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World Anthropology Day

All Anthropology titles are discounted 25% from now until March 1st!


We are delighted to share our latest contributions to the field of Anthropology in honor of World Anthropology Day.

Receive 25% off all Anthropology titles from February 20, 2020 to March 1, 2020. Use discount code ANTH20.

Please consider recommending these titles to your institution’s library. In addition, review any of our titles for course adoption by requesting free e-Inspection copies. See details below.

Browse our Anthropology catalog for a complete list of recent and forthcoming Anthropology titles.

NEW SERIES! Egalitarianism

Vol. 1
Corporate State Formation and New Egalitarianisms in Latin America
Edited by Marina Gold and Alessandro Zagato

The left-wing Pink Tide movement that swept across Latin America seems now to be overturned, as a new wave of free-market thinkers emerge across the continent. This book analyses the emergence of corporate power within Latin America and the response of egalitarian movements across the continent trying to break open the constraints of the state. Read more.

Editor: Bruce Kapferer, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Bergen, and Honorary Professor, University College London

Although frequently understood as having originated in the European Enlightenment and discussed as a key concept of a Western modernity, egalitarianism is conceived here as an energy underpinning most human action when confronted with forms of oppression that deny, destroy, inhibit or limit the achievement of human potential. The volumes in this series contribute to the general understanding of egalitarian processes and the barriers to their realization.

NEW SERIES! Anthropology at Work

Vol. 1
An Ethnographic Exploration of Management Consultancy Seminars
Erik Henningsen

Drawing on extended ethnographic studies of management consultancies in the Oslo region of Norway, this book seeks to find a richer understanding of their role in contemporary work life and the attraction their practices exert on people. The author shows that management consultancy is an arena of meaning that should be analysed as a ‘cultural space’. Read more.

Editors: Jakob Krause-Jensen, Aarhus University
Emil André Røyrvik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
We dedicate much of our lives to work, and work defines both people and their relationships to a great extent. The social and cultural processes of work require investigation, not least in our time of globalization and crises in capitalism. The series offers ethnography-based, anthropological analyses of work in its diverse contexts and manifestations.

EASA Series

Vol. 38
The Art of Managing Foreign Aid
Elżbieta Drążkiewicz

Using examples from Poland, Elżbieta Drążkiewicz explores the question of why states become donors and individuals decide to share their wealth with others through foreign aid. She comes to the conclusion that the concept of foreign aid requires the establishment of a specific moral economy which links national ideologies and local cultures of charitable giving with broader ideas about the global political economy. Read more.

Vol. 39
An Israeli Anthropologist’s Testimony on the Rise and Fall of a Protest Movement on Campus
Moshe Shokeid

Moshe Shokeid narrates his experiences as a member of AD KAN (NO MORE), a protest movement of Israeli academics at Tel Aviv University, who fought against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, founded during the first Palestinian Intifada (1987-1993). Read more.

Editor: Aleksandar Bošković, University of Belgrade
Published in association with the European Association of Social-Anthropologists (EASA)

Social anthropology in Europe is growing, and the variety of work being done is expanding. This series is intended to present the best of the work produced by members of the EASA, both in monographs and in edited collections. The studies in this series describe societies, processes and institutions around the world and are intended for both scholarly and student readerships.

New Directions in Anthropology

Vol. 45
Affect, Tourism, Belize
Kenneth Little

On the Nervous Edge of an Impossible Paradise is a collection of seven stories about local lives in the fictional village of Wallaceville. They turn rogue in the face of runaway forces that take the form and figure of a Belize beast-time, which can appear as a comic mishap, social ruin, tragic excess, or wild guesses. Inciting the affective politics of life in the region, this fable of emergence evokes the unnerving uncertainties of life in the tourist state of Belize. Read more.

Editor: Jacqueline Waldren, Research Associate at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University and Director, Deia Archaeological Museum and Research Centre, Mallorca

Migration, modernization, technology, tourism, and global communication have had dynamic effects on group identities, social values and conceptions of space, place, and politics. This series features new and innovative ethnographic studies concerned with these processes of change.

Studies in Social Analysis

Vol. 10
Revisiting Economic Calculation
Edited by Mario Schmidt and Sandy Ross

Traditionally viewed as an abstraction, the quantitative nature of money is essential in evaluating the relationship between monetary systems and society. Money Counts moves beyond abstraction, exploring the conceptual diversity and everyday enactment of money’s quantity. Read more.

Editor: Martin Holbraad, University College London
The focus of this series is on ‘analysis’, understood not as a synonym of ‘theory’, but as the fertile meeting-ground of the empirical and the conceptual. It provides a platform for exploring anthropological approaches to social analysis in all of their variety, and in doing so seeks also to open new avenues of communication between anthropology and the humanities as well as other social sciences.

The Human Economy

Vol. 7
Establishing a Consumer Credit Market in South Africa
Jürgen Schraten

South Africa was one of the first countries in the Global South that established a financialized consumer credit market. This market consolidates rather than alleviates the extreme social inequality within a country. This book investigates the political reasons for adopting an allegedly self-regulating market despite its disastrous effects and identifies the colonialist ideas of property rights as a mainstay of the existing social order. Read more.

Editors: Keith Hart, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
Theodoros Rakopoulos, Associate Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo

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.

Recommend and Review

Recommend titles to your institution’s library by visiting the desired title’s Berghahn page and clicking the ‘Recommend to your Library’ link.

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Berghahn Journals

Berghahn Journals is excited to announce that the Berghahn Open Anthro initiative will be implemented in 2020! All thirteen anthropology journals will be fully open access starting with the 2020 volumes.

MIGRATION AND SOCIETY: Advances in Research
Editors: Mette Louise Berg, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, and Johanna L. Waters, all of University College London

The first 2020 Open Access articles are now available for Migration and Society.

Introduction: Reconceptualizing Transit State in an Era of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Obfuscation
Antje Missbach and Melissa Phillips

From Ecuador to Elsewhere: The (Re)Configuration of a Transit Country
Soledad Álvarez Velasco

Dirty Work, Dangerous Others: The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico
Wendy Vogt

When Transit States Pursue Their Own Agenda: Malaysian and Indonesian Responses to Australia’s Migration and Border Policies
Antje Missbach and Gerhard Hoffstaedter

Transit Migration in Niger: Stemming the Flows of Migrants, but at What Cost?
Sébastien Moretti

Managing a Multiplicity of Interests: The Case of Irregular Migration from Libya
Melissa Phillips