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Ghosts of the Tsunami - Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone (Paperback): Richard Lloyd Parry Ghosts of the Tsunami - Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone (Paperback)
Richard Lloyd Parry 1
R318 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R65 (20%) Within 8 - 15 working days

On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,000 people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned. It was Japan's greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. It set off a national crisis, and the meltdown of a nuclear power plant. And even after the immediate emergency had abated, the trauma of the disaster continued to express itself in bizarre and mysterious ways. Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the disaster zone. There he encountered stories of ghosts and hauntings. He met a priest who performed exorcisms on people possessed by the spirits of the dead. And he found himself drawn back again and again to a village which had suffered the greatest loss of all, a community tormented by unbearable mysteries of its own. What really happened to the local children as they waited in the school playground in the moments before the tsunami? Why did their teachers not evacuate them to safety? And why was the unbearable truth being so stubbornly covered up? Ghosts of the Tsunami is a classic of literary non-fiction, a heart-breaking and intimate account of an epic tragedy, told through the personal accounts of those who lived through it. It tells the story of how a nation faced a catastrophe, and the bleak struggle to find consolation in the ruins.

Reimagining Home in the 21st Century (Hardcover): Justine Lloyd, Ellie Vasta Reimagining Home in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Justine Lloyd, Ellie Vasta
R2,228 Discovery Miles 22 280 Within 8 - 15 working days

Asking us to think differently about the home, this book challenges the notion of a closed-off and self-sufficient place and reimagines home to be where we find our connections to others and the world. By exploring home in relation to the figure of the stranger and public space, as well as with a focus on practices of dwelling and materialities, the authors demonstrate that thinking differently about home advances our understanding of belonging as a social process in which we are all implicated. Interrelated chapters challenge traditional, convenient and stereotypical notions of `home'. Specifically, the book provides a state-of-the-art cross-disciplinary conceptual framework; contributes to national and international discussions on the changing economic and social meanings of home; and provides analysis of areas and locations that are rarely thought of as involved in `home-making', e.g. man caves; mobile homes; the home in public; senses of home; the migrant citizen/stranger. This book is an essential resource for those involved in housing policy, issues around migration policies and to researchers working in other arenas such as cultural heritage. It is of particular interest to academics of sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, and those whose research investigates questions of domestic space and the politics of home.

A Taste of Paris - A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food (Hardcover): David Downie A Taste of Paris - A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food (Hardcover)
David Downie
R451 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R82 (18%) Preorder
Fifteen Candles - 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and Other Quinceanera Stories (Paperback): Adriana V Lopez Fifteen Candles - 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and Other Quinceanera Stories (Paperback)
Adriana V Lopez
R259 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R40 (15%) Within 7 - 15 working days

For the uninitiated, the quinceanera celebrates the passage of a fifteen-year-old girl into adulthood: It's a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst. In this original anthology, fifteen of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, men and women alike, share their own memories of these moving and often absurd extravaganzas--tales of that unique form of familial humiliation that is borne of the best intentions, fierce love, and the infectious joy of parents finally allowing their little girl to grow up.

Ghosts of the Tsunami - Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone (Hardcover): Richard Lloyd Parry Ghosts of the Tsunami - Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone (Hardcover)
Richard Lloyd Parry 1
R390 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R68 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,000 people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned. It was Japan's greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. It set off a national crisis, and the meltdown of a nuclear power plant. And even after the immediate emergency had abated, the trauma of the disaster continued to express itself in bizarre and mysterious ways. Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the disaster zone. There he encountered stories of ghosts and hauntings. He met a priest who performed exorcisms on people possessed by the spirits of the dead. And he found himself drawn back again and again to a village which had suffered the greatest loss of all, a community tormented by unbearable mysteries of its own. What really happened to the local children as they waited in the school playground in the moments before the tsunami? Why did their teachers not evacuate them to safety? And why was the unbearable truth being so stubbornly covered up? Ghosts of the Tsunami is a classic of literary non-fiction, a heart-breaking and intimate account of an epic tragedy, told through the personal accounts of those who lived through it. It tells the story of how a nation faced a catastrophe, and the bleak struggle to find consolation in the ruins.

