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Museum in the Cultural Sciences Collecting, Displaying, and Interpreting Material Culture in the Twentieth Century
ISBN: HB: 9781941792162, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, February 2021
394 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In early twentieth-century Berlin, Wilhelm von Bode sparked a controversy with his sweeping proposal to reorganize a group of the city's museums. Debates about the role and structure of museums played out in 1907 and 1910 with two striking series of...
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£52,00
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Legions of Pigs in the Early Medieval West
ISBN: HB: 9780300246292, Yale University Press, January 2021
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus., 48 black&white illus.
In the early medieval West, from North Africa to the British Isles, pigs were a crucial part of agriculture and culture. In this fascinating book, Jamie Kreiner examines how this ubiquitous species was integrated into early medieval ecologies and tra...
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£30,00
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Between the Sun and Snow Writing at the End of the Century
ISBN: PB: 9781940939384, University of Chicago Press, 2Leaf Press, January 2021
225 pp., 20.3x20.3 cm, 45 halftones
"Entre el sol y la nieve: escritos de fin de siglo / Between the Sun and Snow: Writing at the End of the Century" presents a collection of selected newspaper articles by writer, cultural activist, and educator Myrna Nieves. The articles in this bilin...
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£19,00
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Daemons are Forever Contacts and Exchanges in the Eurasian Pandemonium
ISBN: PB: 9780226714905, ISBN: HB: 9780226692401, University of Chicago Press, January 2021
360 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour plates, 38 halftones
A richly illustrated tapestry of interwoven studies spanning some six thousand years of history, "Daemons Are Forever" is at once a record of archaic contacts and transactions between humans and protean spirit beings – daemons – and an account of exc...
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£28,00
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£84,00
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Mafiacraft An Ethnography of Deadly Silence
ISBN: PB: 9781912808250, University of Chicago Press, HAU, January 2021
230 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones
"The Mafia? What is the Mafia? Something you eat? Something you drink? I don't know the Mafia. I have never seen it". So said Mommo Piromalli, a Ndrangheta crime boss, to a journalist in the seventies. In "Mafiacraft", Deborah Puccio-Den explores the...
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£24,00
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Mbira's Restless Dance An Archive of Improvisation
ISBN: spiral: 9780226626277, University of Chicago Press, January 2021
912 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm, 597 musical examples
Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner and Cosmas Magaya's "Mbira's Restless Dance" documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. At the heart...
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£65,00
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Nunakun-gguq Ciutengqertut / They Say They Have Ears Through the Ground Animal Essays from Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602234123, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, January 2021
400 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 50 halftones
Lifeways in Southwest Alaska today remains inextricably bound to the seasonal cycles of sea and land. Community members continue to hunt, fish, and make products from the life found in the rivers and sea. Based on a wealth of oral histories collected...
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£32,00
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Excavating the Memory Palace Arts of Visualization from the Agora to the Computer
ISBN: PB: 9780226695280, ISBN: HB: 9780226695143, University of Chicago Press, January 2021
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 halftones, 12 line drawings
With the prevalence of smartphones, massive data storage, and search engines, we might think of today as the height of the information age. In reality, every era has faced its own challenges of storing, organizing, and accessing information. While th...
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£72,00
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Anthropology and Dialectical Naturalism A Philosophical Manifesto
ISBN: PB: 9781551647425, ISBN: HB: 9781551647449, University of Chicago Press, Black Rose Books, January 2021
200 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Is the world just a cultural construct where people create their own realities? In this illuminating and wide-ranging philosophical treatise, Brian Morris critiques broad swathes of recent theory as he seeks to reclaim anthropology as a historical so...
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£17,99
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£45,99
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Feeling of History Islam, Romanticism, and Andalusia
ISBN: PB: 9780226746951, ISBN: HB: 9780226746814, University of Chicago Press, December 2020
216 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 halftones
Today it seems the lines between Europe and the Middle East, between Christian Europeans and Muslim immigrants in their midst, are hardening. Daily editorials compare the contemporary arrival of Muslim refugees with the "Muslim conquest of 711", warn...
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£22,00
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£76,00
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