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WORLD ANTHROPOLOGY DAY 2019

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The 2019 Anthropology Day celebration is on Thursday, February 21st. According to the AAA website, Anthropology Day “is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us.”
To join the celebration, we are delighted to showcase titles from across all strands of the subject and offer a limited time 25% discount on ALL Anthropology print titles ordered via our website, valid through February 28th, 2019. Simply enter the code WAD19 at checkout.
Featured below is just a selection of our newly published title, for a full listing of all anthropology titles, please visit our webpage.
We are also pleased to announce an expanding list of eBooks available for download directly via our site. Visit our Anthropology eBooks site.

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Reverse Angle: Fifty Years of the Cinema of 1968

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By Benjamin Halligan, author of DESIRES FOR REALITY: Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film

 


My book Desires for Reality: Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film was first published in 2016, and Berghahn Books just published a paperback edition.

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Since the book concerns militant and radical film and film-making and the events of 1968, I very much wanted it to be out before 2018. My intention was that the book could contribute to the discussions that marked the 50th anniversary of 1968, and indeed it did. The ideal, in thinking about 1968, would not be commemoration and nostalgia but an engagement with the ideas of 1968 and their relevancy and challenge to today – that the collective desire to change our realities still, of course, remains, and film-making can still be considered in this context.

 

While the book deals with many of the now commonly accepted “classics” of that period, it also attempts to recover some still obscure films. In fact, it’s the existence of this divide – between the canonical and the Curate’s Eggs – that was a point of investigation. And, after the book was first published, the reactions to the November 2018 deaths of two film directors who featured heavily in it – Nic Roeg at 90 and Bernardo Bertolucci at 77 – further illustrated this sense of a divide. Their ’68 films are Performance (which Roeg co-directed by Donald Cammell) and Partner respectively. Continue Reading »

Girlhood Studies is Now Published in Association with the IGSA!

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We are delighted to announce that Girlhood Studies is now published in association with the International Girls Studies Association (IGSA)! The IGSA is an association that brings together scholars and practitioners to share information, encourage discussion, and work to develop the field of Girls Studies. An IGSA membership includes an online subscription to the journal.

As the 2nd IGSA conference which is taking place at the University of Notre Dame approaches on Feb 28, the Guest Editors of the latest issue of Girlhood Studies reflect on the papers presented at the inaugural conference in 2016.

 

Access the Editorial:

Contemporary Girls Studies: Reflections on the Inaugural International Girls Studies Association Conference
Victoria Cann, Sarah Godfrey and Helen Warner

View the latest issue of Girlhood Studies.

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SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE January 2019 NEW BOOKS

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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.

 

 

 

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To Embroider the Voice with its Own Needle

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In poetry we hunt down details in the hope of preserving them and, in so doing, we assert our commitment to re-reading the daily and re-inventing the becoming.

In Creative Encounters, our modest aim, in this inaugural edition of Migration and Society, is to embroider the voice with its own needle: an act proposed to problematise the notion of the voice; something that cannot be given (to anyone) since it must firmly belong to everyone from the beginning. In voice, we look for our own meaning in this narrow-vast world. We look for something to cling to for the sake of passing time – something that reminds us of our presence as scattered voices.

In Mohamed Assaf’s poems, published in this edition of Creative Encounters, nothing seems young save the poet or more precisely his real age. In his observations, memories are as conspicuous as the sky on a clear day and as precise as an archivist’s. He writes what takes him back to his place: Syria, but also what he sees in the vicinity of his body – the body which has had to endure multiple flights in multiple times. Not with our approval but in spite of it, Mohamed writes the archive of what it means to live a life whose meaning is reduced to one’s own survival – a bodily survival – in the midst of such formidable physical and aesthetic destruction.

Mohamed’s name as printed in English M-o-h-a-m-e-d is not the name which was conferred upon him by the woman who gave birth to him in the place of his Arabic language. Rather, it is the transliterated twin of his name. It may be considered an equivalence or another proper noun which marks a change that will always be carried in the name, that is: the pronunciation of the new. Or, more pertinently, a trace of his definite name which is, as his poetry, still travelling in all directions.

Five poems by Mohamed Assaf*

Five poems were written by Mohamed Assaf – a young Syrian boy who currently lives in Oxford with his family and studies at Oxford Spires Academy – under the mentorship of the poet Kate Clanchy. View the Poems.

*Five Poems by Mohamed Assaf will be available to access until 1/31/2019.

To access the entire inaugural issue of Migration and Society until 1/31/2019, please use code: MS2019. To redeem, please visit: www.berghahnjournals.com/redeem.

BERGHAHN BOOKS AT THE SHA 2019 CONFERENCE

SHA Conference logoWe are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the SHA 2019 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in St. Charles, Missouri, January 9th – 12th, 2019. Please stop by Table 16 to browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices and pick up free journal samples.

 

If you are unable to attend, we would like to provide you with a special discount offer. For the next 30 days, receive a 25% discount on all Archaeology titles found on our website. At checkout, simply enter the discount code SHA19.

 

We hope to see you in St. Charles!


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Berghahn Books at the AHA 2019 Conference

ImageProxyServletWe are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the American Historical Association 2019 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, January 3rd – 6th, 2019. Please stop by Booth #504 to browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices and pick up free journal samples.

 

To celebrate the launch of our new eBook cart, stop by our booth, purchase a book and receive a code to redeem your FREE eBook out of select 250 History titles available on our webpage. Valid for 1 eBook only with any onsite AHA Conference print book purchase.
We are also offering FREE access to our entire journals History Collection for a limited time. Scroll for details below.

 

If you are unable to attend, we would like to provide you with a special discount offer. For the next 30 days, receive a 25% discount on all History titles found on our website. At checkout, simply enter the discount code AHA19. Visit our website­ to browse our newly published interactive online History 2019 catalog or use the new enhanced subject searching features­ for a complete listing of all published and forthcoming titles.

 

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SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE December 2018 NEW BOOKS

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

 

 


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Hospitality and Hostility towards Migrants: Global Perspectives

With International Migrants Day around the corner, we are proud to present the inaugural volume of Migration and Society. Here is a note from the editors.

 

Mette Louise Berg and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Throughout history, migration, forced and otherwise, has been at the heart of the transformation of societies and communities and it continues to touch the lives of people across the globe. Migration is, in all its heterogeneity, a multi-directional process that is intrinsically related to diverse forms of encounters: with and between different people and objects, places and spaces, temporalities and materialities, beliefs and desires, and sociocultural and political systems.

In the inaugural issue of Migration and Society, we reflect on the complex and often contradictory nature of such encounters by focusing on diverse dynamics of hospitality and hostility towards migrants around the world and in different historical contexts. We do so with the firm belief that in a world of increasing inequality, hostile politics, and wall building that seek to keep migrants and refugees out, there is both a need and a space for a forum such as Migration and Society to instead build bridges: between scholars, practitioners, and activists in the global North and the global South, and between the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts.

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Berghahn Books at AJS 50th Conference!

downloadWe are delighted to inform you that we will be attending The Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies held December 16th-18th, 2018 in Boston, MA. Please stop by our booth to browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal samples.

If you are unable to attend, we would like to provide you with a special discount offer. For the next 30 days, receive a 25% discount on all Jewish Studies titles found on our website. At checkout, simply enter the discount code AJS18.

We hope to see you in Boston!


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