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International Roma Day

International Roma Day (8 April) recognizes the history and celebrates the cultures, traditions, and contributions of Gypsy, Roma, and Traveler communities. In commemoration of this day, we are delighted to spotlight our growing Romani Studies series edited by anthropologist Sam Beck. This series aims to remove the stigma surrounding Roma scholarship, to engage with the controversies regarding Roma identity and, […]

Excerpt: Autism and Affordances of Achievement

Excerpted from Olga Solomon’s “Autism and Affordances of Achievement: Narrative Genres and Parenting Practices,” in The Social Life of Achievement THE SOCIAL LIFE OF ACHIEVEMENTEdited by Nicholas J. Long and Henrietta MooreVol. 2, Wyse Series in Social Anthropology What happens when people “achieve”? Why do reactions to “achievement” vary so profoundly? And how might an […]

Fascism and Conservation

Excerpted from Sandra Cheney’s Nature of the Miracle Years: Conservation in West Germany, 1945-1975 After 1945, those responsible for conservation in Germany resumed their work with a relatively high degree of continuity as far as laws and personnel were concerned. Yet conservationists soon found they had little choice but to modernize their views and practices […]

Most Popular #BerghahnOpenAnthro Articles of 2020

Berghahn Open Anthro is a subscribe-to-open model being piloted by Berghahn Books in partnership with Libraria, a group of researchers who are also supporting a number of other publishers hoping to adopt this model should the pilot prove successful. This model was developed in part through a 2019 ground-breaking collaborative meeting between publishers, libraries, funders, and OA experts. In the […]

Fascism and Film

Excerpted from Carl Plantinga’s “Fascist Affect in 300,” in Projections 13(2), 20-37. The stories we tell each other, or present via mass media, are important components of the cultural ecology of a place and time. This article argues that 300 (2007), directed by Zach Snyder and based on a comic book series both written and illustrated by […]

Ceri Houlbrook: Love in the Time of Covid

Love-locking, the attachment of a padlock to a public structure, is the forte of the traveler. Although not exclusively a tourist custom, it is a popular practice for people visiting a new place and wanting to leave their mark on it. The love-lock has become the inverted souvenir: left behind rather than taken away, but […]

Fascism and Critical Thinking

Excerpted from Alexandra Oeser’s WHEN WILL WE TALK ABOUT HITLER? German Students and the Nazi Past For more than half a century, discourses on the Nazi past have powerfully shaped German social and cultural policy. Specifically, an institutional determination not to forget has expressed a “duty of remembrance” through commemorative activities and educational curricula. But […]

Enter to Win a $100 Giftcard for Blackwell’s Bookstore

In the spirit of celebrating and supporting independent booksellers during this difficult time, we are excited to announce that we are giving away a $100 gift card to Blackwell’s, an “Oxford family bookshop.” Why support independent booksellers? Independent bookshops, like many other small businesses, have been hugely impacted by government-mandated shutdowns as a result of […]

Berghahn’s Best-selling Books in History

We are delighted to present a list of our History bestsellers in honor of the American Historical Association’s 2020 – 2021 Virtual Conference. Visit our Virtual AHA Booth for special opportunities for discounts and engagements. In celebration of this year’s AHA Virtual Conference, the following and all other History titles, both print and eBook, are 35% off […]

Blog: FocaalBlog

Giulia Dal Maso: The Landing of a Chinese Green Bond in Portugal

This post is part of a feature on “The Political Power of Energy Futures,” moderated and edited by Katja Müller (MLU Halle-Wittenberg), Charlotte Bruckermann (University of Bergen), and Kirsten W. Endres (MPI Halle). In a little restaurant in the midst of a foggy day, ... Continue reading →

Blog: EnviroSociety

Governance for the Anthropocene Ocean

In 2020, the world watched as climate, public health, economic, and racial justice crises converged. It has become increasingly evident that failures of collective and public policies around health and the environment have perpetuated individual suffering. If ever there was an opportunity for the ... Continue reading →

Blog: Recollectus


EDITED BOOK IN THE BERGHAHN BOOKS “Worlds of Memory” SERIES (DE)COMMEMORATION Making sense of the contemporary calls for tearing down statues and renaming places Editors Sarah Gensburger, French National Center […] ... Continue reading →

Blog: AJEC Blog

In honour of Professor Dame Mary Douglas and Professor Sir Raymond Firth, virtual get-together on Thursday, 25 March 2021

This Thursday, 25 March from 7:00 to 8:45pm GMT, two of our ‘Anthropological Ancestors’ — Mary Douglas and Raymond Firth — would have hit the centenary and the centenary + one-fifth mark. It's not been a year with much to celebrate, so let's rectify this Thursday evening, ... Continue reading →

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