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Getting Reacquainted with The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology

  We are delighted to announce that 2015 marks the fourth volume year that the Cambridge Journal of Anthropology has been published through Berghahn. The original journal of this name was an in-house publication based at Cambridge University, with a remit … Continue reading

Honoring Polish Cinema

A Polish film “Ida” directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and written by Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz wins Oscar Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The drama tells a story of a young novitiate nun Anna in 1960s Poland,  who is on … Continue reading

Identity at the Intersection of Science and Culture

Drawing on the work of medical researchers, anthropologists, historians of science, and sociologists, Identity Politics and the New Genetics: Re/Creating Categories of Difference and Belonging explores how science and culture are used to create and perpetuate ideas of race and … Continue reading

Celebrate National Anthropology Day with Berghahn!

Today, the American Anthropological Association celebrates the first National Anthropology Day, which has been set to recognize the field of anthropology and the work of anthropologists within it. Anthropologists are innovators and creative thinkers who contribute to every sector of … Continue reading

Seeing is Feeling: Tangible Emotion in the Work of Aronofsky

With film director Darren Aronofsky‘s recent birthday (12 February) and the 87th Academy Awards set to air 22 February, Tarja Laine’s monograph is set for a timely publication. In Bodies in Pain: The Emotion and Cinema of Darren Aronofsky, to … Continue reading


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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

"Drawing on an eclectic range of ethnographic, empirical and theoretical sources, this book is a fascinating and timely contribution to contemporary scholarly debates about that most troubled of interfaces, between religion and science."  ·  Alexander Smith, The University of Warwick

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Making a Difference?

Making a Difference?

Social Assessment Policy and Praxis and its Emergence in China
Edited by Susanna Price and Kathryn Robinson

“…an excellent collection of essays and case studies offering both a critical and nuanced look at how projects are produced from a practitioner’s perspective. Contributing authors . . . reflect work within a development enterprise where economic determinism reigns supreme . . . With an emphasis on highlighting the lessons learned, this book is an engaging, educational, and provocative read.”  ·  Barbara Rose Johnston, Environment, Health and Human Rights, Center for Political Ecology

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Cousin Marriages

Series: Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality

Volume: 28

Cousin Marriages

Between Tradition, Genetic Risk and Cultural Change
Edited by Alison Shaw and Aviad Raz

“…an engaging multi-disciplinary reflection on a common theme, namely, cross-cousin marriage. The collection offers perspectives – sociological, anthropological, historical, clinical and political – on the practice of cousin marriage and particularly as this distinctive marital strategy gains visibility.”  ·  Bob Simpson, Durham University

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Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age
William Brown

"The author presents … an innovative perspective on cinema in the digital age. From the opening page, we encounter an articulate writing voice that presents a broad agenda for the study of contemporary cinema – with Fight Club standing in as a constant reference point."  ·  Warren Buckland, Oxford Brookes University

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Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema

Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema

A Beauvoirian Perspective
Edited by Jean-Pierre Boulé and Ursula Tidd

The volume convincingly demonstrates the enduring value of Beauvoir’s work, and makes a very distinctive contribution to contemporary French film studies.  ·  Modern and Contemporary France

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Boyhood Studies

Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for the discussion of boyhood, young masculinities, and boys’ lives by exploring the full scale of intricacies, challenges, and legacies that inform male and masculine developments. Boyhood Studies is committed to a critical and international scope and solicits both articles and special issue proposals from a variety of research fields including, but not limited to, the social and psychological sciences, historical and cultural studies, philosophy, and social, legal, and health studies. More Information...

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Environment & Society

Environment & Society:  

Environment and Society publishes critical reviews of the latest research literature on environmental studies, including subjects of theoretical, methodological, substantive, and applied significance. Articles also survey the literature regionally and thematically and reflect the work of anthropologists, geographers, environmental scientists, and human ecologists from all parts of the world in order to internationalize the conversations within environmental anthropology, environmental geography, and other environmentally oriented social sciences. The publication appeals to academic, research, and policy-making audiences alike. More Information...

Introducing EnviroSociety!

A multimedia site, EnviroSociety provides insights into contemporary socio-ecological issues with posts from top scholars in the social sciences that engage readers interested in current environmental topics. More Information...

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