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Settling for Less
January 2023

Settling for Less

The Planned Resettlement of Israel's Negev Bedouin

Dinero, S. C.
Food and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century
March 2023

Food and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Collinson, P., Young, I., Antal, L., & Macbeth, H. (eds)
Weary Warriors
February 2023

Weary Warriors

Power, Knowledge, and the Invisible Wounds of Soldiers

Moss, P. & Prince, M. J.
Vertiginous Life
March 2023

Vertiginous Life

An Anthropology of Time and the Unforeseen

Knight, D. M.
Waithood
January 2023

Waithood

Gender, Education, and Global Delays in Marriage and Childbearing

Inhorn, M. C. & Smith-Hefner, N. J. (eds)
Going Forward by Looking Back
March 2023

Going Forward by Looking Back

Archaeological Perspectives on Socio-Ecological Crisis, Response, and Collapse

Riede, F. & Sheets, P. (eds)
Time Work
March 2023

Time Work

Studies of Temporal Agency

Flaherty, M. G., Meinert, L., & Dalsgård, A. L. (eds)
Theorising Media and Conflict
February 2023

Theorising Media and Conflict

Budka, P. & Bräuchler, B. (eds)
Navigating Miscarriage
February 2023

Navigating Miscarriage

Social, Medical and Conceptual Perspectives

Kilshaw, S. & Borg, K. (eds)
When Will We Talk About Hitler?
December 2022

When Will We Talk About Hitler?

German Students and the Nazi Past

Oeser, A.
Heritage Movements in Asia
February 2023

Heritage Movements in Asia

Cultural Heritage Activism, Politics, and Identity

Mozaffari, A. & Jones, T. (eds)
Rethinking and Unthinking Development
February 2023

Rethinking and Unthinking Development

Perspectives on Inequality and Poverty in South Africa and Zimbabwe

Mpofu, B. & Ndlovu-Gatsheni, S. J. (eds)
Going to Pentecost
December 2022

Going to Pentecost

An Experimental Approach to Studies in Pentecostalism

Eriksen, A. Blanes, R. L., MacCarthy, M.
Europeanization in Sweden
February 2023

Europeanization in Sweden

Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society Organizations

Meeuwisse, A. & Scaramuzzino, R. (eds)
Returning Life
March 2023

Returning Life

Language, Life Force and History in Kilimanjaro

Myhre, K. C.
From Clans to Co-ops
January 2023

From Clans to Co-ops

Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily

Rakopoulos, T.
Footprints in Paradise
January 2023

Footprints in Paradise

Ecotourism, Local Knowledge, and Nature Therapies in Okinawa

Murray, A. E.
Post-Ottoman Coexistence
February 2023

Post-Ottoman Coexistence

Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict

Bryant, R. (ed)
Enduring Uncertainty
December 2022

Enduring Uncertainty

Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life

Hasselberg, I.
The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective
January 2023

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective

Knörr, J. & Kohl, C. (eds)
Mythology and Symbolism of Eurasia and Indigenous Americas
December 2022

Mythology and Symbolism of Eurasia and Indigenous Americas

Manifestations in Artifacts and Rituals

Oleszkiewicz-Peralba, M.
Taking Our Water for the City
December 2022

Taking Our Water for the City

The Archaeology of New York City’s Watershed Communities

Beisaw, A. M.
The Politics of Making Kinship
December 2022

The Politics of Making Kinship

Historical and Anthropological Perspectives

Alber, E. (ed)
From Missionaries to Main Street
January 2023

From Missionaries to Main Street

The Story of One Sgaw Karen Family in the United States

Gilhooly, D.
The Art of Fate Calculation
January 2023

The Art of Fate Calculation

Practicing Divination in Taipei, Beijing, and Kaifeng

Homola, S.
A Magpie’s Tale
January 2023

A Magpie’s Tale

Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on the Kazakh of Western Mongolia

