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Monthly Archives January 2013

A Conversation with the Editors of “Civilizing Nature” on the National Park

Patrick Kupper, Bernhard Gissibl, and Sabine Höhler are the editors of Civilizing Nature, published in November 2012 by Berghahn Books.  Civilizing Nature examines the phenomenon of the national park from a historical and transnational perspective.     Why did you choose a global history approach to studying national parks?   Patrick: National parks have arguably been the […]

In Their Own Words: Matt Tomlinson and Debra McDougall on Christian Politics in Oceania

Matt Tomlinson and Debra McDougall are the editors of Christian Politics in Oceania, published in November 2012 by Berghahn Books. __________________________________________________ As anthropologists who have worked in the Pacific Islands since the 1990s, we both felt that most political analyses of the region have been flawed for one simple reason: they overlook the enormous but complex political […]

The History of Sibirica from Associate Editor Alexander D. King

Alexander D. King served as Managing Editor of Sibirica for six years, and recently stepped into the role of Associate Editor in order to focus on his field research, which is being conducted in Kamchatka over the next ten months. In this post, he discusses the 30-year history of the journal as it moved from […]

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway

Quotation of the week

Jonathan Magonet of European Judaism on the Past and Future of the Journal

For over 40 years, European Judaism has provided a voice for the postwar Jewish world in Europe. It has reflected the different realities of each country and helped to rebuild Jewish consciousness after the Holocaust. Jonathan Magonet took over as Editor in 2004. In this post, he details the foundation and evolution of the journal […]

António Medeiros on the Border Between Spain and Portugal

Berghahn has just released Two Sides of One River: Nationalism and Ethnography in Galicia and Portugal, an English translation by Martin Earl of the original Portuguese volume by António Medeiros. This book explores the historical intersections between nationalism and the emergence of ethnographic traditions in Portugal and Galicia, and plays this history against the author’s […]

Hot Off the Presses: New Journal Releases from Berghahn

New journal releases from Berghahn: Environment and Society: Advances in Research Volume 3, Number 1, 2012 The six papers in this issue attempt to clearly describe the contemporary relationship between capitalism and the environment by reviewing five distinct and important literatures in the social sciences.   Anthropological Journal of European Cultures Volume 21, Number 2, […]

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” Ray Bradbury

Quotation of the week

AJEC @ 21: Editor Ullrich Kockel Reflects on 21 Years of Scholarship

In the latest issue of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, Ullrich Kockel opens the discussion on the 21 years of AJEC‘s history with his own reflections:   “As I settle down to put together this issue, it occurs to me that the development of AJEC in its various phases displays an uncanny correspondence with […]