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Resilience and transformation in the Vietnamese marketplace

by Kirsten W. Endres, author of Market Frictions: Trade and Urbanization at the Vietnam-China Border

The Story behind ’Crafting Chinese Memories’

by Katherine Swancutt Katherine Swancutt is the editor of Crafting Chinese Memories: The Art and Materiality of Storytelling.

Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

by Rachel Douglas-Jones and Justin Shaffner, editors of Hope and Insufficiency: Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison We open our new edited collection Hope and Insufficiency by traveling the world in workshops. Three capacity building events, ranging from Paramaribo to Addis Ababa, sketched as thumbnails, form our introductory paragraph. These three events, drawn from thousands, simply […]

Reading Against Racism: a Berghahn Collection

ANNOUNCING:Reading Against Racisma Berghahn Collection Following an initial proposal for lasting solidarity in June of 2020, Berghahn Books committed to joining the global academic community and our publishing peers in challenging racism. Since then, we have fostered company-wide conversations on how best to contribute in perpetuity to that cause from the vantage point of our publishing program. Through establishing a new […]

German Unity Day

Two weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, on 28 November 1989, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl announced a 10-point program calling for the two Germanys to expand their cooperation with the view toward eventual reunification. On 18 May 1990, the two German states signed a treaty agreeing on monetary, economic and social union. On October […]

Happy World Tourism Day

  September 27th is World Tourism Day and this year’s theme is Tourism and the Digital Transformation. The purpose of WTD is to raise awareness of the role of tourism within the international community and a unique opportunity to explore potential contribution of digital technologies to sustainable tourism development. For more information please visit wtd.unwto.org.   […]

Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated each year on August 26th to commemorate the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Today the observance of Women’s Equality Day has grown to mean much more than just sharing the right to the vote, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Numerous […]

Happy Bastille Day

Celebrated on July, 14, Bastille Day is the French national day and one of the most important bank holidays in France. The day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789, a medieval fortress and prison which was a symbol of tyrannical Bourbon authority and […]

Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated all across Europe on March 8, corresponding with Women’s History Month in the United States. In the US March is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. All around the world, International Women’s day and National Women’s History Month present an opportunity to […]

Marcel Mauss: Between Sociology and Anthropology

Marcel Mauss, (born May 10, 1872—died Feb. 10, 1950), nephew of Émile Durkheim, French sociologist and anthropologist whose contributions include a highly original comparative study of the relation between forms of exchange and social structure. His views on the theory and method of ethnology are thought to have influenced many eminent social scientists. Learn more about […]