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The Capitol Building (Under Construction)
By Michael Minkenberg The Capitol Building is in the midst of a $60 million renovation project, the first time work has been done on the iconic dome in fifty years. The renovation will be completed by January 2017, for the next presidential inauguration, but it is safe to say the inner workings of the building […]
Visit the Berghahn Books Stand at Historikertag 2016
We are pleased to inform you that we will be attending the 51st Historikertag in Hamburg, Germany from 20th-23rd September, 2016. Please stop by our stand, HOF15, to browse our latest selection of titles at discounted prices and pick up some free journal samples. If you are unable to attend, we would like to provide […]
At the Threshold of Modernity: Vienna’s pivotal years in the 1870s
by Ulrich E. Bach From the digital perspective of today, visual media reproduced in 19th century publications often appear quaint if not antiquated. To be sure, daguerreotypes and photographs could already capture cityscapes, but due to technological limitations, these reproductions were too static and timeless in order to represent contemporary life in newspapers. The busy everyday […]
Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in August
Journeys The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing Volume 17, Issue 1 This issue examines topics such as alienation and melancholia in George William Curtis’s Lotus-Eating, the role of subjectivity in Elizabeth Justice’s A Voyage to Russia and Amelia, and travel narratives of sexual captivity in rabbinic literature. The issue also includes […]
The Rowdy Boy & the Deviant Girl: Constructing Youth in Munich, 1942-1973
by Martin Kalb I did not anticipate that I would focus on images or constructs of youth in Munich. My research was originally tied to denazification in Nuremberg, later Bavaria more broadly. That interest took shape as I was working in the Stadtarchiv City Archive in Nuremberg for several months, and while I was helping […]
In Thailand, infertility remains a source of stigma for those couples that combine a range of religious, traditional and high-tech interventions in their quest for a child. Thai In Vitro: Gender, Culture and Assisted Reproduction ... Continue reading on Tumblr
Film Pick: Wild Strawberries (1957)
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Celebrate the Centennial of the US National Parks Service with a Free Chapter
Today is the 100th birthday of the US National Parks Service! To celebrate, Berghahn Books has made the chapter “Unpacking Yellowstone: The American National Park in Global Perspective” from Civilizing Nature: National Parks in Global Historical Perspective freely available ... Continue reading →
Lesley Gill and Norbert Ross: What’s Class Got to Do with It?
Unsettled by Donald Trump’s bigotry and xenophobia, liberal pundits have struggled to understand his improbable anointment as the nominee of the Republican party. Many have sought answers in the experience and behavior of the white-working class, the bedrock of Trump support. Why, asks the ... Continue reading →
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Museum News: August 2016
Prince’s Paisley Park to Be Turned Into Museum, via ABC News
Burke Museum welcomes new arrival: a ... Continue reading →
The New American Empire and Global Warring
Stephen P. Reyna
“This is an amazing book, a page-turner, a true game-changer, one of those grand oeuvres that an academic discipline produces once a decade at best.” · Patrick Neveling, Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht University
Constitutional Courts in Comparison
The US Supreme Court and the German Federal Constitutional Court
Edited by Ralf Rogowski and Thomas Gawron
“…reveals numerous and fruitful points of contact between American and German constitutional law on the one hand, and the emerging case-law under the HRA on the other… provides vital background information concerning the underlying structures and institutions of both systems.” · European Public Law
'City of the Future'
Built Space, Modernity and Urban Change in Astana
“‘City of the Future’ is the first of its kind. As a long-awaited comprehensive account of the rise of Astana… it is a remarkably thoughtful and thought-provoking book. Laszczkowski is a skilled ethnographer and he recounts his rich and insightful research in a style that captivates and challenges readers to think outside the box.” · Natalie Koch, University of Syracuse
New in Paperback
Edited by Noel B. Salazar and Nelson H. H. Graburn
“This book establishes ‘imaginaries’ as part of the conceptual apparatus of the anthropology of tourism [and] contributes to social anthropology more generally by exploring how tourism imaginaries intersect with broader cultural and ideological structures… The wealth of its ethnography, combined with its innovative conceptual approaches, exemplifies the strengths anthropology is bringing to interdisciplinary tourism studies.” · Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
New in Paperback
Nazis and Communists between Authenticity and Performance
Timothy S. Brown
“Brown’s [innovative study] makes a vital contribution to an understanding of the Weimar Republic as a set of competing political stages, where radicalism was not the direct result of social or economic circumstances, but part and parcel of a deliberate dramatization of political speech.” · German History
New in Paperback
State Formation, Sociality, and Power in Mozambique
Bjørn Enge Bertelsen
“This is a valuable contribution to the literatures on African political history at both the macro and micro scales… It represents what many Africanist anthropologists today hope to achieve – a monograph that is both ethnographically rich and theoretically engaged.” · Danny Hoffman, University of Washington
Explorations in Mobility
The Devil's Wheels
Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic
“Disko offers a new and exciting interpretation that challenges our understandings of gendered consumption, modernity, and the role that motorcycles played in defining and defending masculinity, femininity, and the nation during the interwar years.” · Jennifer Lynn, Montana State University
Civilizations Beyond Earth: Extraterrestrial Life and Society
- We will be attending the following conferences with our own booth. Please stop by for a chat and to browse our books on display.
- September 20-23, 2016 51st Historikertag Hamburg, Germany Attending: Marion Berghahn http://bit.ly/1ljNxGq
- September 29-October 2, 2016 German Studies Association San Diego, CA Attending: Marion Berghahn and Chris Chappell http://bit.ly/1M9fixT
- October 19-23, 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair Frankfurt, Germany Attending: Leigh Waite and Rupert Jones-Parry http://bit.ly/1ux6yGk
- November 16-20, 2016 American Anthropological Association Minneapolis, MN Attending: Marion Berghahn and Vivian Berghahn http://bit.ly/1MfTKdu
- December 1-3, 2016 African Studies Association Washington DC Attending: Alina Zihharev http://www.africanstudies.org/
- January 5-8, 2017 American Historical Association Denver, CO Attending: Marion Berghahn and Chris Chappell http://bit.ly/1dqOlBp
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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...
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...
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