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Berghahn’s Best-selling Books in Anthropology

Winner of the American Anthropological Association’s Executive Director’s Award of Excellence for Publishing in Anthropology, Berghahn Books is proud to remain “absolutely essential to scholarly communication in the field of Anthropology.

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The team at Academic Influence recently published their list of the most influential anthropologists today, featuring 25 academics from across the globe. As a publisher of Anthropology for over 25 years we at Berghahn Books were delighted to find a number of our authors featured. The complete list is well worth reading in full, but below we are pleased to share 5 anthropologists who have a particularly close connection with the Berghahn family, presented in the order they appear on the Academic Influence list:

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Boneyard Quiet: A Ghost Story

In recognition of its Halloween release date, our premiere episode of Salon B is themed around bones, featuring bones both real and fabricated as well as the bone-like structure of a now ghostly bridge. Listen to “Bones” here.

Follow along with A.E. Garrison as she recounts the ghosts within the capitalist landscapes of late modernity in her illustrated chapter, “Boneyard Quiet: A Ghost Story,” brought to life through the author’s narration and visualization (below).

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Berghahn Journals Open Access

Our growing collection of Open Access content is available to meet your remote learning and online teaching needs during these trying times. Berghahn Journals invites you to share this list with your students and colleagues.

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Excerpt: Navigating Miscarriage

A striking feature of accounts of and literature on miscarriage is the trope of silence. The slogan of Baby Loss Awareness Week, which began in the UK sixteen years ago, is ‘Break the silence’. . . Approaches to miscarriage have changed dramatically and the silence has steadily eroded in much of Euro-America, as evidenced not only by the introduction of such awareness days and other public forums to articulate feelings of loss, but also by recent campaigns to provide certificates of life for miscarried foetuses under 24 weeks’ gestation; a growing market for miscarriage memorials; and shifts in medical practice, including changes to disposal practices. Read more.

From the introduction of Navigating Miscarriage, “Ambiguities and Navigations” by Susie Kilshaw 

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In Celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020

October 12, 2020

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is observed every second Monday of October in many states in the U.S. to honor the estimated 370 million indigenous people around the world. Replacing Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognizes that celebrating the life of Christopher Columbus is the same as celebrating the erasure of Indigenous existence.

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Celebrate Coming Out Day with these Archaeology Titles

In commemoration of #ComingOutDay, we are featuring titles edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate that emphasize the history and preservation of two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer settings in the United States. Browse the editors’ works below and read freely accessible excerpts by following the links.

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In commemoration of German reunification

3 October 2020 marks the thirtieth anniversary of German Unity Day. Tag der Deutschen Einheit celebrates the 1990 reunification of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic with ceremonial acts and the citizens’ festival Bürgerfest. In commemoration, browse and read freely available introductions to our relevant titles on the ramifications of a divided Germany below.

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International Translation Day

According to the United Nations, International Translation Day is “an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation.”

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Everything you need to know for #VirtualGSA2020

Access our new German Studies catalog here to view our latest titles!

We are pleased to invite you to visit our virtual stand at the German Studies Association annual meeting taking place online from 30 September to 4 October 2020. Please see below for information about special offers from Berghahn Books for titles purchased through our website.

For anyone who would have liked to discuss their manuscript with us at the conference, our editors are happy to arrange for a chat over email or virtually. Visit our GSA page for virtual booth hours or contact Chris Chappell to set up a meeting.

A wide range of German Studies titles

Visit Berghahn’s GSA page for featured books and journals, virtual booth hours, and more.

GSA Special Offer

Enjoy 30% off all German Studies titles (in both print and eBook formats) until 6 November, 2020! Read our newsletter for recommended titles and discount information.

Visit us at the conference

Catch us at the GSA exhibit hall and visit our virtual booth here.