IMPORTANT: Print Books Distribution Announcement
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IMPORTANT: Print Books Distribution Announcement

As we look forward to a productive 2017, Berghahn Books Inc. is undertaking significant changes to its print books distribution management. We are delighted to announce that as of March 1st 2017, responsibility for print distribution for the Americas, Australasia, China, Taiwan, and Japan will be taken over by the Academic Services Division of the Ingram […]

Earth Day 2017

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 putting environmental concerns front and center. The very first Earth day celebration brought 20 million Americans […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Girlhood Studies

  We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Girlhood Studies has just been published. With this issue, Girlhood Studies begins its tenth year. To celebrate this anniversary, we’re offering a 20% discount on all subscriptions to the journal. Below, Editor-in-Chief Claudia Mitchell commemorates a decade of the journal. We would also like to take this […]

Durkheim, the ‘founding father’ of sociology

  “…Solidarity is, literally something which the society possesses.” – Émile Durkheim (April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917)   David Émile Durkheim was a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher. Along with Karl Marx and Max Weber, he formally established the academic discipline and and is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science […]

World Health Day

World Health Day is annually held on April 7, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), to mark WHO’s founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. For more information and this year’s theme please visit WHO webpage. In recognition […]

Berghahn Books will be at AAG Annual Meeting 2017!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be present at the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, April 5-9, 2017. Please stop by our booth #418 to browse the latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal samples.   If you are unable to attend, we would […]

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The first visitors to America’s National Parks, more than a century ago

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Blog: EnviroSociety

Interview with Keely Maxwell, General Anthropologist for the EPA

This post is presented in this week’s series recognizing Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Keely Maxwell is an environmental anthropologist. She develops and applies interdisciplinary research to environmental problem solving. Keely has conducted research in the Machu Picchu Historic ... Continue reading →

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Cris Shore: What is a European?: Solidarity, symbols, and the politics of exclusion

This post is part of a feature on anthropologists on the EU at 60, moderated and edited by Don Kalb (Central European University and University of Bergen). Earlier this year, a curious incident occurred in Auckland that ignited a heated debate over the meaning of the ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Worlds

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

Starry Nights

Starry Nights

Critical Structural Realism in Anthropology

Stephen P. Reyna

“This is an important and timely collection of essays by one of the leading exponents of a scientific, materialist anthropology… I could see the usefulness of this collection in seminars on theory at the graduate and undergraduate level.” · David Sutton, Southern Illinois University

“In the new history, research has been redirected from the perpetrator to the victims, and the goal is to find the authentic Jewish voice. As a consequence, personal diaries, note books, and memoirs have gained a status that traditional historians have not previously imparted to them. Good index and select bibliography. Highly Recommended. · Choice - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GodaJewish#sthash.KW4mDEnK.dpuf
“In the new history, research has been redirected from the perpetrator to the victims, and the goal is to find the authentic Jewish voice. As a consequence, personal diaries, note books, and memoirs have gained a status that traditional historians have not previously imparted to them. Good index and select bibliography. Highly Recommended. · Choice - See more at: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/GodaJewish#sthash.KW4mDEnK.dpuf

New in Paperback

When Things Become Property

When Things Become Property

Land Reform, Authority and Value in Postsocialist Europe and Asia

Thomas Sikor, Stefan Dorondel, Johannes Stahl and Phuc Xuan To

“I think this is an excellent book. The command of the empirical material allows the authors to drive home a series of points that have theoretical purchase far beyond the analyzed contexts. This is an exciting contribution to the understanding of major social transformations.” · Christian Lund, University or Copenhagen

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Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana

Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence in Ghana

Mensah Adinkrah

“By attending to witch hunts in all its facets in Ghanaian society, [the author] offers the most in-depth examination of witchcraft to date… Although the author focuses on Ghana, the work draws attention to the fact that witchcraft-related violence is not unique to the country, but very much a part of global history, past and present. The wide variety of sources it pulls together and the human face it gives to witchcraft related violence are the biggest strengths of Witchcraft, Witches, and Violence. This is a valuable book for both undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, and African studies.“ · International Journal of African Historical Studies (IJAHS)

