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WHY DO PEOPLE LOVE AMERICA?
LOUIS CHUNOVIC
SANCTUARY PUBLISHING, 2004

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Louis ChunovicPositive but not jingoistic, enthusiastic but not naive, Why Do People Love America? is a celebration of American pop culture as a direct reflection of the country's infinite opportunities. Featuring a wide array of key media and entertainment personalities, as well as a myriad of topics including film, fashio n, music, television, advertising, and sports, this book serves as a humorous reminder of what's lovable about the U.S. and her headstrong citizenry. Louis Chunovic, the author of One Foot on the Floor: The Curious Evolution of Sex on Television, offers an enlightened update of the American Dream and a multitude of comic observations on how Americans can be both bad-asses and good guys at the same time. Also featured are America's exuberant offerings to international popular culture and commerce, including its unmistakable contributions to the rise of Rebel Chic. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE LONG DEATH: THE LAST DAYS OF THE PLAINS INDIAN
RALPH K. ANDRIST
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS, 2001

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This compelling narrative explains how Native Americans found themselves time and again betrayed by the ever-expanding white nation of the East, fighting for lands on the edge of the shrinking frontier. Long considered a classic, this edition features an introduction by Dee Brown, author of

24.45€

24.45€

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THE SPANISH GYPSY: THE HISTORY OF A EUROPEAN OBSESSION
LOU CHARNON-DEUTSCH
PENN STATE PRESS, 2004

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The Spanish Gypsy by Lou Charnon-Deutsch, the well-known Hispanist, is the first comprehensive history of this icon and her people, who have long been shrouded in mystery and all too often subjected to discrimination and persecution.

49.00€

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A CULTURAL HISTORY OF GESTURE
HERMAN ROODENBURG y JAN BREMMER
CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1991

28.80€

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MY COCAINE MUSEUM
MICHAEL TAUSSIG
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, 2004

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In this book, a make-believe cocaine museum becomes a vantage point from which to assess the lives of Afro-Colombian gold miners drawn into the dangerous world of cocaine production in the rain forest of Colombia's Pacific Coast. Although modeled on the famous Gold Museum in Colombia's central bank, the Banco de la Republic a, Taussig's museum is also a parody aimed at the museum's failure to acknowledge the African slaves who mined the country's wealth for almost four hundred years. Combining natural history with political history in a filmic, montage style, Taussig deploys the show-and-tell modality of a museum to engage with the inner life of heat, rain, stone, and swamp, no less than with the life of gold and cocaine. This effort to find a poetry of words becoming things is brought to a head by the explosive qualities of those sublime fetishes of evil beauty, gold and cocaine. At its core, Taussig's museum is about the lure of forbidden things, charged substances that transgress moral codes, the distinctions we use to make sense of the world, and above all the conventional way we write stories. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE MAYA AND TEOTIHUACAN: REINTERPRETING EARLY CLASSIC INTERACTIO N
GEOFFREY E. BRASSWELL
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS, 2003

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Geoffrey E. Braswell Since the 1930s, archaeologists have uncovered startling evidence of interaction between the Early Classic Maya and the great empire of Teotihuacan in Central Mexico. Yet the exact nature of the relationship between these two ancient Mesoamerican civilizations remains to be fully deciphered. Many schola rs have assumed that Teotihuacan colonized the Maya region and dominated the political or economic systems of certain key centers--perhaps even giving rise to state-level political organizations. Others argue that Early Classic rulers merely traded with Teotihuacan and skillfully manipulated its imported exotic goods and symbol sets to increase their prestige. Moving beyond these traditional assumptions, the contributors to this volume present extensive new evidence from archaeology, iconography, and epigraphy to offer a more nuanced understanding of the interaction between the Early Classic Maya and Teotihuacan. Investigating a range of Maya sites, including Kaminaljuyu, Copán, Tikal, Altun Ha, and Oxkintok, they demonstrate that the influence of Teotihuacan on the Maya varied in nature and duration from site to site, requiring a range of models to explain the patterns of interaction. Moreover, they show that the interaction was bidirectional and discuss how the Maya in turn influenced Teotihuacan. ... Leer resumen completo

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MAHARAJAS RESONANCE OF THE PAST
CHARLES ALLEN
MERCURY BOOKS LONDON, 2004

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Charles AllenA fascinating celebration of the splendour of Princely India.

