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Lifeworlds Essays in Existential Anthropology
ISBN: PB: 9780226923659, ISBN: HB: 9780226923642, University of Chicago Press, December 2012
360 pp., 23x15 cm,
Michael Jackson's "Lifeworlds" is a masterful collection of essays, the culmination of a career aimed at understanding the relationship between anthropology and philosophy. Seeking the truths that are found in the interstices between examiner and exa...
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Alutiit/Sugpiat A Catalog of the Collections of the Kunstkamera
ISBN: HB: 9781602231771, University of Alaska Press, October 2012
440 pp., 29x24 cm, 654 colour illus.
This beautifully photographed book catalogs the collection of nearly five hundred Alutiiq cultural items held by the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, or the Kunstkamera, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Gathered between 1780 and 1867...
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Three Ancient Colonies Caribbean Themes and Variations
ISBN: PB: 9780674066212, Harvard University Press, October 2012
272 pp., 20.8x14.2 cm, 1 map, 12 halftones
As a young anthropologist, Sidney Mintz undertook fieldwork in Jamaica, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. Fifty years later, the eminent scholar of the Caribbean returns to those experiences to meditate on the societies and on the island people who befriended...
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Stepping-Stones A Journey Through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne
ISBN: PB: 9780300188028, Yale University Press, October 2012
272 pp., 23.1x15.5 cm, 38 black&white illus., 8 colour illus.
The cave art of France's Dordogne region is world-famous for the mythology and beauty of its remarkable drawings and paintings. These ancient images of lively bison, horses, and mammoths, as well as symbols of all kinds, are fascinating touchstones i...
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Caribbean Art at the Crossroads of the World
ISBN: HB: 9780300178548, Yale University Press, October 2012
496 pp., 27.9x24.8 cm, 500 colour illus.
Unprecedented in scope, this beautiful book offers an authoritative examination of the modern history of the Caribbean through its artistic culture. Featuring 500 colour illustrations of artworks from the late 18th through the 21st century, the book...
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Frontier Romance Environment, Culture, and Alaska Identity
ISBN: PB: 9781602231894, University of Alaska Press, August 2012
90 pp., 23x15 cm,
Anyone curious about what drew people like Christopher McCandless (the subject of "Into the Wild") and John Muir to Alaska will find nuanced answers in "Frontier Romance", Judith Kleinfeld's thoughtful study of the iconic American love of the frontie...
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Ethnographic Notes on the Mru and Khumi of the Chittagong and Arakan Hill Tracts A Contribution to our Knowledge of South and Southeast Asian Indigenous Peoples mainly based on field research in the Southern Chittagong Hill Tracts
ISBN: HB: 9780674066861, Harvard University Press, August 2012
690 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 3 tables, 98 colour photos, 44 black&white illus.
This book is a "thick" description and interpretation of the ethnography of the Mru and Khumi, who live in the Chittagong/Arakan Hills straddling Bangladesh, India, and Burma. They are Tibeto-Burmese speaking horticulturalists practicing swidden agri...
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£57,00
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Designing Human Practices An Experiment with Synthetic Biology
ISBN: PB: 9780226703145, ISBN: HB: 9780226703138, University of Chicago Press, July 2012
200 pp., 23x15 cm, 10 tables
In 2006 anthropologists Paul Rabinow and Gaymon Bennett set out to rethink the role that human sciences play in biological research, creating the Human Practices division of the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center – a facility established t...
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Hawking Incorporated Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject
ISBN: PB: 9780226522289, ISBN: HB: 9780226522265, University of Chicago Press, July 2012
272 pp., 23x15 cm, 14 halftones
These days, the idea of the cyborg is less the stuff of science fiction and more a reality, as we are all, in one way or another, constantly connected, extended, wired, and dispersed in and through technology. One wonders where the individual, the pe...
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Modernity Bluff Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Cote d'Ivoire
ISBN: PB: 9780226575209, ISBN: HB: 9780226575193, University of Chicago Press, June 2012
296 pp., 23x15 cm, 15 halftones
In Cote d'Ivoire, appearing modern is so important for success that many young men deplete their already meager resources to project an illusion of wealth in a fantastic display of Western imitation, spending far more than they can afford on brand na...
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