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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 […]

Visit Berghahn Books at LASA Conference

  We are delighted to inform you that we will be present at the Latin American Studies Association Conference in Barcelona, Spain, May 23-26, 2018. Please stop by our table to browse the latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal samples.   If you are unable to attend, we […]

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 […]

International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

To mark International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda on 7 April, we’re offering FREE access to these relevant journal articles from Conflict and Society, Focaal, Journeys, and Social Analysis until April 14.  From the UN website: On 26 January 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted draft resolution A/72/L.31, designating 7 […]

Visit Berghahn stand at the Society for Cinema & Media Studies conference!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the  SCMS Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada on March 14th-18th, 2018. Please stop by our stand to meet the editor, browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices and pick up free journal samples. If you are unable to attend, we would like […]

Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated all across Europe on March 8, corresponding with Women’s History Month in the United States. In the US March is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. All around the world, International Women’s day and National Women’s History Month present an opportunity to […]

Why Remember Margaret Mead?

  (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 […]

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

  Monday, October 9 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! United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The purpose of this day is not only to raise awareness of the role of tourism within the international community but to bolster environmental protection and support diverse cultural heritage. With this in mind […]