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International Day of Forests

Celebrating International Day of Forests! Yearly on March 21st the United Nations promotes education and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. “Healthy forests mean healthy, resilient communities and prosperous economies.” For more information visit     Berghahn is pleased to offer a selection of relevant books and journal articles from […]

Berghahn Books at SfAA 2019 Conference!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) annual meeting in Portland, Oregon on March 19-23, 2019. Please stop by our stand to browse our latest selection of books at a special discounted prices and pick up free journal samples. If you are unable to attend, we […]

Berghahn Books at SCMS 2019 Conference!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the 60th Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference in Seattle, Washington on March 13th to 17th, 2019. Please stop by our stand to meet the editor, browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices and pick up free journal samples. If you […]


International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated all across Europe on March 8, corresponding with Women’s History Month in the United States. In the US March is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. All around the world, International Women’s day and National Women’s History Month present an opportunity to celebrate […]


  We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Archaeology, Film Studies, History, Museum Studies, and Sociology, along with our new in paperback titles and new Berghahn Journal issues published in February.           Anthropology   OPEN ACCESS! GOING TO PENTECOST An Experimental Approach to Studies […]


The 2019 Anthropology Day celebration is on Thursday, February 21st. According to the AAA website, Anthropology Day “is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us.” To join the celebration, we are delighted to showcase titles from across all strands of the subject and offer a limited time 25% discount on […]

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New Featured Article!: Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—”Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation: Perspectives from a Century of Water Resources Development”—comes from Volume 1 (2010). In their articles, Clive Agnew and Philip Woodhouse ... Continue reading →

Blog: FocaalBlog

Heiko Henkel, Sindre Bangstad, and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen: The politics of affect: Anthropological perspectives on the rise of far-right and right-wing populism in the West

This is the first part of a panel held during the 2017 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The second part is freely available to all readers in the most recent issue of Focaal here. Over the past decade, the dramatic ascendance of ethno-nationalist and ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Worlds

Brazil’s 200-year-old Museu Nacional destroyed by fire

One of the largest natural history museums in the Americas was engulfed in flame on Sunday, 2 September 2018. A majority of Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old Museu Nacional's archive is believed to have been destroyed. The museum's collections included items brought to Brazil by Dom Pedro I, ... Continue reading →

Introducing the new Berghahn eBooks Library

We are pleased to announce an expanding list of eBooks available for download directly via our site. Right now we have over 700 titles online. You can use the new eBooks browse filter to view eBooks by subject - for example:

Anthropology eBooks Film Studies eBooks History eBooks Urban Studies eBooks

All eBooks purchased through our site can be downloaded to your preferred eBook reader and are also stored in your personalized login area at for easy access.

  • Raccomandazione
  • Pilgrimage and Political Economy
  • France and the Construction of Europe, 1944-2007
  • Abortion in Asia
  • Post-cosmopolitan Cities

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New in Paperback

Rationed Life

Rationed Life

Science, Everyday Life, and Working-Class Politics in the Bohemian Lands, 1914–1918

Rudolf Kučera

CZECHOSLOVAK STUDIES ASSOCIATION BOOK PRIZE WINNER 2017 “This is a challenging and thoughtful work, one that rewards reading and study.” • East Central Europe

New in Paperback

The Political Economy of Border Drawing

The Political Economy of Border Drawing

Arranging Legality in European Labor Migration Policies

Regine Paul

The Political Economy of Border Drawing is an interesting and relevant read for anyone interested in migration management and policies in Europe. The book contains key statistics on legal migration in each country and clearly summarizes each chapter’s main analytical points and findings, making it very reader-friendly. It can be recommended for both academic scholars and policy practitioners seeking better understanding of the methods and management of labor migration.” International Migration Review

New in Paperback

Religion and Science as Forms of Life

Religion and Science as Forms of Life

Anthropological Insights into Reason and Unreason

Edited by Carles Salazar and Joan Bestard

“The publication of this volume marks a rich addition to long-established anthropological fields of magic, religion, and science. More importantly, however, the book is an important, much-needed injection to arguably sidelined anthropological fields of belief, disbelief, and, relatedly, unresolved contradiction.” • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI)

Featured Title

Monetising the Dividual Self

Monetising the Dividual Self

The Emergence of the Lifestyle Blog and Influencers in Malaysia

Julian Hopkins

“A valuable contribution to the field of New Media Studies… It provides rich and first-hand ethnographic insights into a transitory phase of the blog genre – from a point in time where we can see how other social media platforms and genres (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram) have built upon and further transformed practices of lifestyle blogging.” • Jan-Hinrik Schmidt, Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research, Hamburg

Featured Title

The Changing Meanings of the Welfare State

The Changing Meanings of the Welfare State

Histories of a Key Concept in the Nordic Countries

Edited by Nils Edling

The Changing Meanings of the Welfare State fills an important gap in the social policy language literature of recent years. It makes for enjoyable and informative reading.” • Sven Hort, Linnaeus University

Featured Title

The Indoctrination of the Wehrmacht

The Indoctrination of the Wehrmacht

Nazi Ideology and the War Crimes of the German Military

Bryce Sait

The Indoctrination of the Wehrmacht is a well-written piece of work centering on an important topic that has not yet been adequately covered.” • Raffael Scheck, Colby College

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Asian Anthropologies

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Diviners Seeking Legitimation in Contemporary China

Geng Li

“In this book Geng Li dissects the ways in which diviners legitimate their practice in China. In so doing she generates deep insights into the modes of legitimization in contemporary China, the fault-lines of contemporary politics and the types of anxieties that are generated in a society that is rapidly modernizing while reinventing strict codes of hierarchy, growing in wealth while generating inequality, and dreaming of a new world order while reminiscing about an idealized past.” • Andrew Kipnis, The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games


An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games

Andrew Reinhard

Video games exemplify contemporary material objects, resources, and spaces that people use to define their culture. This book serves as a general introduction to "archaeogaming"; it describes the intersection of archaeology and video games and applies archaeological method and theory into understanding game-spaces as both site and artifact.

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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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Featured Journal

European Comic Art

European Comic Art is the first English-language scholarly publication devoted to the study of European-language graphic novels, comic strips, comic books and caricature. Published in association with the American Bande Dessinée Society and the International Bande Dessinée Society, European Comic Art builds on existing scholarship in French-language comic art and is able to draw on the scholarly activities undertaken by both organisations. However, our editorial board and consultative committee bring expertise on a wider European area of comic art production and the journal will emphasise coverage of work from across Europe, including Eastern Europe.

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Featured Journal

Journal of Legal Anthropology

The Journal of Legal Anthropology (JLA) is a peer-reviewed journal committed to anthropological understandings of socio-legal and cultural encounters. The journal develops ethnographic and theoretical approaches to a wide range of issues that reveal the significance and presence of legal phenomena in everyday life. Articles, review essays, and book reviews published in the JLA emphasize innovative work and data-led analysis across a range of socio-political and socio-cultural legal contexts. The journal also considers, in broad terms, how the legal may enter into social constructions of persons and how the 'legal' might change meaning in terms of particular 'everyday' interpretations. Together with the journal's forum section, the JLA draws on cross-disciplinary exchanges to demonstrate how anthropology can effectively contribute to the current debates on contemporary socio-legal and related issues. More Information...

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