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Category Archives: Chapter Excerpt

Does the Man Make the Motorcycle or the Motorcycle the Man?

Sasha Disko In celebration of World Motorcycle Day (21 June), we are featuring the following excerpt from Sasha Disko’s THE DEVIL’S WHEELS: Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic.

Celebrate Pride Month with free access to LGBTQ articles and chapters

In celebration of Pride Month in June, enjoy free access to the following articles and chapters from Berghahn.

Human Engagement with the Sea: A Shifting Discourse

Tanya J. King and Gary Robinson  World Oceans Day (8 June) is a day for humanity to celebrate the ocean. In this spirit, we are delighted to feature an excerpt from the introduction to AT HOME ON THE WAVES: Human Habitation of the Sea from the Mesolithic to Today, edited by Tanya J. King and Gary […]

Sofia Coppola: The Surface of The Image is Political

In the spirit of esteemed director Sofia Coppola’s fiftieth birthday on 14 May, 2021, we are delighted to share an excerpt of the introduction to Anna Backman Rogers’ award-winning title Sofia Coppola: The Politics of Visual Pleasure.

Karl Marx as a Young Journalist

By Rolf Hosfeld Excerpted by Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography by Rolf Hosfeld, Translated from the German by Bernard Heise Karl Marx was born May 5, 1818. As a young man he was a journalist and an editor for Rheinische Zeitung, a liberal-socialist newspaper published in Germany. The paper was previously edited by Adolf Friedrich […]

Excerpt: Time and Midwifery Practice

The International Day of the Midwife (5 May) has been celebrated every year since 1992, recognizing the vital role midwives play in reproductive care. This year’s theme, Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives, focuses on coming together as a global midwife community to advocate for investment in quality midwifery care around the world, improving sexual, […]

Chapter Excerpt: Exoticizing the Familiar, Domesticating the Foreign

Ethnic Food Restaurants in Korea Written by Sangmee Bak Excerpted from RE-ORIENTING CUISINE: East Asian Foodways in the Twenty-First Century Edited by Kwang Ok Kim A food connoisseur whose job allows him to travel abroad frequently, Mr. Lee telephoned an Indian restaurant near a university in Seoul to make a reservation for dinner with a […]

When They Came For Me: The Hidden Diary of An Apartheid Prisoner

When Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, John Schlapobersky was a political prisoner in Pretoria and knew nothing about it – he was in solitary confinement. When he learnt about the landing, he looked for the moon without success from the window of his cell.

Book Preview: THE MEANINGS OF A DISASTER (International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day)

The United Nations has proclaimed 26 April International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day. The day was first observed in 2016, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the 1986 nuclear disaster.

Chapter Excerpt: The Mosquito Taken at the Beer-Hall: Malaria Research and Control on Zambia’s Copperbelt

By Lyn Schumaker Excerpted from EVIDENCE, ETHOS AND EXPERIMENT: The Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa, edited by P. Wenzel Geissler and Catherine Molyneux