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Youth in Revolt: Radicalism & Revolution in European Film

by Benjamin Halligan   My new book concerns Western European film, as allied to protest – around the “Summer of Love” of 1967, and then the “events” of 1968. The book ends with a consideration of film-making as a forum for the regrouping of radical sensibilities, and laboratory for the development of new strategies of political […]

The Berlin Wall Is Built

On August 13, 1961, Berlin woke up to a shock: the East German Army had begun construction on the infamous Berlin Wall. The Wall was initially constructed in the middle of Berlin, and expanded over the following months. It entirely cut off West Berlin from the surrounding East Germany, prohibiting East Germans to pass into West […]

Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in July

    Anthropology of the Middle East Volume 10, Issue 2: Transnationalism and Transgenerationalism in the Middle East and Its Diasporas The articles in this interdisciplinary special issue variously address aspects of the diasporic condition in several different Middle Eastern and diasporic contexts.     Critical Survey Volume 28, Issue 2: Creative Critical Shakespeares Critical […]

World Breastfeeding Week 2016

  World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration which is held yearly from 1st to 7th of August in more than 120 countries. Being organized by WABA, WHO and UNICEF, the goal is to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life which yields tremendous health benefits, providing critical nutrients, protection from deadly […]

The Life of a Native Hawaiian: A Perspective on Hawaii–US Relations

By Judith Schachter In honor of Hawaiian Flag Day (July 31) we are pleased to publish this excerpt from the introduction to The Legacies of a Hawaiian Generation. Author Judith Schachter remembers a friendship that began at a May 1989 meeting of the Waimānalo Senior Citizens Association. The Legacies of a Hawaiian Generation by Judith […]

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August 25, 2016, marks the 100th birthday of the US National Parks Service!

August 25, 2016, marks the 100th birthday of the US National Parks Service!To celebrate, we’ve made the chapter & ... Continue reading on Tumblr

The longer I live and the more experience I have of the world, the more I am convinced that, after all, the one thing that is most worth living for-and dying for, if need be-is the opportunity of making someone else more happy. —Booker T. Washington ... Continue reading on Tumblr

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Celebrate the Centennial of the US National Parks Service with a Free Chapter

Today is the 100th birthday of the US National Parks Service! To celebrate, Berghahn Books has made the chapter “Unpacking Yellowstone: The American National Park in Global Perspective” from Civilizing Nature: National Parks in Global Historical Perspective freely available ... Continue reading →

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Bruce Kapferer: Brexit and Remain: A pox on all their houses

A crisis is always good for humor. The English satirical magazine Private Eye caught the spirit of uncertainty and the possible tragedy of Brexit—that many of those who voted for it may have intensified their abjection as a result. One spoof comment for The Daily Turkeygraph (a ... Continue reading →

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Museum News: May 2016

LA’s Getty Center Blends Oculus-Ready VR With Ancient Chinese Art In Virtual Reality Museum Exhibit, via International Business Times

Polish government to take control of WWII museum, via The Washington Post

Activists Occupy Brooklyn Museum in Protest of Two Exhibitions, ... Continue reading →

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New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media Studies

New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media Studies

Edited by Guy Austin

“This is a really useful contribution to our understanding of the various ways in which the work of Bourdieu can be used in film and media studies, adding to and revising existing uses but also bringing his key ideas to bear on new areas such as online film reviewing and the landscapes of social and mobile media. These chapters are strong and well argued.” · Geoff King, Brunel University

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National Policy, Global Memory

National Policy, Global Memory

The Commemoration of the “Righteous” From Jerusalem to Paris, 1942-2007

Sarah Gensburger

“In this rich and personal book, Sarah Gensburger traces the genesis of a category, its issues, and the implementation of the ‘public policy of memory’ that accompanied it.” · Le Monde

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The Nature of German Imperialism

The Nature of German Imperialism

Conservation and the Politics of Wildlife in Colonial East Africa

Bernhard Gissibl

“This is a truly outstanding study of a topic that has been only tangentially treated in the literature. Gissibl draws upon an impressive body of evidence, weaving sources together seamlessly without letting the details occlude the main arguments and conceptual direction.” · Jane Carruthers, University of South Africa

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Violent Becomings

Violent Becomings

State Formation, Sociality, and Power in Mozambique

Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

“This is a valuable contribution to the literatures on African political history at both the macro and micro scales… It represents what many Africanist anthropologists today hope to achieve – a monograph that is both ethnographically rich and theoretically engaged.” · Danny Hoffman, University of Washington

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Weimar Radicals

Weimar Radicals

Nazis and Communists between Authenticity and Performance

Timothy S. Brown

Brown’s  [innovative study] makes a vital contribution to an understanding of the Weimar Republic as a set of competing political stages, where radicalism was not the direct result of social or economic circumstances, but part and parcel of a deliberate dramatization of political speech.  ·  German History

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Tourism Imaginaries

Tourism Imaginaries

Anthropological Approaches

Edited by Noel B. Salazar and Nelson H. H. Graburn

“This book establishes ‘imaginaries’ as part of the conceptual apparatus of the anthropology of tourism [and] contributes to social anthropology more generally by exploring how tourism imaginaries intersect with broader cultural and ideological structures… The wealth of its ethnography, combined with its innovative conceptual approaches, exemplifies the strengths anthropology is bringing to interdisciplinary tourism studies.” · Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality

Volume: 34


Infertility and Procreative Technologies in India

Aditya Bharadwaj

“This book is a strong contribution targeted at a much needed re-consideration of democracy as a concept and a practice in a world of porous boundaries, which exposes people in societies to the often hegemonic imposition of extra-territorial actors.” · Harald Wydra, Cambridge Universit


Civilizations Beyond Earth: Extraterrestrial Life and Society


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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...

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View virtual issues, online tours, museum news, events, and more. More Information...

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