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Why monuments still have a future

by Anna Saunders, author of Memorializing the GDR: Monuments and Memory after 1989 Recent years have witnessed fierce debates about the existence of controversial monuments around the world – most notably Confederate monuments and memorials, but also numerous structures built in honour of wealthy benefactors with murky pasts. The outcomes of such debacles have been varied. In […]

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE June 2018 NEW BOOKS

  We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Archaeology, Anthropology, Film Studies, History, and Political Economy, along with our New in Paperback titles.       Archaeology   ARCHAEOGAMING An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games Andrew Reinhard   This book serves as a general introduction to […]

World Refugee Day 2018

The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event draws public’s attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. For more information please visit www.un.org. In marking this year’s observance, we’re pleased […]

Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in May

     Now Open Access! Anthropology in Action Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice Volume 25, Issue 1  We are delighted to announce that, as of 2018, Anthropology in Action will be published as an open access journal per the Knowledge Unlatched Select initiative! Read more in our related blog post. The first new Open Access issue has […]

Visit Berghahn Books at SCSMI 2018!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be present at The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) annual conference at Montana State University, in Bozeman, Montana, June 13-16, 2018. Please stop by our table to browse the latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal […]

Anthropological Issues and US President Obama

The following is an excerpt from the article “The President’s Mother, the Anthropologist and the Anthropologist’s Son: Anthropological Issues and US President Obama” by David Lampert published in the latest issue of our journal, Anthropology in Action: Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice. As of 2018, this journal is Open Access per the Knowledge Unlatched Select […]

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The Daily Routines of Great Writers

The Daily Routines of Great WritersGet a sampling of some great writers’ works with The Underground Reader: Sources in the Trans-Atlantic Counterculture.  ... Continue reading on Tumblr

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New Featured Article!: “Shared Meals and Food Fights: Geographical Indications, Rural Development, and the Environment”

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month’s article—”Shared Meals and Food Fights: Geographical Indications, Rural Development, and the Environment”—comes from Volume 2 (2011). In their article, Fabio Parasecoli and Aya ... Continue reading →

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Maddalena Gretel Cammelli and Jonathan Friedman: PC Worlds: Political Correctness and Rising Elites at the End of Hegemony

Maddalena Gretel Cammelli interviews Jonathan Friedman on his new book, PC Worlds. A version of this interview has also been published in Italian on Il Lavoro Culturale. MGC: In your text, you describe “a moral regime” called Political Correctness (PC) that would be ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Worlds

“Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” is now at San Francisco’s de Young Museum

The 1,000-year-old former Mesoamerican city, Teotihuacan, is on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and, after Feb. 11, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The de Young Museum provides an interactive digital story about the major exhibition, “Teotihuacan: City of Water, ... Continue reading →

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