43.80€

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THE QUEST OF THE SHAMAN: SHAPE-SHIFTERS, SORCERES AND SPIRIT-HEAL ERS OF ANCIENT EUROPE
STEPHEN ALDHOUSE-GREEN y MIRANDA ALDHOUSE-GREEN
THAMES AND HUDSON LTD, 2005

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Here is an exciting, innovative study of ancient European religious practice and practitioners. The Aldhouse-Greens entertaining and informative book represents a search, a voyage of discovery in which evidence is sought that there were individuals living in Europe from the Stone Age to the early post-Roman period who belie ved they were able to liaise with the spirit-world through the medium of trance and who perceived themselves to be part-human and part-animal.The authors support their argument with diverse and rich evidence, including the 30,000-year-old lion-human ivory figurines found in ... ... Leer resumen completo

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QUEER STREET: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AMERICAN CULTURE, 1947-1985
JAMES MCCOURT
NORTON (W.W.), 2005

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A fierce critical intelligence animates every page of Queer Street. Its sentences are dizzying divagations. The postwar generation of queer New York has found a sophisticated bard singing 'the elders' history' (The New York Times). James McCourt's seminal Queer Street has proven unrivaled in its ability to capture the voice s of a mad, bygone era. Beginning with the influx of liberated veterans into downtown New York and barreling through four decades of crisis and triumph up to the era of the floodtide of AIDS, McCourt positions his own exhilarating experience against the whirlwind history of the era. The result is a commanding and persuasive interlocking of personal, intellectual, and social history that will be read, dissected, and honored as the masterpiece it is for decades to come. A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2003; a Lambda Award finalist. ... Leer resumen completo

20.70€

20.70€

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THE SARI
DANIEL MILLER y MUKULIKA BANERJEE
BERG PUBLISHERS, 2003

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Drawing on experiences from villagers in Bengal to scientists in Bangalore, this book explores the beauty, adaptability and personality of Indias most iconic garment. Banerjee and Miller show why the sari has survived and indeed flourished as everyday dress when most of the world has adopted western clothing. Their book pre sents both an intimate portrait of the lives of women in India today and an alternative way for us all to think about our relationship to the clothes we wear. A new bride is unable to move from her husbands motorbike as her sari comes undone. A young man wonders how he will cope with the saris complicated folds in a romantic clinch. A villagers soft, worn sari is her main comfort during a fever. Throughout the book, these and other remarkable stories place the sari at the heart of relationships between mothers and infants, mistresses and maids, designers and soap opera stars. Lavishly illustrated and rich in personal testimony, The Sari expertly shows how one of the worlds most simply constructed garments can reveal the intricate design of life in modern India. ... Leer resumen completo

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CULTURAL BODIES: ETHNOGRAPHY AND THEORY
HELEN THOMAS y JAMILAH AHMED
BLACKWELL BASIL, 2004

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An interdisciplinary text that offers cutting-edge theoretical and methodological means for analyzing, understanding, and imagining how the body materializes in cultural historical context and practice." Heidi Nast, DePaul University "Bringing together some of the most challenging contemporary research, this theoretical, em pirical, experimental work presents a unique interdisciplinary understanding of how the body speaks, moves and interacts. It is fascinating, making visible some of the unknown and unseen parts and wholes of the body by exploring the materiality of physicality. ... Leer resumen completo

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PRINCIPLES OF POPULATION GENETICS (THIRD EDITION)
DANIEL L. HARTL y ANDREW G. CLARK
SINAUER, 1997

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FIRE IN THE PLAÇA: CATALAN FESTIVAL POLITICS AFTER FRANCO
DOROTHY NOYES
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS, 2003

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Dorothy NoyesThis impressive contribution to the anthropology of Europe is the first full-length study in English of the Patum, a Corpus Christi fire festival unique to the town of Berga, in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees (Spain). It also marks the emergence of an important scholar. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice ... Leer resumen completo

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MARDI GRAS, GUMBO AND ZYDECO: READINGS IN LOUISIANA CULTURE
JAMES C. MCDONALD y MARCIA GAUDET
UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPI, 2003

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Marcia Gaudet The detectable identity of southern Louisiana's one-of-a-kind culture has been expressed in numerous descriptive phrases--"south of the South," "the northern tip of the Caribbean," "this folklore land." A strange, piquant, and savory mixture, it also has been likened to one of the region's signature dishes, gu mbo. Capturing this elusive culture and its charm has challenged many authors, anthropologists, and anthologists. Coming perhaps closest of any book yet published, this new anthology of readings affords reflections on southern Louisiana's distinctive traditions, folklore, and folklife. Crystalizing its rich diversity and character, these sharply focused essays are a precise introduction to aspects that too often are diffused in sundry discussions of general Deep South culture. Here, each is seen distinctly, precisely, and uniquely. Written by leading scholars, the thirteen essays focus on many subjects, including the celebration of Mardi Gras and of Christmas, Louisiana foodways, the delineation between Cajun and Creole, the African Americans and Native Americans of the region, Zydeco music, and Cajun humor. The essays show great range and are reprinted from hard-to-find publications. They include a description of Cajun Country Mardi Gras on the prairies of southwestern Louisiana, an analysis of the social implications of the New Orleans Mardi Gras parades, a study of the Houma Indians of coastal Louisiana, and an analysis of the devotion given to a young Cajun girl whom many regard as a saint. Collected here, the essays portray a land and a people that are unlike any other. Marcia Gaudet, a professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is the author of "Tales from the Levee: The Folklore of St. John the Baptist Parish" and "Porch Talk with Ernest Gaines: Conversations on the Writer's Craft." James C. McDonald, a professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is the editor of "The Allyn and Bacon Sourcebook for College Writing Teachers." ... Leer resumen completo

