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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

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