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  • The Corn Wolfby Michael Taussig

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    Collecting a decade of work from iconic anthropologist and writer Michael Taussig, The Corn Wolf pinpoints a moment of intellectual development for the master stylist, exemplifying the ?nervous system? approach to writing and truth that has characterized his trajectory. Pressured by the permanent state of emergency that imbues our times, this approach... more...

  • The Commerce of Louisiana During the French Regime, 1699-1763by N. M. Miller Surrey; Gregory A. Waselkov

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    This volume reveals the wider scope of the French political and economic situation, as well as the minutiae of common barter and trade in Louisiana during the French Rgime. By the time French colonists sought a portion of the New World?s riches, much of those resources had already been claimed by Spain and Portugal. Once settled in North America,... more...

  • The Second Birthby Tilo Schabert; Javier Ibez-No

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    Most scholars link the origin of politics to the formation of human societies, but in this innovative work, Tilo Schabert takes it even further back: to our very births. Drawing on mythical, philosophical, religious, and political thought from around the globe?including America, Europe, the Middle East, and China? The Second Birth proposes a transhistorical... more...

  • Integrating the Inner Cityby Robert J. Chaskin; Mark L. Joseph

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    For many years Chicago?s looming large-scale housing projects defined the city, and their demolition and redevelopment?via the Chicago Housing Authority?s Plan for Transformation?has been perhaps the most startling change in the city?s urban landscape in the last twenty years. The Plan, which reflects a broader policy effort to remake public housing... more...

  • Anthropology's Politicsby Lara Deeb; Jessica Winegar

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    U.S. involvement in the Middle East has brought the region into the media spotlight and made it a hot topic in American college classrooms. At the same time, anthropology?a discipline committed to on-the-ground research about everyday lives and social worlds?has increasingly been criticized as "useless" or "biased" by right-wing forces. What happens... more...

  • Hive Mindby Garett Jones

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Over the last few decades, economists and psychologists have quietly documented the many ways in which a person's IQ matters. But, research suggests that a nation's IQ matters so much more. As Garett Jones argues in Hive Mind , modest differences in national IQ can explain most cross-country inequalities. Whereas IQ scores do a moderately good job... more...

  • The World the Game Theorists Madeby Paul Erickson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    In recent decades game theory?the mathematics of rational decision-making by interacting individuals?has assumed a central place in our understanding of capitalist markets, the evolution of social behavior in animals, and even the ethics of altruism and fairness in human beings. With game theory?s ubiquity, however, has come a great deal of misunderstanding.... more...

  • The Great Paleolithic Warby David J. Meltzer

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    Following the discovery in Europe in the late 1850s that humanity had roots predating known history and reaching deep into the Pleistocene era, scientists wondered whether North American prehistory might be just as ancient. And why not? The geological strata seemed exactly analogous between America and Europe, which would lead one to believe that... more...

  • Actualizando la Mediana Edadby Alicia Mirta Ciancio de Montero; Guillermo Julio Montero; Liliana Singman de Vogelfanger

    Ediciones Karnac 2015; US$ 27.95

    La "mediana edad" es un concepto que se utiliza en todos los ambitos y que presenta numerosos vertices diferentes, aunque generalmente es bastante impreciso, incluso dentro del paradigma psicoanalitico. Este libro trata de determinar su significado preciso a traves del reto que representa sentar las bases para el desarrollo de una verdadera metapsicologia... more...

  • La Inteligencia de Sanacionby Alan Mulhern

    Ediciones Karnac 2015; US$ 23.95

    La inteligencia de curacion natural es uno de los grandes misterios de la psique. Es intrinsicamente dificil de alcanzar y, sin embargo, se encuentra en el nucleo de todos los intentos para curar las heridas emocionales. La psicoterapia y el asesoramiento, cuando se hacen en profundidad, van mas alla de la interpretacion y trabajan directamente con... more...