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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 […]


  We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, History, Media Studies, and Sociology, along with our New in Paperback titles.       Anthropology   TRANSFORMING STUDY ABROAD A Handbook Neriko Musha Doerr   Written for study abroad practitioners, this book introduces theoretical understandings of key study […]

Hospitality and Hostility towards Migrants: Global Perspectives

With International Migrants Day around the corner, we are proud to present the inaugural volume of Migration and Society. Here is a note from the editors.   Mette Louise Berg and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh Throughout history, migration, forced and otherwise, has been at the heart of the transformation of societies and communities and it continues to touch […]

Berghahn Books at AJS 50th Conference!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending The Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies held December 16th-18th, 2018 in Boston, MA. Please stop by our booth to browse our 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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New Featured Article!: “The Metrics of Making Ecosystem Services”

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—”The Metrics of Making Ecosystem Services”—comes from Volume 8 (2017). In her article, Pamela McElwee traces how definitions and metrics of ecosystem services (ES) have evolved and ... Continue reading →

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Kristóf Szombati: Protesting the “slave law” in Hungary: The erosion of illiberal hegemony?

In recent weeks, Hungary has again made international headlines. This time, it was a popular movement born out of resistance to the latest rewriting of the labor code—which the ruling Fidesz party had already modified in 2011 to the benefit of employers—that made the news. On 12 December, amid ... 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

The Online World of Surrogacy

The Online World of Surrogacy

Zsuzsa Berend

“Berend’s insights here both contribute to and are consistent with the newer school of thought in economic sociology that views economic relations as socially embedded… [Her] work fills a crucial oversight in sociological knowledge about surrogacy and the connections between economic and personal relations…Scholars from diverse backgrounds will likely find this a useful and intriguing read. Given the concepts and approaches taken here, this book would be very suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses, either in full or through the use of select chapters.” • Contemporary Sociology

New in Paperback

A Fragmented Landscape

A Fragmented Landscape

Abortion Governance and Protest Logics in Europe

Edited by Silvia De Zordo, Joanna Mishtal, and Lorena Anton

“This edited volume does not only offer gender historians a rich source, but should also be of interest to historians of social movements and legal historians who have to face the fact that an expected process like ‘liberalization’ is created by economic and material factors as well as subterranean techniques of subjectivization and does not reveal any direction but presents a constellation that can switch position any time.” H-Soz-Kult

New in Paperback

On Retaliation

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

Featured Title

Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes

Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes

Olivia Angé

“Olivia Angé has crafted an engaging, insightful, and timely work that constitutes an important contribution to Andean/Latin American Studies, economic and religious anthropology, and the study of exchange. The author artfully weaves an edifying tapestry of the performativity of regional fairs among Kolla people of Argentina.” David Berliner, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Featured Title

Edges, Fringes, Frontiers

Edges, Fringes, Frontiers

Integral Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability in Guyana

Thomas B. Henfrey

Based on an ethnographic account of subsistence use of Amazonian forests by Wapishana people in Guyana, Edges, Frontiers, Fringes examines the social, cultural and behavioral bases for sustainability and resilience in indigenous resource use.

Featured Title

The CSCE and the End of the Cold War

The CSCE and the End of the Cold War

Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990

Edited by Nicolas Badalassi and Sarah B. Snyder

“This excellent volume stands at the forefront of scholarship in the field and will certainly make an important contribution to our understanding of the complex developments that led to the end of the Cold War.” • Aryo Makko, Stockholm University and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study

Featured Series

Embers of Empire


Austrian and Habsburg Studies

Volume: 22

Embers of Empire

Continuity and Rupture in the Habsburg Successor States after 1918

Edited by Paul Miller and Claire Morelon

“In her compelling book, Dr. Eleonora Rohland blends history with social science analysis to make a superb contribution to scholarship on hurricanes, environmental history, and American history.” • Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University



Stories Make the World: Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary

Stories Make the World

Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary

Stephen Most

Since the beginning of human history, stories have helped people make sense of their lives and their world. Today, an understanding of storytelling is invaluable as we seek to orient ourselves within a flood of raw information and an unprecedented variety of supposedly true accounts. In Stories Make the World, award-winning screenwriter Stephen Most offers a captivating, refreshingly heartfelt exploration of how documentary filmmakers and other storytellers come to understand their subjects and cast light on the world through their art. Drawing on the author's decades of experience behind the scenes of television and film documentaries, this is an indispensable account of the principles and paradoxes that attend the quest to represent reality truthfully.

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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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