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publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Participant A Century of Participation in Four Stories
ISBN: PB: 9780226666761, ISBN: HB: 9780226666624, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
344 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 73 halftones, 11 line drawings
Participation is everywhere today. It has been formalized, measured, standardized, scaled up, network-enabled, and sent around the world. Platforms, algorithms, and software offer to make participation easier, but new technologies have had the opposi...
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£28,00
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£79,00
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Phantom Image Seeing the Dead in Ancient Rome
ISBN: HB: 9780226648293, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
328 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 25 colour plates, 71 halftones
Drawing from a rich corpus of art works, including sarcophagi, tomb paintings, and floor mosaics, Patrick R. Crowley investigates how something as insubstantial as a ghost could be made visible through the material grit of stone and paint. In this fr...
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£45,00
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Real Economy Essays in Ethnographic Theory
ISBN: PB: 9781912808267, University of Chicago Press, HAU, January 2020
230 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
This collection highlights a key metaphor in contemporary discourse about economy and society. The contributors explore how references to reality and the real economy are linked both to the utopias of collective well-being, supported by real monies a...
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£19,00
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Signs of the Americas A Poetics of Pictography, Hieroglyphs, and Khipu
ISBN: PB: 9780226659022, ISBN: HB: 9780226658971, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
288 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 colour plates, 31 halftones
Indigenous sign-systems, such as pictographs, petroglyphs, hieroglyphs, and khipu, are usually understood as relics from an inaccessible past. That is far from the truth, however, as Edgar Garcia makes clear in "Signs of the Americas". Rather than be...
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£24,00
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£68,00
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Mythology in Our Language Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough
ISBN: PB: 9780990505068, University of Chicago Press, HAU, January 2020
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In 1931 Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote his famous "Remarks on Frazer's "Golden Bough", published posthumously in 1967. At that time, anthropology and philosophy were in close contact – continental thinkers drew heavily on anthropology's theoretical terms,...
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£26,50
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Second Careers Two Tributaries in African Art
ISBN: HB: 9780300246872, Yale University Press, January 2020
120 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 40 colour illus.
Recognizing the second lives of historical African artworks when they enter museum collections and addressing them in dialogue with the works of six established and emerging African artists, this book represents how today's practitioners are reformul...
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£20,00
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Why We Believe Evolution and the Human Way of Being
ISBN: HB: 9780300243994, Yale University Press, January 2020
280 pp., 21x14 cm, 8 black&white illus.
Why are so many humans religious? Why do we daydream, imagine, and hope? Philosophers, theologians, social scientists, and historians have offered explanations for centuries, but their accounts often ignore or even avoid human evolution. Evolutionary...
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£20,00
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Arabs A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
ISBN: PB: 9780300251630, Yale University Press, December 2019
656 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 26 colour illus., 4 maps
This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of...
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£12,99
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Arctic Folly The Anthropology of a Delusion
ISBN: PB: 9781912808274, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2019
134 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Missionary, linguist, and ethnographer Emile Petitot (1838-1916) was known for his work in Canada's Northwest Territories and as the author of a corpus including the first grammar of an Amerindian language and an astonishing body of transcribed ritua...
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£15,00
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Art of Mbira Musical Inheritance and Legacy
ISBN: PB: 9780226628684, ISBN: HB: 9780226628547, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
608 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 302 musical examples
Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner's The Art of Mbira documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. At the heart of this work lies the ana...
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£36,00
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£102,00
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