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AUTHOR ARTICLE: Continental encampment?

“Could,” ask Are John Knudsen and Kjersti Berg, “refugee camps, as traditionally understood, be scaled up to embrace a region hosting millions of refugees and migrants?”

Here they discuss their new book, CONTINENTAL ENCAMPMENT: GENEALOGIES OF HUMANITARIAN CONTAINMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND EUROPE, which explores responses to mass migration and traces the genealogy of humanitarian containment, containment which we now see on a vast scale.

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AUTHOR ARTICLE: Weary Warriors: Power, Knowledge, and the Invisible Wounds of Soldiers (Open Access)

As the paperback edition of their acclaimed Weary Warriors volume is published, Pamela Moss and Michael J. Prince have kindly written this exclusive look at the issue it tackles, the profound distress and disorders experienced by military personnel. They also discuss how these effects of service have been represented by different generations in novels, television and film, notably All Quiet on the Western Front.

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Essential Reading in Environmental History from Berghahn

We are excited to have a selection of titles at the American Society for Environmental History conference, March 22-26, in Boston, Massachusetts. If you are attending in-person come browse some of our titles at the Ingram Academic stand in the book exhibit area!
We are excited to offer a 35% discount on all Environmental History titles through April 9th. Use discount code ASEH23 on print and eBooks ordered through our website.
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By Rohan Gunaratna and Katalin Pethő-Kiss

The global pandemic has offered extraordinary opportunities for extremists and terrorists to mobilize themselves and revive as more powerful actors in the security landscape. But could these threat groups actually capitalize on the coronavirus crisis and advance their malevolent agendas?

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Arran J. Calvert on Life With Durham Cathedral

Arran J. Calvert has published on the topics of space, time, singing and LEGO building. Here he tells us about his new book, Life with Durham Cathedral: A Laboratory of Community, Experience and Building, and how at Durham Cathedral the only constant is change.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Angela Rong Yang Zhang on At Home in a Nursing Home

ANGELA RONG YANG ZHANG received the Australian Government Postgraduate Award and Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference Bursary in 2015 and is currently Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) Grant supported researcher at College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Australia. Dr Zhang is also an Adjunct Fellow to School of Social Sciences at The University of Adelaide.

In this exclusive interview, Angela explores the inspiration and issues behind her new book, At Home in a Nursing Home: An Ethnography of Movement and Care in Australia.

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In the concluding part of our discussion of her new book A Magpie’s Tale, Anna tells us about the family she stayed with for the best part of a year – with sometimes as many as ten people in their small, two-room house – and how dramatic economic and political changes drastically changed the lives of many Kazakh families in Mongolia.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW(part 1): Anna Odland Portisch on A MAGPIE’S TALE

ANNA ODLAND PORTISCH has taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies and Brunel University. In her new book A Magpie’s Tale: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on the Kazakh of Western Mongolia she recounts her time living with a Kazakh family in a small village.

It’s fascinating (“Can you imagine a stranger showing up on your doorstep and asking to stay for a year?”) and highly evocative (“It was so cold that night, the next morning the driver had to bring the engine back to life by lighting a small fire underneath the car”) and it gave us so much to discuss that we’ve split our discussion into two parts.

Anna’s story begins here and Part Two will follow very soon.

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Remembering the Holocaust

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold

In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we would like to present a list of new and recent Holocaust and Genocide Studies titles, as well as free access to related journal articles.

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To mark this year’s Australia Day we present a selection of our latest titles on aspects of in Australia. Here are paperbacks, eBooks, and hardbacks on everything from health care for the elderly to film and song, the lives and struggles of the indigenous population, and how the nation has faced its colonial legacies.

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