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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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Field Notes on the Visual Arts Seventy-Five Short Essays
ISBN: PB: 9781783209965, Intellect, June 2019
340 pp., 22.8x17.7 cm, 150 halftones
What is the relation of art and history? What is art today? Why does art affect us? In "Field Notes on the Visual Arts", seventy-five scholars, curators, and artists traverse chronology and geography to reveal the meanings and dilemmas of art. Organi...
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£28,00
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Designs of Blackness Mappings in the Literature and Culture of African Americans
ISBN: PB: 9781940939766, 2Leaf Press, June 2019
212 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
The wealth and breadth of literature produced by African Americans is staggering and dates to the earliest days of black presence in the United States. A. Robert Lee's "Designs of Blackness" takes on the critical and expansive task of mapping the tra...
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£30,00
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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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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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£25,95
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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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£26,50
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£79,00
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Design by the Book Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli Tu
ISBN: PB: 9781941792100, 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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£22,50
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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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£22,50
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£67,50
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