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Capturing Imagination A Proposal for an Anthropology of Thought
ISBN: PB: 9780999157008, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2018
260 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 95 colour plates
We have all found ourselves involuntarily addressing inanimate objects as though they were human. For a fleeting instant, we act as though our cars and computers can hear us. In situations like ritual or play, objects acquire a range of human charact...
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£27,00
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Classic Concepts in Anthropology
ISBN: PB: 9780990505082, University of Chicago Press, HAU, October 2018
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The late anthropologist Valerio Valeri (1944-1998) was best known for his substantial writings on societies of Polynesia and eastern Indonesia. This volume, however, presents a lesser-known side of Valeri's genius through a dazzlingly erudite set of...
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£22,50
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Being and Hearing Making Intelligible Worlds in Deaf Kathmandu
ISBN: PB: 9780999157039, University of Chicago Press, HAU, August 2018
160 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
How do deaf people in different societies perceive and conceive the world around them? Drawing on three years of anthropological fieldwork in Nepali deaf communities, "Being and Hearing" shows how questions of cultural difference are profoundly shape...
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£26,50
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Acting for Others Relational Transformations in Papua New Guinea
ISBN: PB: 9780997367584, University of Chicago Press, HAU, May 2018
300 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones, 2 maps
For the Ankave of Papua New Guinea, men, unlike women, do not reach adulthood and become fathers simply by growing up and reproducing. What fathers – and by extension, men – actually are is a result of a series of relational transformations, operated...
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£26,50
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Owners of Kinship Asymmetrical Relations in Indigenous Amazonia
ISBN: PB: 9780997367591, University of Chicago Press, HAU, February 2018
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 halftones, 5 maps, 2 line drawings
"The Owners of Kinship" investigates how kinship in Indigenous Amazonia is derived from the asymmetrical relation between an "owner" and his or her dependents. Through a comprehensive ethnography of the Kanamari, Luiz Costa shows how this relationshi...
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£26,50
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Fire of the Jaguar
ISBN: PB: 9780997367546, University of Chicago Press, HAU, February 2018
305 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Not since Clifford Geertz's "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight" has the publication of an anthropological analysis been as eagerly awaited as this book, Terence S. Turner's The Fire of the Jaguar. His reanalysis of the famous myth from the K...
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£26,50
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On Kings
ISBN: PB: 9780986132506, University of Chicago Press, HAU, February 2018
220 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In anthropology as much as in popular imagination, kings are figures of fascination and intrigue, heroes or tyrants in ways presidents and prime ministers can never be. This collection of essays by two of the world's most distinguished anthropologist...
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£22,50
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Two Lenins A Brief Anthropology of Time
ISBN: PB: 9780997367539, University of Chicago Press, HAU, February 2018
112 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 7 halftones
Highly innovative and theoretically incisive, "Two Lenins" is the first book-length anthropological examination of how social reality can be organized around different yet concurrent ideas of time. Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov grounds his theoretical explo...
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£19,00
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Mistrust An Ethnographic Theory
ISBN: PB: 9780997367522, University of Chicago Press, 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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