New Orleans Carnival Balls - The Secret Side of Mardi Gras, 1870-1920 (Hardcover): Jennifer Atkins New Orleans Carnival Balls - The Secret Side of Mardi Gras, 1870-1920 (Hardcover)
Jennifer Atkins
R639 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R172 (27%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Long, Long Life of Trees (Paperback): Fiona Stafford The Long, Long Life of Trees (Paperback)
Fiona Stafford
R253 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R40 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relationship with trees has many dimensions beyond mere practicality. Trees are so entwined with human experience that diverse species have inspired their own stories, myths, songs, poems, paintings, and spiritual meanings. Some have achieved status as religious, cultural, or national symbols. In this beautifully illustrated volume Fiona Stafford offers intimate, detailed explorations of seventeen common trees, from ash and apple to pine, oak, cypress, and willow. The author also pays homage to particular trees, such as the fabled Ankerwyke Yew, under which Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn, and the spectacular cherry trees of Washington, D.C. Stafford discusses practical uses of wood past and present, tree diseases and environmental threats, and trees' potential contributions toward slowing global climate change. Brimming with unusual topics and intriguing facts, this book celebrates trees and their long, long lives as our inspiring and beloved natural companions.

Culture and Customs of Ethiopia (Hardcover, New): Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani, Solomon Addis Getahun, Wudu Tafete Kassu Culture and Customs of Ethiopia (Hardcover, New)
Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani, Solomon Addis Getahun, Wudu Tafete Kassu
R1,056 Discovery Miles 10 560 Within 7 - 15 working days

Explore the fascinating culture of Ethiopia, a highly diverse nation built on the foundations of ancient kingdoms--truly a melting pot of traditions from Africa as well as other continents. With increasing freedom of speech and growing access to technology, Ethiopians are better able--and more eager--than ever to share ideas, art, and information not only with each other, but with the rest of the world.

This detailed volume offers readers informed perspectives on one of the world's oldest populations, covering its long-ago history as well as its evolution in the 21st century. Readers will discover Ethiopa's collection of written and oral stories, unique art and architecture inspired by royalty and religion, delicious cuisine, and many forms of music, dress, and dance. The book's chapters also describe important changes in Ethiopia's social customs, prevalent attitudes regarding women, and the nation's historically oppressive political system.

Eating Asian America - A Food Studies Reader (Hardcover, New): Robert Ji-Song Ku, Martin F. Manalansan, Anita Mannur Eating Asian America - A Food Studies Reader (Hardcover, New)
Robert Ji-Song Ku, Martin F. Manalansan, Anita Mannur
R1,855 Discovery Miles 18 550 Within 7 - 15 working days

Chop suey. Sushi. Curry. Adobo. Kimchi. The deep associations Asians in the United States have with food have become ingrained in the American popular imagination. So much so that contentious notions of ethnic authenticity and authority are marked by and argued around images and ideas of food. Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader collects burgeoning new scholarship in Asian American Studies that centers the study of foodways and culinary practices in our understanding of the racialized underpinnings of Asian Americanness. It does so by bringing together twenty scholars from across the disciplinary spectrum to inaugurate a new turn in food studies: the refusal to yield to a superficial multiculturalism that naively celebrates difference and reconciliation through the pleasures of food and eating. By focusing on multi-sited struggles across various spaces and times, the contributors to this anthology bring into focus the potent forces of class, racial, ethnic, sexual and gender inequalities that pervade and persist in the production of Asian American culinary and alimentary practices, ideas, and images. This is the first collection to consider the fraught itineraries of Asian American immigrant histories and how they are inscribed in the production and dissemination of ideas about Asian American foodways. Robert Ji-Song Ku is Associate Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies at Binghamton University. He is the author of Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA. Martin F. Manalansan IV is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora. Anita Mannur is Associate Professor of English and Asian /Asian American Studies at Miami University. She is the author of Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture.

Homeplace - The Social Use and Meaning of the Folk Dwelling in Southwestern North Carolina (Paperback, New edition): Michael... Homeplace - The Social Use and Meaning of the Folk Dwelling in Southwestern North Carolina (Paperback, New edition)
Michael Ann Williams
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Within 7 - 15 working days

Challenging many of the methods and preconceptions of conventional folk-architecture studies, Homeplace examines traditional houses in the mountains of Appalachia from the perspective offered by oral histories. Michael Ann Williams bases much of her study on interviews with some of the people most intimately familiar with her subject: more than fifty individuals born and raised in southwestern North Carolina in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their testimony links the perspective of former occupants and the experiential aspects of folk architecture with more traditional scholarly studies.

