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Climate Change: Readings & Responses

Open Access Week is Here!

Berghahn Books supports practical Open Access policies that help make scholarship available to a broader audience in a sustainable way. In addition to offering gold open access options that uphold publication mandates instituted by our authors’ funding partners, we also participate in initiatives, such as Knowledge Unlatched, which provide collective funding opportunities for selected titles. […]

Crafting Chinese Memories: The Art and Materiality of Storytelling

by Katherine Swancutt Katherine Swancutt is the author of Crafting Chinese Memories: The Art and Materiality of Storytelling. Storytelling is always an entertaining and lively theme, but it’s surprisingly elusive to come to grips with conceptually. This is especially the case when pairing storytelling with other great warhorses of social theory like art, materiality, and […]

Delta Life: Exploring Dynamic Environments where Rivers Meet the Sea

Edited by Franz Krause and Mark Harris

Spotlight: Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt (14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975), German-American philosopher and political theorist, was the first to argue that there were continuities between the age of European imperialism and the age of fascism in Europe. In her pivotal work The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), she established that theories of race, notions of racial and cultural […]

Identity in Peer Review: Fostering New Voices by Changing Editorial Practices

by Joanna Cobley and Conal McCarthy Researchers at all stages and levels are encouraged to publish. Academic publications, including Museums Worlds: Advances in Research, undergo a peer review process. The purpose of peer review is to ensure research integrity while encouraging new ideas, knowledges and experimental methods to emerge. In fact, peer review fosters researcher […]

Of Soldiers and Dreamers: Peter Lilienthal in Latin America

by Claudia Sandberg  Claudia Sandberg is the author of Peter Lilienthal : A Cinema of Exile and Resistance. Sitting at a wooden bench, the young woman Marcela follows the teacher attentively. She has decided to take part in the literacy campaign that was launched by the Unidad Popular government. In a group with other woman, they have gathered in the meeting place and school of the shanty town community La Victoria, situated at the fringes of the Chilean capital, to get […]

Most Popular Film Articles

We are excited to have virtual presence at the International Screen Studies Conference 2021 June 25-27. Please stop by our virtual booth and explore our offerings.

A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church

Karen Lauterbach World Refugee Day (20 June) offers a chance to raise awareness of the plight of refugees around the world and of the efforts to protect their human rights. In the spirit of this day, we are featuring an excerpt from “‘A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church’: Refugee-Refugee Hosting in a Faith-Based Context” by Karen Lauterbach (published […]

Excerpt: The triple-sidedness of “I can’t breathe”

Juneteenth (19 June) is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. In the spirit of this day, we are featuring an excerpt from “The triple-sidedness of “I can’t breathe”: The COVID-19 pandemic, enslavement, and agro-industrial capitalism” by Don Nonini (published in Focaal, Vol. 2021: Issue 89).