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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: 18/8/2017
AUD 45.95 (inc. GST), AUD 41.77 (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 | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 151.95 (inc. GST), AUD 138.14 (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: 18/8/2017
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: 18/8/2017
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: 18/8/2017
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: 18/8/2017
AUD 45.95 (inc. GST), AUD 41.77 (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 | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 182.95 (inc. GST), AUD 166.32 (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 | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
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: 18/8/2017
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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: 18/8/2017
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Compensation in practice : the foundation 'remembrance, responsibility and future' and the legacy of forced labour during the third reich.

Goschler, Constantin.
(2017)  | 9781785336379 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 296pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
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Founded in 2000, the German Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" is one of the largest transitional justice initiatives in history: in cooperation with its international partner organizations, it has to date paid over 4 billion Euros to nearly 1.7 million survivors of forced labor during...

Culture Change and Ex-Change: Syncretism and Anti-Syncretism in Bena, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Knapp, Regina.
(2017)  | 9781785333842 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 395pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 212.95 (inc. GST), AUD 193.59 (ex. GST),
How is cultural change perceived and performed by members of the Bena Bena language group, who live in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea? In her analysis, Knapp draws upon existing bodies of work on 'culture change', 'exchange' and 'person' in Melanesia but brings them together in a new way...

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 | 392pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 227.95 (inc. GST), AUD 207.23 (ex. GST),
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...

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

Bochow, Astrid. Kreager, Philip.
(2017)  | 9781785336041 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 358pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 197.95 (inc. GST), AUD 179.95 (ex. GST),
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...

House of the waterlily : a novel of the ancient maya world.

Carmean, Kelli.
(2017)  | 9781785335488 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 262pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 227.95 (inc. GST), AUD 207.23 (ex. GST),
Set in the world of the Mayan civilization's Late Classic Period (ca. AD 550-830), House of the Waterlily is an affecting historical novel centering around Lady Winik, a young Maya noble girl. Through a series of adventures that mirror the political calamities afflicting the Maya, Winik's story immerses...

House of the waterlily : a novel of the ancient maya world.

Carmean, Kelli.
(2017)  | 9781785335495 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 274pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 60.95 (inc. GST), AUD 55.41 (ex. GST),
Set in the world of the Mayan civilization's Late Classic Period (ca. AD 550-830), House of the Waterlily is an affecting historical novel centering around Lady Winik, a young Maya noble girl. Through a series of adventures that mirror the political calamities afflicting the Maya, Winik's story immerses...

Money in the German-speaking Lands

Lindemann, Mary. Poley, Jared.
(2017)  | 9781785335884 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 328pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 227.95 (inc. GST), AUD 207.23 (ex. GST),
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...

European anthropologies.

Barrera-González, Andrés. Heintz, Monica. Horolets, Anna.
(2017)  | 9781785336072 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 296pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 197.95 (inc. GST), AUD 179.95 (ex. GST),
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...

 

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