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Monthly Archives July 2018

Celebrate EASA 2018 with Berghahn Journals!

  Berghahn Journals will be present at European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) 2018: Staying, Moving, Settling! To celebrate, we are delighted to offer EASA conference attendees free access to our complete Anthropology collection for the month of August! To access all the journals in the collection, login to our website and use the code EASA2018 (valid through August 31, 2018). View […]

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE July 2018 NEW BOOKS

  We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, History, and Medical Anthropology, along with our New in Paperback titles.

Has Germany’s turn away from nuclear power been a mistake?

By Dolores L. Augustine, author of Taking on Technocracy: Nuclear Power in Germany, 1945 to the Present.   Energy policy has recently gained a good deal of public attention. “Germany, as far as I’m concerned, is captive to Russia because it’s getting so much of its energy from Russia,” President Trump argued at the NATO […]

Nelson Mandela’s Mission

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918. Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. In 1962, he was arrested for conspiring […]

Why monuments still have a future

by Anna Saunders, author of Memorializing the GDR: Monuments and Memory after 1989. Get 50% off this book with code SAU805 valid through July 31st. Recent years have witnessed fierce debates about the existence of controversial monuments around the world – most notably Confederate monuments and memorials, but also numerous structures built in honour of wealthy benefactors with […]

Thinking through Sociality: An Anthropological Interrogation of Key Concepts

This is a guest post written by Vered Amit, who edited the volume Thinking Through Sociality: An Anthropological Interrogation of Key Concepts (now available in paperback!). Read the Introduction online for free.

Are There Sustainable Cities in the Arctic?

by Robert Orttung Robert Orttung is the author of Sustaining Russia’s Arctic Cities: Resource Politics, Migration, and Climate Change, which will be available in paperback in 2018. We’re offering 25% off the paperback with code ORT427 on our website. More than four million people live in the Arctic, but so far few scholars have addressed urban conditions there. In […]

Who is María Lionza?

By Roger Canals, lecturer in the department of social anthropology at the University of Barcelona. The book A Goddess in Motion: Visual Creativity in the Cult of María Lionza finds its origins in my vivid interest in Afro-Latin American religions, art and visual anthropology. I understand the latter in a broad sense, that is, as […]

Anthropological Knowledge Making, the Reflexive Feedback Loop, and Conceptualizations of the Soul

The following is a guest post from Katherine Swancutt, who co-edited Animism beyond the Soul: Ontology, Reflexivity, and the Making of Anthropological Knowledge. This title is now available in hardback and paperback, and we’re offering 25% off this book with code SWA663 until June 30, 2018.

Happy Bastille Day

Celebrated on July, 14, Bastille Day is the French national day and one of the most important bank holidays in France. The day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789, a medieval fortress and prison which was a symbol of tyrannical Bourbon authority and […]