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Berghahn Books is a publisher of scholarly books and academic journals in the humanities and social sciences, with a special focus on social & cultural anthropology, European history, politics, and film & media studies.

A peer-review press, Berghahn is committed to the highest academic standards and seeks to enable innovative contributions to the scholarship in its fields of specialty.

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Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia

Kowal, Emma.
(2015)  | 9781782386049 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 214pp
AUD 71.95 (inc. GST), AUD 65.41 (ex. GST),
In Australia, a ‘tribe’ of white, middle-class, progressive professionals isactively working to improve the lives of Indigenous people. This book exploreswhat happens when well-meaning people, supported by the state, attempt to helpwithout harming. ‘White anti-racists’ find themselves trapped...

At Home in the Okavango: White Batswana Narratives of Emplacement and Belonging

(2015)  | 9781782387732 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 258pp
AUD 277.95 (inc. GST), AUD 252.68 (ex. GST),
An ethnographic portrayal of the lives of white citizens of the Okavango Delta,Botswana, this book examines their relationships with the natural and socialenvironments of the region. In response to the insecurity of their position as aEuropean-descended minority in a postcolonial African state, Gressier...

Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

(2015)  | 9781782386520 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 254pp
AUD 277.95 (inc. GST), AUD 252.68 (ex. GST),
Over the last seventy years, memories and narratives of the Holocaust haveplayed a significant role in constructing Jewish communities. The authorexplores one field where these narratives are disseminated: Holocaust pedagogyin Jewish schools in Melbourne and New York. Bringing together a diverse rangeof...

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Perspectives in Motion: Engaging the Visual in Dance and Music

Diettrich, Brian. Stepputat, Kendra.
(2021)  | 9781800730021 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 356pp
AUD 298.95 (inc. GST), AUD 271.77 (ex. GST),
Focusing on visual approaches to performance in global cultural contexts,Perspectives in Motion explores the work of Adrienne L. Kaeppler, a pioneeringresearcher who has made a number of interdisciplinary contributions over fivedecades to dance and performance studies. Through a diverse range of casestudies...

Authenticity and Authorship in Pacific Island Encounters: New Lives of Old Imaginaries

Knauft, Bruce. Mageo, Jeannette.
(2021)  | 9781800730540 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 276pp
AUD 277.95 (inc. GST), AUD 252.68 (ex. GST),
The insular Pacific is a region saturated with great cultural diversity andpoignant memories of colonial and Christian intrusion. Considering authenticityand authorship in the area, this book looks at how these ideas have manifestedthemselves in Pacific peoples and cultures. Through six rich complementary...

Cinemas of Boyhood: Masculinity, Sexuality, Nationality

Shary, Timothy.
(2021)  | 9781789209945 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 192pp
AUD 57.95 (inc. GST), AUD 52.68 (ex. GST),
Drawing from political sociology, pop psychology, and film studies, Cinemas ofBoyhood explores the important yet often overlooked subject of boys and boyhoodin film. This collected volume features an eclectic range of films from Britishand Indian cinemas to silent Hollywood and the new Hollywood of...

The Long Journey: Exploring Travel and Travel Writing

Bella, Maria Pia Di. Yothers, Brian.
(2020)  | 9781789209358 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 328pp
AUD 246.95 (inc. GST), AUD 224.50 (ex. GST),
Travel writing has, for centuries, composed an essential historical record andwide-ranging literary form, reflecting the rich diversity of travel as a socialand cultural practice, metaphorical process, and driver of globalization. Thisinterdisciplinary volume brings together anthropologists, literary...

Writing the Great War: The Historiography of World War I from 1918 to the Present

Cornelissen, Christoph. Weinrich, Arndt.
(2020)  | 9781789204544 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 592pp
AUD 306.95 (inc. GST), AUD 279.05 (ex. GST),
From the Treaty of Versailles to the 2018 centenary and beyond, the history ofthe First World War has been continually written and rewritten, studied andcontested, producing a rich historiography shaped by the social and culturalcircumstances of its creation. Writing the Great War provides a groundbreakingsurvey...


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