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Monthly Archives July 2012

Interview with the Editors- Alex Latta and Hannah Wittman, editors of Environment and Citizenship in Latin America

Alex Latta and Hannah Wittman are the editors of Environment and Citizenship in Latin America: Natures, Subjects and Struggles, recently published by Berghahn. The work aims to advance debates on environmental citizenship, while simultaneously and systematically addressing broader theoretical and methodological questions related to the particularities of studying environment and citizenship in Latin America. Here, […]

“Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.” Oscar Wilde, The True Function and Value of Criticism

Quotation of the Week

Get to Know Berghahn- Lauren Weiss

Get to Know Berghahn is a recurring interview feature that introduces the hardworking people behind the scenes at Berghahn. This week’s subject is Editorial Assistant Lauren Weiss. How long have you been at Berghahn? What did you do before that? I’ve been at Berghahn for a little over a year now! Before that, I was […]

From Idea to Book- The Cult and Science of Public Health

From Idea to Book is an occasional series in which Berghahn authors discuss the origins of their work. Here, Kevin Dew describes how a discussion with a student about Durkheim planted the seed that would eventually become The Cult and Science of Public Health: A Sociological Investigation, which was published by Berghahn this spring. The […]

Is There Such Thing as “Low-Brow?” Taking Pop Culture Seriously

by Martha Hoffman, Journals Editorial and Production Manager   Maybe it’s my age, but sometimes I feel like two different people inhabit my mind: there’s the person that was obsessed with sociology in college, reading Critical Race Theory for fun and over-scheduling classes I didn’t need because I was genuinely excited at the thought of […]

“Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain forever a child.” Cicero

Quotation of the Week

Hot Off the Presses- New Journal Releases from Berghahn

New journal releases from Berghahn: Anthropology of Middle East, Volume 7, Number 1, Spring 2012 This issue focuses on the ethnography of contemporary Afghanistan, with articles village life, war, reconstruction, and more. Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, Volume 13, Issue 1, Summer 2012 Articles on an English pilgrimage site, Peter Carey’s […]

Exhibitor Tables at Academic Conferences in Theory and Practice

Although we’ve been in the midst of several heat waves here in New York City (if I hear the weatherman use the word “sweltering” one more time, I might cry!), I’m already starting to think about fall. In between dreaming of cozy sweaters and pumpkin pie, I’m hard at work coordinating our attendance at half […]

Hot Off the Presses- New Book Releases

New in print from Berghahn: After The History of Sexuality: German Genealogies with and beyond Foucault, edited by Scott Spector, Helmut Puff, and Dagmar Herzog Cinema of Choice: Optional Thinking and Narrative Movies, by Nitzan Ben Shaul Hitler’s Volksgemeinschaft and the Dynamics of Racial Exclusion: Violence against Jews in Provincial Germany, 1919-1939, by Michael Wildt, […]

Get to Know Berghahn: Brian Campbell

Get to Know Berghahn is a recurring interview feature that introduces the hardworking people behind the scenes at Berghahn. This week’s subject is Social Media Manager Brian Campbell. 1. How long have you been at Berghahn? What did you do before that? I’ve been at Berghahn for about a year and a quarter. Before I […]