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Sexscapes of Pleasure: Women, Sexuality and the Whore Stigma in Italy

By ELENA ZAMBELLI ELENA ZAMBELLI is an ethnographer with interdisciplinary expertise on gender and sexuality, race, migration, and intersecting inequalities. She currently works at Lancaster University as Senior Research Associate. In this exclusive article Dr Zambelli discusses her new book, Sexscapes of Pleasure. WEAVING WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES TO NURTURE TRANSVERSAL SOLIDARITIES 25 November was the International Day […]

Overcoming Extreme Reflexivity Shock

In this exclusive article, Marta Rohatynskyj, author of ӦMIE SEX AFFILIATION: A PAPUAN NATURE, reveals the conundrum she faced when she first studied the Ӧmie of Papua New Guinea. My ethnographic encounter with the Ӧmie of Oro (Northern) Province of Papua New Guinea, many decades ago, placed me in a state of extreme reflexivity shock. […]

EXCERPT: THE BEST WE SHARE

In connection with the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, celebrated November 16th, Berghahn is excited to feature an excerpt from The Best We Share: Nation, Culture and World-Making in the UNESCO World Heritage Arena by Christoph Brumann. The paperback edition is forthcoming April 2023! Take advantage of the 25% discount on eBook and […]

Berghahn and the AAA annual meeting!

We are thrilled to be at the 2022 American Anthropological Association annual meeting (Seattle, November 9-13). We’re marking the occasion with some very special prices and free access to selected journals. If you are attending, you can find us at Booth 111 where display copies of our latest books will be available at great prices. There will also […]

Neriko Musha Doerr discusses “Fairies, Ghosts, and Santa Claus”

Neriko Musha Doerr is Assistant Professor at Ramapo College. Her publications include Transforming Study Abroad: A Handbook (Berghahn, 2020), The Global Education Effect and Japan: Constructing New Borders and Identification Practices (Routledge, 2020), The Romance of Crossing Borders: Studying and Volunteering Abroad (Berghahn, 2017, with Hannah Taïeb), and Meaningful Inconsistencies (Berghahn 2009). Thank you for […]

Celebrating World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated each year on October 16th to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. To mark this date, we are delighted to feature a selection of related titles in Food and Nutrition. Anthropology of […]

Happy International Archaeology Day!

Established in 2011 by the Archaeological Institute of America, International Archaeology Day is celebrated every third Saturday in October, commemorating the field of archaeology and its contributions to society. Local celebrations organized by the AIA and other institutions occur throughout the month of October. There are also many online activities associated with International Archaeology Day, […]

Spotlight: Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt (14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975), German-American philosopher and political theorist, was the first to argue that there were continuities between the age of European imperialism and the age of fascism in Europe. In her pivotal work The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), she established that theories of race, notions of racial and cultural […]

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with this great free-to-access content!

In honor of #ComingOutDay on October 11th, we present the following titles edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate that emphasize the history and preservation of two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer settings in the United States. In addition, Berghahn Journals is offering FREE access to relevant articles until October 18, 2022. Winner […]

Talking Ritual with Robbie Davis-Floyd

Robbie Davis-Floyd is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Rice University, and Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology. She is the author of many books including Ways of Knowing about Birth: Mothers, Midwives, Medicine, and Birth Activism (2018, Waveland) and Birth as an American Rite of Passage (1992,2003, 2022). Her new book, […]

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EnviroSociety

Rising from the Ashes: Rural Communities in Portugal’s Fiery Landscapes

On June 17th, 2017, Ferraria de São João (hereafter Ferraria), a small-sized village in central Portugal remotely located at the top of a hill, was encircled by flames. The two available fire engines, one at each end of the village, were unable to refill with water at some point. There were no ... Continue reading →

FocaalBlog

Elena Maria Reichl: End of Hell? Brazil’s Election and a Community Kitchen of the MTST

On 30/10/2022, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) of the Workers' Party won an exceptionally close runoff election against the current far-right president of Brazil, Jair Messias Bolsonaro. For volunteers of a community kitchen (Cozinha Solidária) of the leftist Homeless Workers Movement (MTST), ... Continue reading →

Recollectus

CALL FOR PAPERS: (DE)COMMEMORATION

EDITED BOOK IN THE BERGHAHN BOOKS “Worlds of Memory” SERIES (DE)COMMEMORATION Making sense of the contemporary calls for tearing down statues and renaming places Editors Sarah Gensburger, French National Center […] ... Continue reading →

AJEC Blog

Anthropology and Autobiography 30 years on: An Interview with Judith Okely

Our latest issue of AJEC was dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Anthropology and Autobiography, edited by Judith Okely and Helen Callaway (1992). Judith was kind enough not only to publish an article of her own in the special issue but to also be interviewed ... Continue reading →

Digital Archaeology

An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology – A Visual Introduction

Shawn Graham's Introduction to An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology (July 2020) Aptly using sonic and visual digital tools to introduce An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology, Shawn Graham invites us to take part in what he has dubbed a “practical digital ... Continue reading →

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