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Shaping Taxpayers

Shaping Taxpayers

Values in Action at the Swedish Tax Agency

Lotta Björklund Larsen

“How tax compliance is shaped merits much more attention than it has received in anthropology and the social sciences. The book offers a wonderful rendering of the true strangeness and contingency of familiar routines – something the best social theory does.” · Liz McFall, Open 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
 - 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
“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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Driving Modernity

Driving Modernity

Technology, Experts, Politics, and Fascist Motorways, 1922-1943

Massimo Moraglio

“Based on prodigious archival research, Driving Modernity explores how the Italian autostrada project grew out of a somewhat fantastic idea by a coterie of Milan businessmen into an internationally recognized technological icon of Fascist Italy. This book speaks clearly and convincingly about the political values embedded in infrastructures.” · Thomas Zeller, University of Maryland, College Park

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Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice

Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice

Edited by Sarah Pink, Vaike Fors, and Tom O'Dell

“This book provides a well-grounded and meticulously described account of a number of projects involving ‘publics’ and external stakeholders in the process of doing research. The editors address a gap in academic knowledge, providing rich and useful detail about the nature of, and practices involved in, collaborative interdisciplinary research.” · Kate Pahl, University of Sheffield

Featured Series

On Retaliation

Series:

Integration and Conflict Studies

Volume: 15

On Retaliation

Towards an Interdisciplinary Understanding of a Basic Human Condition

Edited by Bertram Turner and Günther Schlee

On Retaliation is impressive, exciting and full of insight. It will be a valuable and widely referred to contribution to academic scholarship and to policy formation in an extremely critical area of national and global concern.” · Andrew Arno, University of Hawai’i

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The Changing Faces of Citizenship

The Changing Faces of Citizenship

Integration and Mobilization among Ethnic Minorities in Germany

Joyce Marie Mushaben

In contrast to most migration studies that focus on specific "foreigner" groups in Germany, this study simultaneously compares and contrasts the legal, political, social, and economic opportunity structures facing diverse categories of the ethnic minorities who have settled in the country since the 1950s. It reveals the contradictory, and usually self-defeating, nature of German policies intended to keep "migrants" out—allegedly in order to preserve a German Leitkultur (with which very few of its own citizens still identify).

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Vehicles: Cars, Canoes and other Metaphors of Moral Imagination

Vehicles

Cars, Canoes and other Metaphors of Moral Imagination

Edited by David Lipset and Richard Handler

Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a sign—for example, a cattle car—and its referent, the Holocaust. These "sign-vehicles" serve as modes of semiotic transportation through conceptual space. Likewise, on-the-ground vehicles can be rich metaphors for the moral imagination. Following on this insight, Vehicles presents a collection of ethnographic essays on the metaphoric significance of vehicles in different cultures.

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Conferences

  • We will be attending the following conferences with our own booth. Please stop by for a chat and to browse our books on display.
  • May 2-7, 2017  International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)  Ottawa, ON, Canada  Attending: Alina Zihharev  http://bit.ly/2fhnOvd
  • June 1-4, 2017  Berkshire Conference of Women Historians  Hempstead, NY  Attending: Chris Chappell  http://bit.ly/2enc9xi
  • June 29-July 1, 2017  7th European Congress on African Studies (ECAS)  Basel, Switzerland  Attending: Leigh Waite  http://bit.ly/2hQIso2
  • June 29-July 1, 2017  European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS)  Paris, France  Attending: Ben Parker  http://bit.ly/2hZypAy
  • August 29-September 1, 2017  Royal Geographical Society (RGS)  London, UK  Attending: Leigh Waite  http://bit.ly/JFB39g
  • October 11-15, 2017  Frankfurt Book Fair  Frankfurt, Germany  Attending: Rupert Jones-Parry and Leigh Waite  http://bit.ly/1kQjI9y
  • Berghahn Titles will be on display at the following conferences:
  • June 8-9, 2017  Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course (AAGE)  Oxford, UK  http://bit.ly/2h5oCbf
  • June 28-July 2, 2017  European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)  Zagreb, Croatia  http://bit.ly/1X8R7n1
  • August 31-September 3, 2017  5th European Congress on World and Global History (ENIUGH)  Budapest, Hungary  http://bit.ly/1VWNYq0
  • If you have any questions or want to make an appointment, please write to us at info@berghahnbooks.com.
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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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