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Banking on Words The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance
ISBN: PB: 9780226318776, ISBN: HB: 9780226318639, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
176 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In this provocative look at one of the most important events of our time, renowned scholar Arjun Appadurai argues that the economic collapse of 2008 – while indeed spurred on by greed, ignorance, weak regulation, and irresponsible risk-taking – was,...
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£17,00
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Ethical Condition Essays on Action, Person, and Value
ISBN: PB: 9780226292243, ISBN: HB: 9780226292106, University of Chicago Press, October 2015
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Written over a thirty-year span, Michael Lambek's essays in this collection point with definitive force toward a single central truth: ethics is intrinsic to social life. As he shows through rich ethnographic accounts and multiple theoretical traditi...
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£24,00
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£67,50
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Non-Sovereign Futures French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment
ISBN: PB: 9780226283814, ISBN: HB: 9780226283784, University of Chicago Press, October 2015
232 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 13 halftones, 1 table
As an overseas department of France, Guadeloupe is one of a handful of non-independent societies in the Caribbean that seem like political exceptions – or even paradoxes – in our current postcolonial era. In "Non-Sovereign Futures", Yarimar Bonilla w...
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£20,50
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£64,00
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Fierce Climate, Sacred Ground An Ethnography of Climate Change in Shishmaref, Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602232662, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, September 2015
175 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 maps, 4 photos, 10 figures
With three roads and a population of just over 500 people, Shishmaref, Alaska seems like an unlikely center of the climate change debate. But the island, home to Inupiaq Eskimos who still live off subsistence harvesting, is falling into the sea, and...
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£19,00
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Peru: Cordillera Escalera-Loreto Rapid Biological and Social Inventories, Volume 26
ISBN: PB: 9780982841945, University of Chicago Press, Field Museum of Natural History, September 2015
544 pp., 27.3x21 cm, 24 colour plates
The Cordillera Escalera mountain range on the Loreto-San Martin border in Amazonian Peru was barely known to scientists until the September 2013 expedition described in this report. Richly illustrated with twenty four color plates featuring more than...
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£22,50
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Shanghai Nightscapes A Nocturnal Biography of a Global City
ISBN: PB: 9780226262888, ISBN: HB: 9780226262741, University of Chicago Press, August 2015
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 18 halftones
The pulsing beat of its nightlife has long drawn travelers to the streets of Shanghai, where the night scene is a crucial component of the city's image as a global metropolis. In "Shanghai Nightscapes", sociologist James Farrer and historian Andrew D...
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£22,00
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£64,00
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Pottery Analysis A Sourcebook (Second Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780226923215, ISBN: HB: 9780226923208, University of Chicago Press, August 2015
592 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 90 halftones, 124 line drawings, 49 tables
Just as a single pot starts with a lump of clay, the study of a piece's history must start with an understanding of its raw materials. This principle is the foundation of "Pottery Analysis", the acclaimed sourcebook that has become the indispensable...
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£41,50
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£120,00
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We Were Adivasis Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe
ISBN: PB: 9780226253046, ISBN: HB: 9780226252995, University of Chicago Press, July 2015
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones
In "We Were Adivasis", anthropologist Megan Moodie examines the Indian state's relationship to "Scheduled Tribes", or adivasis – historically oppressed groups that are now entitled to affirmative action quotas in educational and political institution...
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Anthropology of Expeditions Travel, Visualities, Afterlives
ISBN: HB: 9781941792001, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, July 2015
250 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 35 halftones
In the West at the turn of the twentieth century, public understanding of science and the world was shaped in part by expeditions to Asia, North America, and the Pacific".The Anthropology of Expeditions" draws together contributions from anthropologi...
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Modes of Uncertainty Anthropological Cases
ISBN: PB: 9780226257105, ISBN: HB: 9780226257075, University of Chicago Press, July 2015
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 line drawings, 5 halftones
"Modes of Uncertainty" offers groundbreaking ways of thinking about danger, risk, and uncertainty from an analytical and anthropological perspective. Our world, the contributors show, is increasingly populated by forms, practices, and events whose un...
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