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Academic Book Week is Here!


Academic Book Week will be celebrated in the UK and internationally from 9-16 November 2015, and it’s organized as part of the Academic Book of the Future Project.


This week-long series of events aims to raise awareness for the variety and accessibility of academic books and to enhance the wider debate about the value of arts and humanities research in the UK.


Berghahn is delighted to celebrate Academic Book Week with special offers on all titles in the followring seven Featured Series.

Get 50% off orders placed via our website between 9th and 15th November when you enter the code BBABW at checkout!








Series Editors:
Keith Hart, London School of Economics
John Sharp, University of Pretoria

Those social sciences and humanities concerned with the economy have lost the confidence to challenge the sophistication and public dominance of the field of economics. We need to give a new emphasis and direction to the economic arrangements that people already share, while recognizing that humanity urgently needs new ways of organizing life on the planet. This series examines how human interests are expressed in our unequal world through concrete economic activities and aspirations.






Series Editors:
Rachel Black, Connecticut College
Leslie Carlin, University of Toronto

While eating is a biological necessity, the production, distribution, preparation, and consumption of food are all deeply culturally inscribed activities. Taking an anthropological perspective, this book series provides a forum for thought-provoking work on the bio-cultural, cultural, and social aspects of human nutrition and food habits. The books in this series present timely food-related scholarship intended for researchers, academics, students, and those involved in food policy.






General Editor:
Jay Sokolovsky, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

The consequences of aging will influence most areas of contemporary life around the globe: the makeup of households and communities; systems of care; generational exchange and kinship; the cultural construction of the life cycle; symbolic representations of midlife, elderhood, and old age; and attitudes toward health, disability, and life’s end. This series publishes monographs and collected works that examine these widespread transformations with a perspective on the entire life course and a particular focus on mid/late adulthood. It engages a cross-cultural framework to explore the role of older adults in changing cultural spaces and how this evolves in our rapidly globalizing planet.






Series Editor:
Christina Toren, Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of St. Andrews
Edvard Hviding, University of Bergen

Oceania is of enduring contemporary significance in global trajectories of history, politics, economy and ecology, and has remained influential for diverse approaches to studying and understanding human life worlds. The books published in this series explore Oceanic values and imaginations, documenting the unique position of the Pacific region – its cultural and linguistic diversity, its ecological and geographical distinctness, and always fascinating experiments with social formations. This series thus conveys the political, economic and moral alternatives that Oceania offers the contemporary world.






Series Editors:
Birgit Meyer, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University
Maruška Svašek, School of History and Anthropology, Queens University, Belfast

During the last few years, a lively, interdisciplinary debate has taken place between anthropologists, art historians and scholars of material culture, religion, visual culture and media studies about the dynamics of material production and cultural mediation in an era of intensifying globalization and transnational connectivity. Understanding ‘mediation’ as a fundamentally material process, this series provides a stimulating platform for ethnographically grounded theoretical debates about the many aspects that constitute relationships between people and things, including political, economic, technological, aesthetic, sensorial and emotional processes.






Series Editors:
Dolly Jørgensen, Umeå University
David Moon, University of York
Christof Mauch, LMU Munich
Helmuth Trischler, Deutsches Museum, Munich

The relationship between human society and the natural world is being studied with increased urgency and interest. Investigating this relationship from historical, cultural, and political perspectives, the monographs and collected volumes in this series showcase high-quality research in environmental history and cognate disciplines in the social and natural sciences. The series strives to bridge both national and disciplinary divides, with a particular emphasis on European, transnational, and comparative research.






Andreas Gestrich, Director of the German Historical Institute, London

Britain has contributed decisively to the shaping of the modern world. This series aims at critically exploring that contribution, analyzing the political, social, and cultural history of Britain, the British Empire, and the Commonwealth and its member states.It promotes comparative and transnational approaches to history and welcomes studies which explore British history from various disciplinary perspectives, in its wider international and global contexts, and across epochs.






Climate Change Virtual Issue
This issue was compiled in honor of Earth Day and features a wide selection of articles from a range of scholarly anthropology journals such as Anthropology in Action and Cambridge Anthropology.



Émile Durkheim – Special Virtual Issue
This virtual issue features an exclusive selection of Durkheim’s original works, which previosuly appeared in the journal Durkheimian Studies.



Focaal: Forums Virtual issue
A regular feature of the journal Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology is its Forum Section. The Forum features assertive, provocative, and idiosyncratic forms of writing and publishing that do not fit the usual format or style of a research-based article in a regular anthropology journal. Forum contributions can be stand-alone pieces or come in the form of theme-cofused collections or discussions. These Forums have been include in this special virtual issue.



Migration Virtual Issue
This virtual issue includes articles from various journals discussing themes of migration, immigration, displacement, labor, and related topics.



Museum Studies Virtual Issue
This virtual issue was made available in honor of Museum Week and highlights a range of articles from a variety of perspectives on topics related to Museum Studies.



Religion and Society: Portraits Special Virtual Issue
Religion and Society: Advances in Research is a scholarly journal that responds to the need for a rigorous, in-depth review of current work in the expanding sub-discipline of the anthropology of religion. Each volume contains a Portrait section that profiles a senior scholar of religion, with invited essays on the scholar’s work by authorities in their respective subfields. This special virtual issue is compiled of a selection of these Portraits.



Regions and Cohesion: Leadership Forums Virtual Issue
Regions and Cohesion is proud to publsih analytical, policy-related contributions from both academics and practitioners in its Leadership Forum sections. These sections highlight well-known dignitaries and aim to create dialogue between academic research and the perspectives of practitioners by publishing analytically normative pieces. For this special virtual issue, we have included the Leadership Forums from each issue.



Articles on Tourism
This issue was assembled in honor of World Tourism Day and is comprised of articles related to travel and tourism.