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Medical Anthropology & Global Health

We’re delighted to inform you that we’ll be present at MAGic2015, the EASA Medical Anthropology Network Conference at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK from the 9th-11th September 2015. Please stop by our table to browse the latest selection of … Continue reading

Celebrating the New School Year

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela As the summer ends and the weather turns, the new school year begins. Although the first day varies in different parts of the world, … Continue reading

New and Notable Titles from Berghahn Books & Journals

NEW & NOTABLE BOOKS We are pleased to share our New Titles Catalog which includes books publishing between August 2015-February 2016.   Notable titles include Viktor Frankl’s Search for Meaning: An Emblematic 20th-Century Life by Timothy Pytell. (September 2015, Hardcover.) Published … Continue reading

Women’s Equality Day

Today, August 26th, is Women’s Equality Day, which celebrates the 95th anniversary of when American women finally won the right to vote in 1920. Berghahn invites you to explore a special issue of Aspasia devoted to women’s and gender history. Berghahn is also pleased to offer a selection … Continue reading

National Senior Citizens Day

August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day! On this day, we are encouraged to honor, recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society across the United States. To honor the day, … Continue reading

Conferences

Featured Title

The State and the Grassroots

The State and the Grassroots

Immigrant Transnational Organizations in Four Continents
Edited by Alejandro Portes and Patricia Fernández-Kelly

“This is an outstanding volume that offers a unique look at the role of immigrant organizations in the United States and Europe. By focusing on organizations of immigrants, it shows their central role in the transnational field and moves the migration-development debate to a new, much more sophisticated level.”  ·  Ariel Armony, University of Miami

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Toward Engaged Anthropology

Toward Engaged Anthropology

Edited by Sam Beck and Carl A. Maida

This is a very rich collection with a variety of different perspectives highlighted. Anthropology has always been engaged, but not necessarily with the right co-respondents. As the ‘ontological turn’ takes hold, it is this sort of anthropology that is at the cutting edge in the exploration of new paradigms.  ·  Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale

Featured Title

To the Bomb and Back

To the Bomb and Back

Finnish War Children Tell Their World War II Stories
Edited by Sue Saffle, Foreword by Kai Rosnell

“Over a number of years, Sue Saffle has earned the respect of the war children in Finland and Sweden... to such an extent that she has been able to tap into a great source of social and war history. In addition, for many who contributed to the research, [this book] has the added element of being a form of personal catharsis. This is an excellent book which will add a great deal to the academic study of war children past and present.” · Martin Parsons, University of Reading

New in Paperback

Places of Pain

Places of Pain

Forced Displacement, Popular Memory and Trans-local Identities in Bosnian War-torn Communities
Hariz Halilovich

"Halilovich’s book ... powerfully highlights the translocal as the most critical aspect of the diasporic love, care, loyalty, and community. Furthermore, the author’s personal investment, respect, attention, and engagement with “his” people and places are truly admirable. The book should be of great interest to scholars interested in the studies of displacement, memory, and identity projects in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond."  ·  American Ethnologist

New in Paperback

Social Quality Theory

Social Quality Theory

A New Perspective on Social Development
Edited by Ka Lin and Peter Herrmann

Social quality thinking emerged from a critique of one-sided policies by breaking through the limitations previously set by purely economistic paradigms. By tracing its expansion and presenting different aspects of social quality theory, this volume provides an overview of a more nuanced approach,  which assesses societal progress and introduces proposals that are relevant for policy making.

New in Paperback

Europe in Crisis

Europe in Crisis

Intellectuals and the European Idea, 1917-1957
Edited by Mark Hewitson and Matthew D'Auria

Overall…this collection offers a broad spectrum of intellectual historical research on Europe. It therefore does not only appeal to historians who are working on the history of images of Europe specially in the first half of the 20th century but also to all those who are interested in approaches and methods of Anglo-American intellectual historians.”  ·  H-Soz-u-Kult

Featured Journal

Screen Bodies: Expanding the horizons of research and thought in how we view and display bodies on screen

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. More Information...

Featured Journal

Museum Worlds: Advances in Research

Museum Worlds: Advances in Research is a multidisciplinary, refereed, annual journal that publishes work that significantly advances knowledge of global trends, case studies, and theory relevant to museum practice and scholarship around the world.
 
Responding to the need for a rigorous, in-depth review of current work in its field, Museum Worlds: Advances in Research contributes to the ongoing formation of Museum Studies as an academic and practical area of research that is rapidly expanding and alive with potential, opportunity, and challenge that parallels the rapid growth of museums in just about every part of the world. More Information...
 

Introducing the Museum Worlds companion site!

View virtual issues, online tours, museum news, events, and more. More Information...

Featured Series

Urban Residence

Series: CEDLA Latin America Studies

Volume: 100

Urban Residence

Housing and Social Transformations in Globalizing Ecuador
Christien Klaufus, Published in Association with the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), Amsterdam

“This is a wonderful book..[The] inclusion of two contrasting population groups in two cities makes it an ambitious and challenging project, which in less competent hands could be problematic. But it is this breadth combined with depth which really gives the study its authority. The focus on intermediate cities is refreshing and the exploration of global networks and influences through international migration offers new insights and makes an important and contemporary contribution to the literature. This is outstanding interdisciplinary scholarship and ethnography at its best… a valuable addition to the literature on housing, poverty, urban studies and city planning as well as to the study of popular aesthetics, architecture, urban anthropology, and sociology.”  ·  Peter Kellett, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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