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Tag Archives: anthropology

Disasters, Risks, Responses, and Recovery

“As disasters are increasing in number and intensity, so too will be the need for reconstruction…” So reads a line from the blurb of Making Things Happen, Jane Murphy Thomas’ account of post-earthquake reconstruction in Pakistan. And, sadly, how prescient it was, for her book was published just weeks before the same nation experienced a […]

National Read a Book Day 2022

September 6th marks National Read a Book Day in the United States. To celebrate, we want to share what the Berghahn staff is currently reading and a scholarly reading from Berghahn Books we recommend for you.

The Making of Making Things Happen

An interview with Jane Murphy Thomas JANE MURPHY THOMAS is an independent consultant, practitioner, project manager and social anthropologist in projects for UN agencies, NGOs, governments, donor agencies, and consulting firms, specializing in anthropological approaches and community participation in conflict and disaster-prone locations. Her book, Making Things Happen: Community Participation and Disaster Reconstruction in Pakistan […]

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

August 9, 2022 The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year to honor the estimated 370 million indigenous people around the world. The day was established to recognize the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations held in Geneva in 1982. This year’s […]

Essential Readings for World Refugee Day

June 20th is recognized by the UN as World Refugee Day to bring awareness to the plight of millions of refugees throughout the world and also to celebrate their strength and perseverance. Berghahn Books is pleased to offer a selection of our Open Access titles on Refugee and Migration Studies. Berghahn Journals is also offering free access […]

Celebrating Pride

Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQ community internationally in June, in honor of the Stonewall Riots in 1969.

Readings on Ukraine

In an effort to deepen knowledge in social and cultural history of Ukraine, and to show our solidarity with the Ukrainian peoples, we are offering free access to these relevant journal articles and book chapters that focus on social and historical issues in Ukraine.

Celebrating National Wine Day

March 25th is National Wine Day! In celebration, Berghahn would like to spotlight our new title, Wine Is Our Bread, as well as another relevant book and journal articles.

Celebrating International Museum Day

On May 18th the worldwide museum community celebrates International Museum Day. This day is an occasion to raise public awareness on how important museums are in the enrichment of cultural exchange, development of society, and cooperation among people. For more information on the theme and calendar of events, visit the International Council of Museums webpage.

International Day of Families

In the 1993, May 15 was declared as International Day of Families by the United Nations to provide awareness of family related issues and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. This year’s theme is Families and Urbanization. In recognition of the day, Berghahn is pleased to highlight family […]