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Berghahn Books: winner of The AAA Executive Director's Award of Excellence for Publishing in Anthropology. Presented to Marion Berghahn "for her decades of courageous, risk-taking publishing work, remaining independent and without a safety net at a time of upheaval and consolidation in the publishing world. Small presses like Berghahn Books are absolutely essential to scholarly communication in the field of Anthropology."

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Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern Germany
November 2022

Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern Germany

Wetzell, R. F. (ed)
Making Bodies Kosher
September 2022

Making Bodies Kosher

The Politics of Reproduction among Haredi Jews in England

Kasstan, B.
Enduring Uncertainty
December 2022

Enduring Uncertainty

Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life

Hasselberg, I.
Borders across Healthcare
October 2022

Borders across Healthcare

Moral Economies of Healthcare and Migration in Europe

Sahraoui, N. (ed)
Structures of Protection?
October 2022

Structures of Protection?

Rethinking Refugee Shelter

Scott-Smith, T. & Breeze, M. E. (eds)
The Roma and Their Struggle for Identity in Contemporary Europe
September 2022

The Roma and Their Struggle for Identity in Contemporary Europe

Baar, H. van & Kóczé, A. (eds)
When Will We Talk About Hitler?
December 2022

When Will We Talk About Hitler?

German Students and the Nazi Past

Oeser, A.
Mobile Urbanity
August 2022

Mobile Urbanity

Somali Presence in Urban East Africa

Carrier, N. & Scharrer, T. (eds)
Engaging Evil
October 2022

Engaging Evil

A Moral Anthropology

Olsen, W. C. & Csordas, T. J. (eds)
Luso-Tropicalism and Its Discontents
November 2022

Luso-Tropicalism and Its Discontents

The Making and Unmaking of Racial Exceptionalism

Anderson, W., Roque, R., & Ventura Santos, R. (eds)
Cyborg Mind
August 2022

Cyborg Mind

What Brain–Computer and Mind–Cyberspace Interfaces Mean for Cyberneuroethics

MacKellar, C.
Gendering Post-1945 German History
August 2022

Gendering Post-1945 German History

Entanglements

Hagemann, K., & Harsch, D., & Brühöfner, F. (eds)
Going to Pentecost
December 2022

Going to Pentecost

An Experimental Approach to Studies in Pentecostalism

Eriksen, A. Blanes, R. L., MacCarthy, M.
Extinct Monsters to Deep Time
September 2022

Extinct Monsters to Deep Time

Conflict, Compromise, and the Making of Smithsonian's Fossil Halls

Marsh, D. E.
The Rite of Urban Passage
October 2022

The Rite of Urban Passage

The Spatial Ritualization of Iranian Urban Transformation

Masoudi, R.
Lessons in Perception
October 2022

Lessons in Perception

The Avant-Garde Filmmaker as Practical Psychologist

Taberham, P.
Parenthood between Generations
September 2022

Parenthood between Generations

Transforming Reproductive Cultures

Pooley, S. & Qureshi, K. (eds)
Ethnographies of Deservingness
August 2022

Ethnographies of Deservingness

Unpacking Ideologies of Distribution and Inequality

Tošić, J. & Streinzer, A. (eds)
New Perspectives on Moral Change
August 2022

New Perspectives on Moral Change

Anthropologists and Philosophers Engage with Transformations of Life Worlds

Eriksen, C. & Hämäläinen, N. (eds)
Puzzling Stories
August 2022

Puzzling Stories

The Aesthetic Appeal of Cognitive Challenge in Film, Television and Literature

Willemsen, S. & Kiss, M. (eds)
The Return of Polyandry
August 2022

The Return of Polyandry

Kinship and Marriage in Central Tibet

Fjeld, H. E.
Unusual Death and Memorialization
August 2022

Unusual Death and Memorialization

Burial, Space, and Memory in the Post-Medieval North

Kallio-Seppa, T., Lipkin, S., Väre, T., Moilanen, U. & Tranberg, A. (eds)
200 Years of Peace
August 2022

200 Years of Peace

New Perspectives on Modern Swedish Foreign Policy

Biltekin, N., Müller, L., & Petersson, M. (eds)
Defining and Measuring Diversity in Archaeology
August 2022

Defining and Measuring Diversity in Archaeology

Another Step Toward an Evolutionary Synthesis of Culture

Eren, M. I. & Buchanan, B. (eds)
Risky Futures
August 2022

Risky Futures

Climate, Geopolitics and Local Realities in the Uncertain Circumpolar North

Ulturgasheva, O. & Bodenhorn, B. (eds)
An Anthropological Toolkit
September 2022

An Anthropological Toolkit

Sixty Useful Concepts

Zeitlyn, D.
Humboldt Revisited
September 2022

Humboldt Revisited

The Impact of the German University on American Higher Education

Brandser, G. C.
Ritual
September 2022

Ritual

What It Is, How It Works, and Why

Davis-Floyd, R. & Laughlin, C. D.
Critical Public Archaeology
September 2022

Critical Public Archaeology

Confronting Social Challenges in the 21st Century

Westmont, V. C. (ed)
Managing Sacralities
September 2022

Managing Sacralities

Competing and Converging Claims of Religious Heritage

Hemel, E. van den, Salemink, O., & Stengs, I. (eds)
Edible People
September 2022

Edible People

The Historical Consumption of Slaves and Foreigners and the Cannibalistic Trade in Human Flesh

Siefkes, C.
Morality, Crisis and Capitalism
September 2022

Morality, Crisis and Capitalism

Anthropology for Troubled Times

Baldacchino, J.-P. & Mitchell, J. P. (eds)
Francophone Migrations, French Islam and Wellbeing
September 2022

