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World An Anthropological Examination
ISBN: PB: 9780997367508, HAU, February 2017
134 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones
What do we mean when we refer to the world? How does the world relate to the human person? Are the two interdependent and, if so, in what way? What does the world mean for the ethnographer and the anthropologist? Much has been said of worlds and worl...
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Values of Happiness Toward an Anthropology of Purpose in Life
ISBN: PB: 9780986132575, HAU, February 2017
233 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones
How people conceive of happiness reveals much about who they are and the values they hold dear. Drawing on ethnographic insights from diverse field sites around the world, this book offers a unique window onto the ways in which people grapple with fu...
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Sex Thieves The Anthropology of a Rumor
ISBN: PB: 9780986132582, HAU, November 2016
192 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
While working in Africa, anthropologist Julien Bonhomme encountered an astonishing phenomenon: people being accused of stealing or shrinking the genitals of strangers on the simple occasion of a handshake on the street. As he soon discovered, these a...
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Why We Play An Anthropological Study
ISBN: PB: 9780986132568, HAU, August 2016
370 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 map
Whether it's childhood make-believe, the theater, sports, or even market speculation, play is one of humanity's seemingly purest activities: a form of entertainment and leisure and a chance to explore the world and its possibilities in an imagined en...
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Comparing Impossibilities Selected Essays of Sally Falk Moore
ISBN: PB: 9780986132551, HAU, June 2016
325 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Few scholars have had a more varied career than Sally Falk Moore. Once a lawyer for an elite New York law firm, her career has led her to the Nuremberg trials where she prepared cases against major industrialists, to Harvard, to the Spanish archives...
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Gift Expanded Edition
ISBN: PB: 9780990505006, 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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Before and After Gender Sexual Mythologies of Everyday Life
ISBN: PB: 9780986132537, HAU, April 2016
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Written in the early 1970s amidst widespread debate over the causes of gender inequality, Marilyn Strathern's "Before and After Gender" was intended as a widely accessible analysis of gender as a powerful cultural code and sex as a defining mythology...
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Relative Native Essays on Indigenous Conceptual Worlds
ISBN: PB: 9780990505037, HAU, March 2016
412 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 figures
This volume is the first to collect the most influential essays and lectures of Eduardo Viveiros de Castro. Published in a wide variety of venues, and often difficult to find, the pieces are brought together here for the first time in a one major vol...
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Four Lectures on Ethics Anthropological Perspectives
ISBN: PB: 9780990505075, HAU, November 2015
245 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Anthropology has recently seen a lively interest in the subject of ethics and comparative notions of morality and freedom. This masterclass brings together four of the most eminent anthropologists working in this field – Michael Lambek, Veena Das, Di...
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Translating Worlds The Epistemological Space of Translation
ISBN: PB: 9780986132513, HAU, November 2015
245 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones
Set against the backdrop of anthropology's recent focus on various "turns" (whether ontological, ethical, or otherwise), this pathbreaking volume returns to the question of knowledge and the role of translation as a theoretical and ethnographic guide...
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