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Celebrating World Environment Day

June 5th is World Environment Day! It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. For more information please visit   Just a reminder that Berghahn Books turns 25 this year and to mark this important milestone, we […]


  We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History, and Theory & Methodology in Anthropology, along with our new in paperback titles and new Berghahn Journal issues published in May.     Anthropology   MANAGEMENT BY SECLUSION A Critique of World Bank Promises to End […]

Celebrating International Museum Day

On May 18th the worldwide community of museums celebrates International Museum Day. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the enrichment of cultures, development of society, and cooperation and peace among people. For more information on the theme and calendar of events for this year’s observance, visit the International Council of Museums […]

Victory Day to commemorate the end of WWII

Victory Day celebrated through Europe on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces marketing the end of World War II in Europe. Victory Day in Russia, as well as some former Soviet Union republics, is celebrated on May 9 […]

Announcing the Redesign of the Berghahn Journals Platform!

  We are pleased to announce that Berghahn Journals has launched a streamlined redesign of our online journals platform. The new site features a cleaner, clearer layout designed to guide readers to articles and keep the emphasis on the high-quality content published by our journals. In addition, Librarians and Authors will now be able to easily […]


  We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, and Medical Anthropology and Sociology, along with new Berghahn Journal issues published in April.     Theory & Methodology in Anthropology   ON THE GEOPRAGMATICS OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL IDENTIFICATION Allen Chun Volume 4, Loose Can(n)ons   […]

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International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO, and is celebrated yearly, on April 29. The main purpose is to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of ... Continue reading on Tumblr

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New Featured Article!: Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—”Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation”—comes from Volume 5 (2014). In his article, Steffen Dalsgaard reviews the different understandings of value implicated in ... Continue reading →

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Evan Smith: Love milkshakes, hate racism: A short history of throwing food at the Far Right

An earlier version of this article first appeared on Hatful of History. In the last month, milkshakes have been lobbed at several far-right candidates in the European elections campaign across the United Kingdom. First it was former English Defence League (EDL) leader ... Continue reading →

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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 →

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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 750 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.

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  • Wartime Captivity in the 20th Century
  • Political Theory and Australian Multiculturalism

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Cycling and Recycling

Cycling and Recycling

Histories of Sustainable Practices

Edited by Ruth Oldenziel and Helmuth Trischler

“…an informative and very readable volume that offers stimulating ideas for further research.” • Technikgeschichte

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Democracy's Paradox

Democracy's Paradox

Populism and its Contemporary Crisis

Edited by Bruce Kapferer and Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

Bringing together different anthropological experiences of current populist movements, this volume makes a timely contribution to these questions. Contrary to more conventional interpretations of populism as crisis, the authors instead recognize populism as integral to Western democratic systems. In doing so, the volume provides an important critique that exposes the exclusionary essentialisms spread by populist rhetoric while also directing attention to local views of political accountability and historical consciousness that are key to understanding this paradox of democracy.

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Money at the Margins

Money at the Margins

Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion, and Design

Edited by Bill Maurer, Smoki Musaraj, and Ivan V. Small

“Indispensable reading material for scholars as well as industry specialists interested in payment infrastructures and the questions of money and value, this book entails fruitful applications for classroom use. One can hope that this innovative volume will inspire a similarly creative following that continues to combine empirical and industry-based insights with those of anthropological theory, along with an inclusive platform of diverse collaborators.” • American Ethnologist

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Party Responses to Social Movements

Party Responses to Social Movements

Challenges and Opportunities

Daniela R. Piccio

“Piccio’s work is a fine empirical study that will fill an important gap in the scholarly literature on parties and movements. It is clearly written, very well-organized, and is designed in a way that generates stimulating and suggestive comparisons.” • John Markoff, University of PittsburghChunOn

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On the Geopragmatics of Anthropological Identification

On the Geopragmatics of Anthropological Identification

Allen Chun

“Allen Chun's book is a wide-ranging, intelligent, critical and required manifesto for a reconfigured anthropology-cultural studies-social sciences.” • John Hutnyk, Ton Duc Thang University

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Planning Labour

Planning Labour

Time and the Foundations of Industrial Socialism in Romania

Alina-Sandra Cucu

“An important addition to the history and understanding of socialist transformation. Alina-Sandra Cucu covers in much detail territories that have been largely excluded from the literature of the socialist transformation of Romania, if not Eastern Europe itself.” • David A. Kideckel, Central Connecticut State University

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Rampart Nations


New Perspectives on Central and Eastern European Studies

Volume: 1

Rampart Nations

Bulwark Myths of East European Multiconfessional Societies in the Age of Nationalism

Edited by Liliya Berezhnaya and Heidi Hein-Kircher

“The contributions in this volume are immensely valuable and include some of the most innovative and best-argued texts I have read in the field.” • Piotr H. Kosicki, University of Maryland



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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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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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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