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Big and Small A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies
ISBN: HB: 9780300228861, Yale University Press, November 2017
360 pp., 21x14 cm, 17 colour illus., 15 black&white illus.
Author, scholar, and editor Lynne Vallone has an international reputation in the field of child studies. In this analytical tour-de-force, she explores bodily size difference – particularly unusual bodies, big and small – as an overlooked yet crucial...
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Buried Norsemen at Herjolfsnes An Archaeological and Historical Study
ISBN: PB: 9788763523226, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
268 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm,
This is the facsimile version of the fascinating book, originally published in 1924, in which Poul Norlund gives the first gathered, concise description of the old Norse settlement of Herjolfsnes on the south tip of Greenland, presenting the archaeol...
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£36,00
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Brattahlid
ISBN: PB: 9788763524261, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
163 pp., 27.9x21 cm,
This is the facsimile edition of the original 1934 volume describing the process and findings of the archaeological expedition carried out over three months, from June till September, in 1932 to the old Viking settlement of Brattahlid ("Brattahlio" o...
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Bottleneck Moving, Building, and Belonging in an African City
ISBN: PB: 9780226488905, ISBN: HB: 9780226488875, University of Chicago Press, October 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
In "Bottleneck", anthropologist Caroline Melly uses the problem of traffic bottlenecks to launch a wide-ranging study of mobility in contemporary urban Senegal – a concept that she argues is central to both citizens' and the state's visions of a succ...
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£67,00
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Beyond Surgery Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital
ISBN: PB: 9780226457291, ISBN: HB: 9780226457154, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
256 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Over the past few decades, maternal childbirth injuries have become a potent symbol of Western biomedical intervention in Africa, affecting over one million women across the global south. Western-funded hospitals have sprung up, offering surgical sut...
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Bone Rooms From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums
ISBN: HB: 9780674660410, Harvard University Press, March 2016
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm,
In 1864 a U.S. army doctor dug up the remains of a Dakota man who had been killed in Minnesota. Carefully recording his observations, he sent the skeleton to a museum in Washington, DC, that was collecting human remains for research. In the "bone roo...
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Banking on Words The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance
ISBN: PB: 9780226318776, ISBN: HB: 9780226318639, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
176 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
In this provocative look at one of the most important events of our time, renowned scholar Arjun Appadurai argues that the economic collapse of 2008 – while indeed spurred on by greed, ignorance, weak regulation, and irresponsible risk-taking – was,...
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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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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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£52,00
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Braided Worlds
ISBN: PB: 9780226305288, ISBN: HB: 9780226305271, University of Chicago Press, March 2013
184 pp., 23x15 cm, 3 maps
In a compelling mix of literary narrative and ethnography, anthropologist Alma Gottlieb and writer Philip Graham continue the long journey of cultural engagement with the Beng people of Cote d'Ivoire that they first recounted in their award-winning m...
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