24.52€

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THE SOUL OF AN INDIAN AND OTHER WRITINGS FROM OHIYESA
KENT (ED.) NERBURN
NEW WORLD LIBRARY, 2001

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Kent NerburnOhiyesa, a Dakota Indian also known as Charles Alexander Eastman, is one of America’s most fascinating and overlooked individuals. Born in Minnesota in 1858, he obtained postgraduate degrees and advised U.S. presidents before returning to traditional living in native forests. This beautifully packaged reis sue contains Ohiyesa’s insights on spirit, the human experience, and white culture’s impact on Native American culture. ... Leer resumen completo

12.68€

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INCA STATE
BRIAN S. BAUER y PROL. BY GARY URTON
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS, 1992

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Brian S. Bauer, Gary Urton The Inca empire was the largest state in the Americas at the time of the Spanish invasion in 1532. From its political center in the valley of Cuzco, it controlled much of the area included in the modern nations of Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Bolivia. But how the Inca state became a major pan-Andean power is less certain. In this innovative work, Brian S. Bauer challenges traditional views of Inca state development and offers a new interpretation supported by archaeological, historical, and ethnographic evidence. Spanish chroniclers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries attributed the rapid rise of Inca power to a decisive military victory over the Chanca, their traditional rivals, by Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, a young warrior-king, and to the Incas' ability to unify the various ethnic groups of the region. By contrast, Bauer questions the usefulness of literal interpretations of the Spanish chronicles and provides instead a regional perspective on the question of state development. He suggests that incipient state growth in the Cuzco region was marked by the gradual consolidation and centralization of political authority in Cuzco, rather than resulting from a single military victory. Synthesizing regional surveys with excavation, historic, and ethnographic data, and investigating broad categories of social and economic organization, he shifts the focus away from legendary accounts and analyzes more general processes of political, economic, and social change. Ultimately, Bauer's work stresses the need for broader forms of historical consciousness in studying the development of the Inca state, moving beyond the study of kings and battles to examine classes of individuals and entire geographic regions. ... Leer resumen completo

21.69€

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ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIANS
RICHARD BROOME
ALLEN AND UNWIN, 2004

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Surveying two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, this powerful and comprehensive history of Australian race relations from colonial times to the present day traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of colonial society to a rightful place in a modern nation. Here, the history of Australia is related from the standpoint of the original Australians--those who lost most in the country's early colonial struggle for power--revealing just how much white Australia lost through unremitting colonial invasion, and relating the story of Aboriginal survival through resistance and accommodation. This fully updated edition explains the land rights struggle since Mabo; the Hindmarsh Island case; debates over the "stolen generation," "sorry," and reconciliation; and the contemporary Aboriginal Australian experience. ... Leer resumen completo

33.57€

33.57€

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VODOU SHAMAN: THE HAITIAN WAY OF HEALING AND POWER
ROSS HEAVEN y FOREWORD BY TIM BOOTH
INNER TRADITIONS INTERNATIONAL, 2003

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SHAMANISM / INDIGENOUS CULTURES"Ross Heaven is a loyal initiate son who communicates the Vodou tradition faithfully." Bon Mambo Racine, Priestess of Haitian Vodou"Ross Heaven does for Vodou what Castaneda did for shamanism."Prediction magazineWritten by an initiate of Haitian Vodou, this book goes beyond the stereotypes and misunderstandings to reveal Vodou as one of the most powerful shamanic traditions. The author explains why these ancient healing practices are important for the modern world and how secret Vodou techniques can be used by anyone as safe and effective means of spiritual healing and personal development.Providing practical hands-on exercises drawn from all aspects and stages of the Vodou tradition, Vodou Shaman shows readers how to contact the spirit world and communicate with the loa (the angel-like inhabitants of the Other World), the gede (the spirits of the ancestors), and djabs (Nature spirits) for healing purposes. The author examines soul journeying and warrior-path work in the Vodou tradition and looks at the psychological principles that make them effective. The book also offers exercises in specific spiritual healing techniques, including the use of herbs and magical baths, ways to read and rebalance the energy body, removal of spirit intrusions and unhealthy energies, restoration of Ashe (spiritual Power), and preparation for the advanced technique of soul retrieval.ROSS HEAVEN is a shamanic teacher and Vodou Houngan. He served for many years as an apprentice in this tradition, including spending the requisite time in solitary vigil and performing the full sequence of rituals necessary to complete his initiation into the Vodou priesthood. He is the author of The Journey to You and Spirit in the City and lives in England. ... Leer resumen completo

