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Mafiacraft An Ethnography of Deadly Silence
ISBN: PB: 9781912808250, University of Chicago Press, HAU, January 2020
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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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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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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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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Ethics of Space Homelessness and Squatting in Urban England
ISBN: PB: 9781912808281, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2019
290 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Across the Western world, full membership of society is established through entitlements to space and formalized in the institutions of property and citizenship. Those without such entitlements are deemed less than fully human as they struggle to fin...
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£27,00
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Fake Anthropological Keywords
ISBN: PB: 9780997367577, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2019
120 pp., 17.7x10 cm, 6 halftones
Fakes, forgery, counterfeits, hoaxes, frauds, knock-offs – such terms speak, ostensibly, to the inverse of truth or the obverse of authenticity and sincerity. Do all cultures equally spend an incredible amount of energy and labor on detecting differe...
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£11,50
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Logic of Invention
ISBN: PB: 9780999157053, University of Chicago Press, HAU, January 2019
135 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In this long-awaited sequel to "The Invention of Culture", Roy Wagner tackles the logic and motives that underlie cultural invention. Could there be a single, logical factor that makes the invention of the distinction between self and other possible,...
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£23,00
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Capturing Imagination A Proposal for an Anthropology of Thought
ISBN: PB: 9780999157008, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2018
260 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 95 colour plates
We have all found ourselves involuntarily addressing inanimate objects as though they were human. For a fleeting instant, we act as though our cars and computers can hear us. In situations like ritual or play, objects acquire a range of human charact...
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£27,00
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Classic Concepts in Anthropology
ISBN: PB: 9780990505082, University of Chicago Press, HAU, October 2018
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The late anthropologist Valerio Valeri (1944-1998) was best known for his substantial writings on societies of Polynesia and eastern Indonesia. This volume, however, presents a lesser-known side of Valeri's genius through a dazzlingly erudite set of...
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£22,50
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Being and Hearing Making Intelligible Worlds in Deaf Kathmandu
ISBN: PB: 9780999157039, University of Chicago Press, HAU, August 2018
160 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
How do deaf people in different societies perceive and conceive the world around them? Drawing on three years of anthropological fieldwork in Nepali deaf communities, "Being and Hearing" shows how questions of cultural difference are profoundly shape...
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£26,50
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