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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: 16/1/2020
AUD 64.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.05 (ex. GST),
In Australia, a ‚Äėtribe‚Äô 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. ‚ÄėWhite anti-racists‚Äô find themselves trapped...

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

(2015)  | 9781782387732 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 258pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 289.95 (inc. GST), AUD 263.59 (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 | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 289.95 (inc. GST), AUD 263.59 (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...

Best Sellers

Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia

Kowal, Emma.
(2015)  | 9781782386049 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 64.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.05 (ex. GST),
In Australia, a ‚Äėtribe‚Äô 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. ‚ÄėWhite anti-racists‚Äô find themselves trapped...

An Australian Indigenous Diaspora: Warlpiri Matriarchs and the Refashioning of Tradition

Burke, Paul.
(2018)  | 9781785333880 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 248pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 289.95 (inc. GST), AUD 263.59 (ex. GST),
Some indigenous people, while remaining attached to their traditional homelands,leave them to make a new life for themselves in white towns and cities, thusconstituting an ‚Äúindigenous diaspora‚ÄĚ. This innovative book is the firstethnographic account of one such indigenous diaspora, the Warlpiri,...

Japanese Tourism: Spaces, Places and Structures

(2015)  | 9781785330292 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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The changing patterns of Japanese tourism and the views of the Japanese touristsince the Meiji Restoration, in 1868, are given an in-depth historical,geographical, economic and social analysis in this book. As well as providing acase study for the purpose of investigating the changing face of global...

Performing Place, Practising Memories: Aboriginal Australians, Hippies and the State

Henry, Rosita.
(2014)  | 9781782386834 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 288pp
AUD 76.95 (inc. GST), AUD 69.95 (ex. GST),
During the 1970s a wave of 'counter-culture' people moved into rural communitiesin many parts of Australia. This study focuses in particular on the town ofKuranda in North Queensland and the relationship between the settlers and thelocal Aboriginal population, concentrating on a number of linked social...

After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea)

Jebens, Holger.
(2012)  | 9780857457981 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 250pp
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In many parts of the world the "white man" is perceived to be an instigator ofglobalization and an embodiment of modernity. However, so far anthropologistshave paid little attention to the actual heterogeneity and complexity of"whiteness" in specific ethnographic contexts. This study examines culturalperceptions...

Newest & Forthcoming Releases

Pacing Mobilities: Timing, Intensity, Tempo and Duration of Human Movements

Amit, Vered. Salazar, Noel B.
(2020)  | 9781789207248 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 289.95 (inc. GST), AUD 263.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2020
Turning the attention to the temporal as well as the more familiar spatialdimensions of mobility, this volume focuses on the momentum for and temporalcomposition of mobility, the rate at which people enact or deploy theirmovements as well as the conditions under which these moves are beingmarshalled,...

Time Work: Studies of Temporal Agency

Dalsgård, Anne Line. Flaherty, Michael G. Meinert, Lotte.
(2020)  | 9781789207040 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 248pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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Examining how people alter or customize various dimensions of their temporalexperience, this volume discovers how we resist external sources of temporalconstraint or structure. These ethnographic studies are international in scopeand look at many different countries and continents. They come to the...

Borders across Healthcare: Moral Economies of Healthcare and Migration in Europe

Sahraoui, Nina.
(2020)  | 9781789207415 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 234pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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Coming in June 2020
Examining which actors determine undocumented migrants’ access to healthcareon the ground, this volume looks at what happens in the daily interactionsbetween administrative personnel, healthcare professionals and migrant patientsin healthcare institutions across Europe. Borders across Healthcare explorescontemporary...

Timber, Sail, and Rail: An Archaeology of Industry, Immigration, and the Loma Prieta Mill

Meniketti, Marco.
(2020)  | 9781789207262 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 220pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 257.95 (inc. GST), AUD 234.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2020
While taking a critical look at the labor and social issues related to timber,the story of labor, immigration, and development around the San Francisco Bayregion is told through the lens of an archaeological case study of a majorplayer of the timber industry between 1885 and 1920. Timber, Sail, and...

Urban Sustainability in the Arctic: Measuring Progress in Circumpolar Cities

Orttung, Robert W.
(2020)  | 9781789207354 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 254pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 319.95 (inc. GST), AUD 290.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2020
Urban Sustainability in the Arctic advances our understanding of cities in thefar north by applying elements of the international standard for urbansustainability (ISO 37120) to numerous Arctic cities. In delivering richmaterial about northern cities in Alaska, Canada, and Russia, the book examineshow...

Petitions Resisting Persecution: Negotiating Self-Determination and Survival of European Jews during the Holocaust

Gruner, Wolf. Kaplan, Thomas Pegelow.
(2020)  | 9781789207200 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 260pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 257.95 (inc. GST), AUD 234.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2020
Since antiquity, European Jewish diaspora communities have used formal appealsto secular and religious authorities to secure favors or protection. Suchpetitioning took on particular significance in modern dictatorships, often asthe only tool left for voicing political opposition. During the Holocaust,...

Conservation‚Äôs Roots: Managing for Sustainability in Preindustrial Europe, 1100‚Äď1800

Dowling, Abigail P. Keyser, Richard.
(2020)  | 9781789206920 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 362pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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The ideas and practices that comprise ‚Äúconservation‚ÄĚ are often assumed tohave arisen within the last two centuries. However, while conservation today hasbeen undeniably entwined with processes of modernity, its historical roots runmuch deeper. Considering a variety of preindustrial European settings,...

Don't Need No Thought Control: Western Culture in East Germany and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Horten, Gerd.
(2020)  | 9781789207330 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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Coming in June 2020
The fall of the Berlin Wall is typically understood as the culmination ofpolitical-economic trends that fatally weakened the East German state.Meanwhile, comparatively little attention has been paid to the culturaldimension of these dramatic events, particularly the role played by Western massmedia...

Voices on War and Genocide: Three Accounts of the World Wars in a Galician Town

Bartov, Omer.
(2020)  | 9781789207187 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 520pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 383.95 (inc. GST), AUD 349.05 (ex. GST),
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Taking as its point of departure Omer Bartov’s acclaimed Anatomy of aGenocide, this volume brings together previously unknown accounts by threeindividuals from Buczacz. These rare narratives give personal glimpses intodaily life in unsettled times: a Polish headmaster during World War I, aUkrainian...

Ours Once More: Folklore, Ideology, and the Making of Modern Greece

Herzfeld, Michael.
(2020)  | 9781789207323 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 254pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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When this work ‚Äď one that contributes to both the history and anthropologyfields ‚Äď first appeared in 1982, it was hailed as a landmark study of the roleof folklore in nation-building. It has since been highly influential inreshaping the analysis of Greek and European cultural dynamics.¬† In thisexpanded...

 

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