Portisch, A. O.
Life with Durham Cathedral
January 2023

Life with Durham Cathedral

A Laboratory of Community, Experience and Building

Calvert, A. J.
This Land Is Not For Sale
January 2023

This Land Is Not For Sale

Trust and Transitions in Northern Uganda

Meinert, L. & Reynolds Whyte, S. (eds)
Glimpses of Hope
January 2023

Glimpses of Hope

The Rise of Industrial Labor at the Urban Margins of Nepal

Hoffmann, M.
The Marseille Mosaic
January 2023

The Marseille Mosaic

A Mediterranean City at the Crossroads of Cultures

Ingram, M. & Kleppinger, K. (eds)
At Home in a Nursing Home
January 2023

At Home in a Nursing Home

An Ethnography of Movement and Care in Australia

Zhang, A. R. Y.
Cosmopolitan Refugees
January 2023

Cosmopolitan Refugees

Somali Migrant Women in Nairobi and Johannesburg

Ripero-Muñiz, N.
Terrorism and the Pandemic
February 2023

Terrorism and the Pandemic

Weaponizing of COVID-19

Gunaratna, R. & Pethö-Kiss, K.
The Long Shore
February 2023

The Long Shore

Archaeologies and Social Histories of Californias Maritime Cultural Landscapes

Meniketti, M. (ed)
Resettled Iraqi Refugees in the United States
February 2023

Resettled Iraqi Refugees in the United States

War, Refuge, Belonging, Participation, and Protest

Keyel, J.
Continental Encampment
February 2023

Continental Encampment

Genealogies of Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East and Europe

Knudsen, A. J. & Berg, K. G. (eds)
A Sea of Transience
February 2023

A Sea of Transience

Poetics, Politics and Aesthetics along the Black Sea Coast

Khalvashi, T. & Demant Frederiksen, M. (eds)
Other Worlds, Other Bodies
February 2023

Other Worlds, Other Bodies

Embodied Epistemologies and Ethnographies of Healing

Pierini, E., Groisman, A., & Espírito Santo, D. (eds)
Making Multiple Babies
February 2023

Making Multiple Babies

Anticipatory Regimes of Assisted Reproduction

Wu, C.-L.
Finding Home in Europe
February 2023

Finding Home in Europe

Chronicles of Global Migrants

Pérez Murcia, L. E. & Bonfanti, S. (eds)
Modeling the Past
March 2023

Modeling the Past

Archaeology, History, and Dynamic Networks

Terrell, J., Golitko, M., Dawson, H., and Kissel, M.
Former Neighbors, Future Allies?
March 2023

Former Neighbors, Future Allies?

German Studies and Ethnography in Dialogue

Weber, A. D. (ed)
Amnesia Remembered
March 2023

Amnesia Remembered

Reverse Engineering a Digital Artifact

Aycock, J.
Feeding Anxieties
March 2023

Feeding Anxieties

The Politics of Children's Food in Poland

Boni, Z.
Set to See Us Fail
March 2023

Set to See Us Fail

Debating Inequalities in the Child Welfare System of New York

Castellano, V.
Anthropology, Nationalism and Colonialism
March 2023

Anthropology, Nationalism and Colonialism

Mendes Correia and the Porto School of Anthropology

Ferraz de Matos, P.
Fixing Motorcycles in Post-Repair Societies
March 2023

Fixing Motorcycles in Post-Repair Societies

Technology, Aesthetics and Gender

Jderu, G.
In the Meantime
March 2023

In the Meantime

Toward an Anthropology of the Possible

Masquelier, A. & Durham, D. (eds)

Anthropology-Related Journals

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

(formerly: Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures)

ISSN Print: 1755-2923
ISSN Online: 1755-2931


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Anthropology in Action

Anthropology in Action

Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice

ISSN Print: 0967-201X
ISSN Online: 1752-2285


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Anthropology of the Middle East

Anthropology of the Middle East

ISSN Print: 1746-0719
ISSN Online: 1746-0727


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Conflict and Society

Conflict and Society

Advances in Research

ISSN Print: 2164-4543
ISSN Online: 2164-4551


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Environment and Society

Environment and Society

Advances in Research

ISSN Print: 2150-6779
ISSN Online: 2150-6787


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Focaal

Focaal

Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology

ISSN Print: 0920-1297
ISSN Online: 1558-5263


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Journal of Legal Anthropology

Journal of Legal Anthropology

ISSN Print: 1758-9576
ISSN Online: 1758-9584


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Learning and Teaching

Learning and Teaching

The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences

ISSN Print: 1755-2273
ISSN Online: 1755-2281


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Migration and Society

Migration and Society

Advances in Research

ISSN Print: 2574-1306
ISSN Online: 2574-1314


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Museum Worlds

Museum Worlds

Advances in Research

ISSN Print: 2049-6729
ISSN Online: 2049-6737


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Religion and Society

Religion and Society

Advances in Research

ISSN Print: 2150-9298
ISSN Online: 2150-9301


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Sibirica

Sibirica

Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

ISSN Print: 1361-7362
ISSN Online: 1476-6787


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Social Analysis

Social Analysis

The International Journal of Anthropology

ISSN Print: 0155-977X
ISSN Online: 1558-5727


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Social Anthropology/Anthropologie sociale

