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Visit Berghahn Books at the SFAA Annual Meeting 2016

We are delighted to inform you that we will be present at The Society for Applied Anthropology 76th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 29 – April 2, 2016. Please stop by our table to browse the latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal samples. If you are […]

Lovely Day for a Dander

  The following is a guest blog post written by Karen Lane, whose article Canine Connections: Fieldwork with a Dog as Research Assistant appeared in Volume 22, Number 3 of the journal Anthropology in Action.

Helping without Harming and Minding the Balance

Author Emma Kowal explores the “good” that well-meaning White Australians are doing for Indigenous Australians. This path to help is charted in Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia, a recently published book that asks the question: How can one help without harming? Following, Kowal explains the origins and reception of her work […]

Visions of The Other: Swiss & Malagasy See, But Do They Understand?

Where do Switzerland and Madagascar meet, and what do the people of each place think of those in the other? Eva Keller, in her recently published Beyond the Lens of Conservation: Malagasy and Swiss Imaginations of One Another, in seeking to connect these two places winds up highlighting the disconnect between them. Following, the author […]

‘Healing Roots’: Author Traces Life of Wild Plant from Farm to Pharm

The healing powers of a plant in sub-Saharan Africa, long used for indigenous medicine, are now being harnessed as a pharmaceutical to be more widely produced and sold. Author Julie Laplante follows this path of production of Artemesia Afra from a wild-growing bush to a processed, controlled substance in her soon-to-be-published monograph, Healing Roots: Anthropology […]

Awards, Authors, Anthropology: AAA 2014 Conference Recap

This year’s American Anthropological Association conference in Washington, D.C. was quite a success for Berghahn Books.   The conference started Wednesday, December 3, with an awards ceremony, at which our publisher Marion Berghahn earned the AAA Executive Director’s Award.  

Dilemma after Dark: Balancing Sleep and Breastfeeding

In her newly published book, author Cecília Tomori explores a major challenge for new parents, the nighttime balance of sleep and breastfeeding. Nighttime Breastfeeding: An American Cultural Dilemma, published in October, is the result of her long-term ethnographic study alongside new parents and how they cope with the pressures of parenthood. Following, the author gives insight […]

How the Whole Can Be Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

The below is a special guest post written by Benedicte Carlsen, contributor to Anthropology in Action, Volume 21 (Issue 2), and co-author of ‘Qualitative Research Synthesis: How the Whole Can Be Greater than the Sum of Its Parts.’

Reframing Shock to Provide Space for New Solutions and Practices to Emerge

This post was submitted by Mark Powell, who–along with Stephanie Glendinning, Vanesa Castán Broto, Emma Dewberry, and Claire Walsh–contributed the article Shaped by Shock: Staff on the Emergency Department ‘Shop Floor’ to the most recent issue of Anthropology in Action. In this post, Powell discusses some of the challenges and rewards of researching this topic.       

Cultivating Communication between Cultures

Later this month, Sonya Pritzker’s monograph Living Translation: Language and the Search for Resonance in U.S. Chinese Medicine will be published. Within this volume, Pritzker explains that translation is not a static exercise, but is instead a variable and experiential undertaking. Following, the author shares how she became enamored of Chinese culture and discovered the […]