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We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Archaeology, Film Studies, History, Museum Studies, and Sociology, along with our new in paperback titles and new Berghahn Journal issues published in February.








Going to Pentecost: An Experimental Approach to Studies in PentecostalismOPEN ACCESS!

An Experimental Approach to Studies in Pentecostalism
Annelin Eriksen, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Michelle MacCarthy

Volume 7, Ethnography, Theory, Experiment


Co-authored by three anthropologists with long–term expertise studying Pentecostalism in Vanuatu, Angola, and Papua New Guinea/the Trobriand Islands respectively, Going to Pentecost offers a comparative study of Pentecostalism in Africa and Melanesia, focusing on key issues as economy, urban sociality, and healing.

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Fate Calculation Experts: Diviners Seeking Legitimation in Contemporary ChinaFATE CALCULATION EXPERTS
Diviners Seeking Legitimation in Contemporary China
Geng Li

Volume 9, Asian Anthropologies


Fate Calculation Experts explores how diviners attempt to achieve legitimation in a society which identifies strongly with modernity, science, and rationality.

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At Home on the Waves: Human Habitation of the Sea from the Mesolithic to TodayAT HOME ON THE WAVES
Human Habitation of the Sea from the Mesolithic to Today
Edited by Tanya J. King and Gary Robinson

Volume 24, Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology


This collection explores the variety of ways in which people have long made themselves at home at sea, and continue to live intimately with it.

Read Introduction: At Sea in the Twenty-First Century


Populism and its Contemporary Crisis
Edited by Bruce Kapferer and Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

Volume 18, Critical Interventions: A Forum for Social Analysis


The volume provides an important critique that exposes the exclusionary essentialisms spread by populist rhetoric while also directing attention to local views of political accountability and historical consciousness that are key to understanding this paradox of democracy.

Read Introduction: Populism and its Paradox




Public Engagement and Education: Developing and Fostering Stewardship for an Archaeological FuturePUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION
Developing and Fostering Stewardship for an Archaeological Future
Edited by Katherine M. Erdman


Contributors to this volume share effective approaches for engaging and educating learners of all ages about archaeology and how one can encourage them to become stewards of the past.

Read Introduction: Opening a Dialog: Bringing Archaeology to the Public


Film Studies


Screening Art: Modernist Aesthetics and the Socialist Imaginary in East German CinemaSCREENING ART
Modernist Aesthetics and the Socialist Imaginary in East German Cinema
Seán Allan

Volume 20, Film Europa


Spanning newsreels, documentaries, and feature films, Screening Art is the first full-length investigation into a genre that has been largely overlooked in studies of DEFA, the state-owned Eastern German film studio.

Read Introduction: Texts and Contexts



The Indoctrination of the Wehrmacht: Nazi Ideology and the War Crimes of the German MilitaryTHE INDOCTRINATION OF THE WEHRMACHT
Nazi Ideology and the War Crimes of the German Military
Bryce Sait


Far from the image of an apolitical, “clean” Wehrmacht that persists in popular memory, German soldiers regularly cooperated with organizations like the SS in the abuse and murder of countless individuals. This in-depth study reveals that military indoctrination was but one piece of the larger effort at the socialization of young men during the Nazi era.

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NEW SERIES! New Perspectives on Central and Eastern European Studies

Investigating its history, with a special focus on the Baltic States, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary, New Perspectives on Central and Eastern European Studies addresses specific topics and questions arising from the region´s history, shaped by multi-ethnicity, legacies of European Empires and national conflicts, thus providing a better understanding of many of Eastern Europe’s current problems.


Rampart Nations: Bulwark Myths of East European Multiconfessional Societies in the Age of NationalismVolume 1

Bulwark Myths of East European Multiconfessional Societies in the Age of Nationalism
Edited by Liliya Berezhnaya and Heidi Hein-Kircher


Rampart Nations delves deeper into the bulwark (antemurale) myth and uncovers the stories that have helped to spread it within Eastern Europe. Through perspectives that range from Eastern European art history to theology, with a concentration on the nexus of political, social, and religious history, this volume explores historical narratives that have shaped contemporary Eastern European national identities.

