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Big and Small A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies
ISBN: HB: 9780300228861, Yale University Press, November 2017
360 pp., 21x14 cm, 17 colour illus., 15 black&white illus.
Author, scholar, and editor Lynne Vallone has an international reputation in the field of child studies. In this analytical tour-de-force, she explores bodily size difference – particularly unusual bodies, big and small – as an overlooked yet crucial...
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£20,00
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Oduduwa's Chain Locations of Culture in the Yoruba-Atlantic
ISBN: PB: 9780226506418, ISBN: HB: 9780226506388, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 22 halftones, 1 map
Yoruba culture has been a part of the Americas for centuries, brought from Africa during the transatlantic slave trade and maintained in various forms ever since. In "Oduduwa's Chain", Andrew Apter explores a wide range of fascinating historical and...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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Angmagsalik Eskimo Notes and Corrections to Vol. 39 of Monographs on Greenland
ISBN: PB: 9788763522694, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
64 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
This is a facsimile edition of the original 1917 volume, which contains a critical and acerbic reply by Thomas Thomsen of the Ethnographical Department at the National Museum of Denmark to Vol. 39 of Monographs on Greenland, titled Ammassalik Eskimo...
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£13,00
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Eskimo Tribes Their Distribution and Characteristics, Specially in Regard to Language. With a Comparative Vocabulary, and a Sketch-Map
ISBN: PB: 9788763514064, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
316 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
The purpose of the first section of this book is to show what conclusions it is possible to draw from the mode of life, the customs and usages of the Eskimo, so far as regards the migrations by which they have spread over their present territory. But...
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£38,00
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Fragmente des Sog. "Sothisrituals" von Oxyrhynchos aus Tebtynis
ISBN: HB: 9788763543644, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
211 pp., 31.8x21.6 cm
The book contains the edition of a hieratic written text from the Tebtunis temple library, dating to the 1st - 2nd century AD. The ritual text is a compilation of fumigation and libation spells for the main deities of the designed ritual place, the P...
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£35,00
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Revenge A Short Enquiry into Retribution
ISBN: HB: 9781780238401, Reaktion Books, October 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Revenge is a primal force at the heart of conflict and justice, as ancient as humanity itself. It persists in all societies and we are fascinated by it, as countless novels, dramas, films and computer games attest. "Getting even" can restore the bala...
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£14,00
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Peru: Medio Putumayo-Algodon Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 28
ISBN: HB: 9780982841969, Field Museum of Natural History, October 2017
522 pp., 27.3x21 cm, 24 colour plates, 14 halftones, 12 maps
In February 2016, a multidisciplinary team of geologists, biologists, social scientists, and local residents explored the rivers, forests, and human communities of a remote area in northern Amazonian Peru, along the Putumayo, Algodon, and Mutun river...
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£22,00
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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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Writing the World of Policing The Difference Ethnography Makes
ISBN: PB: 9780226497648, ISBN: HB: 9780226497501, University of Chicago Press, October 2017
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
As policing has recently become a major topic of public debate, it was also a growing area of ethnographic research. "Writing the World of Policing" brings together an international roster of scholars who have conducted fieldwork studies of law enfor...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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Day at Home in Early Modern England Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500-1700
ISBN: HB: 9780300195019, Yale University Press, October 2017
304 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 280 colour illus.
This fascinating book offers the first sustained investigation of the complex relationship between the middling sort and their domestic space in the tumultuous, rapidly changing culture of early modern England. Presented in an innovative and engaging...
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£40,00
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