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There are 21 books in this catalogue.
Nance, John:  Gentle Tasaday: Stone Age People in the Philippine Rain Forest
Book Number: 32145
London Gollancz 1975 8vo hardcover 465pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Gentle Tasaday Stone Age People in the Philippine Rain Forest Nance John
Price: $18.00


Brain, Robert:  The Decorated Body
Book Number: 36259
United Kingdom: Hutchinson, 1979, 192 pp includes index and reading list. Very good copy in same d/w, with small tear to top rear of spine. All through history people have felt the need to paint, tattoo, scar, mutilate, deform and reshape their bodies. This book describes the main techniques of body art and their forms and meaning are compared and contrasted with practices in different countries. B/W and colour photos throughout. Text is clean and unmarked.
Keywords: social anthropology, paint, tattoo, scar, mutilate, deform and reshape their bodies, branding, Body Art, Tribal Marks,
Price: $22.00


Lenars, Charles:  Ritual and Seduction: The Human Body as Art
Book Number: 37042
New English Library 1980 4to hardcover 192pp index, colour illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Ritual and Seduction The Human Body as Art Lenars Charles
Price: $30.00


Walker, Alice:  Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women
Book Number: 39069
New York Harcourt 1993 8vo hardcover 373pp, b/w illus. very good, remainder mark on bottom edge / very good d/w.
Keywords: General Warrior Marks Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women Walker Alice
Price: $12.00


Daniel, E. Valentine:  Fluid Signs: Being a Person the Tamil Way
Book Number: 48535
University of California Press 1987 8vo softcover 320pp index. fine. Fluid Signs is the product of anthropological fieldwork carried out among Tamil-speaking villagers in a Hindu village in Southern India. Combining a richness of ethnographic detail with a challenging and innovative theoretical analysis, Daniel argues that symbolic anthropologists have yet to appreciate the multifaceted function of the sign and its role in the creation of culture. This provocative study underscores the need for Western intellectual traditions in general and anthropology in particular to deepen its discourse with South Asian cultural and religious thought. From the Inside Flapn"Daniel is brilliant, and this work is the product of all his powers of imagination and expression. He is also a flawless scholar: bilingual, so that his translations are accurate; gifted, so that they are charming; well-read, so that his discussions are set in the full context of previous scholarship; and very, very funny, so that his depictions of the quandaries of his informants, as well as himself, are a joy to read."--Wendy O'Flaherty
Keywords: Fluid Signs Being a Person the Tamil Way Daniel E Valentine
Price: $18.00


Abercrombie, Thomas A.:  Pathways of Memory and Power: Ethnography and History among an Andean People
Book Number: 48628
University of Wisconsin Press 1998 8vo softcover 603pp index. b/w illus. very good+. A major theoretical, ethnographic, and historical contribution to Andean studies.
Keywords: inca Ethnography History Andean People
Price: $22.00


Coronato, Rocco:  Jonson Versus Bakhtin: Carnival and the Grotesque
Book Number: 48648
Editions Rodopi B.V. 2003 8vo softcover 267pp. index. near fine. Ben Jonson has often been accused of needless erudition and of a morose refusal to join in the festive spirit. Further aggravation has come from the application of Bakhtin's theory of carnival, especially in its posthumous form as a political allegory portraying the clash of high and low cultures. In an attempt to turn the tables on this tradition, Jonson Versus Bakhtin goes back to the sources, arguing that Jonson's theatre allows for an original interpretation of the grotesque as a formal culture of antithesis and opposition that includes carnival. A robust observer of popular myths of festive liberation by way of a uniquely compendious adaptation of his sources, Jonson's grotesque uncannily delves deep into the Renaissance theory of the coincidence of opposites as a way of envisaging virtue and other concepts of the mind, rather than serving up a pompous application of moral precepts or offering a political arena for ritual transgression. While richly based on an appropriate repertory of underlying sources, Jonson Versus Bakhtin steers away from any tiresome reference hunting mania, appealing to a broader audience interested in re-appraising Ben Jonson's genius for richly contrastive imagery, as well as re-considering the relevance of Bakhtin's theory to Elizabethan and Jacobean drama and to the Renaissance culture of the grotesque.
Keywords: bards and minstrels ben jonson elizabethan and jacobean drama masterclass theater nonfiction Jonson Versus Bakhtin Carnival and the Grotesque Coronato Rocco
Price: $45.00


Edelman, Marc:  The Anthropology of Development and Globalization: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism
Book Number: 48631
Wiley-Blackwell 2005 8vo softcover 406pp index. very good+.
Keywords: anthropology development The Anthropology of Development and Globalization From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism Edelman Marc
Price: $35.00


Howes, David:  Empire of the Senses: The Sensual Culture Reader
Book Number: 48632
Berg Publishers 2005 8vo softcover 422pp index. Near Fine. "This is a timely collection that fills an important gap in our archive of the body. Readers and students across many disciplines will find it useful in making sense of a rapidly growing field of knowledge."--Veit Erlmann, University of Texas at Austin.n--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Keywords: spiritual senses Empire of the Senses The Sensual Culture Reader Howes David
Price: $22.00


