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Phantom Africa
ISBN: HB: 9780857423771, Seagull Books, August 2017
720 pp., 22.9x19 cm, 37 halftones, 3 facsimiles, 1 map
One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, "Phantom Africa" is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man's compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal – by turns melodramatic, self...
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£45,00
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Inside the Lost Museum Curating, Past and Present
ISBN: HB: 9780674971042, Harvard University Press, August 2017
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 21 halftones
Curators make many decisions when they build collections or design exhibitions, plotting a passage of discovery that also tells an essential story. Collecting captures the past in a way useful to the present and the future. Exhibits play to our sense...
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£25,00
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Far Out Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal
ISBN: PB: 9780226428949, ISBN: HB: 9780226428802, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
392 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 22 halftones
Westerners have long imagined the Himalayas as the world's last untouched place and a repository of redemptive power and wisdom. Beatniks, hippie seekers, spiritual tourists, mountain climbers – diverse groups of people have traveled there over the y...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Design by the Book Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli Tu
ISBN: PB: 9781941792100, Bard Graduate Center, January 2017
128 pp., 22.2x17.8 cm, 14 colour plates, 80 halftones
Today, China's classical antiquity is often studied through recovered artifacts, but before this practice became widespread, scholars instead reconstructed the distant past through classical texts and transmitted illustrations. Among the most importa...
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£22,00
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Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies
ISBN: PB: 9780226392837, ISBN: HB: 9780226392660, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones, 6 line drawings
Derivatives were responsible for one of the worst financial meltdowns we have ever seen, one from which we have not yet fully recovered. However, they are likewise capable of generating some of the most incredible wealth we have ever seen. This book...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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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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£22,00
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£67,00
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Value of Labor The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956
ISBN: PB: 9780226314600, University of Chicago Press, September 2016
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones, 5 tables
At the heart of today's fierce political anger over income inequality is a feature of capitalism that Karl Marx famously obsessed over: the commodification of labor. Most of us think wage-labor economics is at odds with socialist thinking, but as Mar...
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£30,00
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Patina A Profane Archaeology
ISBN: PB: 9780226351193, ISBN: HB: 9780226351056, University of Chicago Press, May 2016
216 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 halftones
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the world reacted with shock on seeing residents of this distinctive city left abandoned to the floodwaters. After the last rescue was completed, a new worry arose – that New Orleans's unique historic fabric...
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£20,00
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£57,00
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Made of Salmon Alaska Stories from the Salmon Project
ISBN: PB: 9781602232839, University of Alaska Press, May 2016
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 colour plates
All over the world, salmon populations are in trouble, as overfishing and habitat loss have combined to put the once-great Atlantic and Pacific Northwest runs at serious risk. Alaska, however, stands out as a rare success story: its salmon population...
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£16,00
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Four Lectures on Ethics Anthropological Perspectives
ISBN: PB: 9780990505075, HAU, November 2015
245 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Anthropology has recently seen a lively interest in the subject of ethics and comparative notions of morality and freedom. This masterclass brings together four of the most eminent anthropologists working in this field – Michael Lambek, Veena Das, Di...
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£26,00
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