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Life by Algorithms How Roboprocesses Are Remaking Our World
ISBN: PB: 9780226627564, ISBN: HB: 9780226627427, University of Chicago Press, June 2019
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones
Computerized processes are everywhere in our society. They are the automated phone messaging systems that businesses use to screen calls; the link between student standardized test scores and public schools' access to resources; the algorithms that r...
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£21,00
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Life at Swift Water Place Northwest Alaska at the Threshold of European Contact
ISBN: PB: 9781602233683, University of Alaska Press, April 2019
400 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 130 halftones
This is a multidisciplinary study of the early contact period of Alaskan Native history that follows a major hunting and fishing Inupiaq group at a time of momentous change in their lifeways. The Amilgaqtau yaagmiut were the most powerful group in th...
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£34,00
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Language in Culture The Semiotics of Interaction
ISBN: PB: 9780986132544, HAU, March 2019
380 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 80 halftones
This book offers a rich assortment of some of Michael Silverstein's most important lectures at the University of Chicago over the past forty years, all of which converge on theoretical issues involved in the semiotic, cognitive, and sociopolitical st...
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Logic of Invention
ISBN: PB: 9780999157053, HAU, January 2019
135 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In this long-awaited sequel to "The Invention of Culture", Roy Wagner tackles the logic and motives that underlie cultural invention. Could there be a single, logical factor that makes the invention of the distinction between self and other possible,...
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£23,00
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Lost Maps of the Caliphs Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo
ISBN: HB: 9781851244911, Bodleian Library Publishing, December 2018
368 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 25 colour illus., 69 black&white illus.
About a millennium ago, in Cairo, someone completed a large and richly illustrated book. In the course of thirty-five chapters, our unknown author guided the reader on a journey from the outermost cosmos and planets to Earth and its lands, islands, f...
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Living in the Stone Age Reflections on the Origins of a Colonial Fantasy
ISBN: PB: 9780226570242, ISBN: HB: 9780226570105, University of Chicago Press, October 2018
192 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 12 halftones
In 1961, John F. Kennedy referred to the Papuans as "living, as it were, in the Stone Age". For the most part, politicians and scholars have since learned not to call people "primitive", but when it comes to the Papuans, the Stone-Age stain persists...
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Language and Prehistory of the Indo-European Peoples A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9788763545310, Museum Tusculanum Press, February 2018
350 pp., 24.1x16.1 cm, 4 colour plates, 7 halftones, 2 maps, 3 line drawings
Our knowledge of neolithic and bronze age Europe is growing rapidly, and this book offers a major contribution to our understanding of the language and history of the peoples of that period. The editors have taken a deliberately cross-disciplinary ap...
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£61,50
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Learning from the Curse Sembene's Xala
ISBN: HB: 9781849046954, Hurst Publishers, February 2017
160 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! "This book is about a story (Ousmane Sembene's Xala), about a time (the aftermath of Senegalese Independence), and about a place (Dakar, the capital of Senegal). It's also about the collaboration between an artist and an anthro...
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£17,99
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Legacies, Logics, Logistics Essays in the Anthropology of the Platform Economy
ISBN: PB: 9780226326870, ISBN: HB: 9780226326733, University of Chicago Press, April 2016
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones, 1 line drawing
"Legacies, Logics, Logistics" brings together a set of essays, written both before and after the financial crisis of 2007-2008, by eminent Africanist and economic anthropologist Jane I. Guyer. Each was written initially for a conference on a defined...
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Lost Paradise Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780226327235, ISBN: HB: 9780226327068, University of Chicago Press, April 2016
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones, 1 line drawing
For more than a century, urban North Africans have sought to protect and revive Andalusi music, a prestigious Arabic-language performance tradition said to originate in the "lost paradise" of medieval Islamic Spain. Yet despite the Andalusi repertoir...
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