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Monthly Archives April 2018

Changes in the Uses and Meanings of Money

By Smoki Musaraj and Ivan Small   How we think about and what we think of as money is constantly changing. And in many cases, those changes are driven in locales that are not necessarily centers of global capital. Consider for the instance of the relatively recent introduction of “mobile money”. In 2007, the Kenyan […]

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

April 24 marks the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.  Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is held annually to recognize and mourn more than 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide, the most tragic element of Armenian history. For a limited time, take advantage of a special 25% discount off all of our War and Genocide Series titles […]

International Day for Monuments and Sites

  Celebrated yearly on April 18th, the International Day for Monuments and Sites  encourages local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives and to promote awareness of its diversity and vulnerability and the efforts required to protect and conserve it. Sharing stories through heritage sites is […]

Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in March

      

Born on April 15: Durkheim, the ‘founding father’ of sociology

    “Social man…is the masterpiece of existence.” ― Émile Durkheim (April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917) David Émile Durkheim was a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher. Along with Karl Marx and Max Weber, he formally established the academic discipline and and is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science and […]

David Émile Durkheim, Father of Mind

Commonly credited as the father of modern sociology, David Émile Durkheim (born on April 15, 1858) drew on the philosophies of Karl Marx and Auguste Compte to create his own. In turn, his philosophy inspired Marcel Mauss, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Michel Foucault, among many others, including Alexander Tristan Riley, W.S.F. Pickering, and William Watts Miller, whose […]

World Health Day

World Health Day is annually held on April 7, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), to mark WHO’s founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. For more information and this year’s theme please visit WHO webpage. In recognition […]

International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

To mark International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda on 7 April, we’re offering FREE access to these relevant journal articles from Conflict and Society, Focaal, Journeys, and Social Analysis until April 14.  From the UN website: On 26 January 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted draft resolution A/72/L.31, designating 7 […]

Visit Berghahn Books at the SfAA Annual Meeting 2018!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be present at The Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 3-7, 2018. Please stop by our table to browse the latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal samples. If you are unable to attend, we would […]