Lindenbaum, Shirley:  Knowledge, Power, and Practice: The Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday Life
Book Number: 48633
University of California Press 1993 8vo softcover 428pp index, b/w illus. Near Fine.These original essays, which combine theoretical argument with empirical observation, constitute a state-of-the-art platform for future research in medical anthropology. Ranging in time and locale, the essays are based on research in historical and cultural settings. The contributors accept the notion that all knowledge is socially and culturally constructed and examine the contexts in which that knowledge is produced and practiced in medicine, psychiatry, epidemiology, and anthropology. Professionals in behavioral medicine, public health, and epidemiology as well as medical anthropologists will find their insights significant.
Keywords: medical anthropology anthropology illness medicine structural violence Knowledge Power and Practice The Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday Life Lindenbaum Shirley
Price: $18.00


Landa, Manuel De:  A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History
Book Number: 48649
Zone Books 2000 8vo softcover 333pp near fine. Following in the wake of his groundbreaking War in the Age of Intelligent Machines, Manuel De Landa presents a radical synthesis of historical development over the last one thousand years. More than a simple expository history, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History sketches the outlines of a renewed materialist philosophy of history in the tradition of Fernand Braudel, Gilles Deleuze, and Félix Guattari, while also engaging the critical new understanding of material processes derived from the sciences of dynamics. Working against prevailing attitudes that see history as an arena of texts, discourses, ideologies, and metaphors, De Landa traces the concrete movements and interplays of matter and energy through human populations in the last millennium. nnDe Landa attacks three domains that have given shape to human societies: economics, biology, and linguistics. In every case, what one sees is the self-directed processes of matter and energy interacting with the whim and will of human history itself to form a panoramic vision of the West free of rigid teleology and naive notions of progress, and even more important, free of any deterministic source of its urban, institutional, and technological forms. Rather, the source of all concrete forms in the West's history are shown to derive from internal morphogenetic capabilities that lie within the flow of matter-energy itself.
Keywords: complexity theory history philosophy delanda biology deleuze architecture economics history of science design A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History Landa Manuel De
Price: $15.00


Martin, Emily:  Flexible Bodies. the role of immunity in American culture from the days of polio to the age of AIDS
Book Number: 48640
Beacon Press 1994 8vo softcover 320pp. Index, b/w illus. fine. From Booklist: Basing her intriguing book on the responses of both nonscientists and scientists (who vary greatly socially, politically, and in income-levels) to a survey concerned with knowledge of the immune system and also on radio and TV reporting and magazine and book literature, Martin shows how views of the immune system have changed during the course of a half century. Her presentation becomes especially provocative as it turns to the current scene. For just as businesses now seek more employee flexibility so that they--the businesses--can adjust quickly to changing conditions, her respondents expect more flexibility from the human immune system. Martin points out the disturbing implications of the belief that individuals can train their immune systems like businesses train employees and that groups of persons can be ranked in society by the quality of their immune systems. Enhanced by illustrations from many sources, her effort will make an excellent focus for study and discussion groups. William Beatty.
Keywords: american culture anthropology
Price: $12.00


Fullilove, Michael:  World Wide Webs Diasporas and the International System
Book Number: 50492
Lowy Institute 2008 8vo softcover 195pp. very good+.
Keywords: World Wide Webs Diasporas and the International System Fullilove Michael
Price: $11.00


Kuper, Adam:  Anthropology and Anthropologists: The Modern British School
Book Number: 56206
United Kingdom Routledge May 1983 8vo softcover 228pp index. very good.
Keywords: Social Sciences Anthropology Modern British School
Price: $8.00


Mellaart, James:  The Neolithic of the Near East
Book Number: 58597
Thames and Hudson London 1975 8vo. Hardcover in d/w. 300pp. Illustrated with maps, photo's, Line drawings. A chronological picture of man's remarkable progress from a tribal existence to a comparatively advanced community life during neolithic times. The text is accompanied by chronological and agricultural tables, a list of C14 dates and 14 maps.
Keywords:
Price: $22.00


Duff, K. L. with contributions by B. W. Conway, K. L. Duff, M. H. Newcomer, C. B. Stringer, J. J. Wymer:  The Story of Swanscombe Man
Book Number: 58760
Kent Country Council 1985 8vo. green wrappers. 40pp. Illustrated throughout with b&w Photos. Since 1935 bone fragments and traces of a Roman village have been found at this location.
Keywords:
Price: $12.00


National Gallery of Australia:  Gold and Incas - Lost Worlds of Peru
Book Number: 62061
NGA 2013 4to. Softcover 316pp. Near fine. Illustrated in colour throughout. Imcludes chronology. Includes 200 objects from gold armour and intricate jewellery to elaborate embroidered and woven cloths.
Keywords:
Price: $35.00


Sinclair, Andrew:  The Savage: A History Of Misunderstanding
Book Number: 62380
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 1977 8vo. hardcover. 168pp. index. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: indigenous peoples aborigines asia
Price: $10.00


Hadingham, Evan:  Secrets Of The Ice Age : The world of the cave artists
Book Number: 62381
Book Club London 1979 8vo. hardcover. 342pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / very good d/w.
Keywords: rock painting aborigines indigenous
Price: $10.00


Hadingham, Evan:  Secrets Of The Ice Age : The world of the cave artists
Book Number: 62382
Book Club London 1979 8vo. hardcover. 342pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / very good d/w.
Keywords: rock painting aborigines indigenous
Price: $10.00


Bibby, Geoffrey:  The Testimony of the Spade
Book Number: 62385
Collins, London, 1957. 8vo. hardcover. 448pp. index. b/w illus. Very good. / Fair d/w missing piece at bottom of spine.
Keywords: northern europe prehistory vikings
Price: $15.00