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Gathering Medicines Nation and Knowledge in China's Mountain South
ISBN: PB: 9780226763651, ISBN: HB: 9780226763514, University of Chicago Press, March 2021
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones, 3 tables
In the early 2000s, the central government of China encouraged all of the nation's registered minorities to "salvage, sort, synthesize, and elevate" folk medical knowledges in an effort to create local health care systems comparable to the nationally...
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£28,00
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£84,00
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Glossolalia and the Problem of Language
ISBN: PB: 9780226749419, ISBN: HB: 9780226749389, University of Chicago Press, December 2020
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 28 halftones, 5 tables
Speaking in tongues is a worldwide phenomenon that dates back to the early Christian church. Commonly referred to as "glossolalia", it has been the subject of curiosity and vigorous debate for the past two centuries. Glossolalia is both celebrated as...
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£84,00
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Gyotaku Prints of Fish and Crustaceans of Southeast Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602233782, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2019
70 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 47 colour plates
Join Julia Tinker – avid explorer, angler, and artist – in her travels as she recounts her multi-year journey captaining her boat through the beautiful waters surrounding Ketchikan and Prince of Wales. Her mission is to delve into the diverse ecosyst...
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£30,00
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Gifted Passage Young Men in Classic Maya Art and Text
ISBN: HB: 9780300228960, Yale University Press, February 2018
256 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 56 colour illus., 49 black&white illus.
In this thought-provoking book, preeminent scholar Stephen Houston turns his attention to the crucial role of young males in Classic Maya society, drawing on evidence from art, writing, and material culture. "The Gifted Passage" establishes that adol...
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Governor's Residence in Tranquebar The House and the Daily Life of Its People, 1750-1845
ISBN: HB: 9788763543880, University of Chicago Press, Museum Tusculanum Press, February 2018
432 pp., 27.9x22.9 cm
The history of contacts between India and Europe tends to be dominated by the British, but Denmark also played a role on the subcontinent in the colonial era. This book offers insight into that history via a close look at one very specific part of it...
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Gift Expanded Edition
ISBN: PB: 9780990505006, University of Chicago Press, HAU, May 2016
237 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Scan down a list of essential works in any introduction to anthropology course and you are likely to see Marcel Mauss' masterpiece, The Gift. With this new translation, Mauss' classic essay is returned to its original context, published alongside the...
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£13,00
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Gifts and Commodities
ISBN: PB: 9780990505013, University of Chicago Press, HAU, March 2015
250 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 68 line drawings, 3 maps, 58 tables
Christopher A. Gregory's "Gifts and Commodities" is one of the undisputed classics of economic anthropology. On its publication in 1982, it spurred intense, ongoing debates about gifts and gifting, value, exchange, and the place of political economy...
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£26,50
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Genealogical Science The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology
ISBN: PB: 9780226154701, ISBN: HB: 9780226201405, University of Chicago Press, May 2014
328 pp., 23x15 cm
"The Genealogical Science" analyzes the scientific work and social implications of the flourishing field of genetic history. A biological discipline that relies on genetic data in order to reconstruct the geographic origins of contemporary population...
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£22,50
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£37,00
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Global Pigeon
ISBN: PB: 9780226002088, ISBN: HB: 9780226001890, University of Chicago Press, March 2013
288 pp., 23x15 cm, 37 halftones, 10 colour illus.
The pigeon is the quintessential city bird. Domesticated thousands of years ago as a messenger and a source of food, its presence on our sidewalks is so common that people consider the bird a nuisance – if they notice it at all. Yet pigeons are also...
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£69,00
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Gwich'in Athabascan Implements History, Manufacture, and Usage According to Reverend David Salmon
ISBN: PB: 9781602231443, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, November 2011
202 pp., 28x21.5 cm, 73 halftones, 43 line illus.
The most detailed and well-illustrated study of material culture for any northern Athabascan language group to date, "Gwich'in Athabascan Implements" reproduces pre- and early post-contact tools that are historically important to the Athabaskan peopl...
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