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Monthly Archives September 2014

If Monuments Could Talk

War memorials are more than a simple, objective way to commemorate the past; they can also, as a visual message, guide the memory of a society in certain political and ideological directions. Author Elisabetta Viggiani looks at and into war memorials in Northern Ireland — and what these say about the broader culture — in […]

Travel: A Personal Experience

The below is a special guest post written by Erika Behrisch Elce, contributor for Journeys Volume 15, Issue 1 and author of ‘Adapted for Travellers in General’: En Route with the British Admiralty’s 1849 Manual of Scientific Enquiry.    

Let’s Celebrate Tourism!

The 2014 World Tourism Day will be celebrated on September 27. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. With this in mind we present below a selection of relevant titles, and […]

Ruins of a Religion: ‘The Polynesian Iconoclasm’ in Photos

In his recently published book, The Polynesian Iconoclasm: Religious Revolution and the Seasonality of Power, Jeffrey Sissons explains the ten-year period during which Hawaiians, Tahitians, and other South Pacific island societies almost completely destroyed their religious temples and god figures. Later, the native religion and its symbols were replaced by the Christian religion, and the churches […]

Reframing Shock to Provide Space for New Solutions and Practices to Emerge

This post was submitted by Mark Powell, who–along with Stephanie Glendinning, Vanesa Castán Broto, Emma Dewberry, and Claire Walsh–contributed the article Shaped by Shock: Staff on the Emergency Department ‘Shop Floor’ to the most recent issue of Anthropology in Action. In this post, Powell discusses some of the challenges and rewards of researching this topic.       

Mes de la Herencia Hispana

September 15th – October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month which celebrates the histories, the heritage, the cultures and contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.   September 15th was chosen as a starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, […]

Origins, ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’

A look through history at gender roles in Ottoman cities from Sofia to Istanbul, Women and the City, Women in the City: A Gendered Perspective on Ottoman Urban History will be published later this month. Editor Nazan Maksudyan has a deep-seated interest in the topic, which is connected to her relationship with her grandmother. Below […]

Celebrate International Day of Democracy with Berghahn Journals!

Dear Colleague, In honor of the International Day of Democracy on September 15th, and to celebrate the recent publication of our newest journal Democratic Theory, we have compiled a list of articles on the topic of democracy and democratic issues. You may also view the table of contents for the forthcoming issue of Democratic Theory here. […]

Simulated Shelves: Browse September’s New Books

We are delighted to present a selection of our newly published, and soon to be published, September titles from our core subjects of Conflict Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Genocide Studies, History and Religious Studies along with a selection of our New in Paperback titles. ——————————————————————————————————————–   FOOD IN ZONES OF CONFLICT Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives Edited […]

Medical Care as a Matter of Life and Faith

During the Holocaust, Jewish physicians were faced with mounting challenges to providing care, but, amazingly, were still able to maintain many of the conventional standards of medical care. Written based on accounts of these physicians and, in some cases, their children, Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust tells the stories of these doctors and their […]