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A Walk of Life: Entering Catholic West Belfast

by Olaf Zenker   Ethnographer Olaf Zenker details a walk through the Catholic side of Ireland in this excerpt from his book Irish/ness is all Around Us: Language Revivalism and the Culture of Ethnic Identity in Northern Ireland, now available in … Continue reading

World Refugee Day

  The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event draws public’s attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to … Continue reading

Hot Off the Press – New Journal Issues Published in May

  Anthropology in Action Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice Volume 23, Issue 1: Towards Communities of Practice in Global Sustainability This special issue focuses on eight case-based articles and one theoretical article on communities of practice, within … Continue reading

Jihadist Interpretation of Dreams

By Iain R. Edgar   Excerpted from The Dream in Islam: From Qur’anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration by Iain R. Edgar.     Research has shown that some jihadists take, or at least claim to take, dreams into consideration when … Continue reading

World Environment Day 2016

World Environment Day is held each year on 5th June. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.   Berghahn is pleased to … 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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Fascist Interactions

Fascist Interactions

Proposals for a New Approach to Fascism and Its Era, 1919-1945
David D. Roberts

“The literature on fascism has become so elaborate and dense during the past couple of decades that we badly need surefooted critical guidance of the kind that Roberts provides. This consistently interesting volume is the culminating statement of a long and distinguished career.” · Geoff Eley, University of Michigan

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Migration by Boat

Migration by Boat

Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival
Edited by Lynda Mannik

“This book is highly original in its emphasis on representations of enforced sea journeys and their memorialisations. Many, including myself, would like it on their shelf for teaching and reference.” · Michael Pugh, University of Bradford

New in Paperback

Domesticating Youth

Domesticating Youth

Youth Bulges and their Socio-political Implications in Tajikistan
Sophie Roche

“…a terrifically engaging work, one that addresses a wide range of important ideas while also offering some first-rate ethnographic research. Students of Central Asia, or indeed of social institutions elsewhere, would be well advised to take a close look.” · Central Asian Affairs

New in Paperback

The Mind of the Nation

The Mind of the Nation

Völkerpsychologie in Germany, 1851-1955
Egbert Klautke

“Klautke charts the historical and systematic differences between the concepts of Völkerpsychologie over a century in a book of fewer than 200 pages. Readers will consult with profit this short, but important history of ideas, science, and culture, which deals with the arguments and topics relating to Völkerpsychologie.” · German Historical Institute London Bulletin

New in Paperback

Ordinary Lives and Grand Schemes

Ordinary Lives and Grand Schemes

An Anthropology of Everyday Religion
Edited by Samuli Schielke and Liza Debevec

“The great merit of this book consists in taking the practices of the people “on the ground” into account. It thereby addresses a gap: the moments when grand schemes and daily practices come together, often in contradiction or in complex and open ways… a compelling and inspirational volume.” · Allegra Laboratory

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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

Crown, Church and Constitution

Series: Studies in British and Imperial History

Volume: 4

Crown, Church and Constitution

Popular Conservatism in England, 1815-1867
Jörg Neuheiser

“Neuheiser’s study enriches the scholarship on England, without question. He does not turn prevailing interpretations upside down; rather, his study shows that interpretations of English social history continue to be hotly debated and will remain a field for further research for some time to come.” · Neue Politische Literatur

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