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Introducing Ted Nannicelli as the New Editor of Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind

Ted Nannicelli, Film and Television Studies, University of Queensland The first thing I would like to do in my capacity as the new editor of Projections is to warmly thank the outgoing editor, Stephen Prince, for his outstanding stewardship of the journal over the past six years. Already a success when Stephen took over in 2012, […]

Visit Berghahn stand at the Society for Cinema & Media Studies conference!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the  SCMS Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada on March 14th-18th, 2018. Please stop by our stand to meet the editor, browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices and pick up free journal samples. If you are unable to attend, we would like […]

Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated all across Europe on March 8, corresponding with Women’s History Month in the United States. In the US March is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. All around the world, International Women’s day and National Women’s History Month present an opportunity to […]


We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Theory and Methodology in Anthropology, Environmental Studies, and Sociology, along with our New in Paperback titles. MORAL ANTHROPOLOGY A Critique Edited by Bruce Kapferer and Marina Gold Volume 16, Critical Interventions: A Forum for Social Analysis   A development in […]

Thinking through Sociality: An Anthropological Interrogation of Key Concepts

This is a guest post written by Vered Amit, who edited the volume Thinking Through Sociality: An Anthropological Interrogation of Key Concepts (now available in paperback!). Read the Introduction online for free. How did the Volume Come to Be? Conference sessions usually bring together scholars who share a research interest in a particular subject, area or region […]

World Anthropology Day 2018

The 2018 Anthropology Day celebration is on Thursday, February 15. According to the AAA website, Anthropology Day “is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us.” In support of these efforts and to mark this special day, we are delighted to showcase titles from across all strands of the subject […]

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New Featured Article!: “Systematic Review of Recent Social Indicator Efforts in US Coastal and Ocean Ecosystems (2000–2016)”

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month’s article—”Systematic Review of Recent Social Indicator Efforts in US Coastal and Ocean Ecosystems (2000–2016)”—comes from Volume 8 (2017). In their article, Victoria C. Ramenzoni ... Continue reading →

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Focaal Volume 2018, Issue 80: The political in/of Europe

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology has recently published and is available online at its new home, This issue’s theme section, titled “The political in/of ... Continue reading →

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“Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” is now at San Francisco’s de Young Museum

The 1,000-year-old former Mesoamerican city, Teotihuacan, is on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and, after Feb. 11, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The de Young Museum provides an interactive digital story about the major exhibition, “Teotihuacan: City of Water, ... Continue reading →

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Affective States

Affective States

Entanglements, Suspensions, Suspicions

Edited by Mateusz Laszczkowski and Madeleine Reeves

“A brilliant contribution that brings political anthropology into ethnographic and conceptual conversation with affect theory. Each of the book chapters provides a unique ethnographic angle on ‘affective states,’ with a fantastic, field-defining introduction.” Yael Navaro, University of Cambridge

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Contrarian Anthropology

Contrarian Anthropology

The Unwritten Rules of Academia

Laura Nader

Analyzing the workings of boundary maintenance in the areas of anthropology, energy, gender, and law, Nader contrasts dominant trends in academia with work that pushes the boundaries of acceptable methods and theories.

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Thinking Through Sociality

Thinking Through Sociality

An Anthropological Interrogation of Key Concepts

Edited by Vered Amit

“[The volume] advances conceptual tools for contemporary anthropology and in provides a valuable source of overviews of the examined concepts, stimulating reading on how to think the configuration of social life.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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Archaeologies of Rules and Regulation

Archaeologies of Rules and Regulation

Between Text and Practice

Edited by Barbara Hausmair, Ben Jervis, Ruth Nugent, and Eleanor Williams

“The impact of rules on the archaeological record has been the focus of many scholars. This volume provides a solid theorized overview of the theme, offering an extensive biography of previous works.” Charlotte Newman, English Heritage

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Island Historical Ecology

Island Historical Ecology

Socionatural Landscapes of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

Edited by Peter E. Siegel

“This highly important and most interesting book represents a valuable source of primary data on the historical ecology of the West Indies.” Andrzej Antczak, Leiden University

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Returning Life

Returning Life

Language, Life Force and History in Kilimanjaro

Knut Christian Myhre

Returning Life is an outstanding, historically oriented ethnography of Kilimanjaro which shows the life of language in the everyday by focusing on the concreteness of events, persons, and spaces. It is a terrific contribution to anthropological theory and to the bridges between anthropology and philosophy.” Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University.

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Staging Citizenship


Dance and Performance Studies

Volume: 11

Staging Citizenship

Roma, Performance and Belonging in EU Romania

Ioana Szeman

“This book analyzes the social position and cultural representation of Roma in post-socialist Europe in a thoroughly original way. Few studies have so eloquently demonstrated ‘why culture matters’ in contemporary debates about exclusion, nationalism, and European minorities.” Huub van Baar, Justus Liebig University Giessen



Keywords of Mobility

Keywords of Mobility

Critical Engagements

Edited by Noel B. Salazar and Kiran Jayaram

Scholars from various disciplines have used key concepts to grasp mobilities, but as of yet, a working vocabulary of these has not been fully developed. Given this context and inspired in part by Raymond Williams' Keywords (1976), this edited volume presents contributions that critically analyze mobility-related keywords: capital, cosmopolitanism, freedom, gender, immobility, infrastructure, motility, and regime. Each chapter provides an historical context, a critical analysis of how the keyword has been used in relation to mobility, and a conclusion that proposes future usage or research.

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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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