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The Road to Belonging is Paved with Charity

Catherine Trundle’s recently published volume Americans in Tuscany: Charity, Compassion, and Belonging explores the lives of American female migrants to Italy, and follows a collection of women as they navigate Tuscan society in an attempt to integrate. The author discovered … Continue reading

Energy Cultures and Practices: Special Issue of Nature + Culture

The below is a special guest post written by Ana Horta, special issue editor of Nature + Culture Volume 9, Issue 2. The story of this special issue is the beginning of the story of the Energy & Society Network. … Continue reading

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


  • 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
  • November 22-25, 2014  Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting 

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Projects, Politics and Interests
Edited by Will Rollason

This book makes an important contribution to studies of the Pacific Island nations and societies by asking scholars to demonstrate how the activities of Pacific Islanders can be better understood by analysing the future as a field of possibility, action, and hopes.”  ·  Karen Sykes, Manchester University

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A Transnational History of the Swiss National Park
Patrick Kupper

This is environmental history of the first order, ranging widely across geographical scales and historical periods to trace the changing discourses and manifestations of the national park model. Kupper convincingly proves that the Swiss national parks, while inspired by the global movement sparked by the creation of the American national parks in the late 19th century, quickly established themselves as a countermodel to the American national parks, and how the Swiss model reflected specifically European concerns.”  ·  Andrew Denning, Western Washington University

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Series: Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association

Volume: 7


German Encounters with Modern East Asia
Edited by Qinna Shen and Martin Rosenstock

This collection of essays examines German-language cultural production pertaining to modern China and Japan, and explicitly challenges orientalist notions by proposing a conception of East and West not as opposites, but as complementary elements of global culture, thereby urging a move beyond national paradigms in cultural studies. Essays focus on the mid-century German-Japanese alliance, Chinese-German Leftist collaborations, global capitalism, travel, identity, and cultural hybridity.

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The Many Faces of Women in Contemporary Ukraine
Edited by Marian J. Rubchak

Notably the authors resist the temptation to proclaim varied strategies proof of an actually existing feminism, offering instead a multi-voiced and rich narrative of the transformation of women’s position in post-Soviet Ukraine.”  ·  Social Analysis

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Solidarity and the Sacred
William Watts Miller

Watts Miller provides a meticulous, conscientious, and unpretentious reading of Durkheim, rooted in deep acquaintance not only with his unpublished lectures but also with the writing of his contemporaries…The strength of Watts Miller's book is that it harks back to a Durkheim of complexity and rich ambiguity.”  ·  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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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...

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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...