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Category Archives: In Their Own Words

Disobedience in Paradise: can we extend a loving frame of mind in time for the Amazon?

THE ORIGINS OF MIXED HARVEST BY ROB SWIGART: Climate

Listen to Mixed Harvest Chapter 2 here. The recently published Mixed Harvest by Rob Swigart is Berghahn’s latest feat of historical fiction, digging into the deep past of human development and its consequences through a combination of storytelling and dialogue. From the first encounter between a Neanderthal woman and a Modern Human she called Traveler […]

THE ORIGINS OF MIXED HARVEST BY ROB SWIGART: Context

The recently published Mixed Harvest by Rob Swigart is Berghahn’s latest feat of historical fiction, digging into the deep past of human development and its consequences through a combination of storytelling and dialogue. From the first encounter between a Neanderthal woman and a Modern Human she called Traveler to the emergence and destruction of the […]

Leyla and Eman

Connecting German-Turkish and Syrian-Turkish Stories By SUSAN BETH ROTTMANN, Özyeğin University

A Series on a Series: Part I

Interview with Series Editor Sam Beck, Romani Studies Did you know Berghahn Books has over one hundred series? Covering a wide range of subjects and areas, Berghahn’s series list continues to grow as new interventions and trends in scholarship are made.

Muted Memories

Heritage-Making, Bagamoyo, and the East African Caravan Trade BY JAN LINDSTRÖM

Who is María Lionza?

By Roger Canals, lecturer in the department of social anthropology at the University of Barcelona. The book A Goddess in Motion: Visual Creativity in the Cult of María Lionza finds its origins in my vivid interest in Afro-Latin American religions, art and visual anthropology. I understand the latter in a broad sense, that is, as […]

Winter and Summer Pockets of Hope

by Christine Cohen Park

“Pockets of Hope”: Peaceful Coexistence in Israel & Palestine

by Christine Cohen Park

Why Remember Margaret Mead?

  (Originally Published 12/14/2015)   To commemorate Margaret Mead’s birthday this month, we’re honored to share a short piece from her daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson. Bateson is an anthropologist and the author of many books, including Composing a Life. As she notes below, 2015 marks the 91st anniversary of Mead’s trip to Samoa in 1925, when […]