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Language in Culture
The Semiotics of Interaction
This book offers a rich assortment of some of Michael Silverstein's most important lectures at the University of Chicago over the past forty years, all of which converge on theoretical issues involved in the semiotic, cognitive, and sociopolitical st...
Mythology in Our Language
Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough
In 1931 Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote his famous "Remarks on Frazer's "Golden Bough"", published posthumously in 1967. At that time, anthropology and philosophy were in close contact – continental thinkers drew heavily on anthropology's theoretical terms...
Signs from Silence
Ur of the First Sumerians
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The Royal Tombs of Ur, dating from approximately 3000-2700 BCE, are among the most famous and impressive archeological discoveries of the twentieth century. Excavated between 1922 and 1934...
From Site to Sight
Anthropology, Photography, and the Power of Imagery (Thirtieth Anniversary Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780873658676,
Harvard University Press
21.6x27.9 cm, 32 colour illus., 115 halftones, 14 line illus., 1 map
In 1986 the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard mounted "From Site to Sight", a groundbreaking traveling exhibition on the historic and contemporary uses of photography in anthropology. Using visual materials from the vast photogra...
Interviews with Franz Boas and Colleagues, 1937
"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...
Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility
ISBN: PB: 9780226402383,
ISBN: HB: 9780226402246,
University of Chicago Press
15.2x22.8 cm, 2 halftones, 1 table
Civil wars, corporate exploitation, AIDS, and Ebola – but also democracy, burgeoning cities, and unprecedented communication and mobility: the future of Africa has never been more uncertain. Indeed, that future is one of the most complex issues in co...
A Ten-Year Retrospective of Support for Alaska Artists, 2004-2013
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,...
Dictionary of Indo-European Concepts and Society
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...
Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece
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"...
Ethnologia Europaea 45:2
Journal of European Ethnology
In everyday life, emotions like rage, anger, or frustration are not generally condoned. Indeed, a good part of the work of enculturation is devoted to managing social conduct so as to avoid or suppress emotions considered negative or unproductive. In...