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European Comic Art Reaches Its Tenth Year

With this issue, European Comic Art, the first peer-reviewed academic journal on comics, moves into its tenth year of existence. Over the past few years, the field has become more crowded, as scholarly interest in comics has expanded, but the quality and quantity of submissions that we receive is ever increasing. We are proud to […]

European Day of Parks 2017

Celebrated on May 24th, The European Day of Parks is a commemorative day for Protected Areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation. National parks are priceless for the European cultural heritage and observance of European Day of Parks is aimed at strengthening of international cooperation in protection of environment. For more […]

Interview with Guy Delisle

Conducted in English by Kenan Kocak, 23 April 2014. This interview originally appeared in European Comic Art Volume 7 Number 2. Guy Delisle was born in Canada’s Quebec City in 1966. He studied an­imation at Sheridan College in Oakville, near Toronto, and has worked for animation companies in Canada, France, Germany, China and North Korea. His […]

Celebrating International Museum Day

  The worldwide community of museums celebrates International Museum Day on and around 18 May each year. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the enrichment of cultures, development of society, and cooperation and peace among people. For more information on the theme and calendar of events for this year’s […]

Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in April

    French Politics, Culture & Society Current Issue: Volume 35, Issue 1: Literature and the Press Focused on press and literature studies, this special issue highlights the research of seven key scholars in the field. Important themes include the question of globalization since the nineteenth century, female journalists, the media, in particular the illustrated […]

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE April 2017 NEW BOOKS

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Educational Studies, Environmental Studies, Genocide Studies, History and Jewish Studies, along with our New in Paperback titles. Paperback Original REDESCRIBING RELATIONS Strathernian Conversations on Ethnography, Knowledge and Politics Edited by Ashley Lebner Afterword by Marilyn Strathern   Marilyn Strathern is among […]

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Blog: EnviroSociety

Bears Ears: In Defense of Public Lands

bears ears |berz irz| (noun) def. (1) the organs of hearing in a bear; (2) a geological feature over 8,700 feet tall consisting of two sandstone buttes in southeastern Utah; (3) a prominent landmark featured in the sacred geography of several Native American tribes in the Four ... Continue reading →

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Alfredo Saad-Filho: “Fora Temer—eleições diretas já!”: Brazil’s political rupture and the left’s opportunity

This post is tied to our 2016 series on the Latin American pink tide, and it originally appeared on openDemocracy on 23 May 2017 (CC BY-NC 4.0). The Brazilian Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores—PT) won the country’s presidential elections four times in a row; first ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Worlds

The Black Lives Matter Movement in the National Museum of African American History and Culture

by Rod Clare, Elon University

It has been over forty years since the mostly successful conclusion of the Civil Rights movement in the United States. While some may have thought the election of an African-American president in 2008 heralded a “postracial” America, continued ... Continue reading →

New in Paperback

Aging and the Digital Life Course

Aging and the Digital Life Course

Edited by David Prendergast and Chiara Garattini

“Editors Prendergast and Garattini have done an outstanding job bringing to the forefront what it means to age in a digital world. They have broken new ground inasmuch as they explore an everyday phenomenon as an extension of the life course. This text provides a clear path to considering and possibly understanding multiple ways of knowing and assigning meaning to aging… Highly recommended.” · Choice

“In the new history, research has been redirected from the perpetrator to the victims, and the goal is to find the authentic Jewish voice. As a consequence, personal diaries, note books, and memoirs have gained a status that traditional historians have not previously imparted to them. Good index and select bibliography. Highly Recommended. · Choice - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GodaJewish#sthash.KW4mDEnK.dpuf
“In the new history, research has been redirected from the perpetrator to the victims, and the goal is to find the authentic Jewish voice. As a consequence, personal diaries, note books, and memoirs have gained a status that traditional historians have not previously imparted to them. Good index and select bibliography. Highly Recommended. · Choice - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GodaJewish#sthash.KW4mDEnK.dpuf

New in Paperback

Tailoring Truth

Tailoring Truth

Politicizing the Past and Negotiating Memory in East Germany, 1945-1990

Jon Berndt Olsen

“…Tailoring Truth provides fascinating insight into the policies and strategies of the fledgling socialist state, and convincingly argues that despite the SED’s attempts to monopolise the representation of memory and history, its efforts were, increasingly, limited… Olsen’s style is both accessible and engaging, making this not only a useful text for students and scholars of the GDR, but also an enlightening read for lay readers and those from other fields.” · Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe

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Masks and Staffs

Masks and Staffs

Identity Politics in the Cameroon Grassfields

Michaela Pelican

“…necessary and significant, [this study is] a much-welcomed monograph that builds on and advances the corpus of knowledge about the evolution and dynamics of interethnic relations in the Cameroon Grasslands.” · American Anthropologist

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The Absent Jews

The Absent Jews

Kurt Forstreuter and the Historiography of Medieval Prussia

Cordelia Hess

By combining new medieval scholarship with a biographical and historiographical exploration grounded in the 20th century, The Absent Jews spans remote eras while offering a fascinating account of the construction of historical knowledge.