27.64€

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ARAB SOCIETY IN THE TIME OF THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
EDWARD WILLIAM LANE
DOVER, 2004

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Elaborate, explanatory notes from the author's 1859 translation of the "Arabian Nights" comprise a virtual encyclopedia of Middle Eastern life. Intriguing account of Islamic society as it existed during the Middle Ages considers importance of religion, literature, festivals, education, slavery, role of women in society, and rituals observed for the dead. ... Leer resumen completo

20.44€

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SAVAGE GIRLS AND WILD BOYS: A HISTORY OF FERAL CHILDREN
MICHAEL NEWTON
FABER AND FABER, 2003

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This is an account of feral children - those brought up with no human contact, sometimes raised by wild animals, unable to speak or perform many of the functions we consider human. The cases discussed include those of Kamala and Amala, twin girls reputed to have been brought up by wolves in India in the 1920s; Genie, a girl kept in a single room in New York; a boy raised in a hen house in Northern Ireland; and a boy found among wild dogs in Moscow. The book examines their lives and the experiences of those who 'rescued' them, looked after them, educated them or abused them. As a child, literature professor Michael Newton (University College, London) was captivated by Tarzan movies and Kipling's The Jungle Book. It's only fitting, then, that his first book, Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children, would investigate the history of children raised by (among others) wolves, monkeys and wild dogs. If these children help us understand 'our continuing relationship with the savage image of ourselves' they also serve as a useful mirror of society's ills. As Newton argues, the medical treatments, therapeutic interventions, and general media hoopla following the discoveries of these children sharply reveal the intellectual and political fixations of their particular historical milieu from Victor, the 'Wild Child of Aveyron,' in 1800, onward. As interesting as such stories are in themselves, however, Newton's real strength lies in his ability to recognize how these children, seemingly helpless yet astonishingly self-contained, inevitably awaken our rescue fantasies and parental longings. Newton is a consummate storyteller, and this richly detailed study will work just as well outside of academe as within it. ... Leer resumen completo

12.00€

12.00€

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TREES: WOODLANDS AND WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS
RICHARD HAYMAN
THE HAMBLEDON PRESS, 2004

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In this book, Richard Hayman traces the different values and virtues people have seen in trees and forests over the course of history, reflecting the changing use of woodland and the effects of deforestation and urbanization. Tacitus, followed by Romantics and historians of liberty, located freedom in the German forests. Me dieval forests were both protected hunting parks and the refuge of Robin Hood. Shakespeare contrasted the simplicity of life in the Forest of Arden with the artificial manners of the court. Since the 18th century, poets such as Wordsworth, Clare, and Hardy have drawn inspiration from trees. How we see trees today will dictate how trees are treated in the future. ... Leer resumen completo

34.95€

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AFRIKAN ALPHABETS: THE STORY OF WRITING IN AFRIKA
SAKI MAFUNDIKWA
MARK BATTY PUBLISHER, 2004

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Through text and illustrations, Mafundikwa, founder of the Zimbabwe Institute of Visual Arts, describes African symbol systems and alphabets used on the continent and in the Diaspora. He shows through pictographs, rock art, mnemonic devices such as knotted cords, and systems such as those developed in Akan, Bantu, and Tifin agh that Africa has been literate for several thousand years. He examines historic African alphabets, including the Ethiopic and Nsibidi, alphabets of the Diaspora such as the Bassa Vah Script, and contemporary alphabets such as Somali and new West African writing systems. He also shows that, for example, those who read the Vai script of Liberia outnumbered the literate in certain parts of America and Britain in the nineteenth century. He includes an annotated bibliography and list of other resources such as museums and scholars. ... Leer resumen completo

43.45€

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IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE: HOW VISION KICK-STARTED THE BIG BANG OF R EVOLUTION
ANDREW PARKER
SCRIBNER, 2004

