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Monthly Archives November 2015

UN Climate Change Conference in Paris

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11. It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 […]

Lovely Day for a Dander

  The following is a guest blog post written by Karen Lane, whose article Canine Connections: Fieldwork with a Dog as Research Assistant appeared in Volume 22, Number 3 of the journal Anthropology in Action.

Margaret Chan: Understanding the Chinese Warrior-Defender of Boundaries

This post is the transcript of an electronic interview between D. S. Farrer and Margaret Chan. Farrer is the special issue editor for Social Analysis Volume 58, Issue 1, and Chan is the author of the article “Tangki War Magic The Virtuality of Spirit Warfare and the Actuality of Peace,” appearing in that issue. Below, Chan answers a series of […]

A Philosopher Discusses Design Rhetoric

Below is an electronic interview between the Berghahn blog editor and Annina Schneller, contributor to the latest issue of the journal Nature and Culture. Annina Schneller is a contributor to the article titled “Design Rhetoric: Studying the Effects of Designed Objects” which appears in Volume 10, Number 3.     Annina Schneller, how come a […]

How does violence relate to belief?

This post is the transcript of an electronic interview between D. S. Farrer and Iain Sinclair. Farrer is the special issue editor for Social Analysis Volume 58, Issue 1, and Sinclair is the author of the article War Magic and Just War in Indian Tantric Buddhism appearing in that issue. Below, Sinclair answers a series of questions related […]

Berghahn Books at ASEEES 2015 Conference!

We are delighted to inform you that November 19-22, 2015 we will be attending the 47th Annual ASEEES Convention held in Philadelphia, PA. 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 […]

Jean-Marc De Grave: Studying a Secret Initiation Ritual

This post is the transcript of an electronic interview between D. S. Farrer and Jean-Marc De Grave. Farrer is the special issue editor for Social Analysis Volume 58, Issue 1, and De Grave is the author of the article Javanese Kanuragan Ritual initiation: A Means to Socialize by Acquiring Invulnerability, Authority, and Spiritual Improvement appearing in that […]

Berghahn Books at AAA 2015

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the 114th annual meeting of American Anthropological Association being held November 18-22, 2015, in Denver CO. Please stop by Booths 215 & 217 to browse our selection of books and pick up free journals samples.   If you are unable to attend the conference, […]

Simulated Shelves: Browse October 2015 New Books!

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Theory & Methodology in Anthropology, Film Studies, History, Museum Studies, Political Economy, Social Anthropology and Sociology, along with a selection of our New in Paperback titles. _________________________________________________________________________   WHAT WE NOW KNOW ABOUT RACE AND ETHNICITY […]

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was both the physical division between West Berlin and East Germany from 1961 to 1989 and the symbolic boundary between democracy and Communism during the Cold War. The Berlin Wall was erected in the dead of night and for 28 years kept East Germans from fleeing to the West. The fall of the […]