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Life at Swift Water Place Northwest Alaska at the Threshold of European Contact
ISBN: PB: 9781602233683, University of Alaska Press, April 2019
400 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 130 halftones
This is a multidisciplinary study of the early contact period of Alaskan Native history that follows a major hunting and fishing Inupiaq group at a time of momentous change in their lifeways. The Amilgaqtau yaagmiut were the most powerful group in th...
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£34,00
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Emotional Mind The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition
ISBN: HB: 9780674980556, Harvard University Press, April 2019
448 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 3 illus., 1 table
Many accounts of the human mind concentrate on the brain's computational power. Yet, in evolutionary terms, rational cognition emerged only the day before yesterday. For nearly 200 million years before humans developed a capacity to reason, the emoti...
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£21,95
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No Fixed Abode Ethnofiction
ISBN: PB: 9780857426345, ISBN: HB: 9780857420961, Seagull Books, March 2019
80 pp., 25x15 cm
In recent years, social workers have raised a new concern about the appearance of a new category among the working poor. Even employed, there are people so overburdened by the cost of living and so under compensated that they cannot afford a place to...
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£11,99
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£12,50
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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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£17,00
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£56,50
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Oduduwa's Chain Locations of Culture in the Yoruba-Atlantic
ISBN: PB: 9780226506418, ISBN: HB: 9780226506388, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 22 halftones, 1 map
Yoruba culture has been a part of the Americas for centuries, brought from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade and maintained in various forms ever since. In "Oduduwa's Chain", Andrew Apter explores a wide range of fascinating historical and...
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£22,50
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£67,50
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Evolution of Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9780226225166, University of Chicago Press, June 2017
320 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 20 halftones
Consider Miles Davis, horn held high, sculpting a powerful musical statement full of tonal patterns, inside jokes, and thrilling climactic phrases – all on the fly. Or think of a comedy troupe riffing on a couple of cues from the audience until the w...
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£22,50
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Conquest and Community The Afterlife of Warrior Saint Ghazi Miyan
ISBN: PB: 9780226372600, ISBN: HB: 9780226372570, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones
Few topics in South Asian history are as contentious as that of the Turkic conquest of the Indian subcontinent that began in the twelfth century and led to a long period of Muslim rule. How is a historian supposed to write honestly about the bloody h...
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£22,50
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£67,50
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Fate of Rural Hell Asceticism and Desire in Buddhist Thailand
ISBN: PB: 9780857424020, Seagull Books, October 2016
99 pp., 19.8x13.9 cm, 24 colour illus.
In 1975, when political scientist Benedict Anderson reached Wat Phai Rong Wua, a massive temple complex in rural Thailand conceived by Buddhist monk Luang Phor Khom, he felt he had wandered into a demented Disneyland. One of the world's most bizarre...
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£13,00
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Everyday Life How the Ordinary Became Extraordinary
ISBN: HB: 9781780236636, Reaktion Books, July 2016
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
In "Everyday Life" Joseph A. Amato offers a panoramic account of the evolution of our daily existence and reflects on the complex and changing textures of everyday life. Beginning with societies of scarcity and relative lack of change and ending with...
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£18,00
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Banking on Words The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance
ISBN: PB: 9780226318776, ISBN: HB: 9780226318639, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
176 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In this provocative look at one of the most important events of our time, renowned scholar Arjun Appadurai argues that the economic collapse of 2008 – while indeed spurred on by greed, ignorance, weak regulation, and irresponsible risk-taking – was,...
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