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Crooked Cats Beastly Encounters in the Anthropocene
ISBN: PB: 9780226771922, ISBN: HB: 9780226771892, University of Chicago Press, May 2021
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 halftones
How do humans live near big cats – tigers, leopards, and lions – that may or may not be predatory? Though they are popularly known as "man eaters", this new book by anthropologist Nayanika Mathur reframes them as cats that have gone off the straight...
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£22,00
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£66,00
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Routine Crisis An Ethnography of Disillusion
ISBN: PB: 9780226752785, ISBN: HB: 9780226752648, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
200 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Argentina, once heralded as the future of capitalist progress, has a long history of economic volatility. In 2001-2002, a financial crisis led to its worst economic collapse, precipitating a dramatic currency devaluation, the largest sovereign defaul...
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£22,00
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£76,00
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Museum in the Cultural Sciences Collecting, Displaying, and Interpreting Material Culture in the Twentieth Century
ISBN: HB: 9781941792162, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, February 2021
394 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In early twentieth-century Berlin, Wilhelm von Bode sparked a controversy with his sweeping proposal to reorganize a group of the city's museums. Debates about the role and structure of museums played out in 1907 and 1910 with two striking series of...
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£52,00
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Anthropology and Dialectical Naturalism A Philosophical Manifesto
ISBN: PB: 9781551647425, ISBN: HB: 9781551647449, University of Chicago Press, Black Rose Books, January 2021
200 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Is the world just a cultural construct where people create their own realities? In this illuminating and wide-ranging philosophical treatise, Brian Morris critiques broad swathes of recent theory as he seeks to reclaim anthropology as a historical so...
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£17,99
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£45,99
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Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Upper Huallaga Basin, Peru
ISBN: PB: 9780913516317, Yale University Press, October 2020
224 pp., 24.8x17.1 cm, 148 black&white illus.
This volume presents a new look at prehistoric settlement patterns in the Upper Huallaga Basin, Peru, from the Preceramic to the Late Intermediate Period. Though the political climate precluded investigations in this area after the 1960s, Matsumoto i...
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£25,00
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Witch's Hand Curing, Killing, Kinship, and Colonialism among the Lujere of New Guinea's River Basin
ISBN: PB: 9781912808458, University of Chicago Press, HAU, October 2020
500 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
From 1971 to 1972, William E. Mitchell undertook fieldwork on suffering and healing among the Lujere of Papua New Guinea's Upper Sepik River Basin. At a time when it was not yet common to make colonial agencies a subject of anthropological study, Mit...
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£32,00
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Arabs A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
ISBN: PB: 9780300251630, Yale University Press, December 2019
656 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 26 colour illus., 4 maps
This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of...
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£12,99
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Cultural Histories of the Material World
ISBN: PB: 9781941792186, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, November 2019
295 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Bringing together the work of over twenty international scholars from various disciplines, "Cultural Histories of the Material World" provides a substantial collection of works that explore materiality and material culture from a historical perspecti...
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£19,00
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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...
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£23,00
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£68,00
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Fada Boredom and Belonging in Niger
ISBN: PB: 9780226624341, ISBN: HB: 9780226624204, University of Chicago Press, May 2019
264 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 halftones
Landlocked and with an economy reliant on subsistence agriculture, Niger often comes into the public eye only as an example of deprivation and insecurity. Urban centers have become concentrated areas of unemployment filled with young men bored and id...
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