Berghahn turns 25! 25% off All Books!
This year Berghahn Books turns 25! To mark this important milestone, we are offering 25% off all books. For print titles, please add the coupon code BB25. For eBooks, the discount is automatic.
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Latest Blog Articles
We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Archaeology, Film, and History along with our new-in-paperback titles and new Berghahn journal issues released in October. Anthropology DISASTER UPON DISASTERExploring the Gap Between Knowledge, Policy and PracticeEdited by Susanna M. Hoffman and Roberto E. BarriosVol. 2, Catastrophes in Context […]
See you at AAA!
We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the American Anthropological Association‘s annual meeting on November 20–24, 2019. Please stop by booth #308 to browse our selection of books and pick up free journal samples. See a sneak peak of our AAA offerings here. Please join us on Thursday, November 21st at 3:30 PM for a wine reception at the Berghahn […]
The Armenian Genocide
10/31/19 Yesterday the US House of Representatives voted to recognize the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One as a genocide. Learn more about the Armenian Genocide by browsing the titles below. Visit our Genocide Studies page for more titles and sign up to receive subject-specific updates here. THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDEEvidence […]
TRANSFORMING STUDY ABROAD
Neriko Musha Doerr’s recent monograph Transforming Study Abroad gives a thought-provoking and insightful look into the practice of study abroad, and discusses how employing theoretical frameworks that elucidate global power structures can deepen experiences and give new meaning to buzzwords like “global citizen” and “cultural competence.” What is your personal experience with study abroad? Do you think these experiences influenced your […]
Claudia Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of Girlhood Studies, awarded Prix du Québec
Berghahn Books editor Claudia Mitchell has been awarded the Prix du Québec’s Leon-Gerin Prize, the highest honor for Québec researchers. To be considered, recipients must provide a high-quality scope of scientific production, have an international reach, and must have contributed to research training in their field or community development. Mitchell’s distinguished career certainly exceeds these […]
Leyla and Eman
Connecting German-Turkish and Syrian-Turkish Stories By SUSAN BETH ROTTMANN, Özyeğin University As my new book on German-Turkish return migrants, In Pursuit of Belonging (2019), is hitting shelves, I am researching Syrian migration to Turkey and Europe as part of an EU Horizon 2020 grant. The grant, called RESPOND-Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and […]
Open Access Week is Here!
Berghahn Open Anthro Happy International Open Access week! This year’s theme is: “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.” In recognition, Berghahn is excited to introduce Berghahn Open Anthro, a subscribe-to-open pilot launched in partnership with Libraria and Knowledge Unlatched to convert 13 core anthropology journals to open access in 2020! This model was developed […]
New Featured Article!: Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation
The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—”Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation”—comes from Volume 5 (2014). In his article, Steffen Dalsgaard reviews the different understandings of value implicated in ... Continue reading →
William Suárez-Gómez and Ismael García-Colón: Puerto Rico: Resistance in the world’s oldest colony
In July 2019, Puerto Rico was in turmoil. An organic movement asking for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló emerged throughout this US colonial territory. After 12 days of mass protests, the governor resigned on 24 July. The international media portrayed his resignation as a successful ... Continue reading →
Blog: Museum Companion
Brazil’s 200-year-old Museu Nacional destroyed by fire
One of the largest natural history museums in the Americas was engulfed in flame on Sunday, 2 September 2018. A majority of Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old Museu Nacional's archive is believed to have been destroyed. The museum's collections included items brought to Brazil by Dom Pedro I, ... Continue reading →
Blog: AJEC Blog
Świebodzin’s statue of Jesus: sacred space or tourist destination?
Blog post by Robert Parkin I have been visiting western Poland for the past quarter of a century and more, partly for personal reasons, partly to do research especially on politics and identity in what until WWII had been a German region. My base while there has been Świebodzin, a ... Continue reading →
Berghahn turns 25! Read about our journey so far
Building Bridges and Scaling Spires — A Brief History of Berghahn Books
Introducing the new Berghahn eBooks Library
We are pleased to announce an expanding list of eBooks available for download directly via our site. Right now we have over 750 titles online. You can use the new eBooks browse filter to view eBooks by subject - for example:Anthropology eBooks Film Studies eBooks History eBooks Urban Studies eBooks
All eBooks purchased through our site can be downloaded to your preferred eBook reader and are also stored in your personalized login area at my.berghahnbooks.com for easy access.
