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IMPORTANT: Print Books Distribution Announcement

As we look forward to a productive 2017, Berghahn Books Inc. is undertaking significant changes to its print books distribution management. We are delighted to announce that as of March 1st 2017, responsibility for print distribution for the Americas, Australasia, China, Taiwan, and Japan will be taken over by the Academic Services Division of the Ingram […]

World Anthropology Day

On February 16th, the American Anthropological Association celebrates World Anthropology Day, which has been set to recognize the field of anthropology and the work of anthropologists within it. World Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them.  For more information on Anthropology day, visit the AAA […]

Honoring Polish Filmmaker Andrzej Wajda

  Andrzej Wajda, Polish film and theatre director, passed away on October 9, 2016. Recipient of an Honorary Oscar and the Palme d’Or, he was a prominent member of the “Polish Film School“. He was known especially for his trilogy of war films consisting of A Generation (1954), Kanał (1956) and Ashes and Diamonds (1958). Four of […]

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

To mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on the 27th of January, the United Nations has recognized this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the people murdered by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. For more information on developing educational programs to instill the memory of the tragedy […]

60% off Gender Studies Titles

  As we enter a New Year full of political and economic uncertainty, opportunities in education, and the integrity of evidence-based opinion and decision-making are under attack globally from a populist but neo-liberal philosophy seeking to advance, with depressing success to date, the cause of individualism over the social fabric. While there will continue to […]

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Let’s Look at Work Is Working with the Environment

Before you read this article, please take a moment to answer these questions: What is the biggest problem with environmental sustainability? What possibilities exist for environmental sustainability that we have not thought of yet? What did you notice about your feelings or thoughts as you answered ... Continue reading →

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Stephen P. Reyna: Is Mr. Trump a legitimacy crisis?

In the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, one US representative, John Lewis, fueled widespread media debates with a claim that he does not believe Mr. Trump to be a “legitimate” president. In a time when the many antagonizing executive orders and cabinet choices make these ... 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 →

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The Emergence of Film Culture

The Emergence of Film Culture

Knowledge Production, Institution Building, and the Fate of the Avant-garde in Europe, 1919-1945

Edited by Malte Hagener

“…the book offers a rich and articulated picture of the organization and building of film culture in interwar Europe, and proves to be very keen in disclosing unexplored corners of well-known national film histories (as the Italian and German ones), but also of little explored scenarios (such as Swedish film culture or the Yugoslavian case).” · Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

“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

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The Gift of European Thought and the Cost of Living

The Gift of European Thought and the Cost of Living

Vassos Argyrou

“…an extremely well thought out, interesting and timely piece of work… Its scope and concerns are simply exemplary: this is a book of social theory written by an anthropologist who fully uses the perspective given by his own disciplinary background to question deeply ingrained commonplaces of European thought, in particular the ‘critical tradition,’ without simply being dismissive of any use of critical thinking.”  ·  Arpad Szakolczai, University College Cork

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The Neoliberal Landscape and the Rise of Islamist Capital in Turkey

The Neoliberal Landscape and the Rise of Islamist Capital in Turkey

Edited by Neşecan Balkan, Erol Balkan and Ahmet Öncü

“Balkan and her colleagues offer us a clear and well-documented treatise of the neoliberal globalization of Turkey under the Islamic project within the command of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) – an implicit coalition of diverse Islamic movements… a very timely contribution, not only for its relevance on its depiction of the recent neoliberal era of Turkey, but also on its new conceptualization of the key issues such as ‘middle classes’, ‘Islamic capital’ and informalization. Very timely indeed.” · Research and Policy on Turkey

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Legacies of Violence

Legacies of Violence

Rendering the Unspeakable Past in Modern Australia

Edited by Robert Mason

“The contributions to Legacies of Violence represent a compelling effort to use violence as a framework for understanding the interconnectedness of issues like whiteness and the state. This collection makes an important contribution to our historical understanding of Australian history, and to the history of violence, race, gender, and sexuality.” · Gregory Smithers, Virginia Commonwealth University

“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.”
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“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
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The Monumental Nation

The Monumental Nation

Magyar Nationalism and Symbolic Politics in Fin-de-siècle Hungary

Bálint Varga

“This is a splendid and ambitious study of the tension between nationalizing ambitions and the stubborn realities of local politics. Varga has managed to synthesize primary and secondary sources from more than six languages, putting all of it into a coherent, accessible narrative that yields real analytic insights into the political culture of late nineteenth-century Hungary.” · Paul Hanebrink, Rutgers University

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Breaking Rocks

Breaking Rocks

Music, Ideology and Economic Collapse, from Paris to Kinshasa

Joe Trapido

“Built upon a stunningly rich ethnography, Breaking Rocks elaborates on the political entanglement of the music industry spanning across the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Congolese diaspora. A witty, fresh account, including stories and case studies rooted in a thorough period of fieldwork, Breaking Rocks is simply a must-read for anyone either professionally or amateurishly inclined to anthropology or musicology.” · Kristien Geenen, Ghent University

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International Organizations and Environmental Protection

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Environment in History: International Perspecticves

Volume: 11

International Organizations and Environmental Protection

Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century

Edited by Wolfram Kaiser and Jan-Henrik Meyer

“This fascinating book is one of those rare collections that have a shared and unified purpose. Collectively, the authors cover a diverse set of topics, draw on myriad original sources (including interviews as well as archival research), tell interesting and new stories, and make a variety of novel arguments.” · Bob H. Reinhardt, Executive Director, Willamette Heritage Center

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The Changing Faces of Citizenship

The Changing Faces of Citizenship

Integration and Mobilization among Ethnic Minorities in Germany

Joyce Marie Mushaben

In contrast to most migration studies that focus on specific "foreigner" groups in Germany, this study simultaneously compares and contrasts the legal, political, social, and economic opportunity structures facing diverse categories of the ethnic minorities who have settled in the country since the 1950s. It reveals the contradictory, and usually self-defeating, nature of German policies intended to keep "migrants" out—allegedly in order to preserve a German Leitkultur (with which very few of its own citizens still identify).

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Vehicles: Cars, Canoes and other Metaphors of Moral Imagination

Vehicles

Cars, Canoes and other Metaphors of Moral Imagination

Edited by David Lipset and Richard Handler

Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a sign—for example, a cattle car—and its referent, the Holocaust. These "sign-vehicles" serve as modes of semiotic transportation through conceptual space. Likewise, on-the-ground vehicles can be rich metaphors for the moral imagination. Following on this insight, Vehicles presents a collection of ethnographic essays on the metaphoric significance of vehicles in different cultures.

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Screen Bodies

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display

New in 2016!

Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. It is a forum promoting research on various aspects of embodiment on and in front of screens through articles, reviews, and interviews. The journal considers moving and still images, whether from the entertainment industry, information technologies, or news and media outlets, including cinema, television, the internet, and gallery spaces. It investigates the private experiences of portable and personal devices and the institutional ones of medical and surveillance imaging. Screen Bodies addresses the portrayal, function, and reception of bodies on and in front of screens from the perspectives of gender and sexuality, feminism and masculinity, trans* studies, queer theory, critical race theory, cyborg studies, and dis/ability studies.

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Boyhood Studies

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for the discussion of boyhood, young masculinities, and boys’ lives by exploring the full scale of intricacies, challenges, and legacies that inform male and masculine developments. Boyhood Studies is committed to a critical and international scope and solicits both articles and special issue proposals from a variety of research fields including, but not limited to, the social and psychological sciences, historical and cultural studies, philosophy, and social, legal, and health studies. More Information...

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