Most scholarship on vernacular architecture emphasizes form and structure and is based primarily on the examination of extant buildings. While Homeplace contains floor plans and historical photographs, it also illustrates how oral history is often a more reliable guide in the interpretation of folk buildings than artifactual or documentary evidence. By foregrounding inhabitants' reminiscences, Williams brings rural Appalachian architecture to life by emphasizing human experience within the dwelling.

An examination of universal concerns--continuity and change in the inhabitants' uses and conceptualizations of interior spaces, domestic life and cultural change in southern Appalachia, the shifting importance of formal and informal spaces--Homeplace offers new insights into the folk building tradition and its cultural context that will be most helpful to those seeking a broader understanding of Appalachian life.

The Cherry Blossom Festival - Sakura Celebration (Paperback, Anniversary ed.): Ann McClellan The Cherry Blossom Festival - Sakura Celebration (Paperback, Anniversary ed.)
Ann McClellan
R343 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R54 (16%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Lavishly illustrated and fact-filled, The Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Celebration is a fascinating and informative look into one of the world's greatest festivals. From Tokyo to Washington, D.C. these exuberant festivals celebrate the ethereal and glorious springtime blooming of the ancient cherry blossom tree and its role today as an instrument of diplomacy, landscape enhancement and eternal sign of spring and romance. Highlights include the story of the trees' cultivation and significance in Japan for more than 1000 years, how they came to the U.S. and their importance as representatives of Japanese and American friendship, plus listings of important cherry blossom tree collections and other significant viewing sites throughout the U.S. and Japan. Cherry blossoms are explored as symbols in Japanese art and artifacts, and in images of Japonism found in Western art. Extensive illustrations complement the intriguing stories of how Japanese cherry blossom trees came to be planted around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., and of the development of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which honors the trees and their extraordinary beauty. The pivotal roles played by intrepid traveler and writer, Eliza Scidmore, and First Ladies Helen Taft and Lady Bird Johnson are included. The most significant of the more than 175 varieties of Japanese ornamental trees are featured, along with cultivation tips for home gardeners. The Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Celebration is sure to enlighten and entertain everyone touched by the cherry blossoms' transcendent beauty and delighted by the festivals that honor them. Over a million people visit Washington, D.C., each year to admire the blossoming cherry trees, originally a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912, and attend National Cherry Blossom Festival events that herald the arrival of spring in the capital city. Offering something for everyone, Festival events include an Opening Ceremony, parade, entertainment stages, fireworks, Family Day, and the Sakura Matsuri - Japanese Street Festival. The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and educational initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit. As the nation's greatest springtime celebration, the National Cherry Blossom Festival includes spectacular weekends and daily events featuring diverse and creative programming designed to appeal to city residents and visitors alike. Each year, the Festival commemorates the anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan.

How to Hygge - The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life (Hardcover): Signe Johansen How to Hygge - The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life (Hardcover)
Signe Johansen
R366 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R79 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Church Bells of Rutland - Their Inscriptions, Traditions, and Peculiar Uses; With Chapters on Bells and Bell Founders... The Church Bells of Rutland - Their Inscriptions, Traditions, and Peculiar Uses; With Chapters on Bells and Bell Founders (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)
Thomas North
R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Within 7 - 15 working days
Greek Antiquities (Classic Reprint) (Paperback): J.P Mahaffy Greek Antiquities (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)
J.P Mahaffy
R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Within 7 - 15 working days
The Magpie and the Wardrobe - A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells (Hardcover): Sam McKechnie, Alexandrine Portelli The Magpie and the Wardrobe - A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells (Hardcover)
Sam McKechnie, Alexandrine Portelli 1
R477 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R101 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

The Magpie and the Wardrobe A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells, is a lovingly curated compendium of time-honoured traditions and curious customs that have bewitched us for generations. Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury. The twelve chapters, representative of the seasons, present the celebrations, superstitions and folklore that shape our year. From cherished traditions like Valentine's Day to the lost excitement of May Day, The Magpie and the Wardrobe reveals a calendar bursting with history, imagination and curious facts. Take a closer look at your favourite homespun rituals and the magic we conjure every day; make a candle wish, mix a moon oil elixir, and hang your romantic hopes on the predictions of an apple peel. Illustrated by a unique collection of ephemera and embellished with trinkets and charms, this sumptuous volume will appeal to the creative and curious. Digital version available in an enhanced eBook format.

