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Tanaina Plantlore / Dena'ina K'et'una An Ethnobotany of th Dena'ina People of Southcentral Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602234048, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2020
250 pp., 20.3x13.9 cm, 150 colour plates, 1 map
When Chris McCandless, immortalized in "Into the Wild", headed into the Alaska wilderness, one of the books he took with him was "Tanaina Plantlore", which he used to identify edible plants. While the book and subsequent movie has brought attention t...
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Twice-Born Life and Death on the Ganges
ISBN: HB: 9781787381193, Hurst Publishers, March 2019
344 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! When Aatish Taseer first came to Benares, the spiritual capital of Hinduism, he was the Westernised teenager of an Indian journalist and a Pakistani politician, raised among New Delhi's intellectual and cultural elite. Nearly t...
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Tight Knit Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion
ISBN: PB: 9780226558073, ISBN: HB: 9780226557915, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones, 2 maps
The coveted "Made in Italy" label calls to mind visions of nimble-fingered Italian tailors lovingly sewing elegant, high-end clothing. The phrase evokes a sense of authenticity, heritage, and rustic charm. Yet, as Elizabeth L. Krause uncovers in "Tig...
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Trials of Mrs. K. Seeking Justice in a World with Witches
ISBN: PB: 9780226322360, ISBN: HB: 9780226322223, University of Chicago Press, July 2018
192 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In March 2009, a small community in Malawi accused a local hospital coordinator of teaching witchcraft to children. Amid swirling rumors, "Mrs. K." tried to defend her reputation, but the community nevertheless grew increasingly hostile. The legal, s...
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Truth-Spots How Places Make People Believe
ISBN: HB: 9780226561950, University of Chicago Press, May 2018
208 pp., 21.6x14 cm
We may not realize it, but truth and place are inextricably linked. For ancient Greeks, temples and statues clustered on the side of Mount Parnassus affirmed their belief that predictions from the oracle at Delphi were accurate. The trust we have in...
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Two Lenins A Brief Anthropology of Time
ISBN: PB: 9780997367539, University of Chicago Press, HAU, March 2018
112 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 7 halftones
Highly innovative and theoretically incisive, "Two Lenins" is the first book-length anthropological examination of how social reality can be organized around different yet concurrent ideas of time. Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov grounds his theoretical explo...
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Truth about Crime Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order
ISBN: PB: 9780226424910, ISBN: HB: 9780226424880, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones
In this book, renowned anthropologists Jean and John L. Comaroff make a startling but absolutely convincing claim about our modern era: it is not by our arts, our politics, or our science that we understand ourselves – it is by our crimes. Surveying...
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Tango Machine Musical Culture in the Age of Expediency
ISBN: PB: 9780226385549, ISBN: HB: 9780226385402, University of Chicago Press, October 2016
216 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 line drawings
In Argentina, tango isn't just the national music – it's a national brand. But ask any contemporary Argentine if they ever really listen to it and chances are the answer is no: tango hasn't been popular for more than fifty years. In this book, Morgan...
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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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Translating Worlds The Epistemological Space of Translation
ISBN: PB: 9780986132513, University of Chicago Press, 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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