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Marcel Mauss: Between Sociology and Anthropology

Marcel Mauss, (born May 10, 1872—died Feb. 10, 1950), nephew of Émile Durkheim, French sociologist and anthropologist whose contributions include a highly original comparative study of the relation between forms of exchange and social structure. His views on the theory and method of ethnology are thought to have influenced many eminent social scientists. Learn more about […]

Visit Berghahn Books at the CASCA/IUAES2017

  We are excited to inform you that we will be present at CASCA/IUAES2017 Conference in Ottawa, Canada, May 2-7 2017. 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 would like to provide […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Girlhood Studies

  We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Girlhood Studies has just been published. With this issue, Girlhood Studies begins its tenth year. To celebrate this anniversary, we’re offering a 20% discount on all subscriptions to the journal.

Durkheim, the ‘founding father’ of sociology

  “…Solidarity is, literally something which the society possesses.” – 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 […]

World Autism Awareness Day

  The ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2017. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. The theme this year is “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination.” Follow people’s experiences with Autism Awareness on social media with the hashtag #LIUB. In recognition of this year’s observance, we’re […]

World Anthropology Day

On February 16th, the American Anthropological Association celebrates World Anthropology Day, which has been set to recognize the field of anthropology and the work of anthropologists within it. World Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them.  For more information on Anthropology day, visit the AAA […]

60% off Gender Studies Titles

  As we enter a New Year full of political and economic uncertainty, opportunities in education, and the integrity of evidence-based opinion and decision-making are under attack globally from a populist but neo-liberal philosophy seeking to advance, with depressing success to date, the cause of individualism over the social fabric. While there will continue to […]

Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in November

Five Myths about Anorexia

By Richard O’Connor, author of From Virtue to Vice   Richard O’Connor, professor of anthropology at the University of the South, is the author of From Virtue to Vice: Negotiating Anorexia. His book, written with Penny van Esterik, is Volume 4 in our Food, Nutrition and Culture Series that takes an anthropological perspective to human nutrition […]

Why do so many American Parents Struggle with Nighttime Breastfeeding and Sleep?

by Cecília Tomori   Nighttime Breastfeeding addresses the central question: why do so many American parents struggle with nighttime breastfeeding and sleep? I set out to answer this question, which emerged from my preliminary fieldwork, using the classic anthropological technique of participant observation. I spent many months immersed in fieldwork, and then many more surrounded by […]