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Phantom Image Seeing the Dead in Ancient Rome
ISBN: HB: 9780226648293, University of Chicago Press, December 2019
328 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 25 colour plates, 71 halftones
Drawing from a rich corpus of art works, including sarcophagi, tomb paintings, and floor mosaics, Patrick R. Crowley investigates how something as insubstantial as a ghost could be made visible through the material grit of stone and paint. In this fr...
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£45,00
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Participant A Century of Participation in Four Stories
ISBN: PB: 9780226666761, ISBN: HB: 9780226666624, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
344 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 73 halftones, 11 line drawings
Participation is everywhere today. It has been formalized, measured, standardized, scaled up, network-enabled, and sent around the world. Platforms, algorithms, and software offer to make participation easier, but new technologies have had the opposi...
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£28,00
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£79,00
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Phantom Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780857427007, ISBN: HB: 9780857423771, Seagull Books, October 2019
720 pp., 22.8x19 cm, 37 halftones, 3 facsimiles
One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, "Phantom Africa" is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man's compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal – by turns melodramatic, self...
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£30,00
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£45,00
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People and the Land through Time Linking Ecology and History (Second Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780300225808, Yale University Press, October 2019
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 75 black&white illus.
"People and the Land through Time", first published in 1997, remains the only introduction to the field of historical ecology from the perspective of ecology and ecosystem processes. Widely praised for its emphasis on the integration of historical in...
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£30,00
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Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780226684444, ISBN: HB: 9780226298993, University of Chicago Press, October 2019
360 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Who owns the past and the objects that physically connect us to history? And who has the right to decide this ownership, particularly when the objects are sacred or, in the case of skeletal remains, human? Is it the museums that care for the objects...
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£15,00
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£22,50
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Psyche on the Skin A History of Self-harm
ISBN: PB: 9781789141481, ISBN: HB: 9781780237503, Reaktion Books, July 2019
320 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 55 illus.
Self-harm is thought by many to be a modern epidemic: a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, particularly young women. Yet it was 150 years ago, within early asylum psychiatry, that self-mu...
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£9,99
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£20,00
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Prayers for the People Homicide and Humanity in the Crescent City
ISBN: PB: 9780226635668, ISBN: HB: 9780226635521, University of Chicago Press, July 2019
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones
"Grieve well and you grow stronger". Anthropologist Rebecca Louise Carter heard this wisdom over and over while living in post-Katrina New Orleans, where everyday violence disproportionately affects Black communities. What does it mean to grieve well...
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£19,00
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£57,00
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Palma Africana
ISBN: PB: 9780226516134, ISBN: HB: 9780226515946, University of Chicago Press, May 2018
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 48 halftones
"It is the contemporary elixir from which all manner of being emerges, the metamorphic sublime, an alchemist's dream". So begins "Palma Africana", the latest attempt by anthropologist Michael Taussig to make sense of the contemporary moment. But to w...
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£19,00
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£56,50
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Passion Book A Tibetan Guide to Love and Sex
ISBN: PB: 9780226520179, ISBN: HB: 9780226520032, University of Chicago Press, April 2018
160 pp., 21.6x14 cm
"The Passion Book" is the most famous work of erotica in the vast literature of Tibetan Buddhism, written by the legendary scholar and poet Gendun Chopel (1903-1951). Soon after arriving in India in 1934, he discovered the "Kama Sutra". Realizing tha...
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£14,50
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£43,00
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Politics of Custom Chiefship, Capital, and the State in Contemporary Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780226510934, ISBN: HB: 9780226510767, University of Chicago Press, March 2018
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones
How are we to explain the resurgence of customary chiefs in contemporary Africa? Rather than disappearing with the tide of modernity, as many expected, indigenous sovereigns are instead a rising force, often wielding substantial power and legitimacy...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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