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


This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is PanagiotopoulosArticulate.jpgARTICULATE NECROGRAPHIES
Comparative Perspectives on the Voices and Silences of the Dead
Edited by Anastasios Panagiotopoulos and Diana Espírito Santo
Afterword by Magnus Course

Going beyond the frameworks of the anthropology of death, Articulate Necrographies offers a dramatic new way of studying the dead and its interactions with the living.

Lewis Henry Morgan's Comparisons: Reassessing Terminology, Anarchy and Worldview in Indigenous Societies of America, Australia and Highland Middle IndiaLEWIS HENRY MORGAN’S COMPARISONS
Reassessing Terminology, Anarchy and Worldview in Indigenous Societies of America, Australia and Highland Middle India
Georg Pfeffer

From a new perspective, the book will re-examine, confirm and criticize, Morgan’s findings to conclude that reciprocal affinal relations determine most ‘classificatory’ terminologies and regulate many non-state societies, their property notions, and their rituals.

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Critique of Identity ThinkingCRITIQUE OF IDENTITY THINKING
Michael Jackson

Drawing on such critical thinkers as Hannah Arendt, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and Karl Jaspers, whose work was profoundly influenced by the catastrophes that overwhelmed the world in the middle of the last century, Jackson explores the transformative and redemptive power of marginalized voices in the contemporary conversation of humankind.

Civil–Military Entanglements: Anthropological PerspectivesCIVIL–MILITARY ENTANGLEMENTS
Anthropological Perspectives
Edited by Birgitte Refslund Sørensen and Eyal Ben-Ari

Contributors to this volume demonstrate how military and civilian domains are constituted through entanglements undermining the classic civil-military binary and manifest themselves in unexpected places and manners.

From Bullies to Officers and Gentlemen: How Notions of Professionalism and Civility Transformed the Ghana Armed ForcesFROM BULLIES TO OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN
How Notions of Professionalism and Civility Transformed the Ghana Armed Forces
Humphrey Asamoah Agyekum

Focusing on the process of professionalization of the Ghanaian military, this ethnography based monograph examines both historical and contemporary themes, and assesses the shift in military personnel from ‘Buga Buga’ soldiers – uneducated, lower-class soldiers, human rights abusers – to a more ‘modern’ fighting force.

PC Worlds: Political Correctness and Rising Elites at the End of HegemonyPC WORLDS
Political Correctness and Rising Elites at the End of Hegemony
Jonathan Friedman

NEW SERIES: Volume 2, Loose Can(n)ons

This provocative work offers an anthropological analysis of the phenomenon of political correctness, both as a general phenomenon of communication, in which associations in space and time take precedence over the content of what is communicated, and at specific critical historical conjunctures at which new elites attempt to redefine social reality.

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Mobile Urbanity: Somali Presence in Urban East AfricaMOBILE URBANITY
Somali Presence in Urban East Africa
Edited by Neil Carrier and Tabea Scharrer
Afterword by Günther Schlee

Volume 20, Integration and Conflict Studies

This volume demystifies Somali residence and mobility in urban East Africa, showing its historical depth, and exploring the social, cultural and political underpinnings of Somali-led urban transformation.

Cultural Studies

NEW SERIES: Shakespeare &

Series Editors: Graham Holderness and Bryan Loughrey

Shakespeare is everywhere, permeating culture at every level; yet it is less well-recognized that culture also permeates Shakespeare. Shakespeare & explores Shakespeare and his work outside the lens of traditional literary studies. By intersecting the worlds beyond fiction and poetry with those disciplines outside of literature and drama, this series offers nuanced approaches that reveal a more diverse and complex legacy left by Shakespeare.

Shakespeare and StratfordVolume 1

Edited by Katherine Scheil
Afterword by Nicola J. Watson

The essays in this volume consider the various manifestations of the physical and metaphorical town on the Avon, across time, genre and place, from America to New Zealand, from children’s literature to wartime commemorations.

