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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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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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Palma Africana
ISBN: PB: 9780226516134, ISBN: HB: 9780226515946, University of Chicago Press, May 2018
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 48 halftones
"It is the contemporary elixir from which all manner of being emerges, the metamorphic sublime, an alchemist's dream". So begins "Palma Africana", the latest attempt by anthropologist Michael Taussig to make sense of the contemporary moment. But to w...
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£56,50
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Passion Book A Tibetan Guide to Love and Sex
ISBN: PB: 9780226520179, ISBN: HB: 9780226520032, University of Chicago Press, April 2018
160 pp., 21.6x14 cm
"The Passion Book" is the most famous work of erotica in the vast literature of Tibetan Buddhism, written by the legendary scholar and poet Gendun Chopel (1903-1951). Soon after arriving in India in 1934, he discovered the "Kama Sutra". Realizing tha...
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£14,50
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£43,00
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Politics of Custom Chiefship, Capital, and the State in Contemporary Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780226510934, ISBN: HB: 9780226510767, University of Chicago Press, March 2018
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones
How are we to explain the resurgence of customary chiefs in contemporary Africa? Rather than disappearing with the tide of modernity, as many expected, indigenous sovereigns are instead a rising force, often wielding substantial power and legitimacy...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Postgenomic Condition Ethics, Justice, and Knowledge after the Genome
ISBN: PB: 9780226510453, ISBN: HB: 9780226344553, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones
While the sequencing of the human genome was a landmark achievement, the availability and manipulation of such a vast amount of data about our species has inevitably led to questions that are increasingly fundamental and urgent: now that information...
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£26,50
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£79,00
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Peru: Medio Putumayo-Algodon Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 28
ISBN: HB: 9780982841969, University of Chicago Press, Field Museum of Natural History, October 2017
522 pp., 27.3x21 cm, 24 colour plates, 14 halftones, 12 maps
In February 2016, a multidisciplinary team of geologists, biologists, social scientists, and local residents explored the rivers, forests, and human communities of a remote area in northern Amazonian Peru, along the Putumayo, Algodon, and Mutun river...
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Poetry and Thinking of the Chagga Contributions to East African Ethnology
ISBN: HB: 9781909930445, Signal Books, March 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Bruno Gutmann (1876-1966) was a German Lutheran missionary. In 1902 he went to Chaggaland on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Deutsch-Ostafrika (now Tanzania) and stayed with brief interruptions for 36 years. Owing to his "inte...
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Patterns in Circulation Cloth, Gender, and Materiality in West Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780226397221, ISBN: HB: 9780226397191, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 colour plates, 18 halftones
In this book, Nina Sylvanus tells a captivating story of global trade and cross-cultural aesthetics in West Africa, showing how a group of Togolese women – through the making and circulation of wax cloth – became influential agents of taste and histo...
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£22,50
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£67,50
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Psyche on the Skin A History of Self-harm
ISBN: HB: 9781780237503, Reaktion Books, February 2017
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 55 illus.
Self-harm is thought by many to be a modern epidemic: a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, particularly young women. Yet it was 150 years ago, within early asylum psychiatry, that self-mu...
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