Berghahn Books Logo

berghahn New York · Oxford

RSS icon

Latest Blog Articles


The 2019 Anthropology Day celebration is on Thursday, February 21st. According to the AAA website, Anthropology Day “is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us.” To join the celebration, we are delighted to showcase titles from across all strands of the subject and offer a limited time 25% discount on […]

Reverse Angle: Fifty Years of the Cinema of 1968

By Benjamin Halligan, author of DESIRES FOR REALITY: Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film   My book Desires for Reality: Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film was first published in 2016, and Berghahn Books just published a paperback edition.   Since the book concerns militant and radical film and film-making and the events […]

Girlhood Studies is Now Published in Association with the IGSA!

We are delighted to announce that Girlhood Studies is now published in association with the International Girls Studies Association (IGSA)! The IGSA is an association that brings together scholars and practitioners to share information, encourage discussion, and work to develop the field of Girls Studies. An IGSA membership includes an online subscription to the journal. As the […]


    We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History, Museum Studies, and Sociology, along with our New in Paperback titles.       Anthropology   MONETISING THE DIVIDUAL SELF The Emergence of the Lifestyle Blog and Influencers in Malaysia Julian Hopkins Volume 8, Anthropology of […]

To Embroider the Voice with its Own Needle

Yousif M. Qasmiyeh Creative Encounters Editor, Migration and Society In poetry we hunt down details in the hope of preserving them and, in so doing, we assert our commitment to re-reading the daily and re-inventing the becoming. In Creative Encounters, our modest aim, in this inaugural edition of Migration and Society, is to embroider the […]


We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the SHA 2019 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in St. Charles, Missouri, January 9th – 12th, 2019. Please stop by Table 16 to browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices and pick up free journal samples.   If you are unable to attend, we would […]

On Tumblr

10 Contemporary “Dickensian” Novels(via Literary Hub) ... Continue reading on Tumblr

Books are a uniquely portable magic.On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King ... Continue reading on Tumblr

Blog: EnviroSociety

New Featured Article!: “Mino-Mnaamodzawin: Achieving Indigenous Environmental Justice in Canada”

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—”Mino-Mnaamodzawin: Achieving Indigenous Environmental Justice in Canada”—comes from Volume 9 (2018). In her article, Deborah McGregor explores the potential for advancing ... Continue reading →

Blog: FocaalBlog

Michaela Schäuble: Ecstasy: A review of two recent exhibitions on consciousness-expanding experience

In his classic Ecstatic Religion: A Study of Shamanism and Spirit Possession, I. M. Lewis (1971) contends that ritual, belief, and spiritual experience are the three cornerstones of religion, with the third certainly being the most important. Although disputed, this thesis strongly ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Worlds

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 for easy access.

  • Postwall German Cinema
History, Film History and Cinephilia
  • Anti-americanism in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games
  • The Modernist Imagination: Intellectual History and Critical Theory
  • Travel and Representation

New in Paperback

Anthropology and Public Service

Anthropology and Public Service

The UK Experience

Edited by Jeremy MacClancy

“A good contribution to mainstream anthropological literature. Anthropology and Public Service will be a valuable and interesting resource for applied and practicing anthropology.” Riall Nolan, Purdue University

New in Paperback

Museum Websites and Social Media

Museum Websites and Social Media

Issues of Participation, Sustainability, Trust and Diversity

Ana Luisa Sánchez Laws

“From a basic section on what blogs, social media, and websites are, to informative case studies that offer real-world examples of successes and failures from top world museums, this book is a valuable contribution to public historians and museum professionals. The history of museums’ use of digital technology and the web is fascinating to the historical researchers among us… Any public historian who works for an organization that is interested in digital history and dissemination of that history will find this volume important.” • The Public Historian

New in Paperback

Desires for Reality

Desires for Reality

Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film

Benjamin Halligan

“As a history of aesthetic priorities, formal shifts, and creative possibilities in broadly leftist cinema in Europe of the 1960s, the book is authoritative. The early chapters about the pre-history of the film production in question offer valuable insights into the influence of neo-realism on European post-war cinema, and the importance of concepts of Bazinian realism on the French New Wave specifically. The quality of the film analysis throughout is excellent.” • French Studies

Featured Title

The Arkansas Regulators

The Arkansas Regulators

Friedrich Gerstäcker

“An accurate, full-length translation of this text has been needed for many years, and it is exciting that Friedrich Gerstäcker’s work is being made available to an English readership.” • Kathleen Condray, University of Arkansas

Featured Title

Dreams of Germany

Dreams of Germany

Musical Imaginaries from the Concert Hall to the Dance Floor

Edited by Neil Gregor and Thomas Irvine

A wonderful anthology that connects the European classical tradition with popular music in fascinating ways. It is a pleasure to read.” • Ulrich Adelt, University of Wyoming

Featured Title

Economy, Crime and Wrong in a Neoliberal Era

Economy, Crime and Wrong in a Neoliberal Era

Edited by James G. Carrier

“Truly outstanding in every respect… [the volume] shows that anthropologists can productively complicate our view of contemporary issues whilst simultaneously advancing our understanding of what is going on in our world in a very revealing and ethnographically grounded way.” • John Gledhill, University of Manchester

Featured Series



WYSE Series in Social Anthropology

Volume: 7


Waste, Value, and the Imagination

Edited by Catherine Alexander and Andrew Sanchez

“An important contribution to the literature… [it] attempts to broaden the theories of gerontology to consider the role of community and overcome the limitations of a purely medical model of aging.” • Laura M. Keyes, University of North Texas



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.

... Continue reading

Photo Gallery

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...

... Continue reading

Email Newsletters

Sign up for our email newsletters to get customized updates on new Berghahn publications.

Click here to select your preferences


Twitter icon


Featured Journal

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.

More Information...

Featured Journal

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...

Download our latest catalogs (PDF)

Journals Blogs