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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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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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Anthropology and Life Itself
ISBN: PB: 9780999157022, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2019
250 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In recent years life itself has become a focus of intense thought in anthropological work, spanning concerns as diverse as concepts of life in the biosciences and sovereign power and biopolitics, to a rethinking of the boundaries between human and no...
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£22,50
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African Luxury Aesthetics and Politics
ISBN: HB: 9781783209934, Intellect, October 2019
180 pp., 24.7x17.1 cm, 6 halftones
Moving far beyond predominant views of Africa as a place to be "saved", and even more recent celebratory formulations of it as "rising", "African Luxury: Aesthetics and Politics" highlights and critically interrogates the visual and material cultures...
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£75,00
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Afterlives of Indigenous Archives
ISBN: PB: 9781512603651, ISBN: HB: 9781512603644, University of Chicago Press, Dartmouth College Press, September 2019
264 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"Afterlives of Indigenous Archives" offers a compelling critique of Western archives and their use in the development of "digital humanities". The essays collected here present the work of an international and interdisciplinary group of indigenous sc...
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£34,00
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£72,00
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Akulmiut Neqait Fish and Food of the Akulmiut
ISBN: PB: 9781602233867, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, September 2019
350 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 60 colour plates
For centuries, the Akulmiut people – a Yup'ik group – have been sustained by the annual movements of whitefish. It is a food that sustains and defines them. To this day, many Akulmiut view not only their actions in the world, but their interactions w...
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£27,00
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Arabs A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
ISBN: PB: 9780300180282, Yale University Press, March 2019
656 pp., 23.5x15.6 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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£25,00
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Australianama The South Asian Odyssey in Australia
ISBN: PB: 9781849049696, Hurst Publishers, December 2018
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Australian deserts remain dotted with the ruins of old mosques. Beginning with a Bengali poetry collection discovered in a nineteenth-century mosque in the town of Broken Hill, Samia Khatun weaves together the stories of variou...
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£25,00
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Apples and Oranges Explorations In, On, and With Comparison
ISBN: PB: 9780226564074, ISBN: HB: 9780226563916, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones, 12 tables
Comparison is an indispensable intellectual operation that plays a crucial role in the formation of knowledge. Yet comparison often leads us to forego attention to nuance, detail, and context, perhaps leaving us bereft of an ethical obligation to tak...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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