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Monthly Archives March 2013

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Anton Chekhov

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Hot Off the Presses – New Book Releases

Newly released titles from Berghahn’s film studies, cultural studies, and anthropology lists: Places of Pain: Forced Displacement, Popular Memory and Trans-local Identities in Bosnian War-torn Communities, Hariz Halilovich The Colours of the Empire: Racialized Representations During Portuguese Colonialism, Patrícia Ferraz de Matos The German Student Movement and the Literary Imagination: Transnational Memories of Protest and Dissent, […]

World Water Day Special Virtual Issue

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2013, in reflection of the International Year of Water Cooperation, World Water Day is also […]

Hot Off the Presses – New Paperback Releases

Newly released paperbacks from Berghahn: The Ju/’Hoan San of Nyae Nyae and Namibian Independence: Development, Democracy, and Indigenous Voices in Southern Africa, Megan Biesele and Robert K. Hitchcock Jerzy Skolimowski: The Cinema of a Nonconformist, Ewa Mazierska Avant-Garde to New Wave Czechoslovak Cinema, Surrealism and the Sixties, Jonathan L. Owen Anthropologies of Education: A Global Guide to […]

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” Thomas Mann

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Hot Off the Presses: New Journal Releases from Berghahn

  Nature and Culture Volume 8, Issue 1, Spring 2013 Special Symposium on Nature, Science, and Politics, or: Policy Assessment to Promote Sustainable Development, focusing on better understanding science-policy interaction and conducting policy assessments that are supportive of sustainable development. Anthropology of the Middle East Volume 7, Issue 2, Winter 2012 This issue includes articles […]

The Anthropology of AIDS in Tanzania: An Discussion with Hansjörg Dilger

Hansjörg Dilger is the editor, along with Ute Luig, of Morality, Hope and Grief: Anthropologies of AIDS in Africa, which was published by Berghahn Books in paperback in December 2012.    __________________________   What drew you to the study of AIDS in Africa?   HD: I started my research on AIDS in Tanzania as a master student. […]

Edward Berenson and Eva Giloi on 19th Century Celebrity

In the collection Constructing Charisma, editors Edward Berenson and Eva Giloi have brought together a series of essays exploring the growth of the idea of celebrity in 19th century Europe. In this lengthy interview, the editors discuss the roots of their ideas, and how the study of the 19th century is still significant for understanding celebrity […]

A Conversation on Nature and Culture’s Latest Special Issue

The latest issue of Nature and Culture is a Special Symposium on “Nature, Science, and Politics, or: Policy Assessment to Promote Sustainable Development?” This post is a conversation between the issue’s Guest Editors, Sabine Weiland, Vivien Weiss, and John Turnpenny, on why this topic was selected. The issue is currently available via Ingenta on the […]

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” Albert Camus

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