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Daemons are Forever Contacts and Exchanges in the Eurasian Pandemonium
ISBN: PB: 9780226714905, ISBN: HB: 9780226692401, University of Chicago Press, July 2020
360 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour plates, 38 halftones
A richly illustrated tapestry of interwoven studies spanning some six thousand years of history, "Daemons Are Forever" is at once a record of archaic contacts and transactions between humans and protean spirit beings – daemons – and an account of exc...
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£28,00
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£84,00
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Surviving the Americas Garifuna Persistence from Nicaragua to New York City
ISBN: PB: 9781947602113, University of Chicago Press, University of Cincinnati Press, June 2020
145 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"Surviving the Americas" is an intersectional analysis of Garifuna communities in the Americas, with an emphasis on those in Nicaragua and the United States. Serena Cosgrove and Jose Idiaquez provide a platform for the voices of indigenous peoples th...
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£24,00
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Excavating the Memory Palace Arts of Visualization from the Agora to the Computer
ISBN: PB: 9780226695280, ISBN: HB: 9780226695143, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 halftones, 12 line drawings
With the prevalence of smartphones, massive data storage, and search engines, we might think of today as the height of the information age. In reality, every era has faced its own challenges of storing, organizing, and accessing information. While th...
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£24,00
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£72,00
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Brief Natural History of Civilization Why a Balance Between Cooperation & Competition Is Vital to Humanity
ISBN: HB: 9780300245912, Yale University Press, June 2020
320 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 47 black&white illus.
Offering a bold new understanding of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going, noted ecologist Mark Bertness argues that human beings and their civilization are the products of the same self-organization, evolutionary adaptation, and na...
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£20,00
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Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown
ISBN: PB: 9780226698670, ISBN: HB: 9780226684581, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
192 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 5 halftones
For centuries, humans have excelled at mimicking nature in order to exploit it. Now, with the existential threat of global climate change on the horizon, the ever-provocative Michael Taussig asks what function a newly invigorated mimetic faculty migh...
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£60,00
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Nunakun-gguq Ciutengqertut / They Say They Have Ears Through the Ground Animal Essays from Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602234123, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, May 2020
400 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 50 halftones
Lifeways in Southwest Alaska today remains inextricably bound to the seasonal cycles of sea and land. Community members continue to hunt, fish, and make products from the life found in the rivers and sea. Based on a wealth of oral histories collected...
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£32,00
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Polymath A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag
ISBN: HB: 9780300250022, Yale University Press, May 2020
352 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 24 colour illus.
From Leonardo da Vinci and John Dee to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge. Nonetheless, in our current age of specialization, polymaths are often remembered for only one part of their varied achievements....
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Sacred Matter Animacy and Authority in the Americas
ISBN: HB: 9780884024668, Harvard University Press, May 2020
320 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm
"Sacred Matter: Animacy and Authority in the Americas" examines animism in Pre-Columbian America, focusing on the central roles objects and places played in practices that expressed and sanctified political authority in the Andes, Amazon, and Mesoame...
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Anthropology and Dialectical Naturalism A Philosophical Manifesto
ISBN: PB: 9781551647425, ISBN: HB: 9781551647449, University of Chicago Press, Black Rose Books, April 2020
200 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Is the world just a cultural construct where people create their own realities? In this illuminating and wide-ranging philosophical treatise, Brian Morris critiques broad swathes of recent theory as he seeks to reclaim anthropology as a historical so...
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£17,99
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£45,99
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Precarious Partners Horses and Their Humans in Nineteenth-Century France
ISBN: PB: 9780226686370, ISBN: HB: 9780226686233, University of Chicago Press, March 2020
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 colour plates, 28 halftones
From the recent spate of equine deaths on racetracks to protests demanding the removal of mounted Confederate soldier statues to the success and appeal of "War Horse", there is no question that horses still play a role in our lives – though fewer and...
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