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Between 543 and 538 million years ago, something remarkable happened. After hundreds of millions of years of gradual and painstaking evolution, suddenly the process exploded into life. For the first time animals evolved hard external parts. For the first time there was evidence of active predation, with both hunters and hun ted rapidly developing both armaments and defences. And in this short space of time -- the blink of an eye, in geological terms -- the number of different classifications of animals, or phyla, mushroomed from three to thirty-eight, the number we still have today. The 'when' and the 'what' of this extraordinary event, known as the 'Cambrian Explosion', have been known for some years and were made famous in Stephen Jay Gould's bestselling book WONDERFUL LIFE. What has until now been speculation is the 'why'. Andrew Parker's astounding explanation, which is becoming increasingly influential and accepted, is fully explored and described in this groundbreaking book. A scientific detective story which encompasses disciplines as diverse as biology, history, geology and art, IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE is destined to become a popular-science classic. ... Leer resumen completo

16.35€

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CARNIVAL!
BARBARA (ED.) MAULDIN
THAMES AND HUDSON LTD, 2004

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Carnivals are celebrated in hundreds of cities and villages throughout Europe and the Americas. This book is a joyous celebration of this many-faceted festival and a tribute to those who have kept their Carnival traditions alive.

43.71€

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18.70€

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IRISH CUSTOMS
PADRAIC O'FARRELL
NEWLEAF, 2004

8.50€

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FLEXIBLE CITIZENSHIP: CULTURAL LOGICS OF TRANSNATIONALITY
AIHWA ONG
DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1999

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Finally, a unique and insightful examination of transnationalism as practice. There's no better analysis of Chinese trading and commercial communities athwart the world market and multiple sovereignties."--James C. Scott, Yale University "Flexible Citizenship" exemplifies the anthropological imagination at its best. In it O ng offers an analysis of states and citizenship regimes in Asia that is remarkable in its theoretical and empirical breadth. Social scientists and Asia specialists alike will find the work indispensable, both for its redefinition of analytic terrain and for the new directions of research it suggests."--Ashraf Ghani, Johns Hopkins University [Have perm. to edit if nec.] Few recent phenomena have proved as emblematic of our era, and as little understood, as globalization. Are nation-states being transformed by globalization into a single globalized economy? Do global cultural forces herald a postnational millennium? Tying ethnography to structural analysis, "Flexible Citizenship" explores such questions with a focus on the links between the cultural logics of human action and on economic and political processes within the Asia-Pacific, including the impact of these forces on women and family life. Explaining how intensified travel, communications, and mass media have created a transnational Chinese public, Aihwa Ong argues that previous studies have mistakenly viewed transnationality as necessarily detrimental to the nation-state and have ignored individual agency in the large-scale flow of people, images, and cultural forces across borders. She describes how political upheavals and global markets have induced Asian investors, in particular, to blend strategies of migration and of capital accumulation and how these transnational subjects have come to symbolize both the fluidity of capital and the tension between national and personal identities. Refuting claims about the end of the nation-state and about "the clash of civilizations," Ong presents a clear account of the cultural logics of globalization and an incisive contribution to the anthropology of Asia-Pacific modernity and its links to global social change. This pioneering investigation of transnational cultural forms will appeal to those in anthropology, globalization studies, postcolonial studies, history, Asian ... Leer resumen completo

28.15€

28.15€

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SPANISH PATHWAYS: READINGS IN THE HISTORY OF HISPANIC NEW MEXICO
MARC SIMMONS
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001

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Historian Marc Simmons is already a favourite among scholars, students, Hispanophiles, and borderland enthusiasts for his careful, readable histories of the American Southwest. In the twelve essays collected in here, the author's topical, in-depth approach to New Mexico's colonial period is skilfully deployed. His original research and unique insights transform New Mexico's colonial history into an engaging story of real people and the real events that shaped their lives - a true journey of discovery. Simmons finds in the commonplace moments of everyday life ways to place the reader fully within the realities of the past. Immersion in details permits us to understand the behaviour and character of a people and the true tenor of their times: how the average person lived and played, how he or she made economic choices, how worship and religious concerns were integrated into daily life. The book covers such topics as the Pueblo Revolt, New Mexico sheep and cattle ranching, Spanish irrigation practices, the settlement of Albuquerque, the smallpox epidemic of 1780-81, and the Feast of St. John.The society and economy of the upper Rio Grande were complex and richly textured, and the people who sustained themselves there became resilient and stoic, fashioning their own formulas for survival and forever impacting the directions taken by history's currents. ... Leer resumen completo

28.35€

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CONSTRUCTING IDENTITY IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY SPAIN: THEORETICAL DEB ATES AND CULTURAL PRACTICE
Fecha Lanzamiento: 10/05/2002
JO (ED.) LABANYI
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2002

35.79€

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MODERN MONGOLIA: RECLAIMING GENGHIS KHAN
PAULA L.W. (ED) SABLOFF
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF PUBLICATIONS, 2001

