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60% off Gender Studies Titles

 

As we enter a New Year full of political and economic uncertainty, opportunities in education, and the integrity of evidence-based opinion and decision-making are under attack globally from a populist but neo-liberal philosophy seeking to advance, with depressing success to date, the cause of individualism over the social fabric.

While there will continue to be questions over the character, competence and temperament of many of the world’s political leaders over the coming years, Berghahn will continue to champion the values of accessible scholarly learning, and the spirit of protest, reform, equality and tolerance.

To that end, and with the Women’s March on Washington in mind, we are delighted to offer, in the form of a New Year tonic, a 60% discount off all Gender Studies titles, purchased via our website over the next 7 days. At checkout, simply enter the code NYGEN17.

The books featured below form just a small selection from our complete list of Gender Studies titles. For a full list, please visit our website.

 


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America, ‘Moby Dick,’ and the Other

“John Quincy Adams warned Americans not to search abroad for monsters to destroy, yet such figures have frequently habituated the discourses of U.S. foreign policy,” offers a succinct summation of newly published U.S. Foreign Policy and the Other. Following, editors Michael Patrick Cullinane and David Ryan use Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick as a cautionary tale, explaining that the U.S. should revise its policy of “othering” to avoid a fate similar to that of Captain Ahab and crew.

 

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Herman Melville’s Moby Dick persists in literary history as one of the greatest American novels. The book takes readers on a terminal voyage in the Pequod as it sails over oceans in search of a monstrous white whale that robbed its captain, Captain Ahab, of his leg on an earlier expedition. As literature goes, this classic depicts the struggle for identity, identification, and the distinctiveness between the self and the “other.”

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Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in December


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The meanings of Charlie Hebdo and the value of scholarship on comics and cartoons

charlie imageThis post was written by European Comic Art journal editor Mark McKinney and originally published on our blog in January 2015 immediately following the tragic attacks against the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris. 


 

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Visit Berghahn booth #315 at the American Historical Association 2017 Meeting

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We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the 2017 AHA Annual Meeting in Denver, January 5-8, 2017. Please stop by Booth #315 to browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices and pick up free journals’ 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 History titles found on our website. At checkout, simply enter the discount code AHA17. Visit our website­ to browse our newly published interactive online History New & Recent Titles 2017 Catalog or use the new enhanced subject searching features for a complete listing of all published and forthcoming titles.

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SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE December 2016 NEW BOOKS

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

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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.”

To commemorate Margaret Mead’s birthday this month, and the 91st anniversary of her trip to Samoa, we’re honored to have her daughter Mary Catherine Bateson write a contribution for our blog. 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 her 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.

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Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in November

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SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE NOVEMBER 2016 NEW BOOKS

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


 

CREATING A NEW PUBLIC UNIVERSITY AND REVIVING DEMOCRACY
Action Research in Higher Education
Morten Levin and Davydd J. Greenwood

NEW SERIES: Volume 2, Higher Education in Critical Perspective: Practices and Policies

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Visit Berghahn booth #316 at the African Studies Association Meeting 2016

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We are delighted to inform you that we will be present at 59th Annual Meeting of the ASA in Washington DC, December 1 – 3, 2016. Please stop by our booth #316 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 African Studies titles found on our website. At checkout, simply enter the discount code AfSA16. Browse our newly published online African Studies 2017 Catalog or use the subject searching features on our website­ for a complete listing of all published and forthcoming titles.

The AfSA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of Africanist scholars in the world, with an attendance of about 2,000 scholars and professionals. For more information on the program, events, theme, other exhibitors and location please visit African Studies Association webpage. Continue Reading »