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Venice Film Festival Kicking Off the Fall Movie Festival Season

The 71st Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, opens today and runs through September 6th 2014, on the island of the Lido, Venice, Italy. Twenty films will be competing for the Golden Lion prize, and several … Continue reading

The Political Backdrop of French Film

Fifty years of French cinema get their close-up in Hugo Frey’s Nationalism and the Cinema in France: Political Mythologies and Film Events, 1945-1995, published in July. Following, the author offers readers a new angle on the volume, which is itself … Continue reading

Mentoring: Doing and Theorising

The below is a special guest post written by Ann Smith, the Managing Editor of Girlhood Studies - An Interdisciplinary Journal.   While we work with many leading scholars and well-established authors, we also encourage new and inexperienced writers to contribute to Girlhood … Continue reading

Simulated Shelves: Browse August’s New Books

We are delighted to present a selection of our newly published, and soon to be published, August titles from our core subjects of Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, History and Politics, along with a selection of our New in Paperback titles. ——————————————————————————————————— … Continue reading

Unmasking the Visages of Ukrainian Women

A look into the life of post-Soviet Ukrainian women, Mapping Difference: The Many Faces of Women in Contemporary Ukraine is now available in paperback. This book uncovers the virtues of women that sometimes lie just beneath negative gender stereotypes. Following, … Continue reading


  • August 18-22, 2014  World Congress of Middle East Studies Conference (WOCMES)   Ankara, Turkey
  • September 18-21, 2014  German Studies Association Annual Conference  Kansas City, MO, USA
  • September 23-26, 2014  50th German Historikertag  Göttingen, Germany
  • October 8-12, 2014  Frankfurt Book Fair  Frankfurt, Germany
  • November 20-23, 2014  Africa Studies Association  Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • December 3-7, 2014  American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting  Washington, DC, USA
  • Berghahn Titles will be on display at the following conferences:
  • November 20-23, 2014  ASEEES Annual Convention  San Antonio, TX, USA 

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Political Mythologies and Film Events, 1945-1995
Hugo Frey

“This work brings together the best of Anglo-Saxon and Francophone research on the topic, while opening academic discussions to a wider audience…Hugo Frey does not only innovate our approach to nationalism in French cinema, which he links with issues of right-wing politics rather than with left-wing issues of anti-Hollywoodism, he also offers a global rereading of popular cinema, instead of focusing only on art-house ‘masterpieces’.”  ·  Jan Baetens, University of Leuven

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Studies in the History of German Conservatism, Nationalism, and Antisemitism
Edited by Larry Eugene Jones

The individual chapters range in quality from good to excellent....[and offer] a judicious mix of work from prominent academics and younger scholars. The weighing up of continuities and discontinuities between the Right and Nazism is well considered and offers refreshingly new insights into the history of inter-war Germany.”  ·  Conan Fischer, University of St. Andrews

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Series: Studies in British and Imperial History

Volume: 2


The French and English Monarchies 1587-1688
Ronald G. Asch

This is an excellent book. It is intellectually outstanding in that it sustains an argument in comparative history throughout its whole length. The research is very impressive. The comparison is fruitful and appropriate. The book is capable of changing the field through its argument. It is thoroughly well-grounded and therefore convincing…Conceptually and methodologically this book is tightly organized and clearly the fruit of enormous reflection in these areas. It is a fine example of rigorous comparative methodology applied to a complex and evolving field.”  ·  Peter R. Campbell, Institut d'études culturelles, Guyancourt, nr. Paris

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Transitional Justice, Trial Narratives, and Historiography
Edited by Kim C. Priemel and Alexa Stiller

This work consisting of ten interrelated essays edited by two European historians is a real gem…A must read for all those interested in the development of international law. Highly recommended.”  ·  Choice

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Violence against Jews in Provincial Germany, 1919–1939
Michael Wildt

Wildt offers a deep impression of what it actually meant for Jews to live in a society defined as a Volksgemeinschaft at least by its leaders…[His] book offers readable and detailed insight into what it meant to produce Volksgemeinschaft. It is by now a standard work on the early years of National Socialist anti-Semitism and supplies an inspiring view on the transformation of German society between the years 1919 and 1939.  ·  H-Net

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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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Focaal - Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology is a peer-reviewed journal advocating an approach that rests in the simultaneity of ethnography, processual analysis, local insights, and global vision. It is at the heart of debates on the ongoing conjunction of anthropology and history as well as the incorporation of local research settings in the wider spatial networks of coercion, imagination, and exchange that are often glossed as 'globalization' or 'empire'. More Information...

Introducing FocaalBlog!

The blog aims to accelerate and intensify anthropological conversations beyond what a regular academic journal can do, and to make them more widely, globally, and swiftly available. More Information...