Francophone Migrations, French Islam and Wellbeing

The Soninké Foyer in Paris

Accoroni, D.
Pacific Spaces
October 2022

Pacific Spaces

Translations and Transmutations

Engels-Schwarzpaul, A.-C., Lopesi, L., & Refiti, A. L. (eds)
Ӧmie Sex Affiliation
October 2022

Ӧmie Sex Affiliation

A Papuan Nature

Rohatynskyj, M.
Gentrifications
October 2022

Gentrifications

Views from Europe

Chabrol, M., Collet, A., Giroud, M., Launay, L., Rousseau, M., Minassian, H. ter
Enlightening Encounters
October 2022

Enlightening Encounters

The Journeys of an Anthropologist

Gudeman, S.
Living on a Time Bomb
October 2022

Living on a Time Bomb

Local Negotiations of Oil Extraction in a Mexican Community

Schöneich, S.
Inconceivable Iran
October 2022

Inconceivable Iran

To Reproduce or Not to Reproduce?

Tremayne, S.
Dynamics of Identification and Conflict
October 2022

Dynamics of Identification and Conflict

Anthropological Encounters

Hoehne, M. V., Gabbert, E. C., & Eidson, J. R. (eds)
Sentient Ecologies
November 2022

Sentient Ecologies

Xenophobic Imaginaries of Landscape

Coțofană, A. & Kuran, H. (eds)
Sexual Self-Fashioning
November 2022

Sexual Self-Fashioning

Iranian Dutch Narratives of Sexuality and Belonging

Roodsaz, R.
Punching Back
November 2022

Punching Back

Gender, Religion and Belonging in Women-Only Kickboxing

Rana, J.
Sexscapes of Pleasure
November 2022

Sexscapes of Pleasure

Women, Sexuality and the Whore Stigma in Italy

Zambelli, E.
Fairies, Ghosts, and Santa Claus
November 2022

Fairies, Ghosts, and Santa Claus

Tinted Glasses, Fetishes, and the Politics of Seeing

Doerr, N. M.
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)

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Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

(formerly: Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures)

ISSN Print: 1755-2923
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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
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Environment and Society

Environment and Society

Advances in Research

ISSN Print: 2150-6779
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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
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Migration and Society

Migration and Society

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ISSN Print: 2574-1306
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Museum Worlds

Museum Worlds

Advances in Research

ISSN Print: 2049-6729
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Religion and Society

Religion and Society

Advances in Research

ISSN Print: 2150-9298
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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

Discussing New Perspectives on Moral Change

In our interview with Cecilie Eriksen and Nora Hämäläinen, the editors of New Perspectives on Moral Change, volume 13 in the WYSE Series in Social Anthropology, they explain the thinking behind their work, how they found their contributors, and the range of issues that they tackled. Dr Eriksen, Dr Hämäläinen, thank you for joining us. […]

In commemoration of German reunification

German Unity Day is celebrated on October 3rd. Tag der Deutschen Einheit celebrates the 1990 reunification of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic with ceremonial acts and the citizens’ festival Bürgerfest. Browse our relevant titles and journals on the ramifications of a divided Germany below. Easily access critical research material with […]

International Translation Day

According to the United Nations, International Translation Day is “an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation.” This International Translation Day, we’d like to celebrate the language professionals who translated the following works into English, bridging academic communities […]

Excerpt: EXTINCT MONSTERS TO DEEP TIME

Following up on Smithsonian Day last week, an event hosted by ‘Smithsonian’ magazine where participating museums and various cultural centers across the US provide free entry, Berghahn is excited to feature an excerpt from Extinct Monsters to Deep Time: Conflict, Compromise, and the Making of Smithsonian’s Fossil Halls by Diana E. Marsh. Describing participant observation […]

An interview with David Zeitlyn, author of An Anthropological Toolkit

Can you give some background to yourself, and how you became an anthropologist in the first place? Well, I was born in 1958 in Cambridge and brought up there. I went to the Perse School (which incidentally is the origin of the name Free School Lane, where the Cambridge Anthropology Department is based). As an […]

Disasters, Risks, Responses, and Recovery

“As disasters are increasing in number and intensity, so too will be the need for reconstruction…” So reads a line from the blurb of Making Things Happen, Jane Murphy Thomas’ account of post-earthquake reconstruction in Pakistan. And, sadly, how prescient it was, for her book was published just weeks before the same nation experienced a […]

Making Connections: Reflections on Writing Towards a Collaborative Memory

Sara Jones, University of Birmingham The idea for Towards a Collaborative Memory came when I was researching my last book on memories of the East German Stasi. I was reading press releases from the Stasi Prison Memorial at Berlin Hohenschönhausen and came across one in which the then Director of the Memorial used a visit […]

National Read a Book Day 2022

September 6th marks National Read a Book Day in the United States. To celebrate, we want to share what the Berghahn staff is currently reading and a scholarly reading from Berghahn Books we recommend for you. Marion Berghahn, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Currently Reading: A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers by Michael Holroyd “Master […]

The beginning of a Germany divided

August 13th marks the anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall. The concrete barrier physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Along with separating West Berlin from East German territory, it came to symbolize the “Iron Curtain” that separated Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. Browse relevant Berghahn titles on the history of […]

The Making of Making Things Happen

An interview with Jane Murphy Thomas JANE MURPHY THOMAS is an independent consultant, practitioner, project manager and social anthropologist in projects for UN agencies, NGOs, governments, donor agencies, and consulting firms, specializing in anthropological approaches and community participation in conflict and disaster-prone locations. Her book, Making Things Happen: Community Participation and Disaster Reconstruction in Pakistan […]

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