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Royal Anthropological Institute Conference 2022

We are excited to have a virtual presence at the Royal Anthropological Institute Annual Conference from June 6th to 10th, 2022. Please stop by our virtual booth and explore our RAI offerings, below.

To celebrate RAI, we are offering a 35% discount on all Anthropology titles until June 30th, 2022: Use discount code RAI22 on print and eBooks ordered through our website.

Although we cannot meet you in person this year, if you are interested in learning more about Berghahn's publishing program or have a project to discuss please contact our editors Marion Berghahn ( and Tony Mason ( to arrange for a virtual meeting.

We hope to see you in person in 2023, meanwhile let's stay connected! Sign up for our email newsletters to get the latest on new Berghahn publications.

Featured Titles

Food Connections

Production, Exchange and Consumption in West African

Technology and the Common Good

The Unity and Division of a Democratic Society

The Social Origins of Thought

Durkheim, Mauss, and the Category Project

Profiles of Anthropological Praxis

An International Casebook

The Precarity of Masculinity

Football, Pentecostalism, and Transnational Aspirations in Cameroon

Nurturing the Other

First Contacts and the Making of Christian Bodies in Amazonia

A New African Elite

Place in the Making of a Bridge Generation

Making Better Lives

Hope, Freedom and Home-Making among People Sleeping Rough in Paris

Gender, Power, and Non-Governance

Is Female to Male as NGO Is to State?

Fire on the Island

Fear, Hope and a Christian Revival in Vanuatu

Ethnographers Before Malinowski

Pioneers of Anthropological Fieldwork, 1870-1922

Engaging Environments in Tonga

Cultivating Beauty and Nurturing Relations in a Changing World

The Cracked Art World

Conflict, Austerity, and Community Arts in Northern Ireland


A House Seen from Everywhere

Arctic Abstractive Industry

Assembling the Valuable and Vulnerable North

In Paperback

Theorizing Relations in Indigenous South America

Self in the World

Connecting Life's Extremes

Nourishing the Nation

Food as National Identity in Catalonia

Non-Humans in Amerindian South America

Ethnographies of Indigenous Cosmologies, Rituals and Songs

Industrial Labor on the Margins of Capitalism

Precarity, Class, and the Neoliberal Subject

The Dance of Nurture

Negotiating Infant Feeding

Critique of Identity Thinking

Care across Distance

Ethnographic Explorations of Aging and Migration

Beyond Filial Piety

Rethinking Aging and Caregiving in Contemporary East Asian Societies


Placemaking in a World of Movement

Ambiguous Childhoods

Peer Socialisation, Schooling and Agency in a Zambian Village

Open Access Titles

Who’s Cashing In?

Contemporary Perspectives on New Monies and Global Cashlessness

Indigenous Resurgence

Decolonialization and Movements for Environmental Justice

Grazing Communities

Pastoralism on the Move and Biocultural Heritage Frictions

Extremism, Society, and the State

Ethnographies of Power

A Political Anthropology of Energy

Delta Life

Exploring Dynamic Environments where Rivers Meet the Sea

Cyborg Mind

What Brain–Computer and Mind–Cyberspace Interfaces Mean for Cyberneuroethics

Cooling Down

Local Responses to Global Climate Change

After Corporate Paternalism

Material Renovation and Social Change in Times of Ruination

Afropolitan Horizons

Essays toward a Literary Anthropology of Nigeria

Books for Courses

Berghahn Books offers resources for both remote and in-person teaching situations and provides practical and inexpensive ways to access our eBook library. Learn more here.

Berghahn Anthropology Journals

New in 2022!

Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale

Editors: Laia Soto Bermant, University of Helsinki, Finland
Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia

Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, the flagship journal of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, has moveed from Wiley to Berghahn Journals starting with Volume 30. The title will transition to Open Access beginning with Volume 30 as a part of the Berghahn Open Anthro – Subscribe to Open initiative.

While European in profile, Social Anthropology/Anthropologie sociale has a global scope and publishes key contributions by both established and up-and-coming anthropologists. Journal sections include: Forums and Debates, an annual Review Essay which discusses books in adjoining disciplines or in public debate from an anthropological point of view, and a Book Reviews Section.

Current OA Issue
A Debate on Ethnographic Determination (Vol. 30, Issue 1)

Berghahn Open Anthropology

BOA/Berghahn Open Anthro - Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) was launched by Berghahn in partnership with Libraria in 2020.

BOA - S2O is a sustainable and equitable open access model which benefits all participants in the publishing ecosystem. The initiative has entered its third year in 2022 in providing full open access to all thirteen journals in the collection. View the collection

Support BOA-S2O

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