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Happy Bastille Day

paris-1293750_1920Celebrated on July, 14, Bastille Day is the French national day and one of the most important bank holidays in France. The day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789, a medieval fortress and prison which was a symbol of tyrannical Bourbon authority and had held many political dissidents, and symbolizes the end of absolute monarchy and the birth of sovereign Nation.

The following year, the Fête de la Fédération was held in Paris and across the nation by a populace that largely believed the French Revolution was over. As it turned out, they were mistaken–and by 1791 there was little in the way of national unity to celebrate. The holiday wasn’t picked up again until 1878 when it was a one-time official feast to honor the French Republic, which was followed by an unofficial, popular celebration of the day in 1879, which in turn led to a call to make it an official holiday in 1880 complete with a military parade which has been an annual fixture ever since.


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Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in June

     

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Why monuments still have a future

Memorializing the GDRby Anna Saunders, author of Memorializing the GDR: Monuments and Memory after 1989.
Get 50% off this book with code SAU805 valid through July 31st.

Recent years have witnessed fierce debates about the existence of controversial monuments around the world – most notably Confederate monuments and memorials, but also numerous structures built in honour of wealthy benefactors with murky pasts. The outcomes of such debacles have been varied. In the UK, Oriel College, Oxford, has recently stated its intention to keep its statue of Cecil Rhodes, whereas Bristol’s Colston Hall – named after the slave trader Edward Colston – will be renamed when it reopens in 2020. It seems that the future of monuments may be limited. Yet this depends on our understanding of the role of such structures. In this context, it is worth casting an eye towards Germany, a country whose twentieth century history has prompted the destruction – and construction – of monuments and memorials at a pace rivalled by few others. Continue Reading »

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE June 2018 NEW BOOKS

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We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Archaeology, Anthropology, Film Studies, History, and Political Economy, along with our New in Paperback titles.

 

 

 


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World Refugee Day 2018

The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event draws public’s attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. For more information please visit www.un.org.

In marking this year’s observance, we’re pleased to offer a 25% discount on all Refugee and Migration Studies titles for a limited time with code WRD18 on our website.


Children of the Camp: The Lives of Somali Youth Raised in Kakuma Refugee Camp, KenyaCHILDREN OF THE CAMP
The Lives of Somali Youth Raised in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
Catherine-Lune Grayson

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Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in May

    

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Visit Berghahn Books at SCSMI 2018!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be present at The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) annual conference at Montana State University, in Bozeman, Montana, June 13-16, 2018. Please stop by our table to browse the latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal samples.

If you are unable to attend, we would like to provide you with a special discount offer. Receive a 25% discount on all titles listed below. At checkout, simply enter the discount code SCSMI18, valid through July 16th, 2018.

Visit our website­ to browse our interactive online Film and Media Studies Catalog or use the new enhanced subject searching features­ for a complete listing of all published and forthcoming titles.


Lessons in Perception: The Avant-Garde Filmmaker as Practical PsychologistLESSONS IN PERCEPTION
The Avant-Garde Filmmaker as Practical Psychologist
Paul Taberham
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Anthropological Issues and US President Obama

The following is an excerpt from the article “The President’s Mother, the Anthropologist and the Anthropologist’s Son: Anthropological Issues and US President Obama” by David Lampert published in the latest issue of our journal, Anthropology in Action: Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice.
As of 2018, this journal is Open Access per the Knowledge Unlatched Select initiative. Read more in our related blog post.

 

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World Environment Day

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World Environment Day is held each year on 5th June. 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 worldenvironmentday.global.

 

Berghahn is pleased to showcase new and forthcoming titles on our Environmental Studies list, and we are delighted to offer a 25% discount on all Environmental Studies titles, valid through July 5th, 2018. At checkout, simply enter the code WED18.

 

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Visit Berghahn Books at the RAI Conference 2018!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be present at the RAI – Art, Materiality, Representation conference at the British Museum, London, June 1-3, 2018. Please stop by our table to browse the latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal samples.

 

If you are unable to attend, we would like to provide you with a special discount offer. For the next 30 days, receive a 25% discount on all titles listed below. At checkout, simply enter the discount code RAI18.

Visit our website­ to browse our newly published interactive online Anthropology and Sociology Catalog or use the new enhanced subject searching features­ for a complete listing of all published and forthcoming titles.


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