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Latest Blog Articles
Celebrating International Museum Day
On May 18th the worldwide community of museums celebrates International Museum Day. 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 observance, visit the International Council of Museums […]
Victory Day to commemorate the end of WWII
Victory Day celebrated through Europe on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces marketing the end of World War II in Europe. Victory Day in Russia, as well as some former Soviet Union republics, is celebrated on May 9 […]
Announcing the Redesign of the Berghahn Journals Platform!
We are pleased to announce that Berghahn Journals has launched a streamlined redesign of our online journals platform. The new site features a cleaner, clearer layout designed to guide readers to articles and keep the emphasis on the high-quality content published by our journals. In addition, Librarians and Authors will now be able to easily […]
SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE April 2019 NEW BOOKS & JOURNALS
We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, and Medical Anthropology and Sociology, along with new Berghahn Journal issues published in April. Theory & Methodology in Anthropology ON THE GEOPRAGMATICS OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL IDENTIFICATION Allen Chun Volume 4, Loose Can(n)ons […]
International Dance Day
International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO, and is celebrated yearly, on April 29. The main purpose is to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of this art form, cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, and bring people together […]
Widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist, William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor. Shakespeare’s plays being translated in over 50 languages and performed across the globe for audiences of all ages. Shakespeare was also an actor and the creator of the Globe […]
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International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO, and is celebrated yearly, on April 29. The main purpose is to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of ... Continue reading on Tumblr
New Featured Article!: “Archaeology and Animal Persons: Toward a Prehistory of Human-Animal Relations”
The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—”Archaeology and Animal Persons: Toward a Prehistory of Human-Animal Relations”—comes from Volume 4 (2013). In his article, Erica Hill describes some of the ways in which ... Continue reading →
Evan Smith: Love milkshakes, hate racism: A short history of throwing food at the Far Right
An earlier version of this article first appeared on Hatful of History. In the last month, milkshakes have been lobbed at several far-right candidates in the European elections campaign across the United Kingdom. First it was former English Defence League (EDL) leader ... 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 →
Introducing the new Berghahn eBooks Library
We are pleased to announce an expanding list of eBooks available for download directly via our site. Right now we have over 700 titles online. You can use the new eBooks browse filter to view eBooks by subject - for example:Anthropology eBooks Film Studies eBooks History eBooks Urban Studies eBooks
All eBooks purchased through our site can be downloaded to your preferred eBook reader and are also stored in your personalized login area at my.berghahnbooks.com for easy access.
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New in Paperback
Cycling and Recycling
Histories of Sustainable Practices
Edited by Ruth Oldenziel and Helmuth Trischler
“…an informative and very readable volume that offers stimulating ideas for further research.” • Technikgeschichte
New in Paperback
Populism and its Contemporary Crisis
Edited by Bruce Kapferer and Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
Bringing together different anthropological experiences of current populist movements, this volume makes a timely contribution to these questions. Contrary to more conventional interpretations of populism as crisis, the authors instead recognize populism as integral to Western democratic systems. In doing so, the volume provides an important critique that exposes the exclusionary essentialisms spread by populist rhetoric while also directing attention to local views of political accountability and historical consciousness that are key to understanding this paradox of democracy.
