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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: 5/8/2019
AUD 53.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.05 (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 220.95 (inc. GST), AUD 200.86 (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 220.95 (inc. GST), AUD 200.86 (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...

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

Wegner, Bernd.
(1997)  | 9781571818829 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 640pp | Availability last checked: 31/8/2019
AUD 214.95 (inc. GST), AUD 195.41 (ex. GST),
The German attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941 represents one of the major caesuras in European history. Its consequences could 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: 5/8/2019
AUD 53.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.05 (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 220.95 (inc. GST), AUD 200.86 (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...

Performing Place, Practising Memories: Aboriginal Australians, Hippies and the State

Henry, Rosita.
(2014)  | 9781782386834 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 16/7/2019
AUD 64.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.05 (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...

Japanese Tourism: Spaces, Places and Structures

(2015)  | 9781785330292 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 256pp
AUD 64.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.05 (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

Sustaining Indigenous Songs: Contemporary Warlpiri Ceremonial Life in Central Australia

Curran, Georgia.
(2020)  | 9781789206074 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 212pp | Availability last checked: 18/6/2019
AUD 214.95 (inc. GST), AUD 195.41 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2020
As an ethnography of Central Australian singing traditions and ceremonialcontexts, this book asks questions about the vitality of the cultural knowledgeand practices highly valued by Warlpiri people and fundamental to their culturalheritage. Set against a discussion of the contemporary vitality of Aboriginalmusical...

Jaguars of the Dawn: Spirit Mediumship in the Brazilian Vale do Amanhecer

Pierini, Emily.
(2020)  | 9781789205657 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 18/6/2019
AUD 250.95 (inc. GST), AUD 228.14 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2020
The Brazilian Spiritualist Christian Order Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of theDawn) is the place where the worlds of the living and the spirits merge. Drawingupon over a decade of extensive fieldwork in temples in Brazil and Europe, theauthor explores how mediums understand their experiences and how they...

Feelings Materialized: Emotions, Bodies, and Things in Germany, 1500–1950

Hillard, Derek. Lempa, Heikki. Spinney, Russell A.
(2020)  | 9781789205510 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 292pp | Availability last checked: 7/9/2019
AUD 232.95 (inc. GST), AUD 211.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2020
Of the many innovative historiographical approaches to emerge during thetwenty-first century, one of the most productive has been the nexus of theoriesand methodologies broadly defined as “the history of emotions.” While thisconceptual toolkit has generated significant insights into the past, it...

Management and Morality: An Ethnographic Exploration of Management Consultancy Seminars

Henningsen, Erik.
(2020)  | 9781789206180 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 234pp | Availability last checked: 18/6/2019
AUD 214.95 (inc. GST), AUD 195.41 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2020
Drawing on extended ethnographic studies of management consultancies in the Osloregion of Norway, this book seeks to find a richer understanding of their rolein contemporary work life and the attraction their practices exert on people.The author shows that management consultancy is an arena of meaning...

Institutionalised Dreams: The Art of Managing Foreign Aid

Drążkiewicz, Elżbieta.
(2020)  | 9781789205534 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 18/6/2019
AUD 214.95 (inc. GST), AUD 195.41 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2020
Using examples from Poland, Elżbieta Drążkiewicz explores the question of whystates become donors and  individuals decide to share their wealth with othersthrough foreign aid. She comes to the conclusion that the concept of foreign aidrequires the establishment of a specific moral economy which...

Fifty Years of Peasant Wars in Latin America

Binford, Leigh. Gill, Lesley. Striffler, Steve.
(2020)  | 9781789205619 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 236pp | Availability last checked: 18/6/2019
AUD 214.95 (inc. GST), AUD 195.41 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2020
Informed by Eric Wolf’s Peasant Wars of the Twentieth Century, published in1969, this book examines selected peasant struggles in seven Latin Americancountries during the last fifty years and suggests the continuing relevance ofWolf’s approach. The seven case studies are preceded by an Introduction...

Big Capital in an Unequal World: The Micropolitics of Wealth in Pakistan

Armytage, Rosita.
(2020)  | 9781789206166 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 212pp | Availability last checked: 18/6/2019
AUD 214.95 (inc. GST), AUD 195.41 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2020
Following the hidden lives of the global “1%”, this book examines thenetworks, social practices, marriages, and machinations of the elite inPakistan. In doing so, it reveals the daily, even mundane, ways in which elitescontribute to and shape the inequality that characterizes the modern world.Operating...

The Devil is Disorder: Bodies, Spirits and Misfortune in a Trinidadian Village

Lynch, Rebecca.
(2020)  | 9781789204872 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 284pp | Availability last checked: 14/9/2019
AUD 220.95 (inc. GST), AUD 200.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2020
What role might the Devil have in health and illness? The Devil is Disorderexplores constructions of the body, health, illness and wider misfortune in aTrinidadian village where evangelical Christianity is growing in popularity.Based on long-term ethnography and locating the village in historical and...

On Violence in History

Dwyer, Philip. Micale, Mark S.
(2020)  | 9781789204650 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 150pp | Availability last checked: 7/9/2019
AUD 49.95 (inc. GST), AUD 45.41 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2020
Is global violence on the decline? Steven Pinker’s highly-publicized argumentthat human violence across the world has been dramatically abating continues toinfluence discourse among academics and the general public alike. In thisprovocative volume, a cast of eminent historians interrogate Pinker’s...

On Violence in History

Dwyer, Philip. Micale, Mark S.
(2020)  | 9781789204643 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 150pp | Availability last checked: 7/9/2019
AUD 169.95 (inc. GST), AUD 154.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in January 2020
Is global violence on the decline? Steven Pinker’s highly-publicized argumentthat human violence across the world has been dramatically abating continues toinfluence discourse among academics and the general public alike. In thisprovocative volume, a cast of eminent historians interrogate Pinker’s...

 

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