“This study is based on in-depth research involving a good analysis of the articulation of national identities, sense of belonging and local labour markets with the social and bodily intimacies related to care for the elderly in Japanese institutions… It is an essential contribution to the understanding of the cultural, personal and social relations in care work.” · Ratna Saptari, Leiden University varied political forces at work in a small Alpine region of Italy of which she has deep knowledge as a “native” critically distanced by long years abroad and by her calling as an anthropologist.”
 · Michael Herzfeld, - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.dpu
“The book is meticulously researched with great detail on the production, naming, localization, politics, and marketing of cheese in the Bergamo area of the Lombardy region of Italy.” · Carole Counihan, Millersville University - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.
“Grasseni writes with a confident hand, deftly analyzing the interplay of the richly varied political forces at work in a small Alpine region of Italy of which she has deep knowledge as a “native” critically distanced by long years abroad and by her calling as an anthropologist.”
 · Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
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“Grasseni writes with a confident hand, deftly analyzing the interplay of the richly varied political forces at work in a small Alpine region of Italy of which she has deep knowledge as a “native” critically distanced by long years abroad and by her calling as an anthropologist.”
 · Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
 - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.dpuf
“Grasseni writes with a confident hand, deftly analyzing the interplay of the richly varied political forces at work in a small Alpine region of Italy of which she has deep knowledge as a “native” critically distanced by long years abroad and by her calling as an anthropologist.”
 · Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
 - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.dpuf
“Grasseni writes with a confident hand, deftly analyzing the interplay of the richly varied political forces at work in a small Alpine region of Italy of which she has deep knowledge as a “native” critically distanced by long years abroad and by her calling as an anthropologist.”
 · Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
 - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.dpuf

Featured Title

Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife

Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife

A Biosocial Approach

Edited by Catherine M. Hill, Amanda D. Webber and Nancy E. C. Priston

”This timely volume is a must read for students, academics, researchers, and conservation practitioners and wildlife managers. It not only aims to raise awareness of the human-human conflict dimensions that often underlie or aggravate people-wildlife co-existence, but provides readers with useful approaches in addressing these.” · Tatyana Humle, University of Kent

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Conflict, Domination, and Violence

Conflict, Domination, and Violence

Episodes in Mexican Social History

Carlos Illades

“As one of the preeminent Mexican historians of his generation, Carlos Illades is uniquely able to provide a long-term perspective on themes of great contemporary relevance. This long-awaited translation of his work into English demonstrates his expertise on a range of historical topics, making a vital contribution to Mexican historiography.” · Pablo Piccato, Columbia University

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Wolf Conflicts

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Interspecies Encounters

Volume: 1

Wolf Conflicts

A Sociological Study

Ketil Skogen, Olve Krange, and Helene Figari

“This is a strong and engaging book. Wolf Conflicts is not a book about wolves per se, but rather an exploration of what human interactions with wolves can tell us about contemporary rural societies.” · Michael Woods, Aberystwyth University

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Witches and Demons

Witches and Demons

A Comparative Perspective on Witchcraft and Satanism

Jean La Fontaine

Devil worship, black magic, and witchcraft have long captivated anthropologists as well as the general public. In this volume, Jean La Fontaine explores the intersection of expert and lay understandings of evil and the cultural forms that evil assumes. The chapters touch on public scares about devil-worship, misconceptions about human sacrifice and the use of body parts in healing practices, and mistaken accusations of children practicing witchcraft. Together, these cases demonstrate that comparison is a powerful method of cultural understanding, but warns of the dangers and mistaken conclusions that untrained ideas about other ways of life can lead to.

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Topographies of Suffering: Buchenwald, Babi Yar, Lidice

Topographies of Suffering

Buchenwald, Babi Yar, Lidice

Jessica Rapson

Commentary on memorials to the Holocaust has been plagued with a sense of "monument fatigue," a feeling that landscape settings and national spaces provide little opportunity for meaningful engagement between present visitors and past victims. This book examines the Holocaust via three sites of murder by the Nazis: the former concentration camp at Buchenwald, Germany; the mass grave at Babi Yar, Ukraine; and the razed village of Lidice, Czech Republic...

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Conferences

  • We will be attending the following conferences with our own booth. Please stop by for a chat and to browse our books on display.
  • June 1-4, 2017  Berkshire Conference of Women Historians  Hempstead, NY  Attending: Chris Chappell  http://bit.ly/2enc9xi
  • June 29-July 1, 2017  7th European Congress on African Studies (ECAS)  Basel, Switzerland  Attending: Leigh Waite  http://bit.ly/2hQIso2
  • June 29-July 1, 2017  European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS)  Paris, France  Attending: Ben Parker  http://bit.ly/2hZypAy
  • August 29-September 1, 2017  Royal Geographical Society (RGS)  London, UK  Attending: Leigh Waite  http://bit.ly/JFB39g
  • October 11-15, 2017  Frankfurt Book Fair  Frankfurt, Germany  Attending: Rupert Jones-Parry and Leigh Waite  http://bit.ly/1kQjI9y
  • Berghahn Titles will be on display at the following conferences:
  • June 8-9, 2017  Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course (AAGE)  Oxford, UK  http://bit.ly/2h5oCbf
  • June 28-July 2, 2017  European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)  Zagreb, Croatia  http://bit.ly/1X8R7n1
  • August 31-September 3, 2017  5th European Congress on World and Global History (ENIUGH)  Budapest, Hungary  http://bit.ly/1VWNYq0
  • If you have any questions or want to make an appointment, please write to us at info@berghahnbooks.com.
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