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IMPORTANT: Print Books Distribution Announcement

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As we look forward to a productive 2017, Berghahn Books Inc. is undertaking significant changes to its print books distribution management.

We are delighted to announce that as of March 1st 2017, responsibility for print distribution for the Americas, Australasia, China, Taiwan, and Japan will be taken over by the Academic Services Division of the Ingram Content Group, Inc.   


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World Anthropology Day

On February 16th, the American Anthropological Association celebrates World Anthropology Day, which has been set to recognize the field of anthropology and the work of anthropologists within it.

World Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them.  For more information on Anthropology day, visit the AAA website.

In support of these efforts and to mark this special day, we are delighted to showcase titles from across all strands of the subject and offer a time-limited discount of 25% off all anthropology print titles ordered via our website by 24th February. Simply enter the code WAD17 at checkout.     Continue Reading »

Honoring Polish Filmmaker Andrzej Wajda


Andrzej Wajda

Andrzej Wajda, Polish film and theatre director, passed away on October 9, 2016.

Recipient of an Honorary Oscar and the Palme d’Or, he was a prominent member of the “Polish Film School“. He was known especially for his trilogy of war films consisting of A Generation (1954), Kanał (1956) and Ashes and Diamonds (1958).

Four of his films have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film: The Promised Land (1975), The Maids of Wilko (1979), Man of Iron (1981) and Katyń (2007).

Honor this Polish filmmaker’s monumental lifework with the New York premiere of Wajda’s final film, Afterimage, and a selection of newly-restored versions of the master’s previous films in celebration of his monumental lifework February 9–16 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Tickets now on sale: For more information, visit

To celebrate Wajda and his contributions to Polish Cinema, we’ve highlighted relevant titles below.
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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

To mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on the 27th of January, the United Nations has recognized this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the people murdered by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. For more information on developing educational programs to instill the memory of the tragedy in future generations to prevent genocide from occurring again please visit The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme webpage.

In recognition of this year’s anniversary, Berghahn would like to showcase a range of Holocaust related titles, including our War and Genocide Series, which reflects a growing interest in the study of war and genocide within the framework of social and cultural history. We are pleased to offer a 25% discount on any of our Print Genocide Studies titles for the next 30 days . At checkout, simply enter the code IHR17.

New and recently-published titles can be found in our latest History Catalogue.

New in Paperback 

Interpreting the Scrolls of Auschwitz
Nicholas Chare and Dominic Williams

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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.




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



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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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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