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Product Description: From the precincts of the vanitas to the black banner of the Jolly Roger to children's Day of the Dead sweets, the human skeleton is suffused with surprisingly diverse and nuanced cultural significances. Subject of science both legitimate and spurious, material of archaeological scholarship and political controversy, bones suggest the permanence of certain inviolable aspects of personal and social identity, even as they bluntly signify the transience of the individuals with whom such identities were associated...read more
By Jeffery Kastner (editor), Sina Najafi (editor) and Christopher Turner (editor)

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9781932698244 | Cabinet, April 1, 2008, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: From the precincts of the vanitas to the black banner of the Jolly Roger to children's Day of the Dead sweets, the human skeleton is suffused with surprisingly diverse and nuanced cultural significances.

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Product Description: Looming large in both geological fact and sociocultural significance, mountains promise grandeur, picturesque natural beauty, good health and the chance to literally rise above the everyday--yet they also menace our imaginations with their harsh conditions, dangerous terrain and deep sense of isolation...read more
By Jeffery Kastner (contributor), Sina Najafi (editor), Christopher Turner (contributor) and Margaret Wertheim (contributor)

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9781932698237 | Cabinet, October 1, 2007, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Looming large in both geological fact and sociocultural significance, mountains promise grandeur, picturesque natural beauty, good health and the chance to literally rise above the everyday--yet they also menace our imaginations with their harsh conditions, dangerous terrain and deep sense of isolation.

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