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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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£19,00
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Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries
ISBN: HB: 9780226436739, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
232 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 28 colour plates, 28 halftones
Just like we do today, people in medieval times struggled with the concept of human exceptionalism and the significance of other creatures. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the medieval bestiary. Sarah Kay's exploration of French and Latin besti...
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£37,00
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Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece
ISBN: PB: 9780226425245, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
288 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 32 halftones
On publication in 2012, "Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece" quickly met wide acclaim as a gripping work that, according to the Times Literary Supplement, "offers a wholly new way of thinking about dreams in their social contexts"...
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£17,00
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Competing Norms State Regulations and Local Praxis in sub-Saharan Africa
ISBN: PB: 9783593506531, Campus Verlag, February 2017
271 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 1 line drawing, 2 maps
States in sub-Saharan Africa, as anywhere else, are vested with the authority to implement laws and sanction their application. But in spite of a growing emphasis in Africa on participatory approaches to legislation, little research has focused on th...
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£28,00
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Far Out Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal
ISBN: PB: 9780226428949, ISBN: HB: 9780226428802, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
392 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 22 halftones
Westerners have long imagined the Himalayas as the world's last untouched place and a repository of redemptive power and wisdom. Beatniks, hippie seekers, spiritual tourists, mountain climbers – diverse groups of people have traveled there over the y...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Patterns in Circulation Cloth, Gender, and Materiality in West Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780226397221, ISBN: HB: 9780226397191, University of Chicago Press, February 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 colour plates, 18 halftones
In this book, Nina Sylvanus tells a captivating story of global trade and cross-cultural aesthetics in West Africa, showing how a group of Togolese women – through the making and circulation of wax cloth – became influential agents of taste and histo...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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"Man-with Variations" Interviews with Franz Boas and Colleagues, 1937
ISBN: PB: 9780996635516, Prickly Paradigm Press, February 2017
75 pp., 17.8x11.4 cm,
"The most interesting human beings, so far as talk is concerned, are anthropologists, farmers, prostitutes, psychiatrists, and the occasional bartender". So wrote Joseph Mitchell, the legendary New Yorker journalist and chronicler of the full spectru...
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£9,00
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Creative Alaska A Ten-Year Retrospective of Support for Alaska Artists, 2004-2013
ISBN: HB: 9781602232853, University of Alaska Press, February 2017
340 pp., 27.3x27.3 cm, 232 colour plates
Alaska has long been a nurturing home for artists, with its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural life, and unique communities. In recent years, artists in Alaska have had an additional source of support: the awarding of annual grants to craftsmen,...
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£37,00
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Invention of Humanity Equality and Cultural Difference in World History
ISBN: HB: 9780674971967, Harvard University Press, February 2017
672 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 5 maps
For much of history, strangers were routinely classified as barbarians and inferiors, seldom as fellow human beings. The notion of a common humanity was counterintuitive and thus had to be invented. Siep Stuurman traces evolving ideas of human equali...
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£35,00
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Social Lives of Figurines Recontextializing the Third-Millennium-BC Terracotta Figurines from Harappa
ISBN: HB: 9780873652155, Harvard University Press, February 2017
494 pp., 27x19.5 cm, 789 halftones, 10 line illus., 3 maps, 13 tables
After more than eighty years of international research on the Indus Civilization, this geographically extensive ancient society remains deeply enigmatic. With no known monumental art or deciphered texts, the largest category of representational art r...
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£61,00
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