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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 | Availability last checked: 10/1/2017
AUD 53.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.05 (ex. GST),
In Australia, a 'tribe' of white, middle-class, progressive professionals is actively working to improve the lives of Indigenous people. This book explores what happens when well-meaning people, supported by the state, attempt to help without harming. 'White anti-racists' find themselves trapped by...

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

Gressier, Catie.
(2015)  | 9781782387732 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 244pp
AUD 177.95 (inc. GST), AUD 161.77 (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

Silverstein, Jordana.
(2015)  | 9781782386520 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 254pp | Availability last checked: 25/5/2017
AUD 170.95 (inc. GST), AUD 155.41 (ex. GST),
Over the last 70 years, memories and narratives of the Holocaust have played asignificant role in constructing Jewish communities. This book explores onefield where these narratives are disseminated: Holocaust pedagogy in Jewish schools in Melbourne and New York. Bringing together a diverse range of...

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Ritual in its Own Right: Exploring the Dynamics of Transformation

Handelman, Don. Lindquist, Galina.
(2005)  | 9781845450519 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 242pp | Availability last checked: 25/5/2017
AUD 53.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.05 (ex. GST),
Historically, canonic studies of ritual have discussed and explained ritualorganization, action, and transformation primarily as representations of broadercultural and social orders. In the present, as in the past, less attention isgiven to the power of ritual to organize and effect transformation through...

Legends of People, Myths of State: Violence, Intolerance, and Political Culture in Sri Lanka and Australia

Kapferer, Bruce.
(2011)  | 9780857454362 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 446pp | Availability last checked: 17/1/2017
AUD 62.95 (inc. GST), AUD 57.23 (ex. GST),
The civil war in Sri Lanka and the part that nationalism seemed to play in itinspired the writing of this book some twenty-three years ago. The argument wasdeveloped through a comparative analysis of nationalism in Sri Lanka with theauthor's native Australia. At the time this constituted an innovative...

Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia

Kowal, Emma.
(2015)  | 9781782386049 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 10/1/2017
AUD 53.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.05 (ex. GST),
In Australia, a 'tribe' of white, middle-class, progressive professionals is actively working to improve the lives of Indigenous people. This book explores what happens when well-meaning people, supported by the state, attempt to help without harming. 'White anti-racists' find themselves trapped by...

Engaging with Strangers: Love and Violence in the Rural Solomon Islands

McDougall, Debra.
(2016)  | 9781785330209 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 308pp
AUD 212.95 (inc. GST), AUD 193.59 (ex. GST),
The civil conflict in Solomon Islands (1998-2003) is often blamed on the failureof the nation-state to encompass culturally diverse and politically fragmentedcommunities. Writing of Ranongga Island, the author tracks engagements withstrangers across many realms of life-pre-colonial warfare, Christian...

Genocide and Settler Society: Frontier Violence and Stolen Indigenous Children in Australian History

Moses, A. Dirk.
(2005)  | 9781571814111 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 344pp
AUD 65.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.95 (ex. GST),
Colonial Genocide has been seen increasingly as a stepping-stone to the Europeangenocides of the twentieth century, yet it remains an under-researchedphenomenon. This volume reconstructs instances of Australian genocide and forthe first time places them in a global context. Beginning with the arrival...

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Mimesis and Pacific Transcultural Encounters: Making Likenesses in Time, Trade, and Ritual Reconfigurations

Mageo, Jeanette Hermann, Elfriede
(2017)  | 9781785336249 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 25/5/2017
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The participants : the men of the wannsee conference.

Jasch, Hans-Christian. Kreutzmüller, Christoph.
(2017)  | 9781785336331 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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European anthropologies.

Barrera-González, Andrés. Heintz, Monica. Horolets, Anna.
(2017)  | 9781785336072 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 309pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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In what ways did Europeans interact with the diversity of people they encountered on other continents in the context of colonial expansion, and with the peasant or ethnic 'Other' at home? How did anthropologists and ethnologists make sense of the mosaic of people and societies during the nineteenth...

From Eastern Bloc to European Union: Comparative Processes of Transformation since 1990

Heydemann, Günther. Vodicka, Karel. Heydemann, Günther.
(2017)  | 9781785333170 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 394pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
AUD 227.95 (inc. GST), AUD 207.23 (ex. GST),
More than 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, European integrationremains a work in progress, especially in those Eastern European nations mostdramatically reshaped by democratization and economic liberalization. Thisvolume assembles detailed, empirically grounded studies of elevenstates-Estonia,...

Cooperation and Empire: Local Realities of Global Processes

Bührer, Tanja. Eichmann, Flavio. Förster, Stig. Stuchtey, Benedikt. Bührer, Tanja. Förster, Stig.
(2017)  | 9781785336096 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 422pp | Availability last checked: 9/2/2017
AUD 268.95 (inc. GST), AUD 244.50 (ex. GST),
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While the study of "indigenous intermediaries" is today the focus of some of themost interesting research in the historiography of colonialism, its roots extendback to at least the 1970s. The contributions to this volume revisit Ronald E.Robinson's theory of collaboration in a range of historical contexts...

Mad Mädchen: Popfeminism and Generational Conflict in Recent German Literature and Film

McCarthy, Margaret.
(2017)  | 9781785335693 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 284pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
AUD 210.95 (inc. GST), AUD 191.77 (ex. GST),
The last two decades have been transformational, often discordant ones forGerman feminism, as a new cohort of activists has come of age and challengedmany of the movement's strategic and philosophical orthodoxies. Mad Mädchenoffers an incisive analysis of these trans-generational debates, identifying...

Managing Ambiguity: How Clientalism, Citizenship and Power Shapes Personhood in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brković, Čarna.
(2017)  | 9781785334146 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 196pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
AUD 210.95 (inc. GST), AUD 191.77 (ex. GST),
Why do people turn to personal connections to get things done? Challengingwidespread views of favors as means of survival in transitioning contexts, thisvolume demonstrates that these contemporary globalized forms of flexiblegovernance are not contradictory to one another, but often mutuallyconstitutive....

Cultural Borders of Europe: Narratives, Concepts and Practices in the Present and the Past

Andrén, Mats. Lindkvist, Thomas. Söhrman, Ingmar. Vajta, Katharina. Andrén, Mats. Söhrman, Ingmar.
(2017)  | 9781785335907 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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The cultural borders of Europe are today more visible than ever, and with themcomes a sense of uncertainty with respect to liberal democratic traditions:whether treated as abstractions or concrete realities, cultural divisionschallenge concepts of legitimacy and political representation as well as thelegal...

Fertility, Conjucture, Difference: Anthropological Approaches to the Heterogeneity of Modern Fertility Declines

Bochow, Astrid. Kreager, Philip.
(2017)  | 9781785336041 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 348pp | Availability last checked: 9/2/2017
AUD 232.95 (inc. GST), AUD 211.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2017
In the last forty years anthropologists have made major contributions tounderstanding the heterogeneity of reproductive trends and processes underlyingthem. Fertility transition, rather than the story of the triumphant spread ofWestern birth control rationality, family forms, and modern technology to...

Money in the German-speaking Lands

Lindemann, Mary. Poley, Jared.
(2017)  | 9781785335884 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 9/2/2017
AUD 268.95 (inc. GST), AUD 244.50 (ex. GST),
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As the years following the 2008 financial crisis have made clear,Europeanization, in its current form, is largely organized and enacted withGerman money. But this is not as recent a phenomenon as it might seem: Germany'sleading role in EU financial policy is in a sense only the latest step in a longhistorical...

 

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