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Monthly Archives September 2012

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” John Steinbeck

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Hot off the Presses – New Book Releases

Newly released paperbacks from Berghahn: Women and Men in Love:European Identities in the Twentieth Century, Luisa Passerini Nature of the Miracle Years:Conservation in West Germany, 1945-1975, Sandra Chaney Destination London:German-Speaking Emigrés and British Cinema, 1925-1950, edited by Tim Bergfelder and Christian Cargnelli

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

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An Excerpt from A Lover’s Quarrel with the Past: Romance, Representation, Reading

Note: Berghahn recently published Ranjan Ghosh’s A Lover’s Quarrel with the Past: Romance, Representation, Reading, an exploration of the relationship between history and theory. Here the author talks about the origins for the section on dust that appears in the book. __________________________________ Dust I suffer from a dust allergy. If I’m really careful, it wouldn’t affect my […]

Hot Off the Presses – New Book Releases

Newly released titles from Berghahn’s anthropology and sociology lists: Post-Cosmopolitan Cities: Explorations of Urban Coexistence, edited by Caroline Humphrey and Vera Skvirskaja Problems of Conception: Issues of Law, Biotechnology, Individuals and Kinship, Marit Melhuus Patients and Agents: Mental Illness, Modernity and Islam in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Alyson Callan Islam and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Sunni and Shia Perspectives, edited by Marcia C. Inhorn and […]

Hot Off the Presses: New Journal Releases from Berghahn

New journal releases from Berghahn: Anthropology in Action Volume 19, Number 2, Summer 2012 Articles on the post-industrial urban neighbourhoods of the U.S.A., the U.K. and Europe, the visual-anthropological method of participatory video in Northeastern Brazil, and improving obstetric care in Burkina Faso. Also including an open letter to World Bank President Kim. Contributions to […]

“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison

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Hot Off the Presses- New Book Releases

Newly released titles from Berghahn’s history list: Hitler’s Plans for Global Domination: Nazi Architecture and Ultimate War Aims, Jochen Thies, with a Foreword by Volker R. Berghahn The Holocaust and Historical Methodology, edited by Dan Stone Changing Perceptions of the Public Sphere, edited by Christian J. Emden and David Midgley Reassessing the Nuremberg Military Tribunals: […]

An Excerpt from Patients and Agents: Mental Illness, Modernity and Islam in Sylhet, Bangladesh

Note: Berghahn has just published Alyson Callan’s Patients and Agents: Mental Illness, Modernity and Islam in Sylhet, Bangladesh, an ethnographic study that explores how changes in the global economy have led to an increase in daughters marrying outside of their local kinship network, which in turn has increased their vulnerability to mental illness. An excerpt […]

“What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce.” Mark Twain

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