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Paula L. W. Sabloff (Editor), Alfred Frazer Mongolia, a country that evokes romantic curiosity on the part of American readers, has emerged from its former Soviet cocoon. It has achieved independence, democracy, and a twenty-first-century market economy. This book provides factual information about Mongolia and new ways of looking at a historical figure, Genghis Khan, whose ideals of nationhood and democratic principles are in practice now. Modern Mongolia is unique in providing multiple perspectives--Mongolian and American, scholarly and less formal--about the country's developments in a readable style, richly illustrated with 120 full-color contemporary and archival photographs, both scenic and artifactual. The first chapter provides an overview of Mongolian geography and history to the twentieth century and the author's personal experience as a teenager during the 1989-90 democratic revolution. Chapter 2, by a Mongolian historian, recounts the exciting changes from Manchu Dynasty feudal society and autonomous theocracy to Communist nationhood and, finally, full independence as a democratic nation. The third chapter, by a cultural historian, describes the effects of historical changes on the daily life of Mongolian nomads--their clothing, family dwellings (gers), and furnishings. Chapter 4, by an American political anthropologist, shows the connection between modern Mongolians' devotion to democracy and the political ideas of Genghis Khan. Readers of all ages seeking an accessible and picturesque presentation of Mongolian history and society will find Modern Mongolia a fascinating introduction. ... Leer resumen completo

26.80€

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MASK OF THE WORLD WITH 255 PHOTOGRAPHS
JOSEPH GREGOR
DOVER, 2001

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Informative pictorial survey of many authentic cover-ups worn around the world over a wide range of historical periods. Images of a Kwakiutl dance mask of wood and skin from British Columbia, a terra cotta mask from ancient Athens, an 18th-century porcelain Harlequin mask, a Javanese demon's mask of wood, a cloth mask embro idered with pearls from Cameroon, and many more. Invaluable to anthropologists and theatrical groups; of great interest to art lovers. ... Leer resumen completo

20.45€

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A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF COSTUME
DORINE VAN DEN BEUKE
THE PEPIN PRESS, 1998

17.50€

17.50€

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ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ATAPUERCA
Fecha Lanzamiento: 13/05/2014
VV.AA.
AUTOR-EDITOR, 2014

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Where do we come from? The answers to this universal question are gradually being revealed at a remarkable location in Northern Spain: Atapuerca. Europe?s largest archaeological site contains the continent?s oldest known human occupation, thousands of bones that shed light on the evolution of our hominid predecessors. These elements are now condensed into an easy to read guidebook that takes readers into the Atapuerca caves, the archaeologists? digs and their scientific laboratories. ... Leer resumen completo

26.00€

26.00€

BITE: A VAMPIRE HANDBOOK
KEVIN JACKSON
ATLANTIC BOOKS: GROVE ATLANTIC LTD, 2010

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Arm yourself with garlic, stake and crucifix, for the vampires are back in force - at the top of the best-seller lists, on your TV, on the web and lurking in darkened cinemas But, where did they come from? Why have they come back now? And how can you tell if you are one? Beginning with the first sightings of bats and blood- sucking in the Romantic period, "Bite" follows the undead's progress through the ages, right up to the present... ... Leer resumen completo

12.25€

12.25€

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BULLS, BULLFIGHTING, AND SPANISH IDENTITIES
CARRIE B. DOUGLASS
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA PRESS, 1999

31.30€

31.30€

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ARREST THE MUSIC!: FELA AND HIS REBEL ART AND POLITICS
TEJUMOLA OLANIYAN
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004

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Tejumola Olaniyan, Patrick McNaughtonA lively musical study of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, one of Africa's most recognizable, popular, and controversial stars. Whether or not they know Fela and his music, readers will find this work invaluable for understanding the career of an African superstar and the politics of popular culture in contemporary Africa. ... Leer resumen completo

28.35€

28.35€

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COLONIALIST PHOTOGRAPHY
ELEANOR M. (ED.) HIGHT y GARY D. SAMPSON
ROUTLEDGE, 2004

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 Eleanor Hight, Gary D. Sampson (Editor)An absorbing collection of essays and photographs exploring the relationship between photography and Europe and American colonialism, using case studies and recent forms of interpretive analysis. Now published for the first time in paperback.

