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Mythology in Our Language Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough
ISBN: PB: 9780990505068, HAU, December 2018
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In 1931 Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote his famous "Remarks on Frazer's "Golden Bough", published posthumously in 1967. At that time, anthropology and philosophy were in close contact – continental thinkers drew heavily on anthropology's theoretical terms,...
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Magic's Reason An Anthropology of Analogy
ISBN: PB: 9780226518688, ISBN: HB: 9780226518541, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
240 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 25 halftones
In "Magic's Reason", Graham M. Jones tells the entwined stories of anthropology and entertainment magic. The two areas are not as separate as they may at first seem. As Jones shows, the endeavors not only matured around the same time, but they also s...
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Mistrust An Ethnographic Theory
ISBN: PB: 9780997367522, HAU, February 2018
134 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Trust occupies a unique place in contemporary discourse. Seen as both necessary and virtuous, it is variously depicted as enhancing the social fabric, lowering crime rates, increasing happiness, and generating prosperity. It allows for complex politi...
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Mana of Mass Society
ISBN: PB: 9780226436258, ISBN: HB: 9780226436111, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm
We often invoke the "magic" of mass media to describe seductive advertising or charismatic politicians. In "The Mana of Mass Society", William Mazzarella asks what happens to social theory if we take that idea seriously. How would it change our under...
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Matatu A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi
ISBN: PB: 9780226471396, ISBN: HB: 9780226130866, University of Chicago Press, August 2017
352 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 31 halftones
Drive the streets of Nairobi and you are sure to see many matatus – colorful minibuses that transport huge numbers of people around the city. Once ramshackle affairs held together with duct tape and wire, matatus today are name-brand vehicles maxed o...
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£22,00
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Mobile Secrets Youth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique
ISBN: PB: 9780226447575, ISBN: HB: 9780226447438, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
224 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
Now part and parcel of everyday life almost everywhere, mobile phones have radically transformed how we acquire and exchange information. Many anticipated that in Africa, where most have gone from no phone to mobile phone, improved access to telecomm...
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Mediterranean Incarnate Region Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since World War II
ISBN: PB: 9780226451022, ISBN: HB: 9780226450971, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
288 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 21 halftones
In "The Mediterranean Incarnate", anthropologist Naor Ben-Yehoyada takes us aboard the "Naumachos" for a thirty-seven-day voyage in the fishing grounds between Sicily and Tunisia. He also takes us on a historical exploration of the past eighty years...
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£24,00
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£75,00
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Making Faces The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face
ISBN: HB: 9780674725522, Harvard University Press, January 2017
472 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 22 colour illus., 54 line illus., 2 graphs
Humans possess the most expressive faces in the animal kingdom. Adam Wilkins presents evidence ranging from the fossil record to recent findings of genetics, molecular biology, and developmental biology to reconstruct the fascinating story of how the...
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Making Value, Making Meaning Techne in the Pre-Columbian World
ISBN: HB: 9780884024156, Harvard University Press, January 2017
496 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 151 colour illus., 16 halftones, 198 line illus., 30 tables
"Making Value, Making Meaning: Techne in the Pre-Columbian World" adopts the concept of techne as an analytic tool useful for understanding how the production process created value and meaning for social valuables and public monuments in complex soci...
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Mothers on the Move Reproducing Belonging between Africa and Europe
ISBN: PB: 9780226389882, ISBN: HB: 9780226389745, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 halftones, 1 table
The massive scale and complexity of international migration today tends to obscure the nuanced ways migrant families seek a sense of belonging. In this book, Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg takes readers back and forth between Cameroon and Germany to explo...
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