Social Anthropology/Anthropologie sociale

ISSN Print: 0964-0282
ISSN Online: 1469-8676


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The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology

The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology

ISSN Print: 0305-7674
ISSN Online: 2047-7716


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Latest Anthropology Blog Articles

Author interview (PART 2): ANNA ODLAND PORTISCH on A MAGPIE’S TALE

In the concluding part of our discussion of her new book A Magpie’s Tale, Anna tells us about the family she stayed with for the best part of a year – with sometimes as many as ten people in their small, two-room house – and how dramatic economic and political changes drastically changed the lives […]

AUTHOR INTERVIEW(part 1): Anna Odland Portisch on A MAGPIE’S TALE

ANNA ODLAND PORTISCH has taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies and Brunel University. In her new book A Magpie’s Tale: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on the Kazakh of Western Mongolia she recounts her time living with a Kazakh family in a small village. It’s fascinating (“Can you imagine a stranger showing up on […]

Remembering the Holocaust

In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we would like to present a list of new and recent Holocaust and Genocide Studies titles, as well as free access to related journal articles. “A meticulous and shattering investigation of eight horrific pictures…”—L’Arche ON THE DEATH OF JEWSPhotographs and HistoryNadine FrescoTranslated from the French by Sarah CliftWith […]

BOOKS FOR AUSTRALIA DAY

To mark this year’s Australia Day we present a selection of our latest titles on aspects of in Australia. Here are paperbacks, eBooks, and hardbacks on everything from health care for the elderly to film and song, the lives and struggles of the indigenous population, and how the nation has faced its colonial legacies. AN […]

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Theodoros Rakopoulos on From Clans to Co-ops.

To mark the the first publication in paperback of his acclaimed From Clans to Co-ops: Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily, Theodoros Rakopoulos kindly agreed to discuss his work, the fieldwork behind it, and how co-ops came to assume a role in the rejection of the mafia. THEODOROS RAKOPOULOS is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at the […]

For course adoption and reading lists: our latest paperbacks!

We’re publishing twelve paperbacks in just two months. See them all here. Unique studies at budget-friendly prices, these editions are great for adoptions and reading lists. If you want to evaluate their usefulness on a course you teach, please request a digital examination copy: just click through and look for the green ‘Request a review […]

FIRE ON THE ISLAND: FEAR, HOPE AND A CHRISTIAN REVIVAL IN VANUATU

By TOM BRATRUD Since Fire on the Island was one of our most popular and well-received titles in 2022, we are delighted that its author Tom Bratrud has kindly contributed this exclusive article describing his fieldwork, events on the island, and the aims of his book. Many anthropologists have experiences during fieldwork that challenge not […]

Books for International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day aims to raise awareness about the challenges and difficulties of international migration. Berghahn Books is pleased to offer a selection of our Open Access titles on Refugee and Migration Studies. Berghahn Journals is also offering free access to related articles and special issues. See below for details. Read OPEN ACCESS ENDURING UNCERTAINTYDeportation, Punishment […]

Sexscapes of Pleasure: Women, Sexuality and the Whore Stigma in Italy

By ELENA ZAMBELLI ELENA ZAMBELLI is an ethnographer with interdisciplinary expertise on gender and sexuality, race, migration, and intersecting inequalities. She currently works at Lancaster University as Senior Research Associate. In this exclusive article Dr Zambelli discusses her new book, Sexscapes of Pleasure. WEAVING WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES TO NURTURE TRANSVERSAL SOLIDARITIES 25 November was the International Day […]

Overcoming Extreme Reflexivity Shock

In this exclusive article, Marta Rohatynskyj, author of ӦMIE SEX AFFILIATION: A PAPUAN NATURE, reveals the conundrum she faced when she first studied the Ӧmie of Papua New Guinea. My ethnographic encounter with the Ӧmie of Oro (Northern) Province of Papua New Guinea, many decades ago, placed me in a state of extreme reflexivity shock. […]

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