39.55€

39.55€

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SYMMETRIES OF CULTURE: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PLANE PATTERN ANALY SIS
DONALD W. CROWE y DOROTHY K. WASHBURN
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS, 1988

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Dorothy K Washburn, Donald W Crowe, MD

61.30€

61.30€

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DEEP LISTENERS: MUSIC, EMOTION, AND TRANCING (INCLUDES A CD)
JUDITH BECKER
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004

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Judith O. BeckerUsing new discoveries in the fields of neuroscience and biology, ethnomusicologist Judith Becker outlines an emotion-based theory of trance using examples from Southeast Asian and American musics. A companion CD provides musical samples, and a 16-page color insert presents vivid documentation of the global e xperience of "deep listening." ... Leer resumen completo

43.32€

43.32€

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WHY IS THIS COUNTRY DANCING? A ONE-MAN SAMBA TO THE BEAT OF BRAZI L
JOHN KRICH
COOPER SQUARE PRESS, 2003

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This unique book--part travelogue, part history--will grab hold of its readers and transport them to tropical Brazil. Author Krich examines the colorful history of popular Brazilian music and its relation to the formation of that country's identity. This unique book - part travelogue, part history will grab hold of its read ers and transport them to tropical Brazil. ... Leer resumen completo

24.24€

24.24€

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OLD AND NEW WORLD HIGHLAND BAGPIPING
JOHN G. GIBSON
MCGILL-QUEENS UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2002

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Old and New World Highland Bagpiping provides a comprehensive biographical and genealogical account of pipers and piping in highland Scotland and Gaelic Cape Breton. The work is the result of over thirty years of oral fieldwork among the last Gaels in Cape Breton, for whom piping fit unself-consciously into community life, as well as an exhaustive synthesis of Scottish archival and secondary sources. Reflecting the invaluable memories of now-deceased new world Gaelic lore-bearers, John Gibson shows that traditional community piping in both the old and new world Gàihealtachlan was, and for a long time remained, the same, exposing the distortions introduced by the tendency to interpret the written record from the perspective of modern, post-eighteenth-century bagpiping. Following up the argument in his previous book, Traditional Gaelic Bagpiping, 1745-1945, Gibson traces the shift from tradition to modernism in the old world through detailed genealogies, focusing on how the social function of the Scottish piper changed and step-dance piping progressively disappeared. Old and New World Highland Bagpiping will stir controversy and debate in the piping world while providing reminders of the value of oral history and the importance of describing cultural phenomena with great care and detail. ... Leer resumen completo

68.65€

68.65€

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PATTERNS OF HUMAN GROWTH
Fecha Lanzamiento: 07/06/2011
BARRY BOGIN
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1999

99.70€

99.70€

WHY WE EAT WHAT WE EAT
RAYMOND SOKOLOV
TOUCHSTONE (SIMON & SCHUSTER), 1991

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Sokolov says that Columbus greatly influenced our eating habits when such New World delights as tomatoes, chocolate, green beans, chili peppers, and maize were introduced into cuisine throughout the world and when the delicacies of the Old World found their way into the cooking pots of America. Sokolov is the Leisure & Arts Editor of The Wall Street Journal. ... Leer resumen completo

25.65€

25.65€

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SKATEBOARDING IS NOT A CRIME: 50 YEARS OF STREET CULTURE
Fecha Lanzamiento: 09/02/2005
JAMES DAVIS
FIREFLY BOOKS, 2004

24.25€

24.25€

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DIGITAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Fecha Lanzamiento: 17/01/2013
DANIEL (ED.) MILLER y HEATHER A. (ED.) HORST
BERG PUBLISHERS, 2012

27.90€

27.90€

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LONDON: FROM PUNK TO BLAIR
Fecha Lanzamiento: 27/11/2003
JOE KERR y ANDREW (EDS.) GIBSON
REAKTION BOOKS, 2003

39.42€

39.42€

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AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CORDOBA
Fecha Lanzamiento: 24/06/2005
JOSE MANUEL VENTURA
ALMUZARA, 2005

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Como afirma el prologuista de la presente obra —un intelectual serio y riguroso, reticente ante fáciles y huecas alabanzas—, no nos hallamos sin más ante una de tantas breves historias urbanas, género susceptible de caer a veces en la superficialidad de ciertas guías turística ilustradas o en el minucioso erudit ismo de librotes poco apropiados, por ello, para el gran público. No en vano, su autor es un historiador tan interesado en la investigación exhaustiva y detallada como en una divulgación de amplios vuelos donde el rigor y la corrección prosística no estén reñidos con la amenidad. Un cordobés que escribe con el mayor apego a su tierra tratando, por ello, de rehuir los tópicos del localismo, sin dejar de sacrificar la verdad a los vientos inconstantes de la fácil apología o las fantasías de exóticas ensoñaciones. La protagonista de este libro es una ciudad dotada, sin duda, de múltiples facetas y perfiles, capaces de arrebatar y encandilar a las almas atentas al paso del tiempo, a los adeptos de la evocación poética o al goce sensitivo. El propósito de la obra es trazar una pequeña semblanza, lo más exacta y completa posible, de la dilatada historia de Córdoba. Cada uno de los cuatro capítulo de los que consta (Antigüedad, períodos andalusí, bajomedieval-moderno y contemporáneo) subdivididos en diversos apartados y epígrafes, abordan las diferentes épocas vividas por una de las ciudades con un pasado más ilustre, rico y variado del mundo, fruto del asentamiento, convivencia, antagonismos e intercambios de diversas culturas que se entrelazaron, entre armonías y rupturas, en su devenir, desde los orígenes prehistóricos del poblamiento de su territorio a los umbrales del siglo XXI: pequeño asentamiento junto al río; émula de la roma Imperial como capital de la Bética; avanzada del lujo y exotismo oriental como corte de los emires y califas omeyas; ciudad de frontera con el reino nazarí; orlada de prestigiosos blasones nobiliarios ... Leer resumen completo

