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Tag Archives: sociology

AUTHOR INTERVIEW(part 1): Anna Odland Portisch on A MAGPIE’S TALE

ANNA ODLAND PORTISCH has taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies and Brunel University. In her new book A Magpie’s Tale: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on the Kazakh of Western Mongolia she recounts her time living with a Kazakh family in a small village. It’s fascinating (“Can you imagine a stranger showing up on […]

BOOKS FOR AUSTRALIA DAY

To mark this year’s Australia Day we present a selection of our latest titles on aspects of in Australia. Here are paperbacks, eBooks, and hardbacks on everything from health care for the elderly to film and song, the lives and struggles of the indigenous population, and how the nation has faced its colonial legacies.

Overcoming Extreme Reflexivity Shock

In this exclusive article, Marta Rohatynskyj, author of ӦMIE SEX AFFILIATION: A PAPUAN NATURE, reveals the conundrum she faced when she first studied the Ӧmie of Papua New Guinea.

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.”

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.

Born on April 15: Durkheim, the ‘founding father’ of sociology

“Social man…is the masterpiece of existence.” ― Émile Durkheim (April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917)

Resilience and transformation in the Vietnamese marketplace

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

Myths around Men

by Dr Robin A Hadley, author of How is a Man Supposed to be a Man

Marcel Mauss, a gift to the social sciences

Marcel Mauss (May 10, 1872—Feb. 10, 1950), celebrated author of The Gift and nephew of Émile Durkheim, was a 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 […]

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 […]