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Black Looks, Race and Representation

By Bell Hooks

Toronto: Between the Lines Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 0921284616 . Between the Lines Press, 1992. Hardcover, NO dustjacket. Black cloth hardcover book in very nice condition. Pages clean and intact, with no markings. Cover is clean, with slight bumping at corners. ; 8vo; 200 pages; In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film—and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: "the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert." As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do. (405noto,0315) .

$59.95

Mushkegowuk First Nations - Community and Life Experiences

By John Paul Jacasum

Timmins, Ont.: Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre. Very Good+. 2003. First Edition. Spiral-bound. 0919523536 . Spiralbound soft cover, laminated covers. Some ex-library stickers - could be removed if desired. Book is in excellent condition, clean and unmarked. Laminate on cover has some small corner creases and light scuffing. B/w illustrations. 86 pages. Contents: Chapleau first Nation; Missanabie First Nation, Taykwa Tagmou (New Post) First Nation. The purpose of this book is to highlight the past and present life experiences of elders and youth in the southern most Mushkegowuk communities. (305os,0514); 4to 11" - 13" tall; 86 pages .

$59.95

SOFT STATE A Newspaperman's Chronicle of India
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SOFT STATE A Newspaperman's Chronicle of India

By Nossiter, Bernard D.

New York: Harper & Row. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, bumping to spine ends. Jacket is scuffed, with light edgewear and a few tiny edge tears, age tanning, not price clipped. "A critique of Indian society describing its shortcomings and possible inability to achieve self-sustaining economic growth. The author paints the subject as it really is, not as well-intentioned Westerners would like it to be...." [412-noto]; 8vo .

$8.95

IN SEARCH OF THE IMMORTALS  Mummies, Death and the Afterlife
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IN SEARCH OF THE IMMORTALS Mummies, Death and the Afterlife

By Howard Reid

Headline Book Publishing. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0747275556 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight, one earmark seen. Jacket has light scuffing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages; Review: "This vivid, sympathetic account of the world's mummy-making cultures contributes much to the mummy trade, which does such a brisk business these days in books and on programs like National Geographic Explorer and the Discovery Channel that it might seem that there is nothing left to say. Another recent contribution to the genre, Heather Pringle's outstanding The Mummy Congress (Forecasts, May 21) , will likely garner more attention this summer, but for its freshness and sensitivity, Reid's should do very well also. Reid, a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist living in England, sets out for exotic regions and vivifies ancient mummy-making cultures, artfully blending living and dead voices. He cites ancient scribes like Herodotus, Tacitus and the Babylonian author of the Gilgamesh epic, alongside accounts of and by the living descendents of mummy makers. Primarily, he seeks to understand "the paths that [these cultures] may have intended to tread beyond life" by examining "the bodies themselves, their attire and tomb accoutrements." Reid visits with the Maku in the Amazon to unravel the mystery of the Chinchorros of Peru, whose mummifying culture predates Egypt's. At a winter camp in southwest Siberia, he learns about the burial rites of the Kazakh nomads' warlord ancestors. He investigates the bog bodies of northern Europe; the peoples who established the Silk Route in China, whose mummies show evidence of an ancient European influence in the East; and the Guanches of the Canary Islands, who shared unexpected cultural links with the Egyptians. This intellectual adventure story focuses as much on life as on death; indeed, the way a culture regards death, the author implies, says much about how it regards life. (Aug. ) Forecast: The Mummy Congress might steal this book's thunder, which would be a shame, as this deserves wide readership. " [650] .

$11.95

INUNNIT, THE ART OF THE CANADIAN ESKIMO
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INUNNIT, THE ART OF THE CANADIAN ESKIMO

By Larmour, W. T.

Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Very Good. 1971. Hardcover. Reprint. English & French text, no jacket as issued. Ex-library book with laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are tight and clean other than a few light spots seen. Cover has light soiling and a moderate amount of scuffing. Colour & b/w illustrations. [780]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$13.95

FOLK COSTUMES OF THE WORLD
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FOLK COSTUMES OF THE WORLD

By Harrold, Robert & Phyllida Legg

London: Cassell. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. 030435029x . Reprint 2002. Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight. Jacket has light scuffing and price sticker on rear. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 224 pages; Over 200 costumes in color, with descriptions relating each to traditions, music, dance and ritual. “Valuable as a design history and visual reference. ”—Theatre Crafts Magazine. [870] .

$15.50

THE ART OF THE NEHIYAWAK Exploring the Art and Crafts of the Woods Cree
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THE ART OF THE NEHIYAWAK Exploring the Art and Crafts of the Woods Cree

By Hodgins, Ken J.

Edmonton: Plains Publishing. Near Fine. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 0920985300 . Excellent condition. Pages clean and unmarked. Cover has moderate scuffing and light scratches, very light wear at corners. No jacket as issued. Beautifully illus. In colour. Aimed at younger readers, but enjoyable by anyone. Contents: The Land of Spruce and Jackpine; Preparing for the Feast; The Gifts of Mooswa; Life in the Nehiyawak Camp; The Gifts of Mother Earth; The Secrets of Kakwa; The Gifts of the Nehiyawak; As Long as the Grass Grows. [660]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$25.50

STONES, BONES AND SKIN Ritual and Shamanic Art
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STONES, BONES AND SKIN Ritual and Shamanic Art

By Brodzky, Anne True Blood Et Al (editor)

Arts Canada. Good+. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. B001JB5GYE . Ex-library book but still in good condition. Heavy buckram library binding, no jacket as issued, usual ex-lib type markings. B/w, colour and fold-out illustrations. Pages are tight in binding with occasional light soiling, age tanning to page edges. Cover is very good with light wear/bumping at corners. Title page appears to have been removed. A survey of the significant cultural roots of shamanic art throughout the world and their connections with and meaning for modern artists. The book assists in re-establishing the value of a core of sacred symbols and objects which have great meaning for this time. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (*due to heavy weight, there will be extra shipping charges) [1015] .

$15.50

THE BUFFALO PEOPLE Prehistoric Archaeology on the Canadian Plains
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THE BUFFALO PEOPLE Prehistoric Archaeology on the Canadian Plains

By Bryan, Liz

University of Alberta Press. Very Good. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0888642210 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as front and spine sticker. Internal pages clean and tight, a little soiling to outer edge of pages, light wear to corners of laminate on cover. Profusely illustrated in b/w & colour. 215 pages. ; 8vo; "The prehistoric, nomadic inhabitants of Canada had no writing, no large settlements, and very little in the way of lasting material things. Before Europeans came to North America they had no guns, no horses, no hard metals. What clues we have come primarily from the work of archaeologists sifting through the buried evidence - little bits of stone and bone and pottery, refuse heaps and firepits, ancient villages and burials, finger prints and prehistoric blood. Yet theirs is a long and triumphant story of survival, a story that is even now just beginning to be told. " [415-noto] .

$10.50

BUSHIDO, THE SOUL OF JAPAN
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BUSHIDO, THE SOUL OF JAPAN

By Nitobe, Inazo

Tuttle Publishing. Very Good. 2001. Softcover. 080483413X . Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - sturdy laminated cover & usual ex-lib type markings. Interior pages clean and tight, a little soiling touter edge of pages. Cover has light wear at corners. 203 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Bushido is a charming description of the chivalric code of honour and morality of the samurai. Nitobe, a Japanese philosopher writing in eloquent English, explains the origin and sources of bushido, or the way of the knight. Originally published in 1905 and in its 33rd printing, Bushido is a classic work on the "samurai code. " (*lower shipping avail to Cdn & overseas locations) [285-osl] .

$4.50