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World Anthropology Day

All Anthropology titles are discounted 25% from now until March 1st! 2/20/20 We are delighted to share our latest contributions to the field of Anthropology in honor of World Anthropology Day. Receive 25% off all Anthropology titles from February 20, 2020 to March 1, 2020. Use discount code ANTH20. Please consider recommending these titles to your […]

Meet the Editor: Thomas F. King

Heritage/CRM extraordinaire Thomas F. King discusses the allure of archaeology, the evolution of the Cultural Resource Management and Heritage Studies fields, and what it’s like to collaborate with fourteen contributors. What drew you to the study of archaeology?   When I was 5 years old, my mother took me to see Walt Disney’s ‘Fantasia.’ I […]

MINDS: THE ORIGINS OF MIXED HARVEST BY ROB SWIGART

Listen to Mixed Harvest Chapter 2 here. The recently published Mixed Harvest by Rob Swigart is Berghahn’s latest feat of historical fiction, digging into the deep past of human development and its consequences through a combination of storytelling and dialogue. From the first encounter between a Neanderthal woman and a Modern Human she called Traveler […]

The Emotional Language of Flowers

The following is an excerpt from Ute Frevert’s “The Emotional Language of Flowers,” a chapter found in FEELINGS MATERIALIZED: Emotions, Bodies, and Things in Germany, 1500–1950, edited by Derek Hillard, Heikki Lempa, and Russell Spinney. Learn more about the book here. Statistics tell us that the average German currently spends more than one hundred Euros […]

Meet the Author: Venetia Johannes

Dr. Venetia Johannes’s recent ethnographic monograph Nourishing the Nation: Food as National Identity in Catalonia explores the everyday experience of national identity in Catalonia through the lens of food. As an everyday object of consumption, food provides unique insight into the lived realities of Catalan nationalism, and how Catalans experience and express their national identity […]

Action Research, Ethnography, and Intercultural Learning: The CASA-Sevilla Program

by Davydd Greenwood, editorial board member of Learning and Teaching Globalization means that living effectively in intercultural environments, including at home, is a professional and life necessity. Years back, the answer was to “take a foreign language”, do study abroad, or “see the world”, though this only applied to a small percentage of college students. […]

Remembering the Holocaust

The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides. […]

Disobedience in Paradise: can we extend a loving frame of mind in time for the Amazon?

Rupert J. M. Medd, words, www.instagram.com/eyesotherwiseWalter Wust, aerial photography, www.walterwust.com Hélène Guyot, illustrations, www.firstrainofsummer.com UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, September 21, 2019…More than 30 scientists and researchers gathered at the eve of the UN Climate Action Summit at the UN’s headquarters to call on the scientific community at large to save the Amazon. For context, the […]

THE ORIGINS OF MIXED HARVEST BY ROB SWIGART: Climate

Listen to Mixed Harvest Chapter 2 here. The recently published Mixed Harvest by Rob Swigart is Berghahn’s latest feat of historical fiction, digging into the deep past of human development and its consequences through a combination of storytelling and dialogue. From the first encounter between a Neanderthal woman and a Modern Human she called Traveler […]

Blog: EnviroSociety

New Featured Article!: Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—”Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation”—comes from Volume 5 (2014). In his article, Steffen Dalsgaard reviews the different understandings of value implicated in ... Continue reading →

Blog: FocaalBlog

William Suárez-Gómez and Ismael García-Colón: Puerto Rico: Resistance in the world’s oldest colony

In July 2019, Puerto Rico was in turmoil. An organic movement asking for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló emerged throughout this US colonial territory. After 12 days of mass protests, the governor resigned on 24 July. The international media portrayed his resignation as a successful ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Companion

Brazil’s 200-year-old Museu Nacional destroyed by fire

One of the largest natural history museums in the Americas was engulfed in flame on Sunday, 2 September 2018. A majority of Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old Museu Nacional's archive is believed to have been destroyed. The museum's collections included items brought to Brazil by Dom Pedro I, ... Continue reading →

Blog: AJEC Blog

Nourishing the Nation: Food as National Identity in Catalonia

by Venetia Johannes In my ethnographic monograph, Nourishing the Nation: Food as National Identity in Catalonia (Berghahn Books, published 2019), I explore the everyday experience of national identity in Catalonia through the lens of food. As an everyday object of ... Continue reading →

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