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  1. Cuba and Africa, 1959-1994

    Cuba was a key participant in the struggle for the independence of African countries during the Cold War. Beyond the military interventions, there were many-side engagements between Cuba and the continent. This book tells the story of tens of thousands of individuals who crossed the Atlantic as doctors, scientists, soldiers, students and artists. Learn More
    £27.50

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  2. Wild Man from Borneo

    Offers the first comprehensive history of the human-orangutan encounter. Beginning with the scientific discovery of the red ape more than three hundred years ago, this work goes on to examine the ways in which its human attributes have been both recognised and denied in science, philosophy, travel literature, popular science, literature, theatre, museums, and film. Learn More
    £25.95

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  3. Mandalay and the Art of Building Cities in Burma

    Drawing on original Burmese texts and illustrations, recent scholarship, and mapping, this book argues that the founding of Mandalay shifted critically in emphasis and scale during its planning from a protocol that established the royal city as a ‘cosmic city' to one that viewed the royal capital as a sanctuary. Learn More
    £35.50

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  4. Narratives of Persistence

    Based on fifteen years of archaeological and historical research, Narratives of Persistence charts the remarkable persistence of the Ohlone and Paipai alongside a synthesis of Native Californian endurance over the past five centuries. Learn More
    £32.95

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  5. The Tensions Between Culture and Human Rights

    Cultural practices have the potential to cause human suffering. The Tension Between Culture and Human Rights critically interrogates the relationship between culture and human rights across Africa and offers strategies for pedagogy and practice that social workers and educators may use. Learn More
    £31.50

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  6. Making the Right Choice

    Unravels the entangled relationship between marriage, morality, and the desire for modernity as it plays out in the context of middle-class status concerns and aspirations for upward social mobility within the Sinhala-Buddhist community in urban Sri Lanka. Learn More
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  7. God Is Samoan

    Christian theologians in the Pacific Islands see culture as the grounds on which one understands God. In this groundbreaking book, Matt Tomlinson engages in an anthropological conversation with the work of "contextual theologians", exploring how the combination of Pacific Islands culture and Christianity shapes theological dialogues. Learn More
    £25.95

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  8. Psychiatric Encounters

    Presents an intimate portrait of a public inpatient psychiatric facility in the Southeastern state of Yucatan, Mexico. Psychiatric Encounters considers the large- and small-scale obstacles to quality care encountered by doctors and patients alike as they struggle to live and act like human beings under inhumane conditions. Learn More
    £78.50

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  9. Re Shaping Cultural Policies

    Analyses progress achieved in implementing the 2005 Convention since the first Global Report was published in 2015. Grounded in the analysis of the Quadrennial Periodic Reports, this report examines how the 2005 Convention has inspired policy change at the global and country level in ten areas of monitoring. Learn More
    £50.95

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  10. Indianthusiasm

    Containing interviews with twelve Indigenous authors, artists, and scholars who comment on the German fascination with North American Indigenous Peoples, Indianthusiasm is the first collection to present Indigenous critiques and assessments of this phenomenon. Learn More
    £23.95

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  11. Manifold Destiny

    At the border where Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina meet under the scrutiny of the US and Mercosur (the large South American trade bloc), Arabs have long been agents of what author John Tofik Karam calls a "manifold destiny". In this, Karam casts Arab communities in Latin America as circumstantial protagonists of a hemispheric saga. Learn More
    £78.50

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  12. Islamizing Intimacies

    One of the great transformations presently sweeping the Muslim world is the reshaping of young Muslims' styles of romance, courtship, and marriage. Nancy Smith-Hefner takes up the personal lives and sexual attitudes of educated Muslim Javanese youth to explore the dramatic social and ethical changes taking place in Indonesian society. Learn More
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  13. Mountaineers Are Always Free

    The West Virginia University Mountaineer is not just a mascot: it is a symbol of West Virginia history and identity embraced throughout the state. In this deeply informed but accessible study, folklorist Rosemary Hathaway explores the figure's early history as a backwoods trickster, its deployment in emerging mass media, and finally its long and sometimes conflicted career as the symbol of West Virginia University. Learn More
    £23.95

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  14. For the Birds

    One in five people in the United States is a birder, yet the popular understanding of birders reduces them to comical stereotypes. For the Birds offers readers a glimpse behind the binoculars and reveals birders to be important allies in the larger environmental conservation movement. Learn More
    £21.95

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  15. Educating Monks

    Buddhist monastics are part of local communities, are governed through national legal frameworks, and participate in both national and transnational Buddhist networks. Educating Monks makes visible the ways Buddhist communities are shaped by all of the above - collectively and often simultaneously. Learn More
    £73.95

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