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Important Announcement

Berghahn has moved to Ingram Services UK from 1 January 2024

Berghahn Books is already distributed by Ingram Academic Services in North America and we are a long-time customer of Lightning Source for print-on-demand and Coresource for our digital asset management. It therefore makes good sense to integrate further and thereby offer a more seamless global distribution solution for the company as a whole.

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Open Access

Berghahn Migration and Development Studies Collection

Berghahn Books is proud to be partnering with Knowledge Unlatched to present the Berghahn Migration and Development Studies collection. Every year we will be adding 20 front-list titles to the collection, covering the topics of international migration and movement as well as the social implications of economic and environmental change for communities. As institutions sign up for the collection and pledge their financial support, we are able to fund the cost of making the books available as Open Access.

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Blog

The Berghahn Open Anthro Journey

Embarking on a discipline-driven equitable open access initiative, Part III

Vivian Berghahn, Managing Director and Journals Editorial Director

The impact on authorship and readership that Berghahn Open Anthro – Subscribe-to-Open has had since the launch of the pilot has been substantial. There has been a 700% increase in downloads from 2019 when content was paywalled to 2022. We have seen a 200% increase by the end of 2022 from the end of 2020.

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Is this Narrow Coastal Strip Worth All this Blood? Bassel Al-Araj on Armed Struggle in Palestine

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“Is this Narrow Coastal Strip Worth All this Blood?” Bassel Al-Araj on Armed Struggle in Palestine

Arpan Roy

By taking control of 22 Israeli military bases and localities, sequestering over 200 hostages, and killing more than 1,000 civilians and soldiers (although many details remain ambiguous), Hamas accomplished militarily on October 7, 2023 what no other Palestinian faction has ever accomplished. Early on during the operation, Hamas declared that its goal was to liberate the 5,200 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons by means of a hostage exchange;[1] meaning that the uprising was a spectacular show of force by which to negotiate on better terms with the enemy.

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The Power of the Story

Featured Series

Catastrophes in Context

Editors:

Roberto E. Barrios, University of New Orleans
Crystal Felima, University of Kentucky
Mark Schuller, Northern Illinois University

Catastrophes in Context aims to bring critical attention to the social, political, economic, and cultural structures that create disasters, out of natural hazards or political events, and that shape the responses. Combining long-term ethnographic fieldwork typical of anthropology and increasingly adopted in similar social science disciplines such as geography and sociology with a comparative frame that enlightens global structures and policy frameworks, Catastrophes in Context includes monographs and edited volumes that bring critical scrutiny to the multiple dimensions of specific disasters and important policy/practice questions for the field of disaster research and management

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John F. Kennedy’s Hidden Diary, Europe 1937

The Travel Journals of JFK and Kirk LeMoyne Billings

John F. Kennedy and Kirk LeMoyne Billings

Edited with an Introduction by Oliver Lubrich

Presenting the 1937 diaries of John F. Kennedy’s tour of Europe, this volume offers insights into his early experiences on a continent under the shadow of Nazism.

In 1937, while still a student, John F. Kennedy undertook a grand tour of Europe with his close friend and traveling companion, Lem Billings. On this journey he began to keep a diary, which is reproduced here in full and provides an unadulterated account of his thoughts and feelings. Superficially, it presents a picture of two young men enjoying their summer, sightseeing, going to the movies, bars and night clubs; but behind this we find, in Kennedy’s political observations and encounters, the looming shadow of Nazism.

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EnviroSociety

Rising from the Ashes: Rural Communities in Portugal’s Fiery Landscapes

Filipa Soares, Luísa Schmidt, & Ana Delicado. Instituto de Ciências

On June 17th, 2017, Ferraria de São João (hereafter Ferraria), a small-sized village in central Portugal remotely located at the top of a hill, was encircled by flames. The two available fire engines, one at each end of the village, were unable to refill with water at some point. There were no helicopters either. The tragedy, as the few residents would come to realise the morning after, was of a regional scale. Left to their own devices, the unprepared local population fought the flames by themselves with what they had at hand: garden hoses, water buckets, branches.

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Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

Open Access

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

Special Issue

Materialities of Age and Ageing. Guest Editors: Cordula Endter, Anamaria Depner and Anna Wanka

Against the backdrop of demographic change and its effects on our everyday lives, social and cultural anthropology is increasingly paying attention to the specific ways in which people grow old(er). Anthropological ageing research thereby places the subject at the centre, aiming to understand the manifold experiences of old(er) age as a subjective process, as identity and as practice (Brosius and Mandoki 2020; Götz and Rau 2017). These experiences of one's own or other peoples’ age(ing) are significantly shaped by materialities, such as ageing bodies, ‘age-appropriate’ clothing, furniture, ‘age-friendly’ spaces, and technological devices such as assistive technology (Laviolette and Hanson 2007).

