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Imagining Bosnian Muslims in Central Europe
January 2021

Imagining Bosnian Muslims in Central Europe

Representations, Transfers and Exchanges

Šístek, F. (ed)
Anthropology and Ethnography are Not Equivalent
January 2021

Anthropology and Ethnography are Not Equivalent

Reorienting Anthropology for the Future

Ahmad, I. (ed)
Singing Ideas
July 2021

Singing Ideas

Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry

Ní Shíocháin, T.
Risk on the Table
January 2021

Risk on the Table

Food Production, Health, and the Environment

Creager, A. N. H. & Gaudilière, J.-P. (eds)
In the Shadow of the Great War
January 2021

In the Shadow of the Great War

Physical Violence in East-Central Europe, 1917–1923

Böhler, J., Konrád, O., Kučera, R. (eds)
Embodying Borders
January 2021

Embodying Borders

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

Ferrero, L., Quagliariello, C., & Vargas, A. C. (eds)
Lands of the Future
January 2021

Lands of the Future

Anthropological Perspectives on Pastoralism, Land Deals and Tropes of Modernity in Eastern Africa

Gabbert, E. C., Gebresenbet, F., Galaty, J. G., & Schlee, G. (eds)
Experiencing Materiality
February 2021

Experiencing Materiality

Museum Perspectives

Gamberi, V.
Religion and Pride
February 2021

Religion and Pride

Hindus in Search of Recognition in La Réunion

Lang, N.
Reluctant Intimacies
March 2021

Reluctant Intimacies

Japanese Eldercare in Indonesian Hands

Świtek, B.
South Africa's Dreams
February 2021

South Africa's Dreams

Ethnologists and Apartheid in Namibia

Gordon, R. J.
Rhetoric and Social Relations
February 2021

Rhetoric and Social Relations

Dialectics of Bonding and Contestation

Abbink, J. & LaTosky, S. (eds)
Experimental Collaborations
September 2021

Experimental Collaborations

Ethnography through Fieldwork Devices

Estalella, A. & Sánchez Criado, T. (eds)
Floating Economies
March 2021

Floating Economies

The Cultural Ecology of the Dal Lake in Kashmir, India

Casimir, M. J.
Ethical Practice in Participatory Visual Research with Girls
March 2021

Ethical Practice in Participatory Visual Research with Girls

Transnational Approaches

Moletsane, R., Wiebesiek, L.,Treffry-Goatley, A. & Mandrona, A. (eds)
The Struggle for the Past
March 2021

The Struggle for the Past

How We Construct Social Memories

Jelin, E.
A Taste for Oppression
March 2021

A Taste for Oppression

A Political Ethnography of Everyday Life in Belarus

Hervouet, R.
The Forest People without a Forest
January 2022

The Forest People without a Forest

Development Paradoxes, Belonging and Participation of the Baka in East Cameroon

Lueong, G. M.
Agent of Change
March 2021

Agent of Change

The Deposition and Manipulation of Ash in the Past

Roth, B. J. & Adams, E. C. (eds)
The Best We Share
March 2021

The Best We Share

Nation, Culture and World-Making in the UNESCO World Heritage Arena

Brumann, C.
Liminal Moves
April 2021

Liminal Moves

Traveling along Places, Meanings, and Times

Cangià, F.
Expeditionary Anthropology
September 2021

Expeditionary Anthropology

Teamwork, Travel and the ''Science of Man''

Thomas, M. & Harris, A. (eds)
Exchanging Objects
April 2021

Exchanging Objects

Nineteenth-Century Museum Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution

Nichols, C. A.
Merchant Kings
April 2021

Merchant Kings

Corporate Governmentality in the Dutch Colonial Empire, 1815–1870

Schrauwers, A.
In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum
April 2021

In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum

Spaces, Temporalities, and Identities from Separation to Revolution

Franck, A., Casciarri, B., & Salim El-Hassan, I. (eds)
Ethnography in the Raw
April 2021

