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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: 27/7/2020
AUD 60.95 (inc. GST), AUD 55.41 (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 | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 303.95 (inc. GST), AUD 276.32 (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 271.95 (inc. GST), AUD 247.23 (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: 27/7/2020
AUD 60.95 (inc. GST), AUD 55.41 (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...

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

Burke, Paul.
(2018)  | 9781785333880 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 248pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 303.95 (inc. GST), AUD 276.32 (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 “indigenous diaspora”. This innovative book is the firstethnographic account of one such indigenous diaspora, the Warlpiri,...

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
AUD 76.95 (inc. GST), AUD 69.95 (ex. GST),
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...

Refugees Welcome?: Difference and Diversity in a Changing Germany

Bock, Jan-Jonathan. Macdonald, Sharon. Bock, ?Jan-Jonathan. Bock, ‹Jan-Jonathan.
(2019)  | 9781789201352 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 358pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 78.95 (inc. GST), AUD 71.77 (ex. GST),
The arrival in 2015 and 2016 of over one million asylum seekers and refugees inGermany had major social consequences and gave rise to extensive debates aboutthe nature of cultural diversity and collective life. This volume examines theresponses and implications of what was widely seen as the most significant...

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From Weimar to Hitler: Studies in the Dissolution of the Weimar Republic and the Establishment of the Third Reich, 1932-1934

Beck, Hermann. Jones, Larry Eugene.
(2020)  | 9781789208481 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 508pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 67.95 (inc. GST), AUD 61.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in December 2020
Though often depicted as a rapid political transformation, the Nazi seizure ofpower was in fact a process that extended from the appointment of the Papencabinet in the early summer of 1932 through the Röhm blood purge two yearslater. Across fourteen rigorous and carefully researched chapters, From...

Probing the Limits of Categorization: The Bystander in Holocaust History

Morina, Christina. Thijs, Krijn.
(2020)  | 9781789208115 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 382pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
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Coming in December 2020
Of the three categories that Raul Hilberg developed in his analysis of theHolocaust—perpetrators, victims, and bystanders—it is the last that is thebroadest and most difficult to pinpoint. Described by Hilberg as those who were“once a part of this history,” bystanders present unique challenges...

The Respectable Career of Fritz K.: The Making and Remaking of a Provincial Nazi Leader

Berghoff, Hartmut. Rauh, Cornelia.
(2020)  | 9781789208467 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 376pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
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Coming in December 2020
Entrepreneur and Nazi functionary Fritz Kiehn lived through almost 100 years ofGerman history, from the Bismarck era to the late Bonn Republic. A successfulmanufacturer, Kiehn joined the Nazi Party in 1930 and obtained a number ofinfluential posts after 1933, making him one of the most powerful Nazifunctionaries...

Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School

Tanu, Danau.
(2020)  | 9781789207958 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 296pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
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Coming in December 2020
In this compelling study of the children of serial migrants, Danau Tanu arguesthat the international schools they attend promote an ideology of being“international” that is Eurocentric. Despite the cosmopolitan rhetoric,hierarchies of race, culture and class shape popularity, friendships and romanceon...

Urban Violence in the Middle East: Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State

Freitag, Ulrike. Fuccaro, Nelida. Ghrawi, Claudia. Lafi, Nora.
(2020)  | 9781789208290 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 334pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
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Coming in December 2020
Covering a period from the late eighteenth century to today, this volumeexplores the phenomenon of urban violence in order to unveil generaldevelopments and historical specificities in a variety of Middle Easterncontexts. By situating incidents in particular processes and conflicts, the casestudies...

Visitors to the House of Memory: Identity and Political Education at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Kendzia, Victoria Bishop.
(2020)  | 9781789208443 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 174pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
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Coming in December 2020
As one of the most visited museums in Germany’s capital city, the JewishMuseum Berlin is a key site for understanding not only German-Jewish history,but also German identity in an era of unprecedented ethnic and religiousdiversity. Visitors to the House of Memory is an intimate exploration of howyoung...

The Wars of Yesterday: The Balkan Wars and the Emergence of Modern Military Conflict, 1912-13

Boeckh, Katrin. Rutar, Sabine.
(2020)  | 9781789208436 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 446pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
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Coming in December 2020
Though persistently overshadowed by the Great War in historical memory, the twoBalkan conflicts of 1912–1913 were among the most consequential of the earlytwentieth century. By pitting the states of Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, andMontenegro against a diminished Ottoman Empire—and subsequently against...

Communist Parties Revisited: Sociocultural Approaches to Party Rule in the Soviet Bloc, 1956-1991

Bergien, Rüdiger. Gieseke, Jens.
(2020)  | 9781789208450 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 383pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
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Coming in November 2020
The ruling communist parties of the postwar Soviet Bloc possessed nearlyunprecedented power to shape every level of society; perhaps in part because ofthis, they have been routinely depicted as monolithic, austere, and even opaqueinstitutions. Communist Parties Revisited takes a markedly different approach,investigating...

What is Work?: Gender at the Crossroads of Home, Family, and Business from the Early Modern Era to the Present

Bellavitis, Anna. Martini, Manuela. Sarti, Raffaella.
(2020)  | 9781789208023 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 398pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
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Coming in November 2020
Every society throughout history has defined what counts as work and whatdoesn’t. And more often than not, those lines of demarcation are inextricablefrom considerations of gender. What Is Work? offers a multi-disciplinaryapproach to understanding labor within the highly gendered realm of householdeconomies....

Nation Branding in Modern History

Estner, Annika. Gienow-Hecht, Jessica C. E. Viktorin, Carolin. Will, Marcel K.
(2020)  | 9781789207934 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
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Coming in November 2020
A recent coinage within international relations, “nation branding”designates the process of highlighting a country’s positive characteristicsfor promotional purposes, using techniques similar to those employed inmarketing and public relations. Nation Branding in Modern History takes aninnovative...

 

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