National Senior Citizens Day

August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day! On this day, we are encouraged to honor, recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society across the United States.

To honor the day, Berghahn is happy to present Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations Series.


The series is published under the auspices of the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology (AAGE) and the American Anthropological Association Interest Group on Aging and the Life Course. It engages a cross-cultural framework to explore the role of older adults in changing cultural spaces and how this evolves in our rapidly globalizing planet. For more information please visit series webpage.


Volume 3

Edited by David Prendergast and Chiara Garattini


“This book presents us with an interesting study of how various technologies, including web-based tools and information and communication technologies, are embedded in particular social processes and experiences of aging and the life course. Instead of taking the usual position that ‘technology’ is something that is consumed and thrust upon us . . . this book shows how technologies are themselves a set of relations and processes that are open to change.” · Philip Kao, University of Pittsburgh Continue reading

Simulated Shelves: Browse July 2015 New Books

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Education, Film Studies, History, Media Studies, Refugee & Migration Studies, Socio-Legal Studies, and Sociology, along with a selection of our New in Paperback titles.

We are especially excited to announce the publication of TELEVISION’S MOMENT by Christina von Hodenberg.

“… A very interesting analysis of how sitcoms negotiated the ‘culture wars,’ paying particular attention to discussions of gender, race, and sexuality. Particularly effective here is the ability to set the text—the sitcom—into the larger context of politics, culture, and society in the three national cases the author compares… The book makes an important methodological contribution … it will make a splash with historians … and students of film and media studies.” · Robert Moeller, University of California, Irvine



Sitcom Audiences and the Sixties Cultural Revolution
Christina von Hodenberg

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Simulated Shelves: Browse June 2015 New Books

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Genocide Studies, History, Medical Anthropology, Museum Studies, Social Anthropology, Sociology, and Urban Studies, along with a selection of our New in Paperback titles.


We are especially excited to announce the publication of New Imaginaries, edited and translated by Marian J. Rubchak.

“Instead of pointing out how ‘different’ Ukrainian feminism/gender studies/women’s studies is from ‘Western’ (or other) feminisms, this volume has potential to contribute to our understanding of the exciting and complex ways that feminist thought travels as one of the most important ‘ideascapes’ (à la Appadurai) of our time.” · Sarah D. Phillips, Indiana University


Youthful Reinvention of Ukraine’s Cultural Paradigm
Edited and Translated by Marian J. Rubchak
Foreword Martha Kichorowska Kebalo

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Anthropology Resources for Students and Young Scholars

Image result for London Anthropology DayJuly 2nd, 2015, was London Anthropology Day, held at the British Museum’s Education Clore Centre, where participants got to learn what anthropology is about, the types of careers anthropologists have, and gain hands-on experience of what it is like to study the subject at university.

London Anthropology Day is organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Discover Anthropology Education Outreach Programme in collaboration with the British Museum and participating universities.


In the spirit of engaging young anthropologists, Berghahn is happy to present a selection of Anthropology Resources for Students and Young Scholars:

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Celebrating Canada Day


CANADA Canada Day is the national day of Canada, a holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, which united three colonies into a single country called Canada! As Canada celebrates its 148th birthday, Berghahn is delighted to highlight some of our authors and editors who are Canadian or are based in Canada.


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World Refugee Day

The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event  draws public’s attention to the millions of refugees and Internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution.


“These problems do not disappear just because we do not hear about them. There is so much more happening around the world than what is communicated to us about the top stories we do hear. We all need to look deeper and discover for ourselves…. What is the problem? Where is it? How can we help to solve it?” - ANGELINA JOLIE, Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan and Ecuador


In marking this year’s observance, Berghahn is pleased to feature a selection of books of related interest, and offer a 25% discount on all Refugee and Migration Studies titles. For the next 30 days use discount code WRD15 at checkout.

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Simulated Shelves: Browse May 2015 New Books

We are delighted to present a selection of our newly published May 2015 titles from our core subjects of Anthropology, Environmental Studies, File & Media Studies, History, and Urban Studies, along with a selection of our New in Paperback titles.


We are especially excited to announce the publication of Militant Around the Clock? by Nikolaos Papadogiannis.

“An original, well-researched book that provides a fresh perspective on youth and leisure in contemporary history by looking at Greece in the 1970s.” · Frank Trentmann, Birkbeck College, University of London



Left-Wing Youth Politics, Leisure, and Sexuality in Post-Dictatorship Greece, 1974-1981
Nikolaos Papadogiannis

Volume 13, Protest, Culture & Society

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day is held each year on 5th June. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

To mark this year’s observation, we welcomes you explore a free virtual issue from Berghahn Journals comprised of interdisciplinary articles examining Climate Change:

Berghahn is pleased to showcase new and forthcoming titles in our Environmental Studies range. Each title featured below delivers informed comment on a number of key issues, and we are delighted to offer a 25% discount on all Environmental Studies titles for the next 30 days. At checkout, simply enter the code WED15.



The Ewenki Reindeer Herders of Aoluguya
Edited by Åshild Kolås and Yuanyuan Xie
Foreword by F. Georg Heyne

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Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015

beautiful-ottawa2Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of approximately 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. Now in its 84th year, this flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow. For more information and the program please visit


Berghahn is delighted to inform you that our titles will be present at Congress 2015, May 30 – June 5, 2015 in Ottawa, ON, via our colleagues at University of Ottawa Press. Please look for University of Ottawa Press stand and browse the latest selection of Berghahn Books and pick up some free journal samples. If you are unable to attend we would like to offer a special 20% discount. For the next 30 days please visit our website and use discount code CON15 at check out.



Here is a preview of some of our titles on display in our core subjects of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Film & Media Studies, Environmental Studies, Development Studies, and Politics :

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May 10th is Marcel Mauss’s Birthday

Marcel Mauss, (born May 10, 1872—died Feb. 10, 1950), nephew of Émile Durkheim, French sociologist and anthropologist whose contributions include a highly original comparative study of the relation between forms of exchange and social structure. His views on the theory and method of ethnology are thought to have influenced many eminent social scientists.


In celebration Berghahn is delighted to offer a free chapter from The Nature of Sociology by Marcel Mauss. Visit our Facebook page to download!   



Marcel Mauss
Translated by William Jeffrey
Introduction by Mike Gane

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