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This Week in German History: Birth of Richard Wagner

May 22, 1813 marks the birth of Richard Wagner in Leipzig, Germany. Richard Wagner was a composer known primarily for his operas. Among the noted operas by Wagner are Der fliegende Holländer, Tännhäuser and Lohengrin.  ... Continue reading on Tumblr

Berghahn Books at Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change 2016

We are delighted to inform you that we will be present at the RAI Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change 2016 conference at The British Museum, London, May 27-May 29, 2016. Please stop by our table to browse the latest selection … Continue reading

European Day of Parks 2016

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 … Continue reading

Celebrating International Museum Day

Today is 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 enrichment of cultures, development of society, … Continue reading

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) is a celebration of the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. – Berghahn is happy to present several series and a selection of books on studies of Asia-Pacific … Continue reading

Hot Off the Press – New Journal Issues Published in April

  Focaal Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology Volume 2016, Issue 74 This issue features a theme section titled: After Dispossession that consists of articles which show how seemingly global processes become entangled in local affairs in sub-Saharan Africa, in a … Continue reading

Conferences

Featured Title

Choreographies of Landscape

Choreographies of Landscape

Signs of Performance in Yosemite National Park
Sally Ann Ness

“This is an extremely original, theoretically surprising, very clearly written, and thought-provoking project. By focusing on encounters with Yosemite National Park, Sally Ann Ness takes her reader along unexpected paths while constructing an innovative and deeply personal anthropology of experience.” · André Lepecki, New York University

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Humour, Comedy and Laughter

Humour, Comedy and Laughter

Obscenities, Paradoxes, Insights and the Renewal of Life
Edited by Lidia Dina Sciama

“An interesting and unique read… Each scholarly contribution makes a creative effort to cross the traditional boundaries of anthropological theories and methods with other closely related disciplines. It is an excellent example of anthropological cross-disciplinary engagement with psychology, philosophy, aesthetics, film, and theater and music theory.” · Jana Kopelentova Rehak, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Whose Memory? Which Future?

Whose Memory? Which Future?

Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe
Edited by Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

“Featuring an excellent introduction and conclusion, interesting material on cities ranging from Chernivtsi to Zadar, and an innovative theoretical framework, this volume stands out among the current literature on collective memory.” · Zdzislaw Mach, Jagiellonian University

New in Paperback

The Social Life of Achievement

The Social Life of Achievement

Edited by Nicholas J. Long and Henrietta Moore

"The range of ethnographic settings is dazzling... there is something here for everyone and a veritable cornucopia for the lover of ethnographic diversity." · American Ethnologist

New in Paperback

Hindi Is Our Ground, English Is Our Sky

Hindi Is Our Ground, English Is Our Sky

Education, Language, and Social Class in Contemporary India
Chaise LaDousa

“…an important addition to the sociology of education, as well as to linguistic anthropologists’ understanding of language politics and institutionality in postcolonial settings. It importantly bridges the gap between our understandings of language ideology and institutional organization as they come to register in and as the changing political economy of north India. It will be of interest to scholars of multilingualism, education, language ideology, and youth culture.” · Journal of Linguistic Anthropology

New in Paperback

Irish/ness Is All Around Us

Irish/ness Is All Around Us

Language Revivalism and the Culture of Ethnic Identity in Northern Ireland
Olaf Zenker

This book will be of interest to linguistic anthropologists, cultural anthropologists, as well as sociologists, political scientists, and historians of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It will also be valuable to those interested in cultural identity formation within politically charged contexts, including postcolonial contexts. It complements and extends the existing research on political identities in Northern Ireland.  ·  American Ethnologist

Featured Journal

Conflict and Society

Advances in Research

Publishing peer-reviewed articles by international scholars, Conflict and Society expands the field of conflict studies by using ethnographic inquiry to establish new fields of research and interdisciplinary collaboration. An opening special section presents general articles devoted to a topic or region followed by a section featuring conceptual debates on key problems in the study of organized violence. Review articles and topical overviews offer navigational assistance across the vast and varied terrain of conflict research, and comprehensive reviews of new books round out each volume. With special attention paid to ongoing debates on the politics and ethics of conflict studies research, including military-academic cooperation, Conflict and Society will be an essential forum for scholars, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of anthropology, sociology, political science, and development studies. More Information...

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Museum Worlds

Advances in Research

Museum Worlds: Advances in Research is a multidisciplinary, refereed, annual journal that publishes work that significantly advances knowledge of global trends, case studies, and theory relevant to museum practice and scholarship around the world.

Responding to the need for a rigorous, in-depth review of current work in its field, Museum Worlds: Advances in Research contributes to the ongoing formation of Museum Studies as an academic and practical area of research that is rapidly expanding and alive with potential, opportunity, and challenge that parallels the rapid growth of museums in just about every part of the world. More Information...

Introducing the Museum Worlds companion site!

View virtual issues, online tours, museum news, events, and more. More Information...

Featured Series

Witches and Demons

Series: Studies in Public and Applied Anthropology

Volume: 10

Witches and Demons

A Comparative Perspective on Witchcraft and Satanism
Jean La Fontaine

“This is an extremely interesting set of chapters. Together they create a carefully drawn exercise in comparison as a major methodological tool of anthropology, and its advantages and problems. The book is very clearly written, well argued, and fascinating.” · Frances Pine, Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London

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