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NAGA Awe-Inspiring Beauty
ISBN: HB: 9780300233254, Yale University Press, April 2018
432 pp., 33x25.4 cm, 320 colour illus., 260 black&white illus.
Taking an approach that is equal parts anthropological and art historical, this lavishly illustrated volume offers a rare look at the art, artifacts, and culture of the Naga people, an ethnic group spanning several tribes native to northeastern India...
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£75,00
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Indigenous Visions Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas
ISBN: PB: 9780300196511, Yale University Press, March 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 28 black&white illus.
In 1911, the publication of Franz Boas's "The Mind of Primitive Man" challenged widely held claims about race and intelligence that justified violence and inequality. Now, a group of leading scholars examines how this groundbreaking work hinged on re...
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£30,00
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Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles
ISBN: PB: 9781941792131, Bard Graduate Center, March 2018
220 pp., 22x17.7 cm, 100 colour plates
Anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson were pioneers in using visual anthropological techniques to study the aesthetics of bodily motion in Bali. What is less well known is that they also collected textiles, paintings, puppets, and carving...
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£22,00
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Mistrust An Ethnographic Theory
ISBN: PB: 9780997367522, 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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£19,00
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Waka and Things, Waka as Things
ISBN: HB: 9780300223712, Yale University Press, February 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 colour illus., 29 black&white illus.
This generously illustrated volume offers a fresh perspective on classical Japanese poetry (waka), including many poems treated here for the first time in a Western-language publication. Edward Kamens examines these poems both as they relate to mater...
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£60,00
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Everyday Mysticism A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert
ISBN: HB: 9780300212099, Yale University Press, February 2018
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 18 black&white illus.
In this thoughtful and enlightening work, world renowned religion scholar Ariel Glucklich recounts his experiences at Neot Smadar, an ecological and spiritual oasis that has been thriving in the arid Southern Israeli desert for a quarter century. An...
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£40,00
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Governor's Residence in Tranquebar The House and the Daily Life of Its People, 1750-1845
ISBN: HB: 9788763543880, Museum Tusculanum Press, February 2018
432 pp., 27.9x22.9 cm,
The history of contacts between India and Europe tends to be dominated by the British, but Denmark also played a role on the subcontinent in the colonial era. This book offers insight into that history via a close look at one very specific part of it...
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£45,00
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Postgenomic Condition Ethics, Justice, and Knowledge after the Genome
ISBN: PB: 9780226510453, ISBN: HB: 9780226344553, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones
While the sequencing of the human genome was a landmark achievement, the availability and manipulation of such a vast amount of data about our species has inevitably led to questions that are increasingly fundamental and urgent: now that information...
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£26,00
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£79,00
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Gifted Passage Young Men in Classic Maya Art and Text
ISBN: HB: 9780300228960, Yale University Press, February 2018
256 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 56 colour illus., 49 black&white illus.
In this thought-provoking book, preeminent scholar Stephen Houston turns his attention to the crucial role of young males in Classic Maya society, drawing on evidence from art, writing, and material culture. "The Gifted Passage" establishes that adol...
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£60,00
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Language and Prehistory of the Indo-European Peoples A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9788763545310, Museum Tusculanum Press, February 2018
350 pp., 24.1x16.1 cm, 4 colour plates, 7 halftones, 2 maps, 3 line drawings
Our knowledge of neolithic and bronze age Europe is growing rapidly, and this book offers a major contribution to our understanding of the language and history of the peoples of that period. The editors have taken a deliberately cross-disciplinary ap...
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£61,00
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