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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 […]

Berghahn Books at the AHA 2019 Conference

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the American Historical Association 2019 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, January 3rd – 6th, 2019. Please stop by Booth #504 to browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices and pick up free journal samples.   To celebrate the launch of our new […]

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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 →

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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

Children in the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Children in the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Historical and Psychological Studies of the Kestenberg Archive

Edited by Sharon Kangisser Cohen, Eva Fogelman, and Dalia Ofer

“Identifying and evaluating sources is fundamental in the history of child- hood, especially since children so rarely leave their own records. This book is about one such source, remarkable in its conception and with some serious potential for understanding a very challenging subject—the experience of the surviving children of the Holocaust.” • The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth

New in Paperback

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola

The Politics of Visual Pleasure

Anna Backman Rogers

“This work on Coppola makes a genuinely significant contribution to the field of film studies—the writing on The Virgin Suicides is simply the best I have read. It is a radical work, in keeping with the radical, subversive and beautiful films it does justice to.” • Lucy Bolton, Queen Mary, University of London

New in Paperback

Curating Live Arts

Curating Live Arts

Critical Perspectives, Essays, and Conversations on Theory and Practice

Edited by Dena Davida, Marc Pronovost, Véronique Hudon, and Jane Gabriels

“This is a rich, global compilation of pieces that explore issues of power, community, inclusiveness, belonging, aesthetics, history, embodiment, epistemology, and pedagogy, all within the context of performance and the live arts.” • Nicole Stanton, Wesleyan University

Featured Title

Ice and Snow in the Cold War

Ice and Snow in the Cold War

Histories of Extreme Climatic Environments

Edited by Julia Herzberg, Christian Kehrt, and Franziska Torma

“Collectively, the geographically diverse case studies in Ice and Snow in the Cold War address a topic that is important but relatively understudied. The book moves both environmental history and Cold War studies in intriguing new directions.” • Matthew Farish, University of Toronto

Featured Title

Social DNA

Social DNA

Rethinking Our Evolutionary Past

M. Kay Martin

“Exploring new cross-disciplinary research that links this capacity to critical changes in the organization of the primate brain, [this volume] presents a new synthesis of ideas on human social origins, thereby challenging models that trace our beginnings to traits shaped by ancient hunting economies, or to genetic platforms shared with contemporary apes… [The author] has drawn upon an impressive body of research to provide an exceptionally informed and informative overview respecting the evolution of the human species that will prove to be a valued addition to community and academic library Anthropology collections and supplemental studies lists.” • Midwest Book Review

Featured Title

Democracy Struggles

Democracy Struggles

NGOs and the Politics of Aid in Serbia

Theodora Vetta

Tracing the boom of local NGOs since the 1990s in the context of the global political economy of aid, current trends of neoliberal state restructuring, and shifting post-Cold War hegemonies, this book explores the “associational revolution” in post-socialist, post-conflict Serbia.

Featured Series

The Global Age-Friendly Community Movement


Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations

Volume: 5

The Global Age-Friendly Community Movement

A Critical Appraisal

Edited by Philip B. Stafford

“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.

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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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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

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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