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Excavating the Memory Palace Arts of Visualization from the Agora to the Computer
ISBN: PB: 9780226695280, ISBN: HB: 9780226695143, University of Chicago Press, January 2021
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 halftones, 12 line drawings
With the prevalence of smartphones, massive data storage, and search engines, we might think of today as the height of the information age. In reality, every era has faced its own challenges of storing, organizing, and accessing information. While th...
Ethics of Space Homelessness and Squatting in Urban England
ISBN: PB: 9781912808281, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2019
290 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Across the Western world, full membership of society is established through entitlements to space and formalized in the institutions of property and citizenship. Those without such entitlements are deemed less than fully human as they struggle to fin...
Exotic No More, Second Edition Anthropology for the Contemporary World
ISBN: PB: 9780226636023, ISBN: HB: 9780226635972, University of Chicago Press, September 2019
408 pp., 23.4x15.8 cm, 26 halftones
In this new edition of the anthropological classic "Exotic No More", some of today's most respected anthropologists demonstrate the tremendous contributions that anthropological theory and ethnographic methods can make to the study of contemporary so...
Ethnobotany of Eden Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative
ISBN: HB: 9780226547718, University of Chicago Press, June 2018
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 49 halftones
In the mysterious and pristine forests of the tropics, a wealth of ethnobotanical panaceas and shamanic knowledge promises cures for everything from cancer and AIDS to the common cold. To access such miracles, we need only to discover and protect the...
Emmanuel Honorato Vazquez A Modernist in the Andes
ISBN: HB: 9788417047344, Prestel Publishing, Editorial RM, April 2018
142 pp., 30.8x22.7 cm, photos
This book introduces the virtually unknown work of Ecuadorian photographer Emmanuel Honorato Vazquez (1893-1924), whose anticlerical, bohemian milieu epitomized a moment in which conservative Ecuadorian society was awakening to confront modernity.
Everyday Mysticism A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert
ISBN: HB: 9780300212099, Yale University Press, February 2018
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 18 black&white illus.
In this thoughtful and enlightening work, world renowned religion scholar Ariel Glucklich recounts his experiences at Neot Smadar, an ecological and spiritual oasis that has been thriving in the arid Southern Israeli desert for a quarter century. An...
Eskimo Tribes Their Distribution and Characteristics, Specially in Regard to Language. With a Comparative Vocabulary, and a Sketch-Map
ISBN: PB: 9788763514064, University of Chicago Press, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
316 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
The purpose of the first section of this book is to show what conclusions it is possible to draw from the mode of life, the customs and usages of the Eskimo, so far as regards the migrations by which they have spread over their present territory. But...
Ethnologia Europaea 46:1 Special Issue: Muslim Intimacies
ISBN: PB: 9788763544870, University of Chicago Press, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
131 pp., 24.1x16.5 cm
In every society, individual choice and freedom are shaped at least to some degree by the needs of familial and marital institutions. Currently, negotiations between individuals and families are undergoing transformations due to late modern processes...
Evolution of Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9780226225166, University of Chicago Press, June 2017
320 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 20 halftones
Consider Miles Davis, horn held high, sculpting a powerful musical statement full of tonal patterns, inside jokes, and thrilling climactic phrases – all on the fly. Or think of a comedy troupe riffing on a couple of cues from the audience until the w...
Evolving God A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion (Expanded Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780226360898, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
304 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 8 halftones
Religion has been a central part of human experience since at least the dawn of recorded history. The gods change, as do the rituals, but the underlying desire remains – a desire to belong to something larger, greater, most lasting than our mortal, f...