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This year Berghahn Books turns 25! To mark this important milestone, we are offering 25% off all books. For print titles, please add the coupon code BB25. For eBooks, the discount is automatic.

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A Divided Germany

This week marks the fifty-eighth anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall. The Iron Curtain was assembled in the middle of Berlin in August 1961 and expanded over the following months to ultimately divide West Berlin from the surrounding East Germany, prohibiting East Germans to pass into West Germany for decades. Browse our relevant […]

Introducing the AJEC Blog!

Academic Research in the Anthropology of Europe Berghahn Journals is delighted to announce the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures (AJEC) Blog! This blog will highlight the research of authors published in AJEC by giving them space to reflect on different aspects of their research and include photos and stories not included in their scholarly journal […]


August 9, 2019 The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year to honor the estimated 370 million indigenous people around the world. The day was established to recognize the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations held in Geneva in 1982. This year’s […]

World Breastfeeding Week 2019

World Breastfeeding Week is held yearly from 1st to 7th of August in more than 120 countries. Being organized by WABA, WHO and UNICEF, the goal is to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life which yields tremendous health benefits, providing critical nutrients, protection from deadly diseases and fostering growth. To learn more […]


We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, German Studies, History and Sociology, along with our new in paperback titles and new Berghahn Journal issues published in July. Anthropology ARTICULATE NECROGRAPHIESComparative Perspectives on the Voices and Silences of the DeadEdited by Anastasios Panagiotopoulos and […]


Celebrated on July, 14, Bastille Day is the French national day and one of the most important bank holidays in France. The day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789, a medieval fortress and prison which was a symbol of tyrannical Bourbon authority and […]

Visit Berghahn Books at the AIBR 2019 Conference!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be represented by Iberian Book Services at the AIBR conference in Madrid, Spain on July 9 – 12, 2019. Please stop by to browse our latest selection of books at special discounted prices and pick up FREE journal samples. If you are unable to attend, we […]

Blog: EnviroSociety

New Featured Article!: Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—”Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation”—comes from Volume 5 (2014). In his article, Steffen Dalsgaard reviews the different understandings of value implicated in ... Continue reading →

Blog: FocaalBlog

Ståle Knudsen: Debts and the end for infrastructure fetishism in Turkey

The immense new Istanbul Airport, additional spectacular bridges over the straights, the Marmaray metro/train tunnel under the Bosporus, high-speed trains, highways, extension of the Istanbul metro network, energy projects. These were highlights in a campaign video for the Justice and Development ... 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 →

Blog: AJEC Blog

Interview with Ullrich Kockel

Prof. Ullrich Kockel Prof. Ullrich Kockel (or Ulli as most of us know him) was the editor of AJEC for over a decade. With the new leadership of the journal in place now, we took the opportunity to discuss his impressions. As the note of appreciation published in a recent AJEC issue (volume 28, ... Continue reading →

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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 750 titles online. You can use the new eBooks browse filter to view eBooks by subject - for example:

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New in Paperback

The State We're In

The State We're In

Reflecting on Democracy's Troubles

Edited by Joanna Cook, Nicholas J. Long, and Henrietta L. Moore

“[This volume] successfully demonstrates that, globally, democracy has “systematically maintained inequality”, and that attention must be served to the current inadequacies in the execution of this theoretical concept. This book is appropriate for students and academics in the fields of political science, anthropology, and sociology.” International Social Science Review

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Faithfully Urban

Faithfully Urban

Pious Muslims in a German City

Petra Kuppinger

“Focusing on the transformation of Muslims and urban Islam in Germany, this examination of the dynamics of the socioreligious lifeworlds in a European city is a useful contribution to discussions about the integration of 'immigrant religions' into mainstream European cultures. This work is a valuable source for researchers and students working on minority religions in urban spaces and on Muslims in Germany.” • Current Anthropology

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A Living Past

A Living Past

Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America

Edited by John Soluri, Claudia Leal, and José Augusto Pádua

“This collection will prove to be a valuable resource for many. Scholars in environmental humanities and science recognize the challenges in discussing these layered problems in the classroom. This book provides a model going forward in presenting the historical background of current crises. Meanwhile, undergraduate students will benefit from how each chapter situates the question at hand in social, cultural, economic, and political history. Graduate students will appreciate the thorough research outlined in the chapters and in the footnotes. Overall, A Living Past lives up to its name and frames the past as very much alive in the Latin American environment.” • H-Net Reviews

Featured Title

The Engaged Historian

The Engaged Historian

Perspectives on the Intersections of Politics, Activism and the Historical Profession

Edited by Stefan Berger

“This collection of essays succeeds wonderfully well in revealing and analyzing the intellectual and actual challenges facing historians as they enter public affairs. It is a fitting addition to the literature on public intellectuals available to contemporary readers.” • James M. Banner, Jr., historian and author of Being a Historian: An Introduction to the Professional World of History

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Management by Seclusion

Management by Seclusion

A Critique of World Bank Promises to End Global Poverty

Glynn Cochrane

“[This book] offers many significant insights regarding the World Bank, its institutional outlook, and [its] practices. The author, given his early involvement at the Bank, as well as his subsequent experience with NGOs, the private sector, and other organizations, is an ideal candidate to provide such an account.” • A. Peter Castro, Syracuse University

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Marketing Hope

Marketing Hope

Get-Rich-Quick Schemes in Siberia

Leonie Schiffauer

“Schiffauer offers a lively and accessible ethnographic account of the popularity, propagation, and entrepreneurial tactics for getting rich quick among Buryats. This volume makes important contributions to the anthropology of money, value, magical exchange, and kinship.” • Katherine Swancutt, King’s College London

Featured Series

Engaging Evil


Methodology and History in Anthropology

Volume: 36

Engaging Evil

A Moral Anthropology

Edited by William C. Olsen and Thomas J. Csordas

“The various contributions offer a rich and highly variegated overview of how anthropologists have dealt with ‘evil’ and thus give a good idea of the baffling variety hiding behind this notion.” • Peter Geschiere, University of Amsterdam



Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games


An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games

Andrew Reinhard

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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Ritual Retellings: Luangan Healing Performances through Practice

Ritual Retellings

Luangan Healing Performances through Practice

Isabell Herrmans

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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Featured Journal

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.

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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...

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