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Tumblr Film Pick: Made in Hong Kong (1997)

Written and directed by Fruit Chan in 1997, Made in Hong Kong is an independent movie about a high school dropout struggling to find his place. The violent picture is an exemplar of the triad gang subgenre and has garnered much acclaim, including the Best Picture Award at the 1998 Hong Kong Film Awards. Made on a budget of less than 100,000 U.S. dollars, the film is cast with mostly non-pro ... Continue reading on Tumblr

International Dance Day

First introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council and now celebrated yearly on April 29th, the International Dance Day brings attention to the art of dance. It revels the universality of this art form that crosses all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and brings people together … Continue reading

Earth Day

Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and … Continue reading

Hot Off the Press – New Journal Issues Published in March

  New in 2016: Screen Bodies An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display Volume 1, Issue 1 Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. It is … Continue reading

Berghahn titles at Council for European Studies Conference

We are delighted to inform you that Berghahn titles will be on display at The Council for European Studies Conference in Philadelphia, PA on April 14-16, 2016. Please stop by and don’t miss your chance to browse our selection of books at … Continue reading

World Health Day

  The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). It provides an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of … Continue reading

Conferences

Featured Title

Our Common Denominator

Our Common Denominator

Human Universals Revisited
Christoph Antweiler

“After many decades of one-sided emphasis on cultural differences in anthropology and related disciplines, we are badly in need of an examination like this that foregrounds what human beings have in common.” · Wilfried van Damme, Leiden University

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The Anthropologist as Writer

The Anthropologist as Writer

Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Helena Wulff

“This well-written collection of essays is not merely a programmatic statement about the need for anthropologists to experiment with genres, but indicates how it can be done. It succeeds in showing just as much as telling, with examples ranging from the thought-provoking to the entertaining.” · Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo

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Having and Belonging

Having and Belonging

Homes and Museums in Israel
Judy Jaffe-Schagen

“There are many books that attempt to place museums in a national and a subnational context, but Having and Belonging’s innovative methodology and careful research set it apart. It makes a valuable contribution not only to museology but also to studies of immigration, nationalism, and ethnicity.” · Steven Lavine, California Institute of the Arts

New in Paperback

The Dark Side of Nation-States

The Dark Side of Nation-States

Ethnic Cleansing in Modern Europe
Philipp Ther

“This instructive text offers a useful analysis of ethnic cleansing that drills into acts often conflated with genocide… Neatly written in a case study style, the chapters help readers understand the complex interplay of cultural bias and the politics of nation-states… The annotated bibliography that concludes the text is excellent, providing a range of sources that touch on country-specific literature and collective memory. This well-researched text will empower readers to carefully consider the intersections and differences between ethnic cleansing and genocide. – Highly Recommended.” · Choice

New in Paperback

Border Encounters

Border Encounters

Asymmetry and Proximity at Europe's Frontiers
Edited by Jutta Lauth Bacas and William Kavanagh†

“…provides a rich and thought provoking perspective on encounters and connectivity at the borders of Europe – both internal and external.”  ·  The Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland

New in Paperback

The Dream in Islam

The Dream in Islam

From Qur'anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration
Iain R. Edgar

“Edgar has brought to light a genuinely important phenomenon with potentially major consequences.” · Journal of Anthropological Research

Featured Journal

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...

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Museum Worlds

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...

Introducing the Museum Worlds companion site!

View virtual issues, online tours, museum news, events, and more. More Information...

Featured Series

Protest Cultures

Series: Protest, Culture & Society

Volume: 17

Protest Cultures

A Companion
Edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke, and Joachim Scharloth

Protest Cultures: A Companion dramatically expands the analytical perspective on protest beyond its political and sociological aspects. It combines cutting-edge synthetic essays with concise, accessible case studies on a remarkable array of protest cultures, outlining key literature and future lines of inquiry.

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