The Book of Absinthe - A Cultural History (Paperback, New): Phil Baker The Book of Absinthe - A Cultural History (Paperback, New)
Phil Baker
R247 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R37 (15%) Within 7 - 15 working days

La Fee Verte (or "The Green Fairy") has intoxicated artists, poets, and writers ever since the late eighteenth century. Stories abound of absinthe's druglike sensations of mood lift and inspiration due to the presence of wormwood, its infamous "special" ingredient, which ultimately leads to delirium, homicidal mania, and death. Opening with the sensational 1905 Absinthe Murdres, Phil Baker offers a cultural history of absinthe, from its modest origins as an herbal tonic through its luxuriantly morbid heyday in the late nineteenth century. Chronicling a fascinatintly lurid cast of historical characters who often died young, the absinthe scrapbook includes Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Dowson, Aleister Crowley, Arthur machen, August Strindberg, Alfred Jarry, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Allais, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso. Along with discussing the rituals and modus operandi of absinthe drinking, Baker reveals the recently discovered pharmacology of how real absinthe actually works on the nervous system, and he tests the various real and fake absinthe products that are available overseas. Written with "seductive verve and gentle insight" (Times Literary Supplement), The Book of Absinthe is a witty, erudite primer to the world's most notorious drink.

Travel and Topogarphy (Classic Reprint) (Paperback): Ernest Rhys Travel and Topogarphy (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)
Ernest Rhys
R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Within 7 - 15 working days
Here and There in Yucatan - Miscellanies (Classic Reprint) (Paperback): Alice D Le Plongeon Here and There in Yucatan - Miscellanies (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)
Alice D Le Plongeon
R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Within 7 - 15 working days
The Last Word - Reviving the Dying Art of Eulogy (Paperback): Julia Cooper The Last Word - Reviving the Dying Art of Eulogy (Paperback)
Julia Cooper
R232 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R56 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

* The author is well-connected in the media, and has written for a variety of publications, including The Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, and The Hairpin.* While there are countless books on dying and grief, there are few that critically examine how our culture's traditions surrounding death are ultimately coming up short, and Cooper approaches the subject with literary authority and humour.

Beauty and the East - A Book of Oriental Body Care (Paperback): Wendy Buonaventura Beauty and the East - A Book of Oriental Body Care (Paperback)
Wendy Buonaventura; Illustrated by Isobel Eady
R433 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R74 (17%) Within 7 - 15 working days

This fascinating story of body care and the creation of sensual ambiance focuses on customs practised in the Middle East, Africa and India and takes a humorous look at the often converse attitudes towards the body prevailing in the West.
Ancient books of the East are full of the language and lore of sensuality. They praise women's beauty and speak with a bawdy humour about the erotic arts, which included poetry, dance and rituals of beautification. In the Middle East a visit to the steam baths took the entire day and was used as an excuse for festivities, with female dancers and musicians brought in to entertain. From earliest times make-up had a magical, protective element, and many superstitions are still associated with cosmetics. The use of perfume was developed into a fine art, and there were countries which owed their rise and fall to the control of the trade in aromatic oils and spices. When Cleopatra invited Anthony to dine, the floors were strewn deep with rose petals.
Elaborate rituals of beauty and the creation of a sensual environment are by no means a thing of the past. Today, in the most modest homes, incense is still burned to create a soothing atmosphere and guests' hands are sprinkled with rose water as a sign of welcome. Other similar attentions continue to mark out the countries of the East for their legendary hospitality.
The book also includes anecdotes by Western women who were initiated into the secrets of the steam baths and descriptions by contemporary women of customs handed down by their mothers and grandmothers. Some of these customs are now known in the West, especially henna for the hair, kohl for the eyes, and the therapeutic use of essentialoils. Yet there are many other body care methods using natural substances which have great appeal today, when many women are abandoning synthetic and expensive products in favour of effective alternatives which do not harm the environment.
A pot pourri of practical information and delightful stories, the book includes extracts from poetry and literature and is illustrated throughout with original sketches and line drawings.

