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Phantom Image Seeing the Dead in Ancient Rome
ISBN: HB: 9780226648293, University of Chicago Press, December 2019
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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Lakota America A New History of Indigenous Power
ISBN: HB: 9780300215953, Yale University Press, November 2019
544 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 54 black&white illus.
This first complete account of the Lakota Indians traces their rich and often surprising history from the early sixteenth to the early twenty?first century. Pekka Hنmنlنinen explores the Lakotas' roots as marginal hunter?gatherers and reveals how the...
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£25,00
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Artfulness of Death in Africa
ISBN: HB: 9781789141238, Reaktion Books, November 2019
288 pp., 24.6x18.9 cm, 89 illus., 50 in colour
If weddings are the most lavish events in most parts of the world, in Sub-Saharan Africa, by contrast, it is funerals. Funeral celebrations can be flamboyant occasions, particularly those honouring prominent people. Artworks of many kinds are created...
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£35,00
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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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Designs of Blackness Mappings in the Literature and Culture of African Americans
ISBN: PB: 9781940939766, University of Chicago Press, 2Leaf Press, November 2019
212 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
The wealth and breadth of literature produced by African Americans is staggering and dates to the earliest days of black presence in the United States. A. Robert Lee's "Designs of Blackness" takes on the critical and expansive task of mapping the tra...
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£30,00
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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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Between the Sun and Snow Writing at the End of the Century
ISBN: PB: 9781940939384, University of Chicago Press, 2Leaf Press, November 2019
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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Cultural Histories of the Material World
ISBN: PB: 9781941792186, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, November 2019
295 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Bringing together the work of over twenty international scholars from various disciplines, "Cultural Histories of the Material World" provides a substantial collection of works that explore materiality and material culture from a historical perspecti...
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£19,00
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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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For Money and Elders Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya
ISBN: PB: 9780226655758, ISBN: HB: 9780226655611, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
216 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
Many observers of Kenya's complicated history see causes for concern, from the use of public office for private gain to a constitutional structure historically lopsided towards the executive branch. Yet efforts from critics and academics to diagnose...
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£22,00
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£62,00
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