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Black Looks,  Race and Representation, Bell Hooks
1 Bell Hooks Black Looks, Race and Representation
Toronto Between the Lines Press 1992 0921284616 / 9780921284611 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
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) 
Price: 59.95 USD
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STONES, BONES AND SKIN Ritual and Shamanic Art, Brodzky, Anne True Blood Et Al (editor)
2 Brodzky, Anne True Blood Et Al (editor) STONES, BONES AND SKIN Ritual and Shamanic Art
Arts Canada 1973 B001JB5GYE First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
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] 
Price: 15.50 USD
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THE BUFFALO PEOPLE Prehistoric Archaeology on the Canadian Plains, Bryan, Liz
3 Bryan, Liz THE BUFFALO PEOPLE Prehistoric Archaeology on the Canadian Plains
University of Alberta Press 1991 0888642210 / 9780888642219 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
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] 
Price: 10.50 USD
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FOLK COSTUMES OF THE WORLD, Harrold, Robert & Phyllida Legg
4 Harrold, Robert & Phyllida Legg FOLK COSTUMES OF THE WORLD
London Cassell 2002 030435029x / 9780304350292 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
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] 
Price: 15.50 USD
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THE ART OF THE NEHIYAWAK Exploring the Art and Crafts of the Woods Cree, Hodgins, Ken J.
5 Hodgins, Ken J. THE ART OF THE NEHIYAWAK Exploring the Art and Crafts of the Woods Cree
Edmonton Plains Publishing 1988 0920985300 / 9780920985304 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
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 
Price: 25.50 USD
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IN SEARCH OF THE IMMORTALS  Mummies, Death and the Afterlife, Howard Reid
6 Howard Reid IN SEARCH OF THE IMMORTALS Mummies, Death and the Afterlife
Headline Book Publishing 1999 0747275556 / 9780747275558 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
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] 
Price: 11.95 USD
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Mushkegowuk First Nations - Community and Life Experiences, John Paul Jacasum
7 John Paul Jacasum Mushkegowuk First Nations - Community and Life Experiences
Timmins, Ont. Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre 2003 0919523536 / 9780919523531 First Edition Spiral-bound Very Good+ 
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 
Price: 59.95 USD
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INUNNIT, THE ART OF THE CANADIAN ESKIMO, Larmour, W. T.
8 Larmour, W. T. INUNNIT, THE ART OF THE CANADIAN ESKIMO
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development 1971 Hardcover Very Good 
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 
Price: 13.95 USD
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9 Nitobe, Inazo BUSHIDO, THE SOUL OF JAPAN
Tuttle Publishing 2001 080483413X / 9780804834131 Softcover Very Good 
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] 
Price: 4.50 USD
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SOFT STATE A Newspaperman's Chronicle of India, Nossiter, Bernard D.
10 Nossiter, Bernard D. SOFT STATE A Newspaperman's Chronicle of India
New York Harper & Row 1970 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
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 
Price: 8.95 USD
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