Sacred Luxuries - Fragrance, Aromatherapy, and Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt (Hardcover): Lise Manniche Sacred Luxuries - Fragrance, Aromatherapy, and Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt (Hardcover)
Lise Manniche; Photographs by Werner Forman
R1,577 Discovery Miles 15 770 Within 7 - 15 working days

The art of modern fragrance-making owes much to practices developed in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians attached great importance to perfumes and cosmetics, which men and women wore to make themselves attractive and alluring, to restore vitality and good health, and as a means of venerating the gods and of negotiating a passage to the realm of the hereafter. In this lavishly illustrated, oversized book, Lise Manniche looks at the role played by scents and cosmetics in ancient Egyptian society and discusses their preparation -- in some cases providing actual recipes.

Manniche details three categories of ingredients used by the Egyptians to make fragrances: plants, including cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, and mint; gums and resins, particularly myrrh and frankincense; and oils and fats ranging from almond oil to ox fat. "In order (for a scent) to achieve fame, " Manniche writes, "the finished product had to have an aura of rarity, of exclusiveness, and of the divine. The more exotic the ingredients, the more valued the commodity; the more exquisite its presentation, the greater the appeal. In this way, the visual and olfactory arts combined to make small objects of the greatest luxury appreciated not only in Egypt, but all over the ancient world."

Drawing on Arabic and other sources, Manniche explores the application of perfumes in ritual and on social occasions, and examines the erotic connotations of scent in Egyptian art and poetry. Fragrant remedies, the central element in ancient medicine, are fully discussed. Finally, she investigates the widespread use of cosmetics, as revealed in wall paintings and painted sculptures.

The book features a hundred color photographs, taken by WernerForman, of objects in the world's most celebrated museum collections. Exquisite cosmetic containers in the form of birds and animals, reliefs representing kings and priests perfuming images of deities, and lifelike mummy masks displaying make-up are among the images represented.

During the past decade, the West has seen a revival of traditional skills, particularly in the areas of spirituality and healing. This stunning book introduces an abundance of once highly prized skills to be reacquired and ancient products to be sampled anew.

Iroquois Medical Botany (Paperback, New edition): James W. Herrick, Dean R. Snow Iroquois Medical Botany (Paperback, New edition)
James W. Herrick, Dean R. Snow; Edited by Dean R. Snow; Foreword by Dean R. Snow
R448 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R75 (17%) Within 7 - 15 working days

This is the first book to provide a guide to understanding the use of herbal medicines in traditional Iroquois culture. The world view of the Iroquois League or Confederacy - the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora nations - is based on a strong cosmological belief system. This is evident, especially in their medical practices, which connect man to nature and the powerful forces in the supernatural realm. This book relates Iroquois cosmology to cultural themes by showing the inherent spiritual power of plants and how the Iroquois traditionally have used and continue to use plants as remedies.

The Book of Tea (Paperback, 112 Ed): Kakuzo Okakura The Book of Tea (Paperback, 112 Ed)
Kakuzo Okakura
R35 R31 Discovery Miles 310 Save R4 (11%) Within 4 - 8 working days

'Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle.'In this charming book from 1906, Okakura explores Zen, Taoism, Tea Masters and the significance of the Japanese tea ceremony.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Human Rights and African Customary Law - With 1999 Addendum (Paperback): T.W. Bennett Human Rights and African Customary Law - With 1999 Addendum (Paperback)
T.W. Bennett
R345 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R67 (19%) Within 4 - 8 working days

African customary law, the personal law of the majority of South Africans, gained equal status with common law for the first time with the introduction of the 1993 Constitution. This book explores the many conflicts between the African legal tradition and human rights.

Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History (Paperback, New ed): Sidney W. Mintz Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History (Paperback, New ed)
Sidney W. Mintz
R303 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R73 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"Shows how the intelligent analysis of the history of a single commodity can be used to pry open the history of an entire world of social relationships and human behavior."The New York Review of Books.

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