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Two Lenins A Brief Anthropology of Time
ISBN: PB: 9780997367539, HAU, February 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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£19,00
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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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£64,00
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Traces of the Future An Archaeology of Medical Science in Twenty-First-Century Africa
ISBN: PB: 9781783207251, Intellect, November 2016
176 pp., 22.8x17.8 cm, 150 colour plates
This book presents a close look at the vestiges of twentieth-century medical work at five key sites in Africa: Senegal, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, and Tanzania. The authors aim to understand the afterlife of scientific institutions and practices and t...
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£21,50
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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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£22,50
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£67,50
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Thundersticks Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America
ISBN: HB: 9780674737471, Harvard University Press, October 2016
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 28 halftones, 1 map
The adoption of firearms by American Indians between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries marked a turning point in the history of North America's indigenous peoples – a cultural earthquake so profound, says David Silverman, that its impact has y...
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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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£62,00
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Translating Worlds The Epistemological Space of Translation
ISBN: PB: 9780986132513, 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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Toda Landscape Explorations in Cultural Ecology
ISBN: HB: 9780674088504, Harvard University Press, October 2015
721 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 436 colour photographs, 8 line illus., 6 maps, 8 tables
The Todas are the oldest inhabitants of the Nilgiri Hills of South India. With their quaint barrel-vaulted architecture, embroidered cloaks, and long-horned buffaloes, they have fascinated the world ever since civilization stepped into the Nilgiris t...
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Thin Description Ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem
ISBN: HB: 9780674049666, Harvard University Press, November 2013
404 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 8 halftones
The African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem are often dismissed as a fringe cult for their beliefs that African Americans are descendants of the ancient Israelites and that veganism leads to immortality. But John L. Jackson questions what "fringe" mea...
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Tragic Spirits Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia
ISBN: PB: 9780226086569, ISBN: HB: 9780226086552, University of Chicago Press, September 2013
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 halftones, 3 maps, 2 line drawings
The collapse of socialism at the end of the twentieth century brought devastating changes to Mongolia. Economic shock therapy – an immediate liberalization of trade and privatization of publicly owned assets – quickly led to impoverishment, especiall...
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£73,00
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