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Celebrating International Day for Monuments and Sites

  Celebrated yearly on April 18th, the International Day for Monuments and Sites, also known as World Heritage Day, encourages local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives and to promote awareness of its diversity and vulnerability and the efforts required to protect and conserve it. […]

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) David Émile Durkheim was a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher. Along with Karl Marx and Max Weber, he formally established the academic discipline and and is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science and father of […]

Berghahn Books at SAA 2019 Conference!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 84th annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 10 – 14, 2019. Please stop by our Booth #302 to browse our latest selection of books at special discounted prices and pick up free journal samples.   If […]


  We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Development Studies, Gender Studies, History, and Media Studies, along with our new in paperback titles and new Berghahn Journal issues published in March.       Anthropology   HOW MATERIALS MATTER Design, Innovation and Materiality in the Pacific Graeme […]


It is with real pleasure, but also with a little apprehension, that I introduce myself as the new editor of Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. It is a very important and critical time for gender scholars, and I want to use this piece as a general announcement of this change in, or addition to, in […]

World Water Day

World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. For an opportunity to learn more about water related issues and how to take action to make a difference please visit   In recognition of this year’s […]

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Blog: EnviroSociety

New Featured Article!: “Rethinking the Food-versus-Fuel Debate”

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—”Rethinking the Food-versus-Fuel Debate: An Appraisal of International Perspectives and Implications for the South African Industrial Biofuels Strategy”—comes from Volume 2 (2011). In ... Continue reading →

Blog: FocaalBlog

Tereza Kuldova: Think before you “heart” it: NZ street gangs guarding mosques in the aftermath of terror a PR stunt

Over the past two days, my Facebook feed has been flooded with shares of articles featuring New Zealand patched street gangs and outlaw motorcycle clubs—Mongrel Mob, Black Power, King Cobras—acting in solidarity with the Muslim community and the 50 victims of the recent terrorist attack, be it ... 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 →

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