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Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in June


Online First Articles

Online first articles are final articles posted ahead of issue publication. The text is fully edited and finalized, but the pagination is subject to change once the issue for which the article is earmarked is complete. At that point, the article’s pagination will be updated, and it will be moved from this section to the issue in which it will be published.

Social Analysis

The International Journal of Anthropology


Inside and Outside the Law: Negotiated Being and Urban Jouissance in the Streets of Beirut by Ghassan Hage

Grounding Rights: Populist and Peasant Conceptions of Entitlement in Rural Nicaragua by David Cooper

“Spirits Follow the Words” by Rosalie Stolz

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

Volume 27, Issue 1: In Memoriam Ina-Maria Greverus

About a year ago we heard of the sudden death founding editor Ina-Maria Greverus. The editorial board discussed the idea of a special issue featuring contributions by members of the board past and present as well as others whose paths had crossed with Ina-Maria’s, and decided to issue an ‘open-format’ call, encouraging a variety of reflexive, reminiscent, or otherwise discursive engagement with Ina-Maria, her work, and her influence.

Anthropology of the Middle East

Volume 13, Issue 1: Popular Religious Practices and Perceptions in the Middle East and Central Asia

The articles in this special issue of Anthropology in the Middle East provide examples of how people’s actual practices and religious beliefs arise out of their own personal situations and histories though at odds with the pronouncements of religious specialists. Notes from the field and a review essay follow. This issue concludes with a report on domestic violence in Iran.

Contributions to the History of Concepts

Volume 13, Issue 1

This issue of Contributions to the History of Concepts brings together five articles that deal with particular concepts in given historical discourses and are thus seemingly unrelated, but they are brought together because of their focus on words carrying the suffix -ism. The following issue will include two more articles that relate to the theme. This issue concludes with book reviews.


Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology

Issue 81: Ethnographic engagements with global elites: Mutuality, complicity, and critique

This themed issue of Focaal draws together ethnographies of family wealth transfers, philanthropy, and private sector development to reflect on the place of critique in the anthropology of elites. This section is followed by general articles ranging from pyramid schemes in Siberia to how illegal status is imagined, embodied, and sustained over time. This issue concludes with a forum section.

German Politics and Society

Volume 36, Issue 2: The Politics and Power after the 2017 Bundestag Election

In this second special issue of German Politics and Society the contributions continue the in-depth examination of German politics after the September 2017 Bundestag elections. The articles in this issue examine the new coalition environment, LGBTI issues during the campaign, the success of the Alternative for Germany, and Euorpean and foreign policy.

Historical Reflections

Volume 44, Issue 1

This issue of Historical Reflections marks the last under the editorship of senior editor Linda E. Mitchell. In it, Steven Pinker’s book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, is evaluated by the standards of professional historical scholarship. The articles included study violence in prehistory, the European Enlightenment, interwar Africa and the Middle East, and European fascism and thematically take up sexual violence, violence and the history of science and technology, and violence in neurohistory. The second issue of this volume will be the first with Dr. Elizabeth Macknight as senior editor.

We are saddened to report the passing of long-standing editorial board member Vicki L. Eaklor. A terrific colleague, talented musician, creative scholar, and brilliant teacher, Vicki will be missed by all who knew her zest for life, intellectual rigor, sense of humor, and love of good bourbon.


The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing

Volume 19, Issue 1

The articles in this issue of Journeys range in topic from the racialist cast of Jack London’s thinking during his time in the Solomon Islands to thoughts on travel writing from a gerontological perspective where curiosity about the world coexists with an awareness of the passing of time and personal mortality. This issue concludes with book reviews.

Nature and Culture

Volume 13, Issue 2

This issue of Nature and Culture opens with a perspectives section on conceptual strategies encouraging an ecologically responsive, water-centric approach to architectural design and is followed by articles ranging in topic from cross-cultural differences in the value cluster of environmentalism and postmaterialism to the methodological problem with climate change.

Sartre Studies International

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Existentialism and Contemporary Culture

Volume 24, Issue 1

The articles in this issue of Sartre Studies International include topics such as Sartre’s theory of the novel and his early literary criticism, the concept of absence in relation to perception, the transition from the in-itself to the practico-inert, and the development of Angela Shepherd’s thinking alongside and in counter-distinction to Sartre’s views. This issue concludes with book reviews.