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Language in Culture The Semiotics of Interaction
ISBN: PB: 9780986132544, HAU, November 2018
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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On Kings
ISBN: PB: 9780986132506, 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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£22,00
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Worldviews of the Greenlanders An Inuit Arctic Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9781602233386, 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, 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, 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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£16,00
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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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£22,00
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£67,00
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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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Invention of Humanity Equality and Cultural Difference in World History
ISBN: HB: 9780674971967, Harvard University Press, February 2017
672 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 5 maps
For much of history, strangers were routinely classified as barbarians and inferiors, seldom as fellow human beings. The notion of a common humanity was counterintuitive and thus had to be invented. Siep Stuurman traces evolving ideas of human equali...
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£35,00
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Patterns in Circulation Cloth, Gender, and Materiality in West Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780226397221, ISBN: HB: 9780226397191, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 colour plates, 18 halftones
In this book, Nina Sylvanus tells a captivating story of global trade and cross-cultural aesthetics in West Africa, showing how a group of Togolese women – through the making and circulation of wax cloth – became influential agents of taste and histo...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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Ours to Lose When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City
ISBN: PB: 9780226399942, ISBN: HB: 9780226399805, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
344 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 13 halftones
Though New York's Lower East Side today is home to high-end condos and hip restaurants, it was for decades an infamous site of blight, open-air drug dealing, and class conflict – an emblematic example of the tattered state of 1970s and '80s Manhattan...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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