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Ways of Baloma Rethinking Magic and Kinship From the Trobriands
ISBN: PB: 9780997367560, HAU, November 2017
390 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 25 halftones, 4 line drawings
Bronislaw Malinowski's path-breaking research in the Trobriand Islands shaped much of modern anthropology's disciplinary paradigm. Yet many conundrums remain. For example, Malinowski asserted that baloma spirits of the dead were responsible for procr...
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£30,00
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Reciprocity and Redistribution in Andean Civilizations The 1969 Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
ISBN: PB: 9780997367553, HAU, September 2017
170 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 14 colour plates, 3 maps
John V. Murra's Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures, originally given in 1969, are the only major study of the Andean "avenue towards civilization". Collected and published for the first time here, they offer a powerful and insistent perspective on the Andea...
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Art of Life and Death Radical Aesthetics and Ethnographic Practice
ISBN: PB: 9780997367515, HAU, August 2017
198 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 46 halftones
"The Art of Life and Death" explores how the world appears to people who have an acute perspective on it: those who are close to death. Based on extensive ethnographic research, Andrew Irving brings to life the lived experiences, imaginative lifeworl...
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Dictionary of Indo-European Concepts and Society
ISBN: PB: 9780986132599, HAU, February 2017
512 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Since its publication in 1969, Emile Benveniste's Vocabulaire – here in a new translation as the "Dictionary of Indo-European Concepts and Society" – has been the classic reference for tracing the institutional and conceptual genealogy of the sociocu...
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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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£19,00
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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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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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