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Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa (Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture Series)
Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa (Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture Series)
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mpn: 21 line drawings, 5 tables, ean: 9780226058511, isbn: 0226058514,

Most women in the West use contraceptives in order to avoid having children. But in rural Gambia and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, many women use contraceptives for the opposite reason—to have as many children as possible.Using ethnographic an...


Inventing Masks: Agency and History in the Art of the Central Pende
Inventing Masks: Agency and History in the Art of the Central Pende
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ean: 9780226777337, isbn: 0226777332,

Who invents masks, and why? Such questions have rarely been asked, due to stereotypes of anonymous African artists locked into the reproduction of "traditional" models of representation. Rather than accept this view of African art as timeless and unc...


Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Biopolitics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Biopolitics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa
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ean: 9780226064451, isbn: 022606445X,

In the years since the end of apartheid, South Africans have enjoyed a progressive constitution, considerable access to social services for the poor and sick, and a booming economy that has made their nation into one of the wealthiest on the continen...


003: East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, Volume 3, Part B: Large Mammals
003: East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, Volume 3, Part B: Large Mammals
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ean: 9780226437224, isbn: 0226437221,

Acclaimed and coveted by both naturalists and lovers of wildlife illustration, Jonathan Kingdon's seven-volume East African Mammals has become a classic of modern natural history. This paperback edition makes Kingdon's remarkable artistic and scienti...


The Steamer Parish: The Rise and Fall of Missionary Medicine on an African Frontier (University of Chicago Geography Research Papers)
The Steamer Parish: The Rise and Fall of Missionary Medicine on an African Frontier (University of Chicago Geography Research Papers)
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mpn: 23 tables, 26 halftones, 12 line drawing, ean: 9780226302812, isbn: 0226302814,



Natural Energy and Vernacular Architecture: Principles and Examples with Reference to Hot Arid Climates
Natural Energy and Vernacular Architecture: Principles and Examples with Reference to Hot Arid Climates
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sku: 1002380317, ean: 9780226239170, isbn: 0226239179,

1986: by Hassan Fathy- The use of natural energy to provide comfort in heat and cold conditions....


Crusade for Justice: Autobiography (Negro American biographies and autobiographies)
Crusade for Justice: Autobiography (Negro American biographies and autobiographies)
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ean: 9780226893426, isbn: 0226893421,



Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of AIDS Media Campaigns
Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of AIDS Media Campaigns
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ean: 9780226382012, isbn: 022638201X,

We see it all the time: organizations strive to persuade the public to change beliefs or behavior through expensive, expansive media campaigns. Designers painstakingly craft clear, resonant, and culturally sensitive messaging that will motivate peopl...


Let Jasmine Rain Down: Song and Remembrance among Syrian Jews (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology)
Let Jasmine Rain Down: Song and Remembrance among Syrian Jews (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology)
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mpn: 23 halftones, 6 line drawings, 17 musica, ean: 9780226752112, isbn: 0226752119,

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When Jews left Aleppo, Syria, in the early twentieth century and established communities abroad, they carried with them a repertory of songs (pizmonim) with sacred Hebrew texts set to melodies borrowed from the popular Middle Eastern Arab musical tra...


Sennacherib's ''Palace without Rival'' at Nineveh
Sennacherib's "Palace without Rival" at Nineveh
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ean: 9780226731759, isbn: 0226731758,

Best known today from biblical accounts of his exploits and ignominious end, the Assyrian king Sennacherib (704-681 B.C.) was once the ruler of all western Asia. In his capital at Nineveh, in what is now northern Iraq, he built what he called the "Pa...


Apprenticeship in Critical Ethnographic Practice (Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture Series)
Apprenticeship in Critical Ethnographic Practice (Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture Series)
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mpn: 5 halftones, 2 maps, 3 line drawings, 4, ean: 9780226470719, isbn: 0226470717,

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In this extended meditation, Jean Lave interweaves analysis of the process of apprenticeship among the Vai and Gola tailors of Liberia with reflections on the evolution of her research on those tailors in the late 1970s. In so doing, she provides bot...


Religion and Society in Central Africa: The Bakongo of Lower Zaire
Religion and Society in Central Africa: The Bakongo of Lower Zaire
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ean: 9780226500300, isbn: 0226500306,

MacGaffey provides the first systematic study of the religion of the BaKongo people of Central Africa. The work concentrates mainly on nineteenth-century Kongo religion and its changes in the twentieth century, with some reference to the sixteenth c...


African Vodun: Art, Psychology, and Power
African Vodun: Art, Psychology, and Power
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ean: 9780226058580, isbn: 0226058581,

Beads, bones, rags, straw, leather, pottery, fur, feathers and blood—these are the raw materials of vodun artworks. The power of these images lies not only in their aesthetic, and counter-aesthetic, appeal but also in their psychological and emotio...


Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa
Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa
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ean: 9780226085524, isbn: 022608552X,

For over a century, plant specialists worldwide have sought to transform healing plants in African countries into pharmaceuticals. And for equally as long, conflicts over these medicinal plants have endured, from stolen recipes and toxic tonics to un...



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