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Ripples of the Universe Spirituality in Sedona, Arizona
ISBN: PB: 9780226778075, ISBN: HB: 9780226777917, University of Chicago Press, May 2021
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 21 halftones
Ask a random American what springs to mind about Sedona, Arizona, and they will almost certainly mention New Age spirituality. Nestled among stunning sandstone formations, Sedona has built an identity completely intertwined with that of the permanent...
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£24,00
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£76,00
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Illiberal Politics and Religion in Europe and Beyond Concepts, Actors, and Identity Narratives
ISBN: PB: 9783593509976, University of Chicago Press, Campus Verlag, March 2021
560 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Despite the broadly assumed institutional separation of church and state in contemporary Western politics, there is a trend towards renewed alliances between illiberal interpretations of religion and right-wing populist politics that challenge libera...
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Life of Christina of Hane
ISBN: HB: 9780300250992, Yale University Press, January 2021
208 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 5 black&white illus.
The thirteenth-century mystic Christina of Hane led an extraordinary life, but her recently unearthed case remains to be discovered in the English-speaking world. Her disturbing account of vaginal mutilation, her competition with the Virgin Mary, and...
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£20,00
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Cursed Britain A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times
ISBN: PB: 9780300254778, Yale University Press, August 2020
360 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 20 colour illus., 3 maps
<p>"Cursed Britain" unveils the enduring power of witchcraft, curses and black magic in modern times. Few topics are so secretive or controversial. Yet, whether in the 1800s or the early 2000s, when disasters struck or personal misfortunes...
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£10,99
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Experiments with Power Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad
ISBN: PB: 9780226705484, ISBN: HB: 9780226700649, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 27 halftones
In 2011, Trinidad declared a state of emergency. This massive state intervention lasted for 106 days and led to the rounding up of over 7,000 people in areas the state deemed "crime hot spots". The government justified this action and subsequent poli...
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£72,00
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Secret Body Erotic and Esoteric Currents in the History of Religions
ISBN: PB: 9780226679082, ISBN: HB: 9780226126821, University of Chicago Press, September 2019
448 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 colour illus.
Over the course of his twenty-five-year career, Jeffrey J. Kripal's study of religion has had two major areas of focus: the erotic expression of mystical experience and the rise of the paranormal in American culture. This book brings these two halves...
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£28,00
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£34,00
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Ku Klux Kulture America and the Klan in the 1920s
ISBN: PB: 9780226637938, ISBN: HB: 9780226376158, University of Chicago Press, March 2019
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
In popular understanding, the Ku Klux Klan is a hateful white supremacist organization. In "Ku Klux Kulture", Felix Harcourt argues that in the 1920s the self-proclaimed Invisible Empire had an even wider significance as a cultural movement. Ku Klux...
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£25,00
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£36,00
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Abiding Grace Time, Modernity, Death
ISBN: PB: 9780226569086, ISBN: HB: 9780226568928, University of Chicago Press, October 2018
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones, 21 line drawings, 2 tables
Post-war, post-industrialism, post-religion, post-truth, post-biological, post-human, post-modern. What succeeds the post-age? Mark C. Taylor returns here to some of his earliest philosophical themes and inquires, ultimately asking: What comes after...
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£75,00
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Apples and Oranges Explorations In, On, and With Comparison
ISBN: PB: 9780226564074, ISBN: HB: 9780226563916, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones, 12 tables
Comparison is an indispensable intellectual operation that plays a crucial role in the formation of knowledge. Yet comparison often leads us to forego attention to nuance, detail, and context, perhaps leaving us bereft of an ethical obligation to tak...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Credulity A Cultural History of US Mesmerism
ISBN: PB: 9780226532332, ISBN: HB: 9780226532165, University of Chicago Press, March 2018
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
From the 1830s to the Civil War, Americans could be found putting each other into trances for fun and profit in parlors, on stage, and in medical consulting rooms. They were performing mesmerism. Surprisingly central to literature and culture of the...
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