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Shakespeare and CommemorationVolume 2

Edited by Clara Calvo and Ton Hoenselaars

With an international focus and a comparative scope that explores the afterlives also of other artists, this volume shows the diverse modes of commemorative practices involving Shakespeare. 

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Shakespeare and the Arab WorldVolume 3

Edited by Katherine Hennessey and Margaret Litvin

Offering a variety of perspectives on the history and role of Arab Shakespeare translation, production, adaptation and criticism, this volume explores both international and locally focused Arab/ic appropriations of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.

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Environmental Studies

Planning for the Planet: Environmental Expertise and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1960–1980PLANNING FOR THE PLANET
Environmental Expertise and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1960–1980
Simone Schleper

Volume 16, Environment in History: International Perspectives

This book reveals how, despite their vast scientific knowledge and their attempts to incorporate socially relevant themes, IUCN experts inevitably struggled to make global schemes for nature conservation a central concern for UNESCO, UNEP and other intergovernmental organizations.

German Studies

Twilight of the Merkel Era: Power and Politics in Germany after the 2017 Bundestag ElectionTWILIGHT OF THE MERKEL ERA
Power and Politics in Germany after the 2017 Bundestag Election
Eric Langenbacher

Paying special attention to the rise of the Alternative for Germany AfD, this volume delves into the campaign, leading political figures, the structure of the electorate, the state of the parties, the media environment, coalition negotiations, and policy impacts.

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France and the German Question, 1945–1990FRANCE AND THE GERMAN QUESTION, 1945–1990
Edited by Frédéric Bozo and Christian Wenkel

Drawing on the most recent historiography and previously untapped archival sources, this volume shows how France’s approach to the German question was, for the duration of the Cold War, both more constructive and consequential than has been previously acknowledged

Peace at All Costs: Catholic Intellectuals, Journalists, and Media in Postwar Polish–German ReconciliationPEACE AT ALL COSTS
Catholic Intellectuals, Journalists, and Media in Postwar Polish–German Reconciliation
Annika Elisabet Frieberg

Volume 23, Contemporary European History

Drawing on a wide range of sources, Peace at All Costs follows Polish and German non-state activists who attempted to establish dialogue in the 1950s and 1960s, showing how they achieved modest successes and media attention at the cost of more nuanced approaches to their national histories and identities.

Comical Modernity: Popular Humour and the Transformation of Urban Space in Late Nineteenth Century ViennaCOMICAL MODERNITY
Popular Humour and the Transformation of Urban Space in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna
Heidi Hakkarainen

Volume 23, Austrian and Habsburg Studies

In Comical Modernity, Heidi Hakkarainen looks at Vienna in the second half of the nineteenth century, a period of dramatic urban renewal during which the city’s rapidly changing face was a mainstay of humorous magazines, books, and other publications aimed at middle-class audiences. As she shows, humor provided a widely accessible means of negotiating an era of radical change.

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The Anti-Social Contract: Injurious Talk and Dangerous Exchanges in Northern MongoliaTHE ANTI-SOCIAL CONTRACT
Injurious Talk and Dangerous Exchanges in Northern Mongolia
Lars Højer

Set in a remote district of villagers and nomadic pastoralists in the northernmost part of Mongolia, Højer introduces a local world, where social relationships are cast in witchcraft-like idioms of mistrust and suspicion.

New in Paperback

Mortuary Dialogues: Death Ritual and the Reproduction of Moral Community in Pacific ModernitiesMORTUARY DIALOGUES
Death Ritual and the Reproduction of Moral Community in Pacific Modernities
Edited by David Lipset and Eric K. Silverman
Foreword by Shirley Lindenbaum

Volume 7, ASAO Studies in Pacific Anthropology

“Methodologically, Mortuary Dialogues demonstrates the value of anthropologists revisiting their fieldwork sites. The authors share a longstanding engagement with the communities they describe. By juxtaposing personal experiences from repeated intervals of field- work with readings of historical sources, they achieve solid depth to their analyses of continuity and change in ritual responses to death.” • Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia

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Cultural Topographies of the New BerlinCULTURAL TOPOGRAPHIES OF THE NEW BERLIN
Edited by Karin Bauer and Jennifer Ruth Hosek

“…an indispensable resource for any scholar who works on Berlin, and any person who is interested in the changing dynamics of urban space. The collection is thoughtfully conceived, and extremely well edited, as many of the wide-ranging contributions are cross-referenced and intertextual.”German Studies Review

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The Devil's Wheels: Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar RepublicTHE DEVIL’S WHEELS
Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic
Sasha Disko

Volume 2, Explorations in Mobility

“A fine study of the gendering of motorcycles in the inter- war years, Sasha Disko’s The Devil’s Wheels offers an important interpretation of a mass-produced technology, the motorcycle, and how it came to embody masculinity as well as new forms of consumerism.” • American Historical Review

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The Ethics of Seeing: Photography and Twentieth-Century German HistoryTHE ETHICS OF SEEING
Photography and Twentieth-Century German History
Edited by Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

Volume 21, Studies in German History

“…traditionally, photographs have been treated as a kind of secondary or tertiary source with which apprentice historians should engage only after they master the ‘real’ or ‘more important’ meat and potatoes of the historical profession: the traditional archival document.…The contributors to The Ethics of Seeing do a tremendous service by challenging this orthodoxy.”The German Quarterly

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Space and Spatiality in Modern German-Jewish HistorySPACE AND SPATIALITY IN MODERN GERMAN-JEWISH HISTORY
Edited by Simone Lässig and Miriam Rürup

Volume 8, New German Historical Perspectives

“In their various ways, the contributions of the volume… offer rich food for thought… the volume advances the discussion of space and spatiality in German-Jewish history considerably, and in the best instances individual contributions successfully break down the barriers between German and non-German historiography, just as the editors hoped they would.” • German History

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The France of the Little-Middles: A Suburban Housing Development in Greater ParisTHE FRANCE OF THE LITTLE-MIDDLES
A Suburban Housing Development in Greater Paris
Marie Cartier, Isabelle Coutant, Olivier Masclet, and Yasmine Siblot
Translated by Juliette Rogers

Volume 1, Anthropology of Europe


“This splendid and nuanced volume provides long-needed corrections to images from literature, cinema, news, and social science that have reduced Parisian suburbs to a dystopian vision of crime-ridden towers and despairing immigrants… Essential.”Choice

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New Imaginaries: Youthful Reinvention of Ukraine's Cultural ParadigmNEW IMAGINARIES
Youthful Reinvention of Ukraine’s Cultural Paradigm
Edited and Translated by Marian J. Rubchak
Foreword by Martha Kichorowska Kebalo

“Without doubt, this volume offers pioneering contributions and fills gaps on the subject of women in the Ukraine. It thus contributes to opening up a new era in the research on gender in the Ukraine. It is obvious that we can count on Rubchak to continue gathering publications on women in the Ukraine, and we look forward to reading the analyses of the cultural changes to come.” • Genre & Histoire

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Berghahn Journals

Cover Critical Survey

Critical Survey

Special Double Issue: Canonizing Q1 Hamlet (Volume 31, Issue 1-2)

Cover Contention

Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest

Special Issue: Australian Protest in a Social Movement Society (Volume 7, Issue 1)

French Politics, Culture & Society

French, Politics & Society Volume 37, Issue 2

Girlhood Studies

Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Now Published in Association with the International Girls Studies Association

Mobilizing a Social Justice (Volume 12, Issue 2)

Learning and Teaching

Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences

Special Issue: Higher education reform in the ‘periphery’ (Volume 12, Issue 1)

Screen Bodies

Screen Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display

Screening Expectations (Volume 3, Issue 2)

Social Analysis

Social Analysis: The International Journal of Anthropology

Theorizing Relations in Indigenous South America (Volume 63, Issue 2)


Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies

(Volume 9, Issue 1)


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