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Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in August

         Anthropology of the Middle East Volume 12, Issue 1: The Anthropology of Children in the Middle East With only relatively few ethnographic studies of children in the Middle East or in the diaspora in existence, the articles in this issue of Anthropology of the Middle East represents thematically and theoretically highly divergent projects ranging […]

SIMULATED SHELVES: Browse August 2017 NEW BOOKS

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Archaeology, Colonialism, Economical History, Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies, History, Medical Anthropology, and Refugee and Migration Studies, along with our New in Paperback titles. Paperback Original HOUSE OF THE WATERLILY A Novel of the Ancient Maya World Kelli Carmean   “House of […]

Visit Berghahn Books at The Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending The Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference in London, from Wednesday 30 August to Friday 1 September 2017. Please stop by our table to browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices and pick up free journal samples. If you are unable to attend, we […]

An Interview with Nafisa Shah, Author of Honour and Violence

The following is an interview with Nafisa Shah about hew new book Honour and Violence: Gender, Power and Law in Southern Pakistan. 1) When did you begin working on Honour and Violence? Can you briefly tell us about your journey as a journalist, scholar, and politician following honor killings in Pakistan? Honour and Violence is […]

Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated each year on August 26th to commemorate the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Today the observance of Women’s Equality Day has grown to mean much more than just sharing the right to the vote, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Numerous […]

Remembering Forgetting: A Monument to Erasure at the University of North Carolina

by Timothy J. McMillan The following essay originally appeared in Silence, Screen and Spectacle: Rethinking Social Memory in the Age of Information. This book is now available in paperback. In 2001, I began teaching a first-year seminar titled “Defining Blackness.” My journey with that class and its descendants is intertwined with my relationship with the memorial landscape, concrete […]

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The Black Lives Matter Movement in the National Museum of African American History and Culture

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New Featured Article!: “Explorations in Ethnoelephantology”

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month’s article—”Explorations in Ethnoelephantology: Social, Historical, and Ecological Intersections between Asian Elephants and Humans”—comes from Volume 4 (2013). In his article, Piers ... Continue reading →

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Joe Trapido: Breaking Rocks: Music, Ideology and Economic Collapse, from Paris to Kinshasa

Breaking Rocks is a volume of the Dislocations series published by Berghahn Books, a series closely associated with Focaal and FocaalBlog. The immense dislocations and suffering caused by neoliberal globalization the retreat of the welfare state in the last decades of the ... Continue reading →

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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 →

New in Paperback

House of the Waterlily

House of the Waterlily

A Novel of the Ancient Maya World

Kelli Carmean

House of the Waterlily is an excellent introduction into the world of the Classic Period Maya in large part because Carmean is a fine storyteller who weaves her narrative as beautifully as a ‘fine-spun’ huipil. This book would be an excellent addition to the course reading list for undergraduate students who are studying the ancient Maya.” · Scott Simmons, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

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Cinema in Service of the State

Cinema in Service of the State

Perspectives on Film Culture in the GDR and Czechoslovakia, 1945-1960

Edited by Lars Karl and Pavel Skopal

“Given the signal role that “the most important of the arts” (as Lenin called cinema) plays in modern society, the book’s intellectual appeal transcends the disciplinary confines of “film studies,” offering a wealth of insights into the communist experiment with a classless society.” · Choice

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Helmut Kohl's Quest for Normality

Helmut Kohl's Quest for Normality

His Representation of the German Nation and Himself

Christian Wicke

“Complex in its multifaceted explanatory framework, the book is accessible and constitutes a superlative model of combining biography with the study of nationalism. The latter constitutes the most novel contribution of this well-researched, straightforward historical depiction of Kohl’s ideology and its impact upon the continuing development of German national identity.” · Choice

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World War I and the Jews

World War I and the Jews

Conflict and Transformation in Europe, the Middle East, and America

Edited by Marsha L. Rozenblit and Jonathan Karp

“This volume fills a crucial research gap in modern Jewish history, contains excellent essays by senior and junior scholars, and makes a convincing case why the ‘Great War’ marked a crucial turning point in modern Jewish history on both sides of the Atlantic.” · Tobias Brinkmann, The Pennsylvania State 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.”
 · Michael Herzfeld, - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.dpu
“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
 - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GrasseniHeritage#sthash.CUZx2Kfr.dpuf

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Gender, Violence, Refugees

Gender, Violence, Refugees

Edited by Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ulrike Krause

Providing nuanced accounts of how the social identities of men and women, the context of displacement and the experience or manifestation of violence interact, this collection offers conceptual analyses and in-depth case studies to illustrate how gender relations are affected by displacement, encampment and return.

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Money in the German-speaking Lands

Money in the German-speaking Lands

Edited by Mary Lindemann and Jared Poley

“This fascinating collection of essays brings together empirical and theoretical case studies that are clear, accessible, and succinct. It also serves as an excellent primer on some of the most cutting-edge research on German history being undertaken by Anglophone scholars.” · Philipp Roessner, University of Manchester

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Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference

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Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality

Volume: 36

Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference

Anthropological Approaches to the Heterogeneity of Modern Fertility Declines

Edited by Philip Kreager and Astrid Bochow

“Outstanding. This volume follows in a distinct lineage of both historically and anthropologically-informed critical studies of the demographic analysis of fertility decline and reproductive change. It is an excellent addition to that corpus of work.” · Simon Szreter, St John’s College, Cambridge

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Witches and Demons

Memory and Change in Europe

Eastern Perspectives

Edited by Małgorzata Pakier and Joanna Wawrzyniak
Foreword by Jeffrey Olick

In studies of a common European past, there is a significant lack of scholarship on the former Eastern Bloc countries. While understanding the importance of shifting the focus of European memory eastward, contributors to this volume avoid the trap of Eastern European exceptionalism, an assumption that this region's experiences are too unique to render them comparable to the rest of Europe. They offer a reflection on memory from an Eastern European historical perspective, one that can be measured against, or applied to, historical experience in other parts of Europe. In this way, the authors situate studies on memory in Eastern Europe within the broader debate on European memory.

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Topographies of Suffering: Buchenwald, Babi Yar, Lidice

Topographies of Suffering

Buchenwald, Babi Yar, Lidice

Jessica Rapson

Commentary on memorials to the Holocaust has been plagued with a sense of "monument fatigue," a feeling that landscape settings and national spaces provide little opportunity for meaningful engagement between present visitors and past victims. This book examines the Holocaust via three sites of murder by the Nazis: the former concentration camp at Buchenwald, Germany; the mass grave at Babi Yar, Ukraine; and the razed village of Lidice, Czech Republic...

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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 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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