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Patterns in Circulation Cloth, Gender, and Materiality in West Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780226397221, ISBN: HB: 9780226397191, University of Chicago Press, March 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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£24,00
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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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£22,50
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Translating Worlds The Epistemological Space of Translation
ISBN: PB: 9780986132513, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2015
245 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones
Set against the backdrop of anthropology's recent focus on various "turns" (whether ontological, ethical, or otherwise), this pathbreaking volume returns to the question of knowledge and the role of translation as a theoretical and ethnographic guide...
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£19,00
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Modes of Uncertainty Anthropological Cases
ISBN: PB: 9780226257105, ISBN: HB: 9780226257075, University of Chicago Press, July 2015
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 line drawings, 5 halftones
"Modes of Uncertainty" offers groundbreaking ways of thinking about danger, risk, and uncertainty from an analytical and anthropological perspective. Our world, the contributors show, is increasingly populated by forms, practices, and events whose un...
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Chimera Principle An Anthropology of Memory and Imagination
ISBN: PB: 9780990505051, University of Chicago Press, HAU, March 2015
375 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 96 halftones
Available in English for the first time, anthropologist Carlo Severi's "The Chimera Principle" breaks new theoretical ground for the study of ritual, iconographic technologies, and oral traditions among non-literate peoples. Setting himself against a...
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£26,50
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Yaya's Story The Quest for Well-Being in the World
ISBN: PB: 9780226178820, ISBN: HB: 9780226178790, University of Chicago Press, October 2014
176 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 17 halftones
Yaya's Story is a book about Yaya Harouna, a Songhay trader originally from Niger who found a path to America. It is also a book about Paul Stoller – its author – an American anthropologist who found his own path to Africa. Separated by ethnicity, la...
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£17,00
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What Kinship Is-And Is Not
ISBN: PB: 9780226214290, ISBN: HB: 9780226925127, University of Chicago Press, August 2014
120 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm
In this pithy two-part essay, Marshall Sahlins reinvigorates the debates on what constitutes kinship, building on some of the best scholarship in the field to produce an original outlook on the deepest bond humans can have. Covering thinkers from Ari...
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£12,00
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£17,50
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Apologies to Thucydides Understanding History as Culture and Vice Versa
ISBN: PB: 9780226103822, ISBN: HB: 9780226734002, University of Chicago Press, November 2013
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones, 9 maps, 13 line drawings
Thucydides' classic work on the history of the Peloponnesian War is the root of Western conceptions of history – including the idea that Western history is the foundation of everyone else's. Here, Marshall Sahlins takes on Thucydides and the concepti...
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Where the North Sea Touches Alabama
ISBN: PB: 9780226073224, ISBN: HB: 9780226063645, University of Chicago Press, September 2013
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 18 halftones
On a warm summer's night in Athens, Georgia, Patrik Keim stuck a pistol into his mouth and pulled the trigger. Keim was an artist, and the room in which he died was an assemblage of the tools of his particular trade: the floor and table were covered...
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Measuring the New World Enlightenment Science and South America
ISBN: PB: 9780226733623, ISBN: HB: 9780226733555, University of Chicago Press, June 2012
428 pp., 23x15 cm, 59 halftones, 20 colour illus.
Prior to 1735, South America was terra incognita to many Europeans. But that year, the Paris Academy of Sciences sent a mission to the Spanish American province of Quito (in present-day Ecuador) to study the curvature of the earth at the Equator. Equ...
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