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Happy Bastille Day

Celebrated on July, 14, Bastille Day is the French national day and one of the most important bank holidays in France. The day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789, a medieval fortress and prison which was a symbol of tyrannical Bourbon authority and […]

Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in June

      Online First Articles Online first articles are final articles posted ahead of issue publication. The text is fully edited and finalized, but the pagination is subject to change once the issue for which the article is earmarked is complete. At that point, the article’s pagination will be updated, and it will be moved […]

Why monuments still have a future

by Anna Saunders, author of Memorializing the GDR: Monuments and Memory after 1989. Get 50% off this book with code SAU805 valid through July 31st. Recent years have witnessed fierce debates about the existence of controversial monuments around the world – most notably Confederate monuments and memorials, but also numerous structures built in honour of wealthy benefactors with […]


  We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Archaeology, Anthropology, Film Studies, History, and Political Economy, along with our New in Paperback titles.       Archaeology   ARCHAEOGAMING An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games Andrew Reinhard   This book serves as a general introduction to […]

World Refugee Day 2018

The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event draws public’s attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. For more information please visit In marking this year’s observance, we’re pleased […]

Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in May

     Now Open Access! Anthropology in Action Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice Volume 25, Issue 1  We are delighted to announce that, as of 2018, Anthropology in Action will be published as an open access journal per the Knowledge Unlatched Select initiative! Read more in our related blog post. The first new Open Access issue has […]

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Why Is It Necessary to Include the Gender Perspective in Archaeological Museums?

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New Featured Article!: “Shared Meals and Food Fights: Geographical Indications, Rural Development, and the Environment”

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month’s article—”Shared Meals and Food Fights: Geographical Indications, Rural Development, and the Environment”—comes from Volume 2 (2011). In their article, Fabio Parasecoli and Aya ... Continue reading →

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Maddalena Gretel Cammelli and Jonathan Friedman: PC Worlds: Political Correctness and Rising Elites at the End of Hegemony

Maddalena Gretel Cammelli interviews Jonathan Friedman on his new book, PC Worlds. A version of this interview has also been published in Italian on Il Lavoro Culturale. MGC: In your text, you describe “a moral regime” called Political Correctness (PC) that would be ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Worlds

“Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” is now at San Francisco’s de Young Museum

The 1,000-year-old former Mesoamerican city, Teotihuacan, is on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and, after Feb. 11, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The de Young Museum provides an interactive digital story about the major exhibition, “Teotihuacan: City of Water, ... Continue reading →

New in Paperback

Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europe

Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europe

Colonialist and Nationalist Impulses

Edited by Kathryn Rountree

“Most importantly, perhaps, this volume contributes to the critical effort of sociologically contextualizing Western paganisms as products of glocalization– an interplay between the effects of globalization and local concerns…Students and scholars of the sociology or anthropology of religion and pagan studies will no doubt find this book a useful tool, as it is one of the first complete volumes to explore paganisms in Europe and the complexities and influences of global and local politics, culture, and social change on these emerging movements.” • Anthropos

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The Agendas of Tibetan Refugees

The Agendas of Tibetan Refugees

Survival Strategies of a Government-in-Exile in a World of International Organizations

Thomas Kauffmann

“Kauffmann has made an important contribution to scholarship on the transnational sphere of international development as it concerns Tibetans. This book, which aims to give readers the Tibetan perspective on the phenomenon, is an essential update to previous works on the subject.” • Julia Hess, University of New Mexico

New in Paperback

Rethinking Antifascism

Rethinking Antifascism

History, Memory and Politics, 1922 to the Present

Edited by Hugo García, Mercedes Yusta, Xavier Tabet, and Cristina Clímaco

“This rich and comprehensive book opens up around the historiographical question of antifascism a series of passionate debates of which the last word has not been said.” • Vingtième Siècle. Revue d'histoire

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Money at the Margins

Money at the Margins

Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion, and Design

Edited by Bill Maurer, Smoki Musaraj, and Ivan Small

“This very important collection adds unique ethnographic case studies from a wide variety of geographic contexts to the growing literature on financial inclusion.” Anke Schwittay, University of Sussex

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Basic and Applied Research

Basic and Applied Research

The Language of Science Policy in the Twentieth Century

Edited by David Kaldewey and Désirée Schauz

“This is an important and timely contribution to the conceptual history of science in the twentieth century, with a laudably thorough discussion of methodological and conceptual concerns.” • Julian Bauer, European University Association

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Cutting Cosmos

Cutting Cosmos

Masculinity and Spectacular Events among the Bugkalot

Henrik Hvenegaard Mikkelsen

”The ethnographic data are valuable and the theoretical discussion is well-set within a series of intellectually rigorous, philosophically informed anthropological frames.” Maria D. Vesperi, New College of Florida

Featured Series

Intimate Mobilities


Worlds in Motion

Volume: 3

Intimate Mobilities

Sexual Economies, Marriage and Migration in a Disparate World

Edited by Christian Groes and Nadine T. Fernandez

“Written by an international cluster of leading scholars, this volume combines the work of academics who have engaged in sustained, multi-sited, transnational ethnography with that of newer scholars rethinking the field of marriage, migration state policy, and locality. The scholarship of this volume challenges and transforms the field of migration studies by teaching us how to theorize migration and state immigration policies through the lens of intimate relations.” • Amalia L. Cabezas, University of California, Riverside



Stories Make the World: Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary

Stories Make the World

Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary

Stephen Most

Since the beginning of human history, stories have helped people make sense of their lives and their world. Today, an understanding of storytelling is invaluable as we seek to orient ourselves within a flood of raw information and an unprecedented variety of supposedly true accounts. In Stories Make the World, award-winning screenwriter Stephen Most offers a captivating, refreshingly heartfelt exploration of how documentary filmmakers and other storytellers come to understand their subjects and cast light on the world through their art. Drawing on the author's decades of experience behind the scenes of television and film documentaries, this is an indispensable account of the principles and paradoxes that attend the quest to represent reality truthfully.

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Ritual Retellings: Luangan Healing Performances through Practice

Ritual Retellings

Luangan Healing Performances through Practice

Isabell Herrmans

Belian is an exceptionally lively tradition of shamanistic curing rituals performed by the Luangans, a politically marginalized population of Indonesian Borneo. This volume explores the significance of these rituals in practice and asks what belian rituals do — socially, politically, and existentially — for particular people in particular circumstances...

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Screen Bodies

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display

New in 2016!

Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. It is a forum promoting research on various aspects of embodiment on and in front of screens through articles, reviews, and interviews. The journal considers moving and still images, whether from the entertainment industry, information technologies, or news and media outlets, including cinema, television, the internet, and gallery spaces. It investigates the private experiences of portable and personal devices and the institutional ones of medical and surveillance imaging. Screen Bodies addresses the portrayal, function, and reception of bodies on and in front of screens from the perspectives of gender and sexuality, feminism and masculinity, trans* studies, queer theory, critical race theory, cyborg studies, and dis/ability studies.

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Boyhood Studies

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for the discussion of boyhood, young masculinities, and boys’ lives by exploring the full scale of intricacies, challenges, and legacies that inform male and masculine developments. Boyhood Studies is committed to a critical and international scope and solicits both articles and special issue proposals from a variety of research fields including, but not limited to, the social and psychological sciences, historical and cultural studies, philosophy, and social, legal, and health studies. More Information...

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