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Berghahn turns 25! 25% off All Books!

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This year Berghahn Books turns 25! To mark this important milestone, we are offering 25% off all books. For print titles, please add the coupon code BB25. For eBooks, the discount is automatic.

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See you at AAA!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the American Anthropological Association‘s annual meeting on November 20–24, 2019. Please stop by booth #308 to browse our selection of books and pick up free journal samples. See a sneak peak of our AAA offerings here.  Please join us on Thursday, November 21st at 3:30 PM for a wine reception at the Berghahn […]

The Armenian Genocide

10/31/19 Yesterday the US House of Representatives voted to recognize the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One as a genocide. Learn more about the Armenian Genocide by browsing the titles below. Visit our Genocide Studies page for more titles and sign up to receive subject-specific updates here. THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDEEvidence […]

TRANSFORMING STUDY ABROAD

Neriko Musha Doerr’s recent monograph Transforming Study Abroad gives a thought-provoking and insightful look into the practice of study abroad, and discusses how employing theoretical frameworks that elucidate global power structures can deepen experiences and give new meaning to buzzwords like “global citizen” and “cultural competence.” What is your personal experience with study abroad? Do you think these experiences influenced your […]

Claudia Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of Girlhood Studies, awarded Prix du Québec

Berghahn Books editor Claudia Mitchell has been awarded the Prix du Québec’s Leon-Gerin Prize, the highest honor for Québec researchers. To be considered, recipients must provide a high-quality scope of scientific production, have an international reach, and must have contributed to research training in their field or community development. Mitchell’s distinguished career certainly exceeds these […]

Leyla and Eman

Connecting German-Turkish and Syrian-Turkish Stories By SUSAN BETH ROTTMANN, Özyeğin University As my new book on German-Turkish return migrants, In Pursuit of Belonging (2019), is hitting shelves, I am researching Syrian migration to Turkey and Europe as part of an EU Horizon 2020 grant. The grant, called RESPOND-Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and […]

Open Access Week is Here!

Berghahn Open Anthro Happy International Open Access week! This year’s theme is: “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.” In recognition, Berghahn is excited to introduce Berghahn Open Anthro, a subscribe-to-open pilot launched in partnership with Libraria and Knowledge Unlatched to convert 13 core anthropology journals to open access in 2020! This model was developed […]

Free Chapter Download: From Threatening to Threatened Jungles

Follow the links below to receive a free eBook chapter of Claudia Leal’s timely examination of the relationship between human societies and the Amazon rain forest.

Blog: EnviroSociety

New Featured Article!: Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—”Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation”—comes from Volume 5 (2014). In his article, Steffen Dalsgaard reviews the different understandings of value implicated in ... Continue reading →

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William Suárez-Gómez and Ismael García-Colón: Puerto Rico: Resistance in the world’s oldest colony

In July 2019, Puerto Rico was in turmoil. An organic movement asking for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló emerged throughout this US colonial territory. After 12 days of mass protests, the governor resigned on 24 July. The international media portrayed his resignation as a successful ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Companion

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 →

Blog: AJEC Blog

“European Bodies”

Anika Keinz and Paweł Lewicki reflect on the thematic issue they prepared for the latest AJEC edition (Volume 28, Issue 1). Read the introduction to the thematic issue here (available open ... Continue reading →

Berghahn turns 25! Read about our journey so far

Building Bridges and Scaling Spires — A Brief History of Berghahn Books

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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 750 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 my.berghahnbooks.com for easy access.

  • The Annoying Difference
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  • The Anatomy of the Holocaust
  • Weimar Radicals

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New in Paperback

Nearly the New World

Nearly the New World

The British West Indies and the Flight from Nazism, 1933–1945

Joanna Newman

Nearly the New World is a richly researched book that addresses a key gap in the historiography of World War II—the forced migration of Jewish refugees to the British West Indies. It is a timely work that will make an invaluable contribution to the scholarly literature on Jewish refugees from the Nazis, Jews in colonial spaces, and the Jewish Caribbean in particular.” • Sarah Phillips Casteel, Carleton University

New in Paperback

Playing with the Past

Playing with the Past

Exploring Values in Heritage Practice

Kate Clark

“As a facilitator working in the heritage sector, this book felt as though it was written for me. Once published it will quickly become my manual and should quickly become a core text for anyone working with heritage, in whatever capacity, at whatever level. This book is a tour de force, taking the reader on a journey into the theory and practice of valuing heritage; it represents for the facilitator a box of delights or a pic ‘n’ mix of games for the heritage manager, designator, funder, fundraiser, educator, regulator, policy-maker to use in their everyday work.” • Jo Robertson, Built Environment Forum Scotland

New in Paperback

Disaster Upon Disaster

Disaster Upon Disaster

Exploring the Gap Between Knowledge, Policy and Practice

Edited by Susanna M. Hoffman and Roberto E. Barrios

“The contributors, individually and collectively, do not merely point to or describe the gaps between knowledge, policy, and practice—they build sturdy bridges across them… I highly recommend this book”. • A.J. Faas, San Jose State University

Featured Title

The Vampire

The Vampire

Origins of a European Myth

Thomas M. Bohn

“Bohn's broad and diligently compiled study ranges from the legends of medieval Iceland, through early modern Silesia and Poland, and up to the modern-day Balkans… The author has tackled an important issue of pan-European relevance.” • Sehepunkte

Featured Title

Preservation and Place

Preservation and Place

Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States

Edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate

Preservation and Place is a strong and much needed volume that brings together the scholarly, preservationist, architectural, and activist voices.” • Jack Gieseking, University of Kentucky

Featured Title

Cinema of Collaboration

Cinema of Collaboration

DEFA Coproductions and International Exchange in Cold War Europe

Mariana Ivanova

Cinema of Collaboration marks a crucial moment in English-language scholarship on East German cinema. Mariana Ivanova’s study opens up a nuanced and multi-layered engagement with DEFA films beyond the cultural sphere.” • Sebastian Heiduschke, Oregon State University

Featured Series

Food Research

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Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition

Volume: 1

Food Research

Nutritional Anthropology and Archaeological Methods

Edited by Janet Chrzan and John Brett

“All chapters are brief and very well focused, outlining the methods and current issues with each specific approach to data collection…This book set will be an excellent guide for all food scholars.” • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games

Archaeogaming

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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European Comic Art

European Comic Art is the first English-language scholarly publication devoted to the study of European-language graphic novels, comic strips, comic books and caricature. Published in association with the American Bande Dessinée Society and the International Bande Dessinée Society, European Comic Art builds on existing scholarship in French-language comic art and is able to draw on the scholarly activities undertaken by both organisations. However, our editorial board and consultative committee bring expertise on a wider European area of comic art production and the journal will emphasise coverage of work from across Europe, including Eastern Europe.

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Featured Journal

Journal of Legal Anthropology

The Journal of Legal Anthropology (JLA) is a peer-reviewed journal committed to anthropological understandings of socio-legal and cultural encounters. The journal develops ethnographic and theoretical approaches to a wide range of issues that reveal the significance and presence of legal phenomena in everyday life. Articles, review essays, and book reviews published in the JLA emphasize innovative work and data-led analysis across a range of socio-political and socio-cultural legal contexts. The journal also considers, in broad terms, how the legal may enter into social constructions of persons and how the 'legal' might change meaning in terms of particular 'everyday' interpretations. Together with the journal's forum section, the JLA draws on cross-disciplinary exchanges to demonstrate how anthropology can effectively contribute to the current debates on contemporary socio-legal and related issues. More Information...

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