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International Migrants Day

On December 18, the international community recognizes the rights of migrants around the world. Each year the UN invites governments, organizations, and individuals to distribute information on the human rights and migrants’ fundamental freedoms.This is the day to express our support and solidarity with all immigrants. For more information please visit

With this in mind, we present below a selection of related titles, and a 25% discount on all of our Refugee and Migration Studies books for the next 30 days. At checkout, simply enter the code IMG17. For a full range of our titles, please visit our website.

Also, please scroll down to view and access a list of Related Articles from Berghahn Journals, until Dec 31!

The Lives of Somali Youth Raised in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
Catherine-Lune Grayson

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Why Remember Margaret Mead?

Photo from Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years with the caption "In Vaitogi: in Samoan dress, with Fa'amotu."

Photo from Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years with the caption “In Vaitogi: in Samoan dress, with Fa’amotu.”


(Originally Published 12/14/2015)

To commemorate Margaret Mead’s birthday this month, we’re honored to share a short piece from her daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson. Bateson is an anthropologist and the author of many books, including Composing a Life. As she notes below, 2015 marks the 91st anniversary of Mead’s trip to Samoa in 1925, when Mead did her fieldwork resulting in the seminal book Coming of Age in Samoa. Working closely with Mary Catherine Bateson and also Professor William O. Beeman, Berghahn Books republished six volumes of Mead’s writing, with new introductions, in the early 2000’s.

We’re pleased to announce new discounted prices on all titles in the Margaret Mead: The Study of Contemporary Western Culture book series, and we’re offering FREE access to this chapter titled Talks with Social Scientists: Margaret Mead on What is a Culture? What is a Civilization? from Studying Contemporary Western Society for a limited time.

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

Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State
Edited by Tatjana Thelen, Larissa Vetters, and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann

NEW SERIES: Volume 4, Studies in Social Analysis


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Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in November


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Visit Berghahn Booth #306 at AAA 2017

2017-anthropology-catalogue_cover-imageWe are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting being held November 29- December 3, 2017, in Washington DC. Please stop by Booth #306 to browse our selection of books at discounted prices and pick up free journal samples.

We are especially excited to invite you to join us on Friday December 1st at 3:30pm in the exhibit hall area for a wine reception to be held at the Berghahn booth to celebrate the launch of our new series titled Studies in Social Analysis under general editor Martin Holbraad, who has also been appointed editor of Social Analysis, the journal. We hope to see you there!

If you are unable to attend the conference, we would like to extend a special discount offer. For the next 30 days, receive a 25% discount on all Anthropology titles. Visit our website and use discount code AAA17 at checkout.

For more information on New and Forthcoming titles, please check out our brand new interactive online Anthropology & Sociology 2018 Catalog.

Below is a preview of some of our newest releases on display:

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Universal Children’s Day


In recognition of Universal Children’s Day, Berghahn Journals is offering FREE access to articles from Girlhood Studies, Boyhood Studies, and Anthropology of the Middle East until November 27!



Adolescent Girls with Disabilities in Humanitarian Settings: “I Am Not ‘Worthless’-I Am a Girl with a Lot to Share and Offer”

Emma Pearce, Kathryn Paik and Omar Robles


Making It Up: Intergenerational Activism and the Ethics of Empowering Girls

Emily Bent


The Ethics of Representing Girls in Digital Policy Spaces

Emily Anderson


Terms of Silence: Weaknesses in Corporate and Law Enforcement Responses to Cyberviolence against Girls

Suzanne Dunn, Julie S. Lalond­­e and Jane Bailey


A Brief History of Childhood in Boir Ahmad, Iran

Erika Friedl


Conflicts in Children’s Everyday Lives: Fresh Perspectives on Protracted Crisis in Lebanon

Erik van Ommering


“I Love You, Guys”: A Study of Inclusive Masculinities among High School Cross-Country Runners

Luis Morales and Edward Caffyn-Parsons


The Biologically Vulnerable Boy: Framing Sex Differences in Childhood Infectious Disease Mortality

Heather T. Battles


Transition, Crisis and Nostalgia: Youth Masculinity and Postfeminism in Contemporary Hollywood, an Analysis of Superbad

Victoria Cann and  Erica Horton


“I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy: The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par

Natasha Anand




We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, History, Medical Anthropology, and Mobil Studies.

How Senses of Failure Invigorate Lived Religion
Edited by Daan Beekers and David Kloos

Volume 3, Studies in Social Analysis

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Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in October


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Africa Week



This week is Africa Week! Africa Week celebrates and showcases Africa’s continuous advancements and achievements with respect to social, economic, political and environmental development. Read more here


In honor of Africa Week, we would like to provide you with a special discount offer. Receive a 50% discount on all African Studies titles found on our website until November 17, 2017. At checkout, simply enter the discount code UNAF17. Browse our newly published online African Studies 2017 Catalog or use the subject searching features on our website­ for a complete listing of all published and forthcoming titles.

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World Food Day


October 16th is World Food Day, a day of action against hunger. This day is an opportunity to come together and put an end to hunger by learning and educating about food, farming and nutrition. Join the global movement to end hunger! For more information on events, themes, or how you can make a different please visit Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.


With this in mind we present a selection of relevant titles, and offer a 25% discount on all our Food and Nutrition books. At checkout, simply enter the code WFD17, valid though November 16th, 2017. Continue Reading »