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New Paperbacks

East German Film and the Holocaust
January 2024

East German Film and the Holocaust

Ward, E.
Aspirations of Young Adults in Urban Asia
January 2024

Aspirations of Young Adults in Urban Asia

Values, Family, and Identity

Westendorp, M., Remmert, D. & Finis, K. (eds)
Profiles of Anthropological Praxis
January 2024

Profiles of Anthropological Praxis

An International Casebook

Redding, T. M. & Cheney, C. C. (eds)
Making Better Lives
January 2024

Making Better Lives

Hope, Freedom and Home-Making among People Sleeping Rough in Paris

Lenhard, J.
Digital Archives and Collections
January 2024

Digital Archives and Collections

Creating Online Access to Cultural Heritage

Müller, K.
Perspectives in Motion
January 2024

Perspectives in Motion

Engaging the Visual in Dance and Music

Stepputat, K & Diettrich, B. (eds)
Don't Need No Thought Control
January 2024

Don't Need No Thought Control

Western Culture in East Germany and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Horten, G.
Traumatic Pasts in Asia
February 2024

Traumatic Pasts in Asia

History, Psychiatry, and Trauma from the 1930s to the Present

Micale, M. S. & Pols, H. (eds)
Moral Work of Anthropology, The
February 2024

The Moral Work of Anthropology

Ethnographic Studies of Anthropologists at Work

Mogensen, H. & Hansen, B. G. (eds)
Ethnographers Before Malinowski
February 2024

Ethnographers Before Malinowski

Pioneers of Anthropological Fieldwork, 1870-1922

Rosa, F. & Vermeulen, H. F. (eds)
Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate, The
February 2024

The Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate

Ethnographic Contributions to the Climate Change Debate

Sillitoe, P. (ed)
Herero Genocide, The
February 2024

The Herero Genocide

War, Emotion, and Extreme Violence in Colonial Namibia

Häussler, M.
South Africa's Dreams
February 2024

South Africa's Dreams

Ethnologists and Apartheid in Namibia

Gordon, R. J.
Identities and Place
February 2024

Identities and Place

Changing Labels and Intersectional Communities of LGBTQ and Two-Spirit People in the United States

Crawford-Lackey, K. & Springate, M. E. (eds)

Open Access Titles

Political Friendship

Political Friendship

Liberal Notables, Networks, and the Pursuit of the German Nation State, 1848-1866

Weaver, M.
Invisible Labours

Invisible Labours

The Reproductive Politics of Second Trimester Pregnancy Loss in England

Middlemiss, A. L.
Voices of Long-Term Care Workers

Voices of Long-Term Care Workers

Elder Care in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond

Freidus, A. & Shenk, D.
Breathing Hearts

Breathing Hearts

Sufism, Healing, and Anti-Muslim Racism in Germany

Selim, N.
Insidious Capital

Insidious Capital

Frontlines of Value at the End of a Global Cycle

Kalb, D. (ed)
Resisting Radicalisation?

Resisting Radicalisation?

Understanding Young People's Journeys through Radicalising Milieus

Pilkington, H. (ed)
UNHCR and the Afghan Crisis, The

The UNHCR and the Afghan Crisis

The Making of the International Refugee Regime

Scalettaris, G.
Designing Knowledge Economies for Disaster Resilience

Designing Knowledge Economies for Disaster Resilience

Case Studies from the African Diaspora

Waldron-Moore, P. (ed)
Foreigners in Their Own Country

Foreigners in Their Own Country

Identity and Rejection in France

Martin, L. M.
Anthropology of Intellectual Exchange, An

An Anthropology of Intellectual Exchange

Interactions, Transactions and Ethics in Asia and Beyond

Copeman, J., Long, N. J., Chau, L. M., Cook, J. & Marsden, M.(eds)
Translocal Care across Kosovo’s Borders

Translocal Care across Kosovo’s Borders

Reconfiguring Kinship along Gender and Generational Lines

Leutloff-Grandits, C.
Entertaining German Culture

Entertaining German Culture

Contemporary Transnational Television and Film

Ehrig, S., Schaper, B. & Ward, E. (eds)
Beyond the Social Contract

Beyond the Social Contract

An Anthropology of Tax

Makovicky, N. & Smith, R. (eds)
Temple Tracks

Temple Tracks

Labour, Piety and Railway Construction in Asia

Sinha, V.
Once Upon a Time is Now

Once Upon a Time is Now

A Kalahari Memoir

Biesele, M.
Cryptopolitics

Cryptopolitics

Exposure, Concealment, and Digital Media

Bernal, V., Pype, K., & Rodima-Taylor, D. (eds)
Visions of Marriage

Visions of Marriage

Politics and Family on Kinmen, 1920-2020

Chiu, H.-C.
From Village Commons to Public Goods

From Village Commons to Public Goods

Graduated Provision in Urbanizing China

Trémon, A.-C.
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Paradoxes of State Capitalism

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Paradoxes of State Capitalism

Ethnographies of Norwegian Energy and Extraction Businesses Abroad

Knudsen, S. (ed)
Integrating Strangers

Integrating Strangers

Sherbro Identity and The Politics of Reciprocity along the Sierra Leonean Coast

Ménard, A.
Girl in the Pandemic, The

The Girl in the Pandemic

Transnational Perspectives

Mitchell, C. & Smith, A. (eds)
Citizens into Dishonored Felons

Citizens into Dishonored Felons

Felony Disenfranchisement, Honor, and Rehabilitation in Germany, 1806-1933

de Groot, T.
Power of the Story, The

The Power of the Story

Writing Disasters in Haiti and the Circum-Caribbean

Joos, V., Munro, M. & Ribó, J. (eds)
Making Multiple Babies

Making Multiple Babies

Anticipatory Regimes of Assisted Reproduction

Wu, C.-L.
Terrorism and the Pandemic

Terrorism and the Pandemic

Weaponizing of COVID-19

Gunaratna, R. & Pethö-Kiss, K.

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