10.00€

10.00€

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COWS, PIGS, WARS & WITCHES: THE RIDDLES OF CULTURE
Fecha Lanzamiento: 26/12/2012
MARVIN HARRIS
VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL. RANDOM HOUSE, 1989

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This book challenges those who argue that we can change the world by changing the way people think. Harris shows that no matter how bizarre a people's behavior may seem, it always stems from concrete social and economic conditions.

16.97€

16.97€

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GETTING MARRIED IN KOREA: OF GENDER, MORALITY AND MODERNITY
LAUREL KENDALL
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, 1996

27.20€

27.20€

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THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AZTEC AND MAYA
CHARLES PHILLIPS
LORENZ BOOKS, 2004

32.25€

32.25€

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SPANISCH VIGNETTES: AN OFFBEAT LOOK INTO SPAIN S CULTURE, SOCIETY AND HISTORY
NORMAN BERDICHEVSKY
SANTANA BOOKS, 2004

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Norman BerdichevskySpain is the "Florida of Europe." Both places have a very large population of recent migrants, many of them retirees from more northerly climes. This analogy also applies to the amazing rise in living standards, economic development and house prices in both places. The large demand is driven by the migran ts who are competing with the locals for scarce resources--especially land and water. It explains the presence of so many golf courses and the skyrocketing cost of new construction for housing along the Spanish Mediterranean Coastlines--Costa Del Sol, Costa Blanca, Costa Calida and Costa Brava. The book is divided into thirty-four themes that may be read in any order. They are also cross-referenced and include an intimate insider look at Spanish football, bullfighting, Basque pelota (Jai-alai), religion, the Muslim minority in the shadow of Bin-Laden, the foreign influence along the coasts, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Campostela, the Gypsies and the question of just how Catholic Spain is today. Topics covered include: --the controversy over Gibraltar; --Spain's exclaves within Moroccan territory (Ceuta and Mellila); --the Basque nationalist cause and ETA; --the Jewish contribution to Spanish culture; --the achievements of the Golden Age of medieval Spain and the Three Religions; --the Reconquest; Contributions of the Jews and the Moors; their expulsion --the causes and consequences of the Civil War; --the centuries long rivalry between Spain and Portugal --Great Spanish composers and the Zarzuela ... Leer resumen completo

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15.00€

15.00€

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21.40€

21.40€

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THE BONE WOMAN
BALLANTINE, 2005

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In 1994, Rwanda was the scene of the first acts since World War II to be legally defined as genocide. Two years later, Clea Koff, a twenty-three-year-old forensic anthropologist, left the safe confines of a lab in Berkeley, California, to serve as one of sixteen scientists chosen by the United Nations to unearth the physica l evidence of the Rwandan genocide. Over the next four years, Koffs grueling investigations took her across geography synonymous with some of the worst crimes of the twentieth century. The Bone Woman is Koffs unflinching, riveting account of her seven UN missions to Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, and Rwanda, as she shares what she saw, how it affected her, who was prosecuted based on evidence she found, and what she learned about the world. Yet even as she recounts the hellish nature of her work and the heartbreak of the survivors, she imbues her story with purpose, humanity, and a sense of justice. A tale of science in service of human rights, The Bone Woman is, even more profoundly, a story of hope and enduring moral principles. ... Leer resumen completo

15.65€

15.65€

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EVOLUTION (3RD ED)
MARK RIDLEY
BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 2004

66.24€

66.24€

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51.45€

51.45€

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REDISCOVERING AMERICA: THE MAKING OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA, 1900- 2000
CARLA BLANK
THREE RIVERS PRESS (CROWN), 2003

23.77€

23.77€

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MAGIC AND WITCH CRAFT
THAMES AND HUDSON LTD, 2003

37.34€

37.34€

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43.45€

43.45€

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URAZANDI 12 THE BASQUES OF NEW YORK
GLORIA TOTORICAGÜENA
GOBIERNO VASCO, 2003

18.00€

18.00€

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