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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: 27/10/2020
AUD 57.95 (inc. GST), AUD 52.68 (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
AUD 257.95 (inc. GST), AUD 234.50 (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 257.95 (inc. GST), AUD 234.50 (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...

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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: 27/10/2020
AUD 57.95 (inc. GST), AUD 52.68 (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: 4/11/2020
AUD 276.95 (inc. GST), AUD 251.77 (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 ‚Äúindigenous diaspora‚ÄĚ. This innovative book is the firstethnographic account of one such indigenous diaspora, the Warlpiri,...

Foodways and Empathy: Relatedness in a Ramu River Society, Papua New Guinea

Poser, Anita von.
(2016)  | 9781785332203 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 4/11/2020
AUD 71.95 (inc. GST), AUD 65.41 (ex. GST),
Through the sharing of food, people feel entitled to inquire into oneanother’s lives and ponder one another’s states in relation to theirfoodways. This in-depth study focuses on the Bosmun of Daiden, a Ramu Riverpeople in an under-represented area in the ethnography of Papua New Guinea,uncovering...

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: 4/11/2020
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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...

Growing Up in Central Australia : New Anthropological Studies of Aboriginal Childhood and Adolescence

Eickelkamp, Ute.
(2013)  | 9781782381266 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 310pp | Availability last checked: 19/1/2021
AUD 69.95 (inc. GST), AUD 63.59 (ex. GST),
Surprisingly little research has been carried out about how AustralianAboriginal children and teenagers experience life, shape their social world andimagine the future. This volume presents recent and original studies of lifeexperiences outside the institutional settings of childcare and education,...

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Analysing Historical Narratives: On Academic, Popular and Educational Framings of the Past

Berger, Stefan. Brauch, Nicola. Lorenz, Chris.
(2021)  | 9781800730465 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 384pp | Availability last checked: 4/11/2020
AUD 296.95 (inc. GST), AUD 269.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2021
For all of the recent debates over the methods and theoretical underpinnings ofthe historical profession, scholars and laypeople alike still frequently thinkof history in terms of storytelling. Accordingly, historians and theorists havedevoted much attention to how historical narratives work, illuminating...

Beyond the Veil: Reflexive Studies of Death and Dying

Christodoulaki, Kalliopi M. Thamann, Aubrey.
(2021)  | 9781800730649 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 276pp | Availability last checked: 4/11/2020
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Coming in May 2021
Looking at the cultural responses to death and dying, this collection exploresthe emotional aspects that death provokes in humans, whether it is disgust,fear, awe, sadness, anger, or even joy. Whereas most studies of death and dyingtreat the subject from an objective viewpoint, the scholars in this...

Legal Entanglements: Law, Rights and the Battle for Legitimacy in the Two Germanys, 1949‚Äď1990

Gehrig, Sebastian.
(2021)  | 9781800730830 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 4/11/2020
AUD 276.95 (inc. GST), AUD 251.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2021
Of all the dramatic ruptures occasioned by the division of East and WestGermany, one of the most consequential was in the realm of law, as two nationsscrambled to put the Nazi past behind them and forge new legal regimes. LegalEntanglements gives a comprehensive account of this often-overlooked chapter...

Hope and Insufficiency: Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Douglas-Jones, Rachel. Shaffner, Justin.
(2021)  | 9781800730991 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 180pp | Availability last checked: 4/11/2020
AUD 245.95 (inc. GST), AUD 223.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2021
A process through which skills, knowledge, and resources are expanded, capacitybuilding, remains a tantalizing and pervasive concept throughout the field ofanthropology, though it has received little in the way of critical analysis. Byexploring the concept’s role in a variety of different settings...

Science, Seti, and Mathematics

DeVito, Carl L.
(2021)  | 9781800730076 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 220pp | Availability last checked: 4/11/2020
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Coming in May 2021
Mathematics is as much a part of our humanity as music and art. And it is ourmathematics that might be understandable, even familiar, to a distant race andmight provide the basis for mutual communication. This book discusses, in aconversational way, the role of mathematics in the search for extraterrestrialintelligence....

Echoes of Surrealism: Challenging Socialist Realism in East German Literature, 1945‚Äď1990

Berendse, Gerrit-Jan.
(2021)  | 9781800730687 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 238pp | Availability last checked: 4/11/2020
AUD 245.95 (inc. GST), AUD 223.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2021
For many artists and intellectuals in East Germany, daily life had an undeniablysurreal aspect, from the numbing repetition of Communist Party jargon to thefear and paranoia engendered by the Stasi. Echoes of Surrealism surveys the waysin which a sense of the surreal infused literature and art across...

The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy: Perspectives on the Political Sociology of Max Weber

Mommsen, Wolfgang J.
(2021)  | 9781800730793 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 160pp | Availability last checked: 4/11/2020
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The historian Wolfgang Mommsen was one of the foremost experts on Max Weber aswell as an insightful and accessible interpreter of his work. Mommsen’sclassic book, first published in 1974 under the title The Age of Bureaucracy,not only concisely explains the basic concepts underlying Weber’s worldview,but...

Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees: Regimes of Exclusion and Inclusion in the Middle East, Europe, and North America

Inhorn, Marcia C. Volk, Lucia.
(2021)  | 9781800730564 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 4/11/2020
AUD 276.95 (inc. GST), AUD 251.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2021
Since the Iraq war, the Middle East has been in continuous upheaval, resultingin the displacement of millions of people. Arriving from Afghanistan, Iraq,Palestine, and Syria in other parts of the world, the refugees show remarkableresilience and creativity amidst profound adversity. Through carefulethnography,...

Hope and Insufficiency: Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Douglas-Jones, Rachel. Shaffner, Justin.
(2021)  | 9781800731004 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 180pp | Availability last checked: 4/11/2020
AUD 57.95 (inc. GST), AUD 52.68 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2021
A process through which skills, knowledge, and resources are expanded, capacitybuilding, remains a tantalizing and pervasive concept throughout the field ofanthropology, though it has received little in the way of critical analysis. Byexploring the concept’s role in a variety of different settings...

Mattering the Invisible: Technologies, Bodies, and the Realm of the Spectral

Hunter, Jack. Santo, Diana Espírito.
(2021)  | 9781800730663 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 4/11/2020
AUD 245.95 (inc. GST), AUD 223.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2021
Exploring how technological apparatuses ‚Äúcapture‚ÄĚ invisible worlds, thisbook looks at how spirits, UFOs, discarnate entities, spectral energies,atmospheric forces and particles are mattered into existence by human minds.Technological and scientific discourse has always been central to thenineteenth-...

 

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