Ewa Ledóchowicz - Książki według tematyki
Thundersticks Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America
ISBN: HB: 9780674737471, Harvard University Press, October 2016
400 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 28 halftones, 1 map
The adoption of firearms by American Indians between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries marked a turning point in the history of North America's indigenous peoples – a cultural earthquake so profound, says David Silverman, that its impact has y...
HB: £22,95
Fate of Rural Hell Asceticism and Desire in Buddhist Thailand
ISBN: PB: 9780857424020, ISBN: HB: 9780857420275, Seagull Books, October 2016
99 pp., 13.9x19.8 cm, 24 colour illus.
In 1975, when political scientist Benedict Anderson reached Wat Phai Rong Wua, a massive temple complex in rural Thailand conceived by Buddhist monk Luang Phor Khom, he felt he had wandered into a demented Disneyland. One of the world's most bizarre...
PB: £12,00
HB: £7,00
Anthropologies of Unemployment New Perspectives on Work and Its Absence
ISBN: PB: 9781501704666, ISBN: HB: 9781501704659, Cornell University Press, October 2016
288 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm, 3 halftones, 1 table, 1 chart
"Anthropologies of Unemployment" offers accessible, theoretically innovative, and ethnographically rich examinations of unemployment in rural and urban regions across North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The diversity of case studies de...
PB: £19,95
HB: £60,50
Salvage Cultural Resilience among the Jorai of Northeast Cambodia
ISBN: PB: 9781501703034, ISBN: HB: 9781501703027, Cornell University Press, October 2016
264 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm, 6 halftones, 2 line figures, 1 map
In "Salvage", Krisna Uk draws on extensive research in a Cambodian village she calls Leu to provide a unique ethnography of the Jorai, an ethnic minority group that lives in Vietnam and in the most heavily bombed region of northeast Cambodia. The Jor...
PB: £19,95
HB: £60,50
Ciulirnerunak Yuuyaqunak/Do Not Live Without an Elder The Subsistence Way of Life in Southwest Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602232976, University of Chicago Press, October 2016
400 pp., 17.8x25.4 cm, 52 halftones, 4 maps
In October of 2010, six men who were serving on the board of the Calista Elders Council (CEC) gathered in Anchorage with CEC staff to spend three days speaking about the subsistence way of life. The men shared stories of their early years growing up...
PB: £28,00
Tango Machine Musical Culture in the Age of Expediency
ISBN: PB: 9780226385549, ISBN: HB: 9780226385402, University of Chicago Press, October 2016
216 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 3 line drawings
In Argentina, tango isn't just the national music – it's a national brand. But ask any contemporary Argentine if they ever really listen to it and chances are the answer is no: tango hasn't been popular for more than fifty years. In this book, Morgan...
PB: £21,00
HB: £63,00
Ancient People of the Andes
ISBN: PB: 9781501700002, ISBN: HB: 9781501703218, Cornell University Press, September 2016
304 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 8-page colour insert, 60 halftones, 43 line figures, 14 maps, 3 tables, 2 charts
In "Ancient People of the Andes", Michael A. Malpass describes the prehistory of western South America from initial colonization to the Spanish Conquest. All the major cultures of this region, from the Moche to the Inkas, receive thoughtful treatment...
PB: £23,50
HB: £100,50
Frontier Shores Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture of Identity in Oceania
ISBN: PB: 9781941792070, University of Chicago Press, September 2016
128 pp., 17.7x22.2 cm, 47 colour plates
In the late nineteenth century, the growing discipline of anthropology was both a powerful tool of colonial control and an ideological justification for it. As European empires and their commercial reach expanded, different populations became intertw...
PB: £17,50
Insanity and Sanctity in Byzantium The Ambiguity of Religious Experience
ISBN: HB: 9780674057616, Harvard University Press, September 2016
272 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm
In the Roman and Byzantine Near East, the holy fool emerged in Christianity as a way of describing individuals whose apparent madness allowed them to achieve a higher level of spirituality. "Insanity and Sanctity in Byzantium" examines how the figure...
HB: £29,95
Value of Labor The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956
ISBN: PB: 9780226314600, University of Chicago Press, September 2016
368 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 11 halftones, 5 tables
At the heart of today's fierce political anger over income inequality is a feature of capitalism that Karl Marx famously obsessed over: the commodification of labor. Most of us think wage-labor economics is at odds with socialist thinking, but as Mar...
PB: £28,00