Read Introduction: Constructing a Rampart Nation: Conceptual Framework

Museum Studies


Extinct Monsters to Deep Time: Conflict, Compromise, and the Making of Smithsonian's Fossil HallsEXTINCT MONSTERS TO DEEP TIME
Conflict, Compromise, and the Making of Smithsonian’s Fossil Halls
Diana E. Marsh


Extinct Monsters to Deep Time is an ethnography that documents the growing friction between the research and outreach functions of the museum in the 21st century.

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Party Responses to Social Movements: Challenges and OpportunitiesPARTY RESPONSES TO SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Challenges and Opportunities
Daniela R. Piccio

Volume 26, Protest, Culture & Society


Focusing on Italy and the Netherlands since the 1970s, Party Responses to Social Movements demonstrates how political parties have incorporated the demands of movements to a surprising extent, even as both have grappled with fundamental and inevitable tensions between their respective roles and aims.

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New In Paperback


Gender, Violence, RefugeesGENDER, VIOLENCE, REFUGEES
Edited by Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ulrike Krause

Volume 37, Forced Migration


“…an excellent read and contribution to the fields of refugee and gender studies…[that] should be a required reading for graduate students and scholars of (forced) migration and policymakers working with displaced populations.”Gender & Society

Read Gender, Violence, Refugees. An Introduction


The Political Economy of Border Drawing: Arranging Legality in European Labor Migration PoliciesTHE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF BORDER DRAWING
Arranging Legality in European Labor Migration Policies
Regine Paul


“The book contains key statistics on legal migration in each country and clearly summarizes each chapter’s main analytical points and findings, making it very reader-friendly. It can be recommended for both academic scholars and policy practitioners seeking better understanding of the methods and management of labor migration.” · International Migration Review

Read Introduction: Labor Migration Management: A Case for Interdisciplinary and Interpretive Policy Studies


Religion and Science as Forms of Life: Anthropological Insights into Reason and UnreasonRELIGION AND SCIENCE AS FORMS OF LIFE
Anthropological Insights into Reason and Unreason
Edited by Carles Salazar and Joan Bestard


“The publication of this volume marks a rich addition to long-established anthropological fields of magic, religion, and science. More importantly, however, the book is an important, much-needed injection to arguably sidelined anthropological fields of belief, disbelief, and, relatedly, unresolved contradiction.”Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI)

Read Introduction: Science, Religion and Forms of Life


Rationed Life: Science, Everyday Life, and Working-Class Politics in the Bohemian Lands, 1914–1918CZECHOSLOVAK STUDIES ASSOCIATION BOOK PRIZE WINNER 2017

Science, Everyday Life, and Working-Class Politics in the Bohemian Lands, 1914–1918
Rudolf Kučera


“This compelling social history (in the best sense of the term) of the Bohemian Lands during World War I is a must-read on the subject and opens the field for a broader reassessment of life in the late Habsburg Empire.” Austrian History Yearbook


Berghahn Journals

New Issues Published in February 2019


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Nature and Culture

Volume 14, Issue 1

A forum for the international community of scholars and practitioners to present, discuss, and evaluate critical issues and themes related to the historical and contemporary relationships that societies, civilizations, empires, regions, and nation-states have with nature.


Anthropology in Action: Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice

Volume 25, Issue 3

A peer-reviewed journal publishing articles, commentaries, research reports, and book reviews in applied anthropology.

Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology

Volume 62, Issue 4: Matsutake Worlds

An international peer-reviewed journal devoted to exploring the analytical potentials of anthropological research.

TransfersInterdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies

Volume 8, Issue 3: Postcolonial Intersections: Asia on the Move

A peer-reviewed journal publishing cutting-edge research on the processes, structures, and consequences of the movement of people, resources, and commodities.



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