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Emotional Mind The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition
ISBN: HB: 9780674980556, Harvard University Press, April 2019
448 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 3 illus., 1 table
Many accounts of the human mind concentrate on the brain's computational power. Yet, in evolutionary terms, rational cognition emerged only the day before yesterday. For nearly 200 million years before humans developed a capacity to reason, the emoti...
Ethnobotany of Eden Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative
ISBN: HB: 9780226547718, University of Chicago Press, June 2018
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 49 halftones
In the mysterious and pristine forests of the tropics, a wealth of ethnobotanical panaceas and shamanic knowledge promises cures for everything from cancer and AIDS to the common cold. To access such miracles, we need only to discover and protect the...
Everyday Mysticism A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert
ISBN: HB: 9780300212099, Yale University Press, February 2018
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 18 black&white illus.
In this thoughtful and enlightening work, world renowned religion scholar Ariel Glucklich recounts his experiences at Neot Smadar, an ecological and spiritual oasis that has been thriving in the arid Southern Israeli desert for a quarter century. An...
Eskimo Tribes Their Distribution and Characteristics, Specially in Regard to Language. With a Comparative Vocabulary, and a Sketch-Map
ISBN: PB: 9788763514064, University of Chicago Press, 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...
Ethnologia Europaea 46:1 Special Issue: Muslim Intimacies
ISBN: PB: 9788763544870, University of Chicago Press, 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...
Evolution of Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9780226225166, University of Chicago Press, June 2017
320 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 20 halftones
Consider Miles Davis, horn held high, sculpting a powerful musical statement full of tonal patterns, inside jokes, and thrilling climactic phrases – all on the fly. Or think of a comedy troupe riffing on a couple of cues from the audience until the w...
Evolving God A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion (Expanded Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780226360898, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
304 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 8 halftones
Religion has been a central part of human experience since at least the dawn of recorded history. The gods change, as do the rituals, but the underlying desire remains – a desire to belong to something larger, greater, most lasting than our mortal, f...
Echoes of Valhalla The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas
ISBN: HB: 9781780237152, Reaktion Books, March 2017
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus.
Tolkien's wizard Gandalf, Wagner's Valkyrie Brunnhilde, Marvel's superhero the Mighty Thor and the Vikings heading for Valhalla in Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song': these are just a few examples of how Icelandic medieval literature has shaped the huma...
Everyday Creativity Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills
ISBN: PB: 9780226407562, ISBN: HB: 9780226407425, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones
Kirin Narayan's imagination was captured the very first time that, as a girl visiting the Himalayas, she heard Kangra women join their voices together in song. Returning as an anthropologist, she became fascinated by how they spoke of singing as a fo...
Everyday Life How the Ordinary Became Extraordinary
ISBN: HB: 9781780236636, Reaktion Books, July 2016
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
In "Everyday Life" Joseph A. Amato offers a panoramic account of the evolution of our daily existence and reflects on the complex and changing textures of everyday life. Beginning with societies of scarcity and relative lack of change and ending with...