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Traces of the Future An Archaeology of Medical Science in Twenty-First-Century Africa
ISBN: PB: 9781783207251, Intellect, November 2016
176 pp., 17.8x22.8 cm, 150 colour plates
This book presents a close look at the vestiges of twentieth-century medical work at five key sites in Africa: Senegal, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, and Tanzania. The authors aim to understand the afterlife of scientific institutions and practices and t...
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Conquest and Community The Afterlife of Warrior Saint Ghazi Miyan
ISBN: PB: 9780226372600, ISBN: HB: 9780226372570, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
240 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 4 halftones
Few topics in South Asian history are as contentious as that of the Turkic conquest of the Indian subcontinent that began in the twelfth century and led to a long period of Muslim rule. How is a historian supposed to write honestly about the bloody h...
PB: £21,00
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Dark Matter of the Mind The Culturally Articulated Unconscious
ISBN: HB: 9780226070766, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
400 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 6 halftones, 18 line drawings, 2 tables
Is it in our nature to be altruistic, or evil, to make art, use tools, or create language Is it in our nature to think in any particular way For Daniel L. Everett, the answer is a resounding no: it isn't in our nature to do any of these things becaus...
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Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies
ISBN: PB: 9780226392837, ISBN: HB: 9780226392660, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
312 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 19 halftones, 6 line drawings
Derivatives were responsible for one of the worst financial meltdowns we have ever seen, one from which we have not yet fully recovered. However, they are likewise capable of generating some of the most incredible wealth we have ever seen. This book...
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Everyday Creativity Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills
ISBN: PB: 9780226407562, ISBN: HB: 9780226407425, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
256 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 9 halftones
Kirin Narayan's imagination was captured the very first time that, as a girl visiting the Himalayas, she heard Kangra women join their voices together in song. Returning as an anthropologist, she became fascinated by how they spoke of singing as a fo...
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Invention of Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780226423289, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
208 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm
In anthropology, a field that is known for its critical edge and intellectual agility, few books manage to maintain both historical value and contemporary relevance. Roy Wagner's "The Invention of Culture", originally published in 1975, is one. Wagne...
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Mothers on the Move Reproducing Belonging between Africa and Europe
ISBN: PB: 9780226389882, ISBN: HB: 9780226389745, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
280 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 15 halftones, 1 table
The massive scale and complexity of international migration today tends to obscure the nuanced ways migrant families seek a sense of belonging. In this book, Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg takes readers back and forth between Cameroon and Germany to explo...
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Ours to Lose When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City
ISBN: PB: 9780226399942, ISBN: HB: 9780226399805, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
344 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 13 halftones
Though New York's Lower East Side today is home to high-end condos and hip restaurants, it was for decades an infamous site of blight, open-air drug dealing, and class conflict – an emblematic example of the tattered state of 1970s and '80s Manhattan...
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Phoenix An Unnatural Biography of a Mythical Beast
ISBN: HB: 9780226195490, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
496 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 27 halftones, 17 line drawings
Arising triumphantly from the ashes of its predecessor, the phoenix has been an enduring symbol of resilience and renewal for thousands of years. But how did this mythical bird become so famous that it has played a part in cultures around the world a...
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Sex Thieves The Anthropology of a Rumor
ISBN: PB: 9780986132582, University of Chicago Press, November 2016
192 pp., 15.2x22.8 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...
PB: £14,00
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