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Deadline Populism and the Press in Venezuela
ISBN: PB: 9780226633732, ISBN: HB: 9780226633565, University of Chicago Press, July 2019
232 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones, 2 maps, 2 line drawings
Since 2006, Venezuela has had the highest homicide rate in South America and one of the highest levels of gun violence in the world. Former president Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013, downplayed the extent of violent crime and emphasized rehabilitation....
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£21,00
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£62,00
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Language in Culture The Semiotics of Interaction
ISBN: PB: 9780986132544, University of Chicago Press, HAU, March 2019
380 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 80 halftones
This book offers a rich assortment of some of Michael Silverstein's most important lectures at the University of Chicago over the past forty years, all of which converge on theoretical issues involved in the semiotic, cognitive, and sociopolitical st...
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£15,00
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Inside World Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles
ISBN: HB: 9783791358161, Prestel Publishing, February 2019
160 pp., 27x25 cm, 110 colour illus.
Traditionally used in Aboriginal funeral ceremonies, memorial poles have been transformed into compelling contemporary artworks. The memorial pole is made from the trunk of the Eucalyptus tetradonta, hollowed naturally by termites. When the bones of...
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£39,99
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Capturing Imagination A Proposal for an Anthropology of Thought
ISBN: PB: 9780999157008, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2018
260 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 95 colour plates
We have all found ourselves involuntarily addressing inanimate objects as though they were human. For a fleeting instant, we act as though our cars and computers can hear us. In situations like ritual or play, objects acquire a range of human charact...
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£27,00
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On Kings
ISBN: PB: 9780986132506, University of Chicago Press, HAU, February 2018
220 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In anthropology as much as in popular imagination, kings are figures of fascination and intrigue, heroes or tyrants in ways presidents and prime ministers can never be. This collection of essays by two of the world's most distinguished anthropologist...
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£22,50
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Worldviews of the Greenlanders An Inuit Arctic Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9781602233386, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, February 2018
1150 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 29 halftones, 1 map
Ninety years ago, Knud Rasmussen's popular account of his scientific expeditions through Greenland and North America introduced readers to the culture and history of arctic Natives. In the intervening century, a robust field of ethnographic research...
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£49,00
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Two Lenins A Brief Anthropology of Time
ISBN: PB: 9780997367539, University of Chicago Press, HAU, February 2018
112 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 7 halftones
Highly innovative and theoretically incisive, "Two Lenins" is the first book-length anthropological examination of how social reality can be organized around different yet concurrent ideas of time. Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov grounds his theoretical explo...
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£19,00
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Ethnologia Europaea 46:1 Special Issue: Muslim Intimacies
ISBN: PB: 9788763544870, University of Chicago Press, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
131 pp., 24.1x16.5 cm
In every society, individual choice and freedom are shaped at least to some degree by the needs of familial and marital institutions. Currently, negotiations between individuals and families are undergoing transformations due to late modern processes...
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£16,50
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Mobile Secrets Youth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique
ISBN: PB: 9780226447575, ISBN: HB: 9780226447438, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
224 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
Now part and parcel of everyday life almost everywhere, mobile phones have radically transformed how we acquire and exchange information. Many anticipated that in Africa, where most have gone from no phone to mobile phone, improved access to telecomm...
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£22,50
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£67,50
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Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece
ISBN: PB: 9780226425245, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
288 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 32 halftones
On publication in 2012, "Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece" quickly met wide acclaim as a gripping work that, according to the Times Literary Supplement, "offers a wholly new way of thinking about dreams in their social contexts"...
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£17,00
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