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Fake Anthropological Keywords
ISBN: PB: 9780997367577, HAU, November 2018
120 pp., 17.7x10 cm, 6 halftones
Fakes, forgery, counterfeits, hoaxes, frauds, knock-offs – such terms speak, ostensibly, to the inverse of truth or the obverse of authenticity and sincerity. Do all cultures equally spend an incredible amount of energy and labor on detecting differe...
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£11,00
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NAGA Awe-Inspiring Beauty
ISBN: HB: 9780300233254, Mercatorfonds, April 2018
432 pp., 33x25.4 cm, 320 colour illus., 260 black&white illus.
Taking an approach that is equal parts anthropological and art historical, this lavishly illustrated volume offers a rare look at the art, artifacts, and culture of the Naga people, an ethnic group spanning several tribes native to northeastern India...
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Returns of Fetishism Charles de Brosses and the Afterlives of an Idea
ISBN: PB: 9780226464756, ISBN: HB: 9780226464619, University of Chicago Press, August 2017
480 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
For more than 250 years, Charles de Brosses's term "fetishism" has exerted great influence over our most ambitious thinkers. Used as an alternative to "magic" but nonetheless expressing the material force of magical thought, de Brosses's term has pro...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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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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Competing Norms State Regulations and Local Praxis in sub-Saharan Africa
ISBN: PB: 9783593506531, Campus Verlag, February 2017
271 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 1 line drawing, 2 maps
States in sub-Saharan Africa, as anywhere else, are vested with the authority to implement laws and sanction their application. But in spite of a growing emphasis in Africa on participatory approaches to legislation, little research has focused on th...
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£28,00
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Displaying Death and Animating Life Human-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life
ISBN: PB: 9780226144061, ISBN: HB: 9780226144054, University of Chicago Press, August 2016
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 26 halftones
The number of ways in which humans interact with animals is almost incalculable. From beloved household pets to the steak on our dinner tables, the fur in our closets to the Babar books on our shelves, taxidermy exhibits to local zoos, humans have co...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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Subject to Death Life and Loss in a Buddhist World
ISBN: PB: 9780226355870, ISBN: HB: 9780226355733, University of Chicago Press, June 2016
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 40 halftones, 1 table
If any anthropologist living today can illuminate our dim understanding of death's enigma, it is Robert Desjarlais. With "Subject to Death", Desjarlais provides an intimate, philosophical account of death and mourning practices among Hyolmo Buddhists...
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£22,00
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£63,00
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Idea of North New Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781780235981, Reaktion Books, March 2016
272 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 22 illus.
As with the compass needle, so people have always been most powerfully attracted northwards; everyone carries within them their own concept of north. "The Idea of North" is a study, ranging widely in time and place, of some of the ways in which these...
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£9,00
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Relative Native Essays on Indigenous Conceptual Worlds
ISBN: PB: 9780990505037, HAU, March 2016
412 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 figures
This volume is the first to collect the most influential essays and lectures of Eduardo Viveiros de Castro. Published in a wide variety of venues, and often difficult to find, the pieces are brought together here for the first time in a one major vol...
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£26,00
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Mother Figured Marian Apparitions and the Making of a Filipino Universal
ISBN: PB: 9780226314914, ISBN: HB: 9780226314884, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 halftones
There is no female religious figure so widely known and revered as the Virgin Mary. Throughout history, Mary has inspired in a multitude of cultures around the world a deep affection, a desire to emulate her virtue, and a strong belief in the power o...
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