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Africa Week

  This week is Africa Week! Africa Week celebrates and showcases Africa’s continuous advancements and achievements with respect to social, economic, political and environmental development. Read more here   In honor of Africa Week, we would like to provide you with a special discount offer. Receive a 50% discount on all African Studies titles found on our website until November […]

World Food Day

October 16th is World Food Day, a day of action against hunger. This day is an opportunity to come together and put an end to hunger by learning and educating about food, farming and nutrition. Join the global movement to end hunger! For more information on events, themes, or how you can make a different please visit Food and […]

Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in September

       Conflict and Society Advances in Research Volume 3, 2017 This issue covers the following themes: private security, contentious concepts, and digital memories of peace and conflict.   Environment and Society Advances in Research Volume 8, 2017: Measurements and Metrics This volume explores how themes of measurement are played out in diverse settings and […]

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

  Monday, October 9 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the United States. As a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates Indigenous peoples across various localities in the United States.   With the hopes of promoting understanding of Indigenous communities around the world, we present a selection of titles below which highlight […]

Berghahn Books is attending the GSA 2017 conference

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the annual German Studies Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 5th-8th, 2017. Please stop by our stand to browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal samples. We are happy to invite you to join Berghahn […]

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE September 2017 NEW BOOKS

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Media Studies, History, and Refugee and Migration Studies, along with our New in Paperback titles. THE PARTICIPANTS The Men of the Wannsee Conference Edited by Hans-Christian Jasch and Christoph Kreutzmüller Translated from the German by Charlotte Kreutzmüller-Hughes and Jane Paulick   On 20 January 1942, […]

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The History of Russia in 70,000 Photos: New Photo Archive Presents Russian History from 1860 to 1999

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Call for Papers!: Environment and Society 10 (2019)

Environment and Society has put out a call for papers for Volume 10 (2019), to be guested edited by Simin Fadaee and Seth Schindler, with a thematic focus on Megaprojects. Small is no longer beautiful. Small is outdated, old-fashioned, inefficient, and ugly. The future now consists of an ... Continue reading →

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Soe Lin Aung: Three theses on the crisis in Rakhine

By now, the main contours of the recent events in Rakhine State, in western Myanmar, are well-known. On August 25, an insurgent group calling itself the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) (previously Harakah al-Yaqin) attacked police posts in northern Rakhine, eliciting a broad counterinsurgency ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Worlds

The Black Lives Matter Movement in the National Museum of African American History and Culture

by Rod Clare, Elon University

It has been over forty years since the mostly successful conclusion of the Civil Rights movement in the United States. While some may have thought the election of an African-American president in 2008 heralded a “postracial” America, continued ... Continue reading →

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Food in Zones of Conflict

Food in Zones of Conflict

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Edited by Paul Collinson and Helen Macbeth

“One of the most prevalent themes of this innovative collection is the exploration of how food becomes highly politicized and used as a political and military weapon, with multiple chapters examining—and convincingly demonstrating—how governments and other powerful groups exploit the availability of and access to food… a valuable contribution to an often overlooked and underexplored topic, which also offers innovative and novel case studies and empirical data to the more well-trodden tropes of food security and poverty, nutrition and intervention. It is sure to find its way onto many reading lists and will provide a useful resource for undergraduate and graduate teaching and research.” · Food, Culture & Society

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Regimes of Ignorance

Regimes of Ignorance

Anthropological Perspectives on the Production and Reproduction of Non-Knowledge

Edited by Roy Dilley and Thomas G. Kirsch

“What Kirsch and all the contributors to the volume illustrate is that, although anthropology is a latecomer to the topic of agnotology, the discipline has much to offer, especially in expanding the range of the study beyond Western science and corporations and in identifying the constructive processes and effective outcomes of ignorance-making.” · Anthropology Review Database

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Economy for and Against Democracy

Economy for and Against Democracy

Edited by Keith Hart

“[This book] sets out debates and insights that have been long forgotten in social science as a result of the domination of orthodox economics. Absent is the arcane mathematical formalism that commands mainstream enquiry into economics; in these chapters, the study of economics speaks to – and of – people and their daily struggles. In a phrase not to be killed with over-use: this is a liberating read.”  ·  Peter Vale, University of Johannesburg

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Making Nordic Historiography

Making Nordic Historiography

Connections, Tensions and Methodology, 1850-1970

Edited by Pertti Haapala, Marja Jalava, and Simon Larsson

“From the first pages of this volume’s introduction, it is clear that it is a carefully conceived and well-organized work of collaborative inquiry. It offers valuable insights into the mutual entanglement of nationalism and historiography.” · Koen Stapelbroek, University of Helsinki

