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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.


Featured Titles

Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia

Kowal, Emma.
(2015)  | 9781782386049 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 9/4/2019
AUD 52.95 (inc. GST), AUD 48.14 (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 by endlessambiguities,...

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

(2015)  | 9781782387732 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 258pp
AUD 209.95 (inc. GST), AUD 190.86 (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 209.95 (inc. GST), AUD 190.86 (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

From Peace to War: Germany, Soviet Russia, and the World, 1939-1941

(1997)  | 9781571818829 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 640pp | Availability last checked: 9/1/2019
AUD 202.95 (inc. GST), AUD 184.50 (ex. GST),
The German attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941 represents one of the majorcaesuras in European history. Its consequences could still be felt fifty yearslater. Thirty-five historians from nine different countries (including theformer Soviet Union) offer a comprehensive survey of the origins, course...

Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia

Kowal, Emma.
(2015)  | 9781782386049 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 9/4/2019
AUD 52.95 (inc. GST), AUD 48.14 (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 by endlessambiguities,...

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

Burke, Paul.
(2018)  | 9781785333880 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 248pp | Availability last checked: 11/4/2019
AUD 210.95 (inc. GST), AUD 191.77 (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, whosetraditional...

Japanese Tourism: Spaces, Places and Structures

(2015)  | 9781785330292 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 256pp
AUD 61.95 (inc. GST), AUD 56.32 (ex. GST),
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 | Availability last checked: 28/2/2019
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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...

Newest & Forthcoming Releases

Not Even Past: How the United States Ends Wars

Fitzgerald, David. Ryan, David. Thompson, John M.
(2019)  | 9781789202151 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 324pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 263.95 (inc. GST), AUD 239.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in August 2019
Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan: Taken together, these conflicts are the key tounderstanding more than a half century of American military history. Inaddition, they have shaped, in profound ways, the culture and politics of theUnited States—as well as the nations in which they have been fought. Thisvolume...

Lewis Henry Morgan's Comparisons: Reassessing Terminology, Anarchy and Worldview in Indigenous Societies of America, Australia and Highland Middle India

Pfeffer, Georg.
(2019)  | 9781789203172 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 230pp | Availability last checked: 29/1/2019
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About 150 years ago L. H. Morgan compared relationship terminologies, societalforms, and ideas of property to recognize the interdependence of the threedomains. From a new perspective, the book will re-examine, confirm andcriticize, Morgan’s findings to conclude that reciprocal affinal relationsdetermine...

Fierce Medicines, Fragile Societies: Grounding Global HIV Treatment in Tanzania

Mattes, Dominik.
(2019)  | 9781789203219 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 436pp | Availability last checked: 29/1/2019
AUD 244.95 (inc. GST), AUD 222.68 (ex. GST),
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Set in Tanga, a city on the Tanzanian Swahili coast, Dominik Mattes examines theimplementation of antiretroviral HIV-treatment (ART) in the area, exploring themanifold infrastructural and social fragilities of treatment provision in publicHIV clinics as well as patients’ multi-layered struggles of...

German Railroads, Jewish Souls: The Reichsbahn, Bureaucracy, and the Final Solution

Browning, Christopher. Hayes, Peter. Hilberg, Raul.
(2019)  | 9781789202755 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 152pp | Availability last checked: 29/1/2019
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Coming in August 2019
Renowned Holocaust scholar Raul Hilberg considered the railroads that deliveredEuropean Jews into forced labor and systematic slaughter to be not onlyessential components of the “machinery of destruction” but also emblematicof the amoral bureaucracy that helped to implement the Jewish genocide....

In Search of European Liberalisms: Concepts, Languages, Ideologies

Fernández-Sebastián, Javier. Freeden, Michael. Leonhard, Jörn.
(2019)  | 9781789202809 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 394pp | Availability last checked: 29/1/2019
AUD 226.95 (inc. GST), AUD 206.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in August 2019
Since the Enlightenment, liberalism as a concept has been foundational forEuropean identity and politics, even as it has been increasingly interrogatedand contested. This comprehensive study takes a fresh look at the diverseunderstandings and interpretations of the idea of liberalism in Europe over...

When Will We Talk About Hitler?: German Students and the Nazi Past

Oeser, Alexandra.
(2019)  | 9781789202861 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 440pp | Availability last checked: 29/1/2019
AUD 244.95 (inc. GST), AUD 222.68 (ex. GST),
Coming in August 2019
For more than half a century, discourses on the Nazi past have powerfully shapedGerman social and cultural policy. Specifically, an institutional determinationnot to forget has expressed a “duty of remembrance” through commemorativeactivities and educational curricula. But as the horrors of the...

Perestroika and the Party: National and Transnational Perspectives on European Communist Parties in the Era of Soviet Reform

Palma, Francesco Di.
(2019)  | 9781789200201 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 394pp | Availability last checked: 29/1/2019
AUD 226.95 (inc. GST), AUD 206.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in August 2019
Countless studies have assessed the dramatic reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev, buttheir analysis of the impact on European communism has focused overwhelmingly onthe Soviet Union and Eastern bloc nations. This ambitious collection takes amuch broader view, reconstructing and evaluating the historical trajectories...

Hazardous Chemicals: Agents of Risk and Change, 1800-2000

Homburg, Ernst. Vaupel, Elisabeth.
(2019)  | 9781789203196 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 398pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 245.95 (inc. GST), AUD 223.59 (ex. GST),
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Although poisonous substances have been a hazard for the whole of human history,it is only with the development and large-scale production of new chemicalsubstances over the last two centuries that toxic, manmade pollutants havebecome such a varied and widespread danger. Covering a host of both notoriousand...

Values in Heritage Practice: Creative Activities for Curators, Consultants, Facilitators, Teachers and Leaders

Clark, Kate.
(2019)  | 9781789203127 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 190pp | Availability last checked: 29/1/2019
AUD 209.95 (inc. GST), AUD 190.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in August 2019
Heritage is all around us, not just in monuments and old buildings, but inplaces that matter, the countryside and in collections and stories.  It touchesall of us. How do we decide what to preserve? How do we make the case forheritage when there are so many other priorities? Values in Heritage Practice...

Preservation and Place: Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States

Crawford-Lackey, Katherine. Springate, Megan E.
(2019)  | 9781789203066 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 378pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 245.95 (inc. GST), AUD 223.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in August 2019
Significant historic and archaeological sites affiliated with two-sprit,lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history in the United States areexamined in this unique volume. The importance of the preservation process indocumenting and interpreting the lives and experiences of queer Americans...

 

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