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30 Years of Independent Publishing!

Berghahn Books was founded in 1994 by Marion Berghahn; however, the roots of the firm go back much further and continue to influence our mission to this day. In celebrating where we are today, we do so by not only looking ahead, but also by looking back on the journey that has taken us where we are today and laid the foundations that guide us into the future.

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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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Between Confrontation and Silent Discipline: Working-Class Dilemmas under Javier Milei’s Far-Right Government in Argentina

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Between Confrontation and Silent Discipline: Working-Class Dilemmas under Javier Milei’s Far-Right Government in Argentina

Julia Soul

With the triumph of Javier Milei in Argentina’s November 2023 national election, the country has followed the contemporary global trend of electing far-right governments. Through his frequent television appearances as an “economic expert”, Milei successfully mobilized voters against the country’s dominant political elites, which he denigrated as “la casta” (“the caste”). Ordinary Argentines, in this narrative, were being cheated and disserved by an elite class who benefited from a wasteful and inefficient state.

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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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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

Latin America and Refugee Protection
May 2024

Latin America and Refugee Protection

Regimes, Logics, and Challenges

Jubilut, L. L., Vera Espinoza, M., & Mezzanotti, G. (eds)
Evil Eye in Christian Orthodox Society
May 2024

Evil Eye in Christian Orthodox Society

A Journey from Envy to Personhood

Souvlakis, N.
Beyond the Veil
May 2024

Beyond the Veil

Reflexive Studies of Death and Dying

Thamann, A. & Christodoulaki, K. M. (eds)
Dressing Up
May 2024

Dressing Up

Menswear in the Age of Social Media

Bluteau, J. M.
After Auschwitz
May 2024

After Auschwitz

The Difficult Legacies of the GDR

Heitzer, E., Jander, M., Kahane, A., & Poutrus, P. G. (eds)
Ethos of History, The
May 2024

The Ethos of History

Time and Responsibility

Helgesson, S. & Svenungsson, J. (eds)
Mobility of Memory, The
May 2024

The Mobility of Memory

Migrations and Diasporas across European Borders

Passerini, L., Trakilović, M., & Proglio, G. (eds)
Courage and Compassion
June 2024

Courage and Compassion

A Jewish Boyhood in German-Occupied Greece

Molho, T.
Opening Up the University
June 2024

Opening Up the University

Teaching and Learning with Refugees

Cantat, C., Cook, I., & Rajaram, P. K. (eds)
Refugees on the Move
June 2024

Refugees on the Move

Crisis and Response in Turkey and Europe

Balkan, E. & Kutlu Tonak, Z. (eds)
Embodying Borders
June 2024

Embodying Borders

A Migrant’s Right to Health, Universal Rights and Local Policies

Ferrero, L., Quagliariello, C., & Vargas, A. C. (eds)
Precarity of Masculinity, The
June 2024

The Precarity of Masculinity

Football, Pentecostalism, and Transnational Aspirations in Cameroon

Kovač, U.
Israel-Palestine
June 2024

Israel-Palestine

Lands and Peoples

Bartov, O. (ed)
Representing 21st-Century Migration in Europe
June 2024

Representing 21st-Century Migration in Europe

Performing Borders, Identities and Texts

González Ortega, N. & Martínez García, A. B. (eds)
Explorations and Entanglements
June 2024

Explorations and Entanglements

Germans in Pacific Worlds from the Early Modern Period to World War I

Berghoff, H., Biess, F., & Strasser, U. (eds)

Open Access Titles

Rest in Plastic

Rest in Plastic

Death, Time and Synthetic Materials in a Ghanaian Ewe Community

Bredenbröker, I.
Black Schoolgirls in Space

Black Schoolgirls in Space

Stories of Black Girlhoods Gathered on Educational Terrain

Ohito, E. O. & Mock Muñoz de Luna, L.
Crypto Crowds

Crypto Crowds

Singularities and Multiplicities on the Blockchain

Shapiro, M. (ed)
Urban Displacement

Urban Displacement

Syria's Refugees in the Middle East

Knudsen, A. J. & Tobin, S. A. (eds)
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)

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