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Monthly Archives November 2012

Hot Off the Presses: New Journal Releases from Berghahn

New journal releases from Berghahn: Nature and Culture Volume 7, Number 3, Winter 2012 Including articles on the Second Darwinian Revolution, environmentalism in Iran, what is necessary for sustainability in the water sector, and the environmental impacts of militarization. Transfers Volume 2, Number 3, Winter 2012 Featuring a Special Section on Cultural Appropriation containing articles […]

Comics and Contradictions with Laurence Grove, co-editor of European Comic Art

Note: Berghahn recently released the paperback edition of Laurence Grove’s Comics in French and also publishes the journal European Comic Art, which he co-edits. Here he discusses his current work on an exhibit of comics for the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow. __________________________________________ One of the inspiring things about co-editing European Comic Art, apart from […]

Interview with the editors of Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Beauvoirian Perspective

What inspired the project? Ursula Tidd: As far as I was concerned, I was keen to show the immense relevance of Beauvoir’s thought to film studies and hence, to take her work more deeply into the area of film studies. I have noticed that Beauvoir’s work is often implied in discussions in film studies about […]

An Excerpt from Tuff City: Urban Change and Contested Space in Central Naples

Tuff City is an ethnographic history of urban renewal in the historic centre of Naples during the 1990s under the stewardship of the city’s first directly elected mayor, former communist Antonio Bassolino. Through the study of two major piazzas and a squatted centro sociale (social centre), the book explores the pivotal role of public space […]

Hurricane Sandy and the Climate Change Debate

This was the scene just down the street from the Berghahn offices in DUMBO the night of Hurricane Sandy – our office is just outside the frame of this particular photo: (Photo: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Over 3 million gallons of water have been pumped from the basement of our office building since then, and we […]

Hot Off the Presses: New Journal Releases from Berghahn

New journal releases from Berghahn: Asia Pacific World Volume 3, Number 2, Autumn 2012 Including a special feature article on Creating a Poverty-Free World, as well as articles on issues in Japan, Myanmar, Guam, and Indonesia. Critical Survey Volume 24, Number 2, Summer 2012 Focusing on Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon, the essays in this special issue […]