Ethnography in the Raw

Life in a Luzon Village

Moeran, B.
Industrial Labor on the Margins of Capitalism
February 2022

Industrial Labor on the Margins of Capitalism

Precarity, Class, and the Neoliberal Subject

Hann, C. & Parry, J. (eds)
Messy Europe
October 2021

Messy Europe

Crisis, Race, and Nation-State in a Postcolonial World

Loftsdóttir, K., Smith, A. L., & Hipfl, B. (eds)
Remaking the Human
April 2021

Remaking the Human

Cosmetic Technologies of Body Repair, Reshaping, and Replacement

Jarrín, A. & Pussetti, C. (eds)
Ethnographies of Power
April 2021

Ethnographies of Power

A Political Anthropology of Energy

Loloum, T., Abram, S., & Ortar, N. (eds)
Authenticity and Authorship in Pacific Island Encounters
April 2021

Authenticity and Authorship in Pacific Island Encounters

New Lives of Old Imaginaries

Mageo, J. & Knauft, B. (eds)
Militant Lactivism?
July 2021

Militant Lactivism?

Attachment Parenting and Intensive Motherhood in the UK and France

Faircloth, C.
Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes
October 2021

Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes

Angé, O.
A Twisted Style
May 2021

A Twisted Style

The Culture of Dreadlocks in “Western” Societies

Jerrentrup, M. T.
Mattering the Invisible
May 2021

Mattering the Invisible

Technologies, Bodies, and the Realm of the Spectral

Espírito Santo, D. & Hunter, J. (eds)
To See a Moose
May 2021

To See a Moose

The History of Polish Sex Education

Kościańska, A.
Beyond the Veil
May 2021

Beyond the Veil

Reflexive Studies of Death and Dying

Thamann, A. & Christodoulaki, K. M. (eds)
The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy
June 2021

The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy

Perspectives on the Political Sociology of Max Weber

Mommsen, W. J.
All Tomorrow's Cultures
June 2021

All Tomorrow's Cultures

Anthropological Engagements with the Future

Collins, S. G.
Narratives in the Making
June 2021

Narratives in the Making

Writing the East German Past in the Democratic Present

Gallinat, A.
In Search of Legitimacy
August 2021

In Search of Legitimacy

How Outsiders Become Part of the Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Tradition

Griffith, L. M.
In Memory of Times to Come
June 2021

In Memory of Times to Come

Ironies of History in Southeastern Papua New Guinea

Demian, M.
Embracing Landscape
June 2021

Embracing Landscape

Living with Reindeer and Hunting among Spirits in South Siberia

Küçüküstel, S.
NGOs and Lifeworlds in Africa
June 2021

NGOs and Lifeworlds in Africa

Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Kalfelis, M. C. & Knodel, K. (eds)
Sovereign Forces
June 2021

Sovereign Forces

Everyday Challenges to Environmental Governance in Latin America

McNeish, J.-A.
Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees
June 2021

Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees

Regimes of Exclusion and Inclusion in the Middle East, Europe, and North America

Inhorn, M. C. & Volk, L. (eds)
Evil Eye in Christian Orthodox Society
June 2021

Evil Eye in Christian Orthodox Society

A Journey from Envy to Personhood

Souvlakis, N.
Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience
June 2021

Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience

New Phenomenological and Cognitivist Perspectives

Sinnerbrink, R. (ed)
Staying at Home
October 2021

Staying at Home

Identities, Memories and Social Networks of Kazakhstani Germans

Sanders, R.
Delta Life
June 2021

Delta Life

Exploring Dynamic Environments where Rivers Meet the Sea

Krause, F. & Harris, M. (eds)
The Moral Work of Anthropology
June 2021

The Moral Work of Anthropology

Ethnographic Studies of Anthropologists at Work

Mogensen, H. & Hansen, B. G. (eds)
Negotiating Identity in Scandinavia
June 2021

Negotiating Identity in Scandinavia

Women, Migration, and the Diaspora

Akman, H. (ed)
After Corporate Paternalism
July 2021

After Corporate Paternalism

Material Renovation and Social Change in Times of Ruination

Straube, C.
Margaret Mead
July 2021

Margaret Mead

Shankman, P.
Matsutake Worlds
July 2021

Matsutake Worlds

Faier, L. & Hathaway, M. J. (eds)
Almost, but Not Quite Bored in Pula
July 2021

Almost, but Not Quite Bored in Pula

An Anthropological Study of the Tapija Phenomenon in Northwest Croatia

Matošević, A.
How Kinship Systems Change
July 2021

How Kinship Systems Change

On the Dialectics of Practice and Classification

Parkin, R.
Textures of Belonging
July 2021

Textures of Belonging

Senses, Objects and Spaces of Romanian Roma

Racleş, A.
Stories from an Ancient Land
August 2021

Stories from an Ancient Land

Perspectives on Wa History and Culture

Fiskesjö, M.
Tracing Slavery
August 2021

Tracing Slavery

The Politics of Atlantic Memory in The Netherlands

Balkenhol, M.
Wolf Conflicts
June 2021

Wolf Conflicts

A Sociological Study

Skogen, K., Krange, O., & Figari, H.
Latin America and Refugee Protection
August 2021

Latin America and Refugee Protection

Regimes, Logics and Challenges

Jubilut, L. L., Espinoza, M. V., & Mezzanotti, G. (eds)
Constructing Risk
August 2021

Constructing Risk

Disaster, Development, and the Built Environment

Bender, S. O.
Living Like a Girl
August 2021

Living Like a Girl

Agency, Social Vulnerability and Welfare Measures in Europe and Beyond

Vogel, M. & Arnell, L. (eds)
Magical House Protection
January 2021

Magical House Protection

The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft

Hoggard, B.
Transborder Media Spaces
February 2021

Transborder Media Spaces

Ayuujk Videomaking between Mexico and the US

Kummels, I.
William Robertson Smith
August 2021

William Robertson Smith

Bošković, A.
Vertiginous Life
September 2021

Vertiginous Life

An Anthropology of Time and the Unforeseen

Knight, D. M.
Traumatic Pasts in Asia
September 2021

Traumatic Pasts in Asia

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

Micale, M. S. & Pols, H. (eds)
Waiting for Elijah
December 2021

Waiting for Elijah

Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape

HadžiMuhamedović, S.
Work, Society and the Ethical Self
September 2021

Work, Society and the Ethical Self

Chimeras of Freedom in the Neoliberal Era

Hann, C. (ed)
Digital Archives and Collections
September 2021

Digital Archives and Collections

Creating Online Access to Cultural Heritage

Müller, K.
Divining History
December 2021

Divining History

Prophetism, Messianism and the Development of the Spirit

Svenungsson, J.
How is a Man Supposed to be a Man?
September 2021

How is a Man Supposed to be a Man?

Male Childlessness – a Life Course Disrupted

Hadley, R. A.
Hope and Insufficiency
September 2021

Hope and Insufficiency

Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Douglas-Jones, R. & Shaffner, J. (eds)
Bigger Fish to Fry
September 2021

Bigger Fish to Fry

A Theory of Cooking as Risk, with Greek Examples

Sutton, D. E.
The Camino de Santiago
September 2021

The Camino de Santiago

Curating the Pilgrimage as Heritage and Tourism

Murray, M.
Cattle Poetics
September 2021

Cattle Poetics

How Aesthetics Shapes Politics in Mursiland, Ethiopia

Eczet, J.-B.
Guido Goldman
September 2021

Guido Goldman

Transatlantic Bridge Builder

Klingst, M.
The Changing Meanings of the Welfare State
November 2021

The Changing Meanings of the Welfare State

Histories of a Key Concept in the Nordic Countries

Edling, N. (ed)
Children of the Camp
July 2021

Children of the Camp

The Lives of Somali Youth Raised in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Grayson, C.-L.
Civil Society Revisited
October 2021

Civil Society Revisited

Lessons from Poland

Jacobsson, K. & Korolczuk, E. (eds)
Israel-Palestine
September 2021

Israel-Palestine

Lands and Peoples

Bartov, O. (ed)
The Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate
October 2021

The Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate

Ethnographic Contributions to the Climate Change Debate

Sillitoe, P. (ed)
Collaborative Happiness
October 2021

Collaborative Happiness

Building the Good Life in Urban Cohousing Communities

Kingfisher, C.
Crafting Chinese Memories
October 2021

Crafting Chinese Memories

The Art and Materiality of Storytelling

Swancutt, K. (ed)
Moral Economy at Work
October 2021

Moral Economy at Work

Ethnographic Investigations in Eurasia

Yalçın-Heckmann, L. (ed)
Afropolitan Horizons
October 2021

Afropolitan Horizons

Essays toward a Literary Anthropology of Nigeria

Hannerz, U.
Outsiders
October 2021

Outsiders

Memories of Migration to and from North Korea

Bell, M.
Entrepreneurs of Identity
November 2021

Entrepreneurs of Identity

The Islamic State’s Symbolic Repertoire

Günther, C.
An Urban Future for Sápmi?
November 2021

An Urban Future for Sápmi?