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New in Paperback
Nearly the New World
The British West Indies and the Flight from Nazism, 1933–1945
“Nearly the New World is a richly researched book that addresses a key gap in the historiography of World War II—the forced migration of Jewish refugees to the British West Indies. It is a timely work that will make an invaluable contribution to the scholarly literature on Jewish refugees from the Nazis, Jews in colonial spaces, and the Jewish Caribbean in particular.” • Sarah Phillips Casteel, Carleton University
New in Paperback
Playing with the Past
Exploring Values in Heritage Practice
“As a facilitator working in the heritage sector, this book felt as though it was written for me. Once published it will quickly become my manual and should quickly become a core text for anyone working with heritage, in whatever capacity, at whatever level. This book is a tour de force, taking the reader on a journey into the theory and practice of valuing heritage; it represents for the facilitator a box of delights or a pic ‘n’ mix of games for the heritage manager, designator, funder, fundraiser, educator, regulator, policy-maker to use in their everyday work.” • Jo Robertson, Built Environment Forum Scotland
New in Paperback
Disaster Upon Disaster
Exploring the Gap Between Knowledge, Policy and Practice
Edited by Susanna M. Hoffman and Roberto E. Barrios
“The contributors, individually and collectively, do not merely point to or describe the gaps between knowledge, policy, and practice—they build sturdy bridges across them… I highly recommend this book”. • A.J. Faas, San Jose State University
Origins of a European Myth
Thomas M. Bohn
“Bohn's broad and diligently compiled study ranges from the legends of medieval Iceland, through early modern Silesia and Poland, and up to the modern-day Balkans… The author has tackled an important issue of pan-European relevance.” • Sehepunkte
Preservation and Place
Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States
Edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate
“Preservation and Place is a strong and much needed volume that brings together the scholarly, preservationist, architectural, and activist voices.” • Jack Gieseking, University of Kentucky
Cinema of Collaboration
DEFA Coproductions and International Exchange in Cold War Europe
“Cinema of Collaboration marks a crucial moment in English-language scholarship on East German cinema. Mariana Ivanova’s study opens up a nuanced and multi-layered engagement with DEFA films beyond the cultural sphere.” • Sebastian Heiduschke, Oregon State University
Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition
Nutritional Anthropology and Archaeological Methods
Edited by Janet Chrzan and John Brett
“All chapters are brief and very well focused, outlining the methods and current issues with each specific approach to data collection…This book set will be an excellent guide for all food scholars.” • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games
Video games exemplify contemporary material objects, resources, and spaces that people use to define their culture. This book serves as a general introduction to "archaeogaming"; it describes the intersection of archaeology and video games and applies archaeological method and theory into understanding game-spaces as both site and artifact.
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Luangan Healing Performances through Practice
Belian is an exceptionally lively tradition of shamanistic curing rituals performed by the Luangans, a politically marginalized population of Indonesian Borneo. This volume explores the significance of these rituals in practice and asks what belian rituals do — socially, politically, and existentially — for particular people in particular circumstances...
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A subscribe-to-open (S2O) Open Access model piloted by Berghahn in partnership with Libraria and Knowledge Unlatched for 2020! The aim is to convert 13 Berghahn Anthropology journals to full Open Access on an on-going and sustainable basis. Read more
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- We will be attending the following conferences with our own booth. Please stop by for a chat and to browse our books on display.
- January 3-6, 2020 American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting New York, NY Attending: Chris Chappell http://bit.ly/2LZGu2X
- January 8-11, 2020 Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) Conference Boston, MA Attending: Caryn Berg http://bit.ly/373oUq2
- April 1-5, 2020 Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Annual Conference Denver, CO Attending: Amanda Horn http://bit.ly/2O7KrFt
- April 22-26, 2020 Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Annual Meeting Albuquerque, NM Attending: Caryn Berg http://bit.ly/2CLTtDq
- Berghahn titles will be on display at the following conferences:
- March 25-29, 2020 American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada http://bit.ly/2CGFK04
- If you have any questions or want to make an appointment, please write to one of the attendees or email SalesUK@berghahnbooks.com (UK & Europe) or SalesUS@berghahnbooks.com (US & Rest of the World).
European Comic Art
European Comic Art is the first English-language scholarly publication devoted to the study of European-language graphic novels, comic strips, comic books and caricature. Published in association with the American Bande Dessinée Society and the International Bande Dessinée Society, European Comic Art builds on existing scholarship in French-language comic art and is able to draw on the scholarly activities undertaken by both organisations. However, our editorial board and consultative committee bring expertise on a wider European area of comic art production and the journal will emphasise coverage of work from across Europe, including Eastern Europe.
Journal of Legal Anthropology
The Journal of Legal Anthropology (JLA) is a peer-reviewed journal committed to anthropological understandings of socio-legal and cultural encounters. The journal develops ethnographic and theoretical approaches to a wide range of issues that reveal the significance and presence of legal phenomena in everyday life. Articles, review essays, and book reviews published in the JLA emphasize innovative work and data-led analysis across a range of socio-political and socio-cultural legal contexts. The journal also considers, in broad terms, how the legal may enter into social constructions of persons and how the 'legal' might change meaning in terms of particular 'everyday' interpretations. Together with the journal's forum section, the JLA draws on cross-disciplinary exchanges to demonstrate how anthropology can effectively contribute to the current debates on contemporary socio-legal and related issues. More Information...