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Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in June


Contention
The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest
Volume 5, Issue 1: Creative Practices/Resistant Acts: Cultural Production and Emerging Democracies in Revolutionary Nations
Berghahn is pleased to announce the re-launch of an exciting journal in 2017, Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest. The first Berghahn issue has just been published!

German Politics and Society
Volume 35, Issue 2: Sounds German? Popular Music in Postwar Germany at the Crossroads of the National and Transnational
Ranging across musical genres, time periods, and geographies, this special issue of German Politics and Society brings together contributions from leading scholars on German popular music in Postwar Germany. These investigations into popular music address the genre’s sociopolitical impact and its effects on national identity, thinking about gender and sexuality, and cultural production and consumption.

Theoria
A Journal of Social and Political Theory
Volume 64, Issue 151
This special issue of Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory is dedicated to research on Rick Turner, a South African philosopher of the post Second World War era. The articles address many of the critical themes about Rick Turner’s life and his role in wanting to foster a non-racial and democratic South Africa.

Journeys
The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing
Volume 18, Issue 1
The newest issue of Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing offers a broad scope of topics in the field of travel and travel writing: Buddhist volunteer tourism in Thailand, travel writing in early twentieth-century Peru, historical and contemporary Holy Land guides and more.

Critical Survey
Volume 29, Issue 1: ‘One Green Field’: Walking, Landscape and Ecocriticism
This special issue of Critical Survey offers several pathways for critical exploration. It is the first time the journal has explored the field of literary criticism known as ‘ecocriticism’ or ‘green cultural studies’, and this will be its first focus on walking literature and related art. In opening up these two routes, our special issue allows a view both on the roles of walking in poetry, literary non-fiction, fiction and the walking arts in the UK and Ireland, and on the possibilities of ecocriticism as a method of addressing these roles.

Sartre Studies International
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Existentialism and Contemporary Culture
Volume 23, Issue 1
Although the articles published in this edition of Sartre Studies International were not assembled as part of a themed issue, there is every justification for suggesting that they could be grouped under the heading ‘Sartre Today’. Each of them demonstrates that Sartre’s thinking remains relevant to many of the key issues facing our contemporary world.

International Journal of Social Quality
Volume 6, Issue 2: Experiencing Dignity while Accessing Public Services in the Global North and South
This issue is dedicated to the outcomes of the research project “Poverty and Shame: Perspectives and Practices Concerning Anti-poverty Measures in a Global Context” and funded by the Research Council of Norway. Erika Gubrium and Sony Pellissery, partners on the project, present a series of articles with emergent findings from five cases of service provision interactions between antipoverty measure providers and recipients, namely in China, India, Norway, Uganda, and the United States.

Focaal
Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology
Volume 2017, Issue 78
Nearly a decade after the global financial crisis of 2008, this thematic section investigates one way in which marginalization and precarization appears: boredom. An increasingly competitive global economy has fundamentally changed the coordinates of work and class in ways that have led to a changing engagement with boredom. Long thought of as an affliction of prosperity, boredom has recently emerged as an ethnographically observed plight of the most economically vulnerable. Drawing on fieldwork from postsocialist Europe and postcolonial Africa, this thematic section explores the intersection of boredom and precarity in order to gain new insight into the workings of advanced capitalism.

The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology
Volume 35, Issue 1: Hope and Insufficiency: Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison
This issue is quite a milestone: we have reached the thirty-fifth volume of the journal. We will come back to that in the next issue and, to celebrate, there will be a free gift. If there is such a thing… For the moment, our current issue is a Special Issue guest edited by Rachel Douglas- Jones and Justin Shaffner: it is devoted to the topic of ‘capacity building’, and we find an anthropological examination of promises in its pages.