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Monthly Archives June 2012

Behind the Cover: The Improbable Story of the Image on the Cover of Holocaust Survivors

Behind the Cover is an occasional series on book covers and the stories that accompany them. Cover images: the all-important marketing tool that can perfectly capture the content and feel of a book—or cause people to glance over it, bored. Some images we toil over, going back and forth between options because co-editors disagree, we […]

Get to Know Berghahn- Abby Major

Get to Know Berghahn is a recurring interview feature that introduces the hardworking people behind the scenes at Berghahn. This week’s subject is Publicity and Marketing Associate Abby Major. Q: How long have you been at Berghahn? What did you do before that? A: It’s hard to believe, but I’m celebrating my one year anniversary at […]

Hot Off the Presses- New Book Releases

Recent Releases from Berghahn Books: Ambiguous Pleasures: Sexuality and Middle-Class Self-Perceptions in Nairobi, by Rachel Spronk Collaborators Collaborating: Counterparts in Anthropological Knowledge and International Research Relations, edited by Monica Konrad Conversion and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Germany, edited by David M. Luebke, Jared Poley, Daniel C. Riley, and Warren Sabean Cultures of […]

“You will be surprised what psychological motivation there is in your having physical possession of the books you plan to read.” Norman Lewis, How to Read Better and Faster

Quotation of the Week

New to Berghahn Journals- Cambridge Anthropology

Among the most recent new journal releases, one title stands out as being especially significant- Cambridge Anthropology, Volume 30, Issue 1. This issue marks the relaunch of the journal, which had been an in-house production of the Cambridge University Department of Social Anthropology, as a Berghahn Journal. The relaunch represents both a continuation of and […]

Hot Off the Presses- New Journal Releases

Recent Journal Releases from Berghahn: Anthropology in Action, Volume 19, Issue 1– Spring 2012 Asia Pacific World, Volume 3, Issue 1– Spring 2012 Cambridge Anthropology, Volume 30, Issue 1– Spring 2012 French Politics, Culture and Society, Volume 30, Issue 1– Spring 2012 German Politics and Society, Volume 30, Issue 1– Spring 2012 Israel Studies Review, […]

Moving In

Since 2002, Berghahn Books made its home on Wall Street. Well, not Wall Street exactly, but close enough for Occupy Wall Street, which set up camp across from our offices and close enough that all the good lunch spots were too expensive for anyone not eating on an expense account. As of this March, however, […]

Making Social Science Research Relevant

I recently attended the Applied Anthropology meeting in Baltimore, MD. Surrounded by a colorful collection of scholars, activists, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers within academia but also those who have found their calling in the private sectors or NGOs (whether through preference or frankly lack of jobs in academia), the mantras of making anthropology accessible […]

Welcome to the Berghahn Books Blog!

The year 2012 marks a number of exciting milestones for Berghahn Books. Not only do we enter our 18th year since Marion published our first two books in 1994 (Uniting Germany and Imperial Germany), but we also started the year with a much-anticipated move for our New York offices from lower Manhattan across the East river […]