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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: 9/4/2018
AUD 46.95 (inc. GST), AUD 42.68 (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 | 258pp
AUD 185.95 (inc. GST), AUD 169.05 (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
AUD 193.95 (inc. GST), AUD 176.32 (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...

Best Sellers

Ritual in its Own Right: Exploring the Dynamics of Transformation

Handelman, Don. Lindquist, Galina.
(2005)  | 9781845450519 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 242pp
AUD 46.95 (inc. GST), AUD 42.68 (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
AUD 56.95 (inc. GST), AUD 51.77 (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...

From Peace To War.

Wegner, B.
(1997)  | 9781571818829 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 640pp | Availability last checked: 18/4/2018
AUD 185.95 (inc. GST), AUD 169.05 (ex. GST),
The German attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941 represents one of the major caesuras in European history. Its consequences can still be felt fifty years later. Thirty-five historians from nine different countries (including the former 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: 9/4/2018
AUD 46.95 (inc. GST), AUD 42.68 (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...

Japanese Tourism : Spaces, Places and Structures

Cooper, Malcolm. Funck, Carolin.
(2015)  | 9781785330292 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 9/4/2018
AUD 54.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.95 (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...

Newest & Forthcoming Releases

Memorializing the GDR: Monuments and Memory after 1989

(2018)  | 9781785336805 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 386pp
AUD 202.95 (inc. GST), AUD 184.50 (ex. GST),
Not yet published; date unknown
Since unification, eastern Germany has witnessed a rapidly changing memoriallandscape, as the fate of former socialist monuments has been hotly debated andnew commemorative projects have met with fierce controversy. Memorializing theGDR provides the first in-depth study of this contested arena of public...

Being-Here: Placemaking in a World of Movement

Lems, Annika.
(2018)  | 9781785338496 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 260pp | Availability last checked: 28/10/2017
AUD 187.95 (inc. GST), AUD 170.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2018
Exploring the lifeworlds of Halima, Omar and Mohamed, three middle-aged Somalisliving in Melbourne, Australia, the author discusses the interrelated meaningsof emplacement and displacement as experienced in people's everyday lives.Through their experiences of displacement and placemaking, Being-Here...

Dreams made small : the education of papuan highlanders in indonesia.

(2018)  | 9781785336843 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 238pp
AUD 193.95 (inc. GST), AUD 176.32 (ex. GST),
Not yet published; date unknown
For the last 53 years, the Dani of the central highlands of West Papua, along with other Papuans, have struggled under the oppressive and violent conditions of Indonesian rule. Formal education holds the promise of escape from this stigmatization. Dreams Made Small offers an in-depth, ethnographic look...

Searching for a Better Life: Growing Up in the Slums of Bangkok

(2018)  | 9781785338588 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 200pp
AUD 177.95 (inc. GST), AUD 161.77 (ex. GST),
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Life in Bangkok for young people is marked by profound, interlocking changes andtransitions. This book offers an ethnographic account of growing up in thecity's slums, struggling to get by in a rapidly developing and globalizingeconomy and trying to fulfil one's dreams. At the same time, it reflects...

Intimate Mobilities: Sexual Economies, Marriage and Migration in a Disparate World

Fernandez, Nadine T. Groes, Christian.
(2018)  | 9781785338601 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 30/11/2017
AUD 190.95 (inc. GST), AUD 173.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2018
As globalization and transnational encounters intensify, people's mobility isincreasingly conditioned by intimacy, ranging from love, desire, and sexualliaisons to broader family, kinship and conjugal matters. This book explores theentanglement of mobility and intimacy in various configurations throughout...

Taking on technocracy : nuclear power in germany, 1945 to the present.

(2018)  | 9781785336454 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 306pp
AUD 193.95 (inc. GST), AUD 176.32 (ex. GST),
Not yet published; date unknown
The German abandonment of nuclear power represents one of the most successful popular revolts against technocratic thinking in modern times-the triumph of a dynamic social movement, encompassing a broad swath of West Germans as well as East German dissident circles, over political, economic, and scientific...

Experimental Collaborations: Ethnography through Fieldwork Devices

Estalella, Adolfo. Sánchez-Criado, Tomás. Criado, Tomás Sánchez.
(2018)  | 9781785338533 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 28/10/2017
AUD 171.95 (inc. GST), AUD 156.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2018
Anthropology has historically consolidated its ethnographic mode of knowledgeproduction around participant observation: a social and epistemic situation offieldwork involvement maintaining a certain detachment and distance. Grounded ina series of diverse ethnographic projects in Africa, America and...

Democracy in Modern Europe: A Conceptual History

Kurunmäki, Jussi. Nevers, Jeppe. Velde, Henk te. Kurunmäki, Jussi.
(2018)  | 9781785338472 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 306pp | Availability last checked: 30/11/2017
AUD 190.95 (inc. GST), AUD 173.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2018
As one of the most influential ideas in modern European history, democracy hasfundamentally reshaped not only the landscape of governance, but also social andpolitical thought throughout the world. Democracy in Modern Europe surveys theconceptual history of democracy in modern Europe, from the IndustrialRevolutions...

Burgundy: A Global Anthropology of Place and Taste

Demossier, Marion.
(2018)  | 9781785338519 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 292pp | Availability last checked: 27/3/2018
AUD 193.95 (inc. GST), AUD 176.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2018
Drawing on more than twenty years of fieldwork, this book explores theprofessional, social and cultural world of Burgundy wines, the role of terroir,and its transnational deployment in China, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.It demystifies the terroir ideology by providing a unique long-term ethnographicanalysis...

Lessons in perception : the avant-garde filmmaker as practical psychologist.

Taberham, Paul.
(2018)  | 9781785336416 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 236pp | Availability last checked: 27/3/2018
AUD 187.95 (inc. GST), AUD 170.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2018
Narrative comprehension, memory, motion, depth perception, synesthesia, hallucination and dreaming have long been objects of fascination for cognitive psychologists. They have also been among the most potent sources of creative inspiration for experimental filmmakers. Lessons in Perception melds film...

 

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