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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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Phantom Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780857427007, ISBN: HB: 9780857423771, Seagull Books, March 2020
720 pp., 22.8x19 cm, 37 halftones, 3 facsimiles
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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£35,00
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£45,00
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Prayers for the People Homicide and Humanity in the Crescent City
ISBN: PB: 9780226635668, ISBN: HB: 9780226635521, University of Chicago Press, July 2019
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones
"Grieve well and you grow stronger". Anthropologist Rebecca Louise Carter heard this wisdom over and over while living in post-Katrina New Orleans, where everyday violence disproportionately affects Black communities. What does it mean to grieve well...
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£19,00
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£57,00
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Apples and Oranges Explorations In, On, and With Comparison
ISBN: PB: 9780226564074, ISBN: HB: 9780226563916, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones, 12 tables
Comparison is an indispensable intellectual operation that plays a crucial role in the formation of knowledge. Yet comparison often leads us to forego attention to nuance, detail, and context, perhaps leaving us bereft of an ethical obligation to tak...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Stories of Capitalism Inside the Role of Financial Analysts
ISBN: PB: 9780226523422, ISBN: HB: 9780226523392, University of Chicago Press, January 2018
224 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 5 line drawings, 5 tables
The financial crisis and the recession that followed caught many people off guard, including experts in the financial sector whose jobs involve predicting market fluctuations. Financial analysis offices in most international banks are supposed to for...
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£19,00
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£56,50
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Far Out Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal
ISBN: PB: 9780226428949, ISBN: HB: 9780226428802, University of Chicago Press, March 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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£26,50
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£79,00
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Design by the Book Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli Tu
ISBN: PB: 9781941792100, University of Chicago Press, 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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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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£67,50
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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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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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