Indigenous Urbanization in the Nordic States and Russia

Berg-Nordlie, M., Dankertsen, A, & Winsvold, M. (eds)
Nothing New in Europe?
November 2021

Nothing New in Europe?

Israelis Look at Antisemitism Today

Haviv-Horiner, A.
Nourishing the Nation
February 2022

Nourishing the Nation

Food as National Identity in Catalonia

Johannes, V.
The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work
November 2021

The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work

Craftwork in Twenty-First Century England

Marchand, T. H. J.
Good Enough Mothers
November 2021

Good Enough Mothers

Practicing Nurture and Motherhood in Chiapas, Mexico

López, JM
Dressing Up
November 2021

Dressing Up

Menswear in the Age of Social Media

Bluteau, J. M.
Rethinking Internal Displacement
November 2021

Rethinking Internal Displacement

Geo-political Games, Fragile States and the Relief Industry

Laker, F.
Cooling Down
November 2021

Cooling Down

Local Responses to Global Climate Change

Hoffman, S. M., Eriksen, T. H., & Mendes, P. (eds)
Cooling Down
January 2022

Cooling Down

Local Responses to Global Climate Change

Hoffman, S. M., Eriksen, T. H., & Mendes, P. (eds)
Cosmic Coherence
November 2021

Cosmic Coherence

A Cognitive Anthropology Through Chinese Divination

Matthews, W.
Tropological Thought and Action
December 2021

Tropological Thought and Action

Essays on the Poetics of Imagination

Živković, M., Pelkey, J. & Fernandez, J. W. (eds)
Gender in Georgia
September 2021

Gender in Georgia

Feminist Perspectives on Culture, Nation, and History in the South Caucasus

Barkaia, M. & Waterston, A. (eds)
Configuring Contagion
December 2021

Configuring Contagion

Ethnographies of Biosocial Epidemics

Meinert, L. & Seeberg, J. (eds)
Franz Baermann Steiner
December 2021

Franz Baermann Steiner

A Stranger in the World

Adler, J. & Fardon, R.
A Goddess in Motion
January 2022

A Goddess in Motion

Visual Creativity in the Cult of María Lionza

Canals, R.

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Celebrate Pride Month with free access to LGBTQ articles and chapters

In celebration of Pride Month in June, enjoy free access to the following articles and chapters from Berghahn. Berghahn Journals ASPASIA Secret Years: Hungarian Lesbian Herstory, 1950s–2000sAnna Borgos (Vol. 9) BOYHOOD STUDIES Boyz2Men: Male Migrants’ Attitudes to Homosexuality and What Age Has To Do with ItKatarzyna Wojnicka (Vol. 13, Issue 2) GERMAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY LGBTI Rights and the 2017 […]

A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church

Karen Lauterbach World Refugee Day (20 June) offers a chance to raise awareness of the plight of refugees around the world and of the efforts to protect their human rights. In the spirit of this day, we are featuring an excerpt from “‘A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church’: Refugee-Refugee Hosting in a Faith-Based Context” by Karen Lauterbach (published […]

Excerpt: The triple-sidedness of “I can’t breathe”

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Human Engagement with the Sea: A Shifting Discourse

Tanya J. King and Gary Robinson  World Oceans Day (8 June) is a day for humanity to celebrate the ocean. In this spirit, we are delighted to feature an excerpt from the introduction to AT HOME ON THE WAVES: Human Habitation of the Sea from the Mesolithic to Today, edited by Tanya J. King and Gary […]

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Paola Trevisan In the spirit of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month in June, we invite you to read the following excerpt from “Austrian ‘Gypsies’ in the Italian archives: Historical ethnography on multiple border crossings at the beginning of the twentieth century” by Paola Trevisan. This article is featured in Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical […]

Excerpt: Navigating Shifting Regimes of Ocean Governance

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