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Monthly Archives December 2014

Happy New Year from Berghahn!

To all of those who have supported us this past year, as well as the last twenty, we offer our heartfelt thanks. We are looking forward to another exciting year, and send our best wishes to you and yours in 2015. —Your colleagues at Berghahn Books & Journals

Prose and Economic Development in an African Village

Paul Clough spent many years studying the economic situation of the Marmara village, in Hausaland, northern Nigeria. His work there began in 1977-1979, then was followed by stints in 1985, 1996, and 1998. In Morality and Economic Growth in Rural West Africa: Indigenous Accumulation in Hausaland, his book based on that fieldwork, the author explores […]

Hot Off the Presses – New Journal Issues for November

Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society Volume 6, Issue 2 This special issue of JEMMS focuses on conflicts and identity politics in school textbooks in the regional contexts of South Asia.  

International Migrants Day

On December 18, the international community recognizes and celebrates the rights of migrants around the world. In 1990 the UN General Assembly approved the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (commonly referred to as the Migrant Worker’s Convention or Migrant Rights Convention). This is the […]

Awards, Authors, Anthropology: AAA 2014 Conference Recap

This year’s American Anthropological Association conference in Washington, D.C. was quite a success for Berghahn Books.   The conference started Wednesday, December 3, with an awards ceremony, at which our publisher Marion Berghahn earned the AAA Executive Director’s Award.  

Learning from Comics: An Interview with Philippe Willems

This post is the transcript of an electronic interview between Philippe Willems and Berghahn blog editor Lorna Field. Philippe Willems is the author of the article Perspective Games: Cham’s Heritage and Legacy which appeared in  European Comic Art, Volume 7, Number 1.

Simulated Shelves: Browse November’s New Books

We are delighted to present a selection of our newly published November titles from our core subjects of History, Media Studies, Medical Anthropology, Sociology and Urban Studies, along with a selection of our New in Paperback titles. ———————————————————————————————————————————–   U.S. FOREIGN POLICY AND THE OTHER Edited by Michael Patrick Cullinane and David Ryan

Dilemma after Dark: Balancing Sleep and Breastfeeding

In her newly published book, author Cecília Tomori explores a major challenge for new parents, the nighttime balance of sleep and breastfeeding. Nighttime Breastfeeding: An American Cultural Dilemma, published in October, is the result of her long-term ethnographic study alongside new parents and how they cope with the pressures of parenthood. Following, the author gives insight […]

Literary Readings of Home

The below is a special guest post written by Stella Butter, contributor to Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, Volume 23 (Issue 2), and author of ‘The Literary Making of Home(land): Transnational Fictions of Home in Lloyd Jones’ Mister Pip.’

Join us at AAA2014!

We are delighted to inform you that we’re at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association Conference in Washington DC! Please stop by booths 409 & 411 to browse our selection of books for purchase and pick up journals samples.   Please join Berghahn on Friday, December 7th at 4pm in the exhibit […]