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Hot Off the Presses – New Journal Issues for November

Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society Volume 6, Issue 2 This special issue of JEMMS focuses on conflicts and identity politics in school textbooks in the regional contexts of South Asia.   International Journal of Social Quality Volume 4, … Continue reading

International Migrants Day

On December 18, the international community recognizes and celebrates the rights of migrants around the world. In 1990 the UN General Assembly approved the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families … Continue reading

The U.S., ‘Moby Dick,’ and the ‘Other’

“John Quincy Adams warned Americans not to search abroad for monsters to destroy, yet such figures have frequently habituated the discourses of U.S. foreign policy,” offers a succinct summation of newly published U.S. Foreign Policy and the Other. Following, editors … Continue reading

This Season, Give the Gift of Scholarship!

  We are delighted to inform you that beginning in 2015, individuals may receive unlimited online journal access for just $34.95/£21.95/€24.95 — and students may receive access for just $19.95/£12.95/€14.95! That’s right, all online journal subscriptions for individuals are now … Continue reading

Awards, Authors, Anthropology: AAA 2014 Conference Recap

This year’s American Anthropological Association conference in Washington, D.C. was quite a success for Berghahn Books.   The conference started Wednesday, December 3, with an awards ceremony, at which our publisher Marion Berghahn earned the AAA Executive Director’s Award.   … Continue reading


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Hunters, Predators and Prey

Inuit Perceptions of Animals
Frédéric Laugrand and Jarich Oosten

“This is a fascinating contribution to the ethnography of the circumpolar North and the growing literature on human-animal relationships. The authors have assembled a rich and authoritative compendium of Inuit knowledge and tradition aimed at the animals that surround them . . . Perhaps unique to any other collection it takes local animist categories seriously such that Inuit concepts take a position front and centre before European concepts such as ‘spirit’ or ‘soul’."  ·  David G. Anderson, University of Aberdeen

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Mass Communication In Israel

Nationalism, Globalization, and Segmentation
Oren Soffer

Mass communication has long been recognized as an important contributor to national identity and nation building. This book examines the relationship between media and nationalism in Israel, arguing that, in comparison to other countries, the Israeli case is unique. It explores the roots and evolution of newspapers, journalism, radio, television, and the debut of the Internet on both the cultural and the institutional levels, and examines milestones in the socio-political development of Hebrew and Israeli mass communication. In evaluating the technological changes in the media, the book shows how such shifts contribute to segmentation and fragmentation in the age of globalization.

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Series: Space and Place

Volume: 13

Bloom and Bust

Urban Landscapes in the East since German Reunification
Edited by Gwyneth Cliver and Carrie Smith-Prei

“The essays in this collection resolutely de-center Berlin as a privileged subject of cultural studies, reconstructing the social histories, architectural rebuilding efforts, and other issues marking the transition from the former GDR to postunification in Dresden, Erfurt, Hoyerswerda, Frankfurt (Oder), and elsewhere . . . Fascinating and insightful."  ·  Rolf J. Goebel, from the Afterword

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Identity Politics and the New Genetics

Re/Creating Categories of Difference and Belonging
Edited by Katharina Schramm, David Skinner and Richard Rottenburg

This wide-ranging, international collection considers many of the practical, ethical and political questions raised by the proliferation of genetic research and testing around the world…Almost all of the chapters deal in a sophisticated way with questions about how ideas of identity, race, and kinship are being shaped by their interaction with genetic technologies and the way those technologies are being interpreted.  ·  Contemporary Sociology. A Journal of Reviews

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Czechs, Germans, Jews?

National Identity and the Jews of Bohemia
Kateřina Čapková

In her well-researched volume, Čapková uses a broad range of archival and published sources and shows a mastery of the secondary literature, including theoretical materials… Subtly argued and effectively based in the real-life experience of individuals, this book is a fine contribution to the study and understanding of central European Jewry. Fluidly translated; 20 well-chosen illustrations. Highly recommended.”  ·  Choice

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Democratic Theory

Democratic Theory: 

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Democratic Theory is a peer-reviewed journal published and distributed by Berghahn. It encourages philosophical and interdisciplinary contributions that critically explore democratic theory – in all its forms. Spanning a range of views, the journal offers a crossdisciplinary forum for diverse theoretical questions to be put forward and systematically examined. It advances western as well as non-western ideas and is actively based on the premise that there are many forms of democracies andmany types of democrats. More Information...

Subjects: Political Theory

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