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Tag Archives: economics

August Simulated Shelves

We are delighted to share the following new releases in Anthropology, History, and Mobility Studies as well as titles new in paperback this month.

Series Spotlight: Shakespeare &

Widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist, William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor. Shakespeare’s plays being translated in over 50 languages and performed across the globe for audiences of all ages. Shakespeare was also an actor and the creator of the Globe […]

Spring Simulated Shelves

Browse our February and March 2020 releases in Anthropology, Archaeology/Heritage Studies, History, Memory Studies, and Mobility Studies and see what’s new in paperback. 

World Anthropology Day

All Anthropology titles are discounted 25% from now until March 1st!

Economy, Crime and Wrong in a Neoliberal Era

by James G. Carrier For those interested in the economy, by which I mean business, government economic policies, people’s work and their material well-being, the past few decades have been interesting times. Economy, Crime and Wrong in a Neoliberal Era is the result of trying to make sense of things.

I Want To Be Greedy for the United States

This is a post by Jared Poley, author of The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed (Now in Paperback!). The Financial Times called this book “…a thought-provoking study of a subject that is too often taken for granted, rather than subjected to critical examination.” Back in late January 2016, just before the Iowa caucus, Donald Trump held an […]

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 […]

Between Anthropology and Economy: an Interview with Stephen Gudeman

Stephen Gudeman is a Series Editor for Berghahn’s Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy Series. Below, he answers our questions about his work.     Working with Chris Hann, you have started a new Series with Berghahn Books exploring the connection between economics and anthropology: Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy. Can you explain […]

Habits of Austerity

The following is a guest blog post written by Jürgen Schraten.  Below, Schraten discusses his chapter in the recently published book, Economy for and Against Democracy.     I wrote the first chapter of the book Economy For and Against Democracy, edited by Keith Hart and published this month by Berghahn Books – you can […]

Demystifying “Austerity”: Series Editors Reflect on Greek Crisis

The following is a guest blog post written by Stephen Gudeman, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota and co-editor for the Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy series.  Below, Gudeman discusses connections between the current Greek Crisis and the first two volumes of this series.   The first two volumes in the Max […]