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Find us at EASA!

We are delighted to inform you that Berghahn is exhibiting at the EASA Conference in Tallinn until August 3rd. Please stop by our stand to browse a selection of related Berghahn books at discounted prices.   Also, please join us … Continue reading

Today In History

Born on July 30, 1863, Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the … Continue reading

Giving a Voice: Sharing Work of the Late Willem Assies

Renowned Dutch anthropologist Willem Assies’ lifework was a study of Latin American politics. Up to his unexpected death in 2010, Assies had made strides in bringing awareness to the situations of the downtrodden, those considered “voiceless.” In Dignity for the … Continue reading

Q&A for Democratic Theory: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Berghahn is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new journal in 2014, Democratic Theory – An Interdisciplinary Journal. The first issue has been published this month! Democratic Theory is a peer-reviewed journal that encourages philosophical and interdisciplinary contributions which … Continue reading

Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month!

Each year since 1985, Americans have celebrated national Park and Recreation Month during the month of July to recognize the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining the quality of life for, and contributing to the physical, economic … Continue reading


  • July 31-August 3, 2014  13th EASA Biannial Conference  Tallinn, Estonia
  • 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

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A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908
Edited by Edvard Hviding and Cato Berg

It has been quite a while since I encountered a collection of essays that was as well coordinated, topically consistent, and thematically linked as this one. The end result is an intellectually rigorous examination of an overlooked but nonetheless extremely important event in the history of anthropology… The volume, taken as a whole, has a refreshingly critical and reflective quality about it.”  ·  David Hanlon, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa

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The Catholic Church in West Germany, 1945-1975
Benjamin Ziemann

This is a fascinating study of the interrelatedness of processes of secularization and the increased adoption of social science methods and theories by the Catholic Church (…). Ziemann has written a case study of an important institution, the Catholic Church, and its attempts to modernize its institution and outlook within a rapidly modernizing society in the postwar Federal Republic. It will be read with great interest by anyone interested in such processes of modernization.”  ·  German History

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Series: EASA Series

Volume: 24


Florian Mühlfried

It is an important contribution to the anthropology of the state, the Caucasus and it especially helps to conceptualise a group of people without falling in the trap of ethnic ‘groupism’, so present in many writings on the Caucasus.”  ·  Stephane Voell, Philipps University Marburg

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Hunting and the Enemy Body in Modern War
Simon Harrison

Prepare to cringe. As if the horrors of combat were not enough, Harrison introduces another brutal, and ultimately fascinating, element of humans at war: military trophy taking…an important book. Highly recommended.”  ·  Choice

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Past Meets Present
Edited by Tina Moffat and Tracy Prowse

The editors provide a nice integration of the book material in the conclusion. While the individual chapters do not, for the most part, provide examples of integrative biocultural approaches, the editors skilfully weave them together thematically and in relation to current issues in the conclusion…the book provides a nice sampling of the spectrum of data and approaches that constitute the field, and as such would be useful for a class in nutritional anthropology.  ·  JRAI

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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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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.  More Information...