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Immensity of Being Singular Approaching Migrant Lives in S?o Paulo Through Resonance
ISBN: PB: 9781912808571, University of Chicago Press, HAU, July 2021
70 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In this powerful new work, Simone Toji reconsiders ethnography as a form of appreciation of the contradictions inherent in the making of life itself. Recovering Bronislaw Malinowski's idea of the "imponderabilia of actual life" as an inspiring ethnog...
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£16,00
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Modern Sovereign The Body of Power in Central Africa (Congo and Gabon)
ISBN: HB: 9780857426888, Seagull Books, March 2021
456 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The "Modern Sovereign", a notion indebted both to Hobbes's Leviathan and Marx's conception of capital, refers to the power that governed the African multitudes from the earliest colonial days to the post-colonial era. It is an internalized power, res...
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£35,00
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Colombia, Peru: Bajo Putumayo-Cotuhe Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 31
ISBN: PB: 9780982841990, University of Chicago Press, Renaissance Society, November 2020
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 colour plates
In October 2019, a large multidisciplinary team of geologists, biologists, social scientists, and local residents explored the rivers, forests, and human communities around the junction of the Putumayo and Cotuhe Rivers in the lowland Amazonian regio...
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£24,00
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Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown
ISBN: PB: 9780226698670, ISBN: HB: 9780226684581, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
192 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 5 halftones
For centuries, humans have excelled at mimicking nature in order to exploit it. Now, with the existential threat of global climate change on the horizon, the ever-provocative Michael Taussig asks what function a newly invigorated mimetic faculty migh...
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£20,00
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£60,00
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In Pursuit of Civility Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England
ISBN: PB: 9780300251524, ISBN: HB: 9780300235777, Yale University Press, April 2020
480 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 28 colour illus.
What did it mean to be 'civilized' in Early Modern England? Keith Thomas's seminal studies "Religion and the Decline of Magic", "Man and the Natural World", and "The Ends of Life", explored the beliefs, values and social practices of the years bet...
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£12,99
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£25,00
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Gyotaku Prints of Fish and Crustaceans of Southeast Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233782, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2019
70 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 47 colour plates
Join Julia Tinker – avid explorer, angler, and artist – in her travels as she recounts her multi-year journey captaining her boat through the beautiful waters surrounding Ketchikan and Prince of Wales. Her mission is to delve into the diverse ecosyst...
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£30,00
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Twice-Born Life and Death on the Ganges
ISBN: HB: 9781787381193, Hurst Publishers, March 2019
344 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! When Aatish Taseer first came to Benares, the spiritual capital of Hinduism, he was the Westernised teenager of an Indian journalist and a Pakistani politician, raised among New Delhi's intellectual and cultural elite. Nearly t...
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£20,00
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Making Music Indigenous Popular Music in the Peruvian Andes
ISBN: PB: 9780226607337, ISBN: HB: 9780226607160, University of Chicago Press, February 2019
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 18 halftones
When thinking of indigenous music, many people may imagine acoustic instruments and pastoral settings far removed from the whirl of modern life. But, in contemporary Peru, indigenous chimaycha music has become a wildly popular genre that is even hear...
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£23,00
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£68,00
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Palma Africana
ISBN: PB: 9780226516134, ISBN: HB: 9780226515946, University of Chicago Press, May 2018
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 48 halftones
"It is the contemporary elixir from which all manner of being emerges, the metamorphic sublime, an alchemist's dream". So begins "Palma Africana", the latest attempt by anthropologist Michael Taussig to make sense of the contemporary moment. But to w...
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£19,00
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£56,50
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Fire of the Jaguar
ISBN: PB: 9780997367546, University of Chicago Press, HAU, February 2018
305 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Not since Clifford Geertz's "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight" has the publication of an anthropological analysis been as eagerly awaited as this book, Terence S. Turner's The Fire of the Jaguar. His reanalysis of the famous myth from the K...
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£26,50
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