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Monthly Archives September 2015

Berghahn Books at the GSA 2015 Conference!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the annual German Studies Association conference in Washington D.C., on October 1-4, 2015. Please stop by our stand to browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal samples. If you are unable to attend, we would like […]

“Bureaucrats are the evil sisters of ethnographers”: Discussing a new anthropology of bureaucracy

David Graeber, Laura Bear and Nayanika Mathur were recently in conversation at the London School of Economics (LSE) on the anthropology of bureaucracy. They reflected on the connections between their recent publications that propose a new anthropology of bureaucracy (Bear, Navigating Austerity: Currents of debt Along a South Asian River, Stanford 2015; Graeber, The Utopia […]

Final Sale in Berlin: What Happened to Berlin’s Jewish Businesses?

  The following is a guest blog post written by Christoph Kreutzmüller, author of Final Sale in Berlin: The Destruction of Jewish Commercial Activity, 1930-1945, which is newly published this year. The following is a guest blog post written by Paolo Gaibazzi, Social Anthropologist and Research Fellow at the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies (ZMO). […]

Freedom to move, freedom to stay: the EU migration crisis through the lens of migrant West Africa

The following is a guest blog post written by Paolo Gaibazzi, Social Anthropologist and Research Fellow at the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies (ZMO). Gaibazzi is also the author of Bush Bound: Young Men and Rural Permanence in Migrant West Africa. Below, Gaibazzi discusses how ‘staying put’ may shed light on current West African migrations. […]

Simulated Shelves: Browse August 2015 New Books

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Film Studies, Genocide Studies, History, and Politics.   We are especially excited to announce the publication of Final Sale in Berlin, by Christoph Kreutzmüller. “Christoph Kreutzmüller’s book is vigorously researched, elegantly structured and well-written, and succeeds in providing new information […]

Hot Off the Presses – New Journal Issues Published in August

NEW IN 2015: Boyhood Studies Volume 8, Issue 1 The journal continues Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies, seven volumes of which were published between 2007 and 2013 by The Men’s Studies Press. As originally envisioned in Thymos, we hope that Boyhood Studies will be of help in making sense of all the awards, nominations, views, […]

International Day of Democracy 2015

  In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness. Read more about this special day […]

Medical Anthropology & Global Health

We’re delighted to inform you that we’ll be present at MAGic2015, the EASA Medical Anthropology Network Conference at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK from the 9th-11th September 2015. Please stop by our table to browse the latest selection of books at discounted prices and pick up some free journal samples.

Celebrating the New School Year

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela As the summer ends and the weather turns, the new school year begins. Although the first day varies in different parts of the world, generaly school begins in late August or early September in the northern hemisphere. Berghahn is happy to welcome […]