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones
Computerized processes are everywhere in our society. They are the automated phone messaging systems that businesses use to screen calls; the link between student standardized test scores and public schools' access to resources; the algorithms that r...
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£21,00
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£62,00
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Creolized Aurality Guadeloupean Gwoka and Postcolonial Politics
ISBN: PB: 9780226631776, ISBN: HB: 9780226631639, University of Chicago Press, June 2019
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones, 7 line drawings
In the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, the complex interplay between anticolonial resistance and accommodation resounds in its music. Guadeloupean gwoka music – a secular, drum-based tradition – captures the entangled histories of French colonization...
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£23,00
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£68,00
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