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Waka and Things, Waka as Things
ISBN: HB: 9780300223712, Yale University Press, February 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 colour illus., 29 black&white illus.
This generously illustrated volume offers a fresh perspective on classical Japanese poetry (waka), including many poems treated here for the first time in a Western-language publication. Edward Kamens examines these poems both as they relate to mater...
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£60,00
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Worldviews of the Greenlanders An Inuit Arctic Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9781602233386, University of Alaska Press, February 2018
1150 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 29 halftones, 1 map
Ninety years ago, Knud Rasmussen's popular account of his scientific expeditions through Greenland and North America introduced readers to the culture and history of arctic Natives. In the intervening century, a robust field of ethnographic research...
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£49,00
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World in Guangzhou Africans and Other Foreigners in South China's Global Marketplace
ISBN: PB: 9780226506104, ISBN: HB: 9780226506074, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 21 halftones
Only decades ago, the population of Guangzhou was almost wholly Chinese. Today, it is a truly global city, a place where people from around the world go to make new lives, find themselves, or further their careers. A large number of these migrants ar...
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£20,00
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£64,00
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Ways of Baloma Rethinking Magic and Kinship From the Trobriands
ISBN: PB: 9780997367560, HAU, November 2017
390 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 25 halftones, 4 line drawings
Bronislaw Malinowski's path-breaking research in the Trobriand Islands shaped much of modern anthropology's disciplinary paradigm. Yet many conundrums remain. For example, Malinowski asserted that baloma spirits of the dead were responsible for procr...
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£30,00
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Writing the World of Policing The Difference Ethnography Makes
ISBN: PB: 9780226497648, ISBN: HB: 9780226497501, University of Chicago Press, October 2017
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
As policing has recently become a major topic of public debate, it was also a growing area of ethnographic research. "Writing the World of Policing" brings together an international roster of scholars who have conducted fieldwork studies of law enfor...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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Witch A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present
ISBN: HB: 9780300229042, Yale University Press, August 2017
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
The witch came to prominence – and often a painful death – in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-...
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£25,00
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Where the Roads All End Photography and Anthropology in the Kalahari
ISBN: PB: 9780873654098, Harvard University Press, July 2017
272 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 119 colour illus., 118 halftones, 2 maps
"Where the Roads All End" tells the remarkable story of an American family's eight anthropological expeditions to the remote Kalahari Desert in South-West Africa (Namibia) during the 1950s. Raytheon co-founder Laurence Marshall, his wife Lorna, and c...
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£28,00
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What Is an Event?
ISBN: PB: 9780226439785, ISBN: HB: 9780226439648, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
240 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 14 colour plates, 1 halftone
We live in a world of breaking news, where at almost any moment our everyday routine can be interrupted by a faraway event. Events are central to the way that individuals and societies experience life. Even life's inevitable moments – birth, death, l...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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World An Anthropological Examination
ISBN: PB: 9780997367508, HAU, February 2017
134 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones
What do we mean when we refer to the world? How does the world relate to the human person? Are the two interdependent and, if so, in what way? What does the world mean for the ethnographer and the anthropologist? Much has been said of worlds and worl...
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£26,00
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Why We Play An Anthropological Study
ISBN: PB: 9780986132568, HAU, August 2016
370 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 map
Whether it's childhood make-believe, the theater, sports, or even market speculation, play is one of humanity's seemingly purest activities: a form of entertainment and leisure and a chance to explore the world and its possibilities in an imagined en...
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