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Celebrating International Museum Day

On May 18th the worldwide community of museums celebrates International Museum Day. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the enrichment of cultures, development of society, and cooperation and peace among people. For more information on the theme and calendar of events for this year’s observance, visit the International Council of Museums […]

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE April 2019 NEW BOOKS & JOURNALS

  We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, and Medical Anthropology and Sociology, along with new Berghahn Journal issues published in April.    

William Shakespeare

Widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist, William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor. Shakespeare’s plays being translated in over 50 languages and performed across the globe for audiences of all ages. Shakespeare was also an actor and the creator of the Globe […]

Born on April 15: Durkheim, the ‘founding father’ of sociology

“Social man…is the masterpiece of existence.” ― Émile Durkheim (April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917) David Émile Durkheim was a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher. Along with Karl Marx and Max Weber, he formally established the academic discipline and and is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science and father of […]

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE January 2019 NEW BOOKS

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

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

  Monday, October 8th is Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the United States. As a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates Indigenous peoples across various localities in the United States.   With the hopes of promoting understanding of Indigenous communities around the world, we present a selection of titles below which highlight […]

Happy World Tourism Day

  September 27th is World Tourism Day and this year’s theme is Tourism and the Digital Transformation. The purpose of WTD is to raise awareness of the role of tourism within the international community and a unique opportunity to explore potential contribution of digital technologies to sustainable tourism development. For more information please visit wtd.unwto.org.   […]

Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated each year on August 26th to commemorate the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Today the observance of Women’s Equality Day has grown to mean much more than just sharing the right to the vote, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Numerous […]

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 […]

Celebrating International Museum Day

The worldwide community of museums celebrates International Museum Day on and around 18 May each year. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the enrichment of cultures, development of society, and cooperation and peace among people. For more information on the theme and calendar of events for this year’s observance, visit […]