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Why Remember Margaret Mead?

Photo from Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years with the caption "In Vaitogi: in Samoan dress, with Fa'amotu."

Photo from Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years with the caption “In Vaitogi: in Samoan dress, with Fa’amotu.”


 

(Originally Published 12/14/2015)

 
To commemorate Margaret Mead’s birthday this month, we’re honored to share a short piece from her daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson. Bateson is an anthropologist and the author of many books, including Composing a Life. As she notes below, 2015 marks the 91st anniversary of Mead’s trip to Samoa in 1925, when Mead did her fieldwork resulting in the seminal book Coming of Age in Samoa. Working closely with Mary Catherine Bateson and also Professor William O. Beeman, Berghahn Books republished six volumes of Mead’s writing, with new introductions, in the early 2000’s.

We’re pleased to announce new discounted prices on all titles in the Margaret Mead: The Study of Contemporary Western Culture book series, and we’re offering FREE access to this chapter titled Talks with Social Scientists: Margaret Mead on What is a Culture? What is a Civilization? from Studying Contemporary Western Society for a limited time.

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Interview with the Editors: European Anthropologies

european anthropologiesThe following is an interview with Andrés Barrera-González, Monica Heintz and Anna Horolets (editors of European Anthropologies which was recently published by Berghahn). Andrés Barrera-González is tenured Profesor Titular in Social Anthropology at Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Monica Heintz (PhD Cambridge 2002) is Associate Professor in Social Anthropology at the University of Paris Nanterre. Anna Horolets is an Associate Professor at the Chair of Social Anthropology, University of Gdańsk.

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Interview with Martin Holbraad on becoming editor of Social Analysis

The following is an interview with Martin Holbraad, editor of the journal Social Analysis: The International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice. If you are attending AAA in Washington DC, join us on Friday, December 1st at 3:30 in the exhibit hall area for a wine reception to be held at the Berghahn stand #306, to celebrate the launch of our new series titled Studies in Social Analysis under general editor Martin Holbraad, who has also been appointed editor of Social Analysis, the journal. In addition, please join Martin at his roundtable discussion on What is ‘analysis’? Between theory, ethnography and method on Saturday, December 2nd at 2pm. Speakers include Nurit Bird-David, Alberto Corsin Jimenez, Veena Das, Sarah Green, Ghassan Hage, Hannah Knox, Eduardo Kohn, and our founding editor, Bruce Kapferer.

 


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“Pockets of Hope”: Peaceful Coexistence in Israel & Palestine

European Judaism

by Christine Cohen Park


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SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE November 2017 NEW BOOKS

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Gender Studies, History, Media Studies, and Urban Studies, along with our New in Paperback titles.


STATEGRAPHY
Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State
Edited by Tatjana Thelen, Larissa Vetters, and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann

NEW SERIES: Volume 4, Studies in Social Analysis

 

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Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in November

    


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Visit Berghahn Booth #306 at AAA 2017

2017-anthropology-catalogue_cover-imageWe are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting being held November 29- December 3, 2017, in Washington DC. Please stop by Booth #306 to browse our selection of books at discounted prices and pick up free journal samples.


We are especially excited to invite you to join us on Friday December 1st at 3:30pm in the exhibit hall area for a wine reception to be held at the Berghahn booth to celebrate the launch of our new series titled Studies in Social Analysis under general editor Martin Holbraad, who has also been appointed editor of Social Analysis, the journal. We hope to see you there!


If you are unable to attend the conference, we would like to extend a special discount offer. For the next 30 days, receive a 25% discount on all Anthropology titles. Visit our website and use discount code AAA17 at checkout.

For more information on New and Forthcoming titles, please check out our brand new interactive online Anthropology & Sociology 2018 Catalog.

Below is a preview of some of our newest releases on display:


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Universal Children’s Day

children

In recognition of Universal Children’s Day, Berghahn Journals is offering FREE access to articles from Girlhood Studies, Boyhood Studies, and Anthropology of the Middle East until November 27!

 


 

Adolescent Girls with Disabilities in Humanitarian Settings: “I Am Not ‘Worthless’-I Am a Girl with a Lot to Share and Offer”

Emma Pearce, Kathryn Paik and Omar Robles

 

Making It Up: Intergenerational Activism and the Ethics of Empowering Girls

Emily Bent

 

The Ethics of Representing Girls in Digital Policy Spaces

Emily Anderson

 

Terms of Silence: Weaknesses in Corporate and Law Enforcement Responses to Cyberviolence against Girls

Suzanne Dunn, Julie S. Lalond­­e and Jane Bailey

 

A Brief History of Childhood in Boir Ahmad, Iran

Erika Friedl

 

Conflicts in Children’s Everyday Lives: Fresh Perspectives on Protracted Crisis in Lebanon

Erik van Ommering

 

“I Love You, Guys”: A Study of Inclusive Masculinities among High School Cross-Country Runners

Luis Morales and Edward Caffyn-Parsons

 

The Biologically Vulnerable Boy: Framing Sex Differences in Childhood Infectious Disease Mortality

Heather T. Battles

 

Transition, Crisis and Nostalgia: Youth Masculinity and Postfeminism in Contemporary Hollywood, an Analysis of Superbad

Victoria Cann and  Erica Horton

 

“I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy: The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par

Natasha Anand

 

 

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE October 2017 NEW BOOKS

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, History, Medical Anthropology, and Mobil Studies.


STRAYING FROM THE STRAIGHT PATH
How Senses of Failure Invigorate Lived Religion
Edited by Daan Beekers and David Kloos

Volume 3, Studies in Social Analysis

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Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in October

    


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