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Understanding Material Culture

by Ian Woodward Sage Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
05/2007
ISBN:
9780761942269
Format:
Pb+ 200 pages

Why are i-pods and mobile phones fashion accessories? Why do people spend thousands remodelling their perfectly functional kitchen?...

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Arrernte Present, Arrernte Past: Invasion, Violence, and Imagination in Indigenous Central Australia

by Diane Austin-Broos University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
12/2008
ISBN:
9780226032641
Format:
Pb+ 336 pages

The Arrernte people of Central Australia first encountered Europeans in the 1860s as groups of explorers, pastoralists, missionaries,...

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Religion, Culture and Society: A Global Approach

by Andrew Singleton Sage Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
05/2014
ISBN:
9781446202913
Format:
Pb+ 272 pages

This is a rich and dynamic introduction to the varieties of religious life and the central issues in the sociology of religion...

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Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl (Revised)

by Adriana Petryna Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
01/2013
ISBN:
9780691151663
Format:
Pbk 304 pages

On April 26, 1986, Unit Four of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in then Soviet Ukraine. More than 3.5 million people in...

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State of Suffering: Political Violence and Community Survival in Fiji

by Susanna Trnka Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
10/2008
ISBN:
9780801474989
Format:
Pb+ 224 pages

How do ordinary people respond when their lives are irrevocably altered by terror and violence? Susanna Trnka was residing in...

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Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating International Law into Local Justice

by Sally Engle Merry University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
12/2005
ISBN:
9780226520742
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

Human rights law and the legal protection of women from violence are still fairly new concepts. As a result, substantial discrepancies...

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Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology

by Gregory Bateson University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1999
ISBN:
9780226039053
Format:
Pb+ 565 pages

Gregory Bateson was a philosopher, anthropologist, photographer, naturalist, and poet, as well as the husband and collaborator...

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Ancestral Connections: Art and an Aboriginal System of Knowledge

by Howard Morphy University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1991
ISBN:
9780226538662
Format:
Pb+ 348 pages

Ancestral Connections unlocks the inner meaning of Australian Aboriginal bark painting. Drawing on more than ten years of fieldwork...

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In Sorcery's Shadow: A Memoir of Apprenticeship among the Songhay of Niger

by Paul Stoller, Cheryl Olkes University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1987
ISBN:
9780226775432
Format:
Pbk 252 pages

The tale of Paul Stoller's sojourn among sorcerors in the Republic of Niger is a story of growth and change, of mutual respect...

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Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious Experience

by Gananath Obeyesekere University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1981
ISBN:
9780226616018
Format:
Pbk 232 pages

The great pilgrimage center of southeastern Sri Lanka, Kataragama, has become in recent years the spiritual home of a new class...

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Walter Benjamin's Grave

by Michael Taussig University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
08/2006
ISBN:
9780226790046
Format:
Pb+ 258 pages

In September , Walter Benjamin committed suicide in Port Bou on the Spanish-French border when it appeared that he and his travelling...

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Modernity Bluff: Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Cote d'Ivoire

by Sasha Newell University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
06/2012
ISBN:
9780226575209
Format:
Pb+ 296 pages

In Côte d’Ivoire, appearing modern is so important for success that many young men deplete their already meager resources to project...

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Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania

by Liisa H. Malkki University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1995
ISBN:
9780226502724
Format:
Pb+ 374 pages

In this study of Hutu refugees from Burundi, driven into exile in Tanzania after their insurrection against the dominant Tutsi...

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Rites of Passage

by Arnold van Gennep University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1960
ISBN:
9780226848495
Format:
Pbk 224 pages

Birth, puberty, marriage, and death are, in all cultures, marked by ceremonies which may differ but are universal in function....

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From the Enemy's Point of View: Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society (POD)

by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1992
ISBN:
9780226858029
Format:
Pb+ 428 pages

The Arawetandeacute; are one of the few Amazonian peoples who have maintained their cultural integrity in the face of the destructive...

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