New in Paperback
Money at the Margins
Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion, and Design
Edited by Bill Maurer, Smoki Musaraj, and Ivan V. Small
“Indispensable reading material for scholars as well as industry specialists interested in payment infrastructures and the questions of money and value, this book entails fruitful applications for classroom use. One can hope that this innovative volume will inspire a similarly creative following that continues to combine empirical and industry-based insights with those of anthropological theory, along with an inclusive platform of diverse collaborators.” • American Ethnologist
Party Responses to Social Movements
Challenges and Opportunities
Daniela R. Piccio
“Piccio’s work is a fine empirical study that will fill an important gap in the scholarly literature on parties and movements. It is clearly written, very well-organized, and is designed in a way that generates stimulating and suggestive comparisons.” • John Markoff, University of PittsburghChunOn
On the Geopragmatics of Anthropological Identification
“Allen Chun's book is a wide-ranging, intelligent, critical and required manifesto for a reconfigured anthropology-cultural studies-social sciences.” • John Hutnyk, Ton Duc Thang University
Time and the Foundations of Industrial Socialism in Romania
“An important addition to the history and understanding of socialist transformation. Alina-Sandra Cucu covers in much detail territories that have been largely excluded from the literature of the socialist transformation of Romania, if not Eastern Europe itself.” • David A. Kideckel, Central Connecticut State University
New Perspectives on Central and Eastern European Studies
Bulwark Myths of East European Multiconfessional Societies in the Age of Nationalism
Edited by Liliya Berezhnaya and Heidi Hein-Kircher
“The contributions in this volume are immensely valuable and include some of the most innovative and best-argued texts I have read in the field.” • Piotr H. Kosicki, University of Maryland
An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games
Video games exemplify contemporary material objects, resources, and spaces that people use to define their culture. This book serves as a general introduction to "archaeogaming"; it describes the intersection of archaeology and video games and applies archaeological method and theory into understanding game-spaces as both site and artifact.
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Luangan Healing Performances through Practice
Belian is an exceptionally lively tradition of shamanistic curing rituals performed by the Luangans, a politically marginalized population of Indonesian Borneo. This volume explores the significance of these rituals in practice and asks what belian rituals do — socially, politically, and existentially — for particular people in particular circumstances...
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- We will be attending the following conferences with our own booth. Please stop by for a chat and to browse our books on display.
- August 27-31, 2019 IUAES Inter-Congress Poznan, Poland Attending: Marion Berghahn http://bit.ly/2JvBJkO
- September 3-06, 2019 Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA) Norwich, UK Attending: Marion Berghahn http://bit.ly/2tTfwmQ
- October 3-6,2019 German Studies Association (GSA) Portland, OR Attending: Marion Berghahn and Chris Chappell http://bit.ly/2K2loUg
- October 16-20, 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair Frankfurt am Main, Germany Attending: Vivian Berghahn and Leigh Waite http://bit.ly/2xG9CGU
- November 20-24, 2019 American Anthropological Association (AAA/CASCA) Annual Meeting Vancouver, BC, Canada Attending: Marion Berghahn and Vivian Berghahn http://bit.ly/2VUyvNq
- January 3-6, 2020 American Historical Association (AHA) Annual Meeting New York, NY Attending: Chris Chappell http://bit.ly/2LZGu2X
- Berghahn Titles will be on display at the following conferences:
- June 25-28, 2019 Memory Studies Association Madrid, Spain http://bit.ly/2H3PmGB
- July 9-12, 2019 Network of Iberoamerican Anthropologists (AIBR) International Congress Madrid, Spain http://bit.ly/2W91wFe
- August 21-25, 2019 European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Tallin, Estonia http://bit.ly/2C24Mqr
- If you have any questions or want to make an appointment, please write to one of the attendees or email SalesUK@berghahnbooks.com (UK & Europe) or SalesUS@berghahnbooks.com (US & Rest of the World).
European Comic Art
European Comic Art is the first English-language scholarly publication devoted to the study of European-language graphic novels, comic strips, comic books and caricature. Published in association with the American Bande Dessinée Society and the International Bande Dessinée Society, European Comic Art builds on existing scholarship in French-language comic art and is able to draw on the scholarly activities undertaken by both organisations. However, our editorial board and consultative committee bring expertise on a wider European area of comic art production and the journal will emphasise coverage of work from across Europe, including Eastern Europe.
Journal of Legal Anthropology
The Journal of Legal Anthropology (JLA) is a peer-reviewed journal committed to anthropological understandings of socio-legal and cultural encounters. The journal develops ethnographic and theoretical approaches to a wide range of issues that reveal the significance and presence of legal phenomena in everyday life. Articles, review essays, and book reviews published in the JLA emphasize innovative work and data-led analysis across a range of socio-political and socio-cultural legal contexts. The journal also considers, in broad terms, how the legal may enter into social constructions of persons and how the 'legal' might change meaning in terms of particular 'everyday' interpretations. Together with the journal's forum section, the JLA draws on cross-disciplinary exchanges to demonstrate how anthropology can effectively contribute to the current debates on contemporary socio-legal and related issues. More Information...