“This study is based on in-depth research involving a good analysis of the articulation of national identities, sense of belonging and local labour markets with the social and bodily intimacies related to care for the elderly in Japanese institutions… It is an essential contribution to the understanding of the cultural, personal and social relations in care work.” · Ratna Saptari, Leiden University varied political forces at work in a small Alpine region of Italy of which she has deep knowledge as a “native” critically distanced by long years abroad and by her calling as an anthropologist.”
 · Michael Herzfeld, - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.dpu
“The book is meticulously researched with great detail on the production, naming, localization, politics, and marketing of cheese in the Bergamo area of the Lombardy region of Italy.” · Carole Counihan, Millersville University - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.
“Grasseni writes with a confident hand, deftly analyzing the interplay of the richly varied political forces at work in a small Alpine region of Italy of which she has deep knowledge as a “native” critically distanced by long years abroad and by her calling as an anthropologist.”
 · Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
 - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.dpuf
“Grasseni writes with a confident hand, deftly analyzing the interplay of the richly varied political forces at work in a small Alpine region of Italy of which she has deep knowledge as a “native” critically distanced by long years abroad and by her calling as an anthropologist.”
 · Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
 - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.dpuf
“Grasseni writes with a confident hand, deftly analyzing the interplay of the richly varied political forces at work in a small Alpine region of Italy of which she has deep knowledge as a “native” critically distanced by long years abroad and by her calling as an anthropologist.”
 · Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
 - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.dpuf
“Grasseni writes with a confident hand, deftly analyzing the interplay of the richly varied political forces at work in a small Alpine region of Italy of which she has deep knowledge as a “native” critically distanced by long years abroad and by her calling as an anthropologist.”
 · Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
 - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.dpuf

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Compensation in Practice

Compensation in Practice

The Foundation 'Remembrance, Responsibility and Future' and the Legacy of Forced Labour during the Third Reich

Edited by Constantin Goschler

“This highly informative collection is very well executed, and it will be especially valuable for English readers. Its contributors have been careful to keep their analytical distance from the sponsoring organization, offering accounts of its work and results that are balanced and candid.” · Peter Hayes, Northwestern University

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Power in Practice

Power in Practice

The Pragmatic Anthropology of Afro-Brazilian Capoeira

Sergio González Varela

Considering the concept of power in capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian ritual art form, Varela describes ethnographically the importance that capoeira leaders (mestres) have in the social configuration of a style called Angola in Bahia, Brazil.

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Laborers and Enslaved Workers

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International Studies in Social History

Volume: 29

Laborers and Enslaved Workers

Experiences in Common in the Making of Rio de Janeiro's Working Class, 1850-1920

Marcelo Badaró Mattos

“This is a fine piece of historical scholarship. Accessibly written and deeply researched, it offers important insights into the ways in which, despite their differences, enslaved and free workers combined their experiences as members of a working class with the ongoing movement to abolish slavery.” · Henrique Espada Lima, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

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Witches and Demons

Memory and Change in Europe

Eastern Perspectives

Edited by Małgorzata Pakier and Joanna Wawrzyniak
Foreword by Jeffrey Olick

In studies of a common European past, there is a significant lack of scholarship on the former Eastern Bloc countries. While understanding the importance of shifting the focus of European memory eastward, contributors to this volume avoid the trap of Eastern European exceptionalism, an assumption that this region's experiences are too unique to render them comparable to the rest of Europe. They offer a reflection on memory from an Eastern European historical perspective, one that can be measured against, or applied to, historical experience in other parts of Europe. In this way, the authors situate studies on memory in Eastern Europe within the broader debate on European memory.

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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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Conferences

  • We will be attending the following conferences with our own booth. Please stop by for a chat and to browse our books on display.
  • November 29-December 3, 2017  American Anthropological Association (AAA)  Washington, DC  Attending: Marion Berghahn, and Vivian Berghahn  http://bit.ly/2m4GuVj
  • Berghahn Titles will be on display at the following conferences:
  • November 2-5, 2017  Symposium of the Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA)  Galloway, NJ  http://bit.ly/2smZh1U
  • November 16-19, 2017  National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)  Baltimore, MD  http://bit.ly/2szC6ln
  • November 18-21, 2017  Middle East Studies Association (MESA)  Washington, DC  http://bit.ly/2t0Goj0
  • November 18-21, 2017  American Academy of Religion (AAR)  Boston, MA  http://bit.ly/2tkBNYc
  • If you have any questions or want to make an appointment, please write to one of the attendees or email SalesUK@berghahnbooks.com (UK & Europe) or SalesUS@berghahnbooks.com (US & Rest of the World).
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Screen Bodies

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display

New in 2016!

Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. It is a forum promoting research on various aspects of embodiment on and in front of screens through articles, reviews, and interviews. The journal considers moving and still images, whether from the entertainment industry, information technologies, or news and media outlets, including cinema, television, the internet, and gallery spaces. It investigates the private experiences of portable and personal devices and the institutional ones of medical and surveillance imaging. Screen Bodies addresses the portrayal, function, and reception of bodies on and in front of screens from the perspectives of gender and sexuality, feminism and masculinity, trans* studies, queer theory, critical race theory, cyborg studies, and dis/ability studies.

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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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