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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: 16/1/2020
AUD 64.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.05 (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...

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

(2015)  | 9781782387732 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 258pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 303.95 (inc. GST), AUD 276.32 (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 | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 289.95 (inc. GST), AUD 263.59 (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

Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia

Kowal, Emma.
(2015)  | 9781782386049 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 64.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.05 (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...

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

Burke, Paul.
(2018)  | 9781785333880 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 248pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 303.95 (inc. GST), AUD 276.32 (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,...

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

Henry, Rosita.
(2014)  | 9781782386834 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 288pp
AUD 76.95 (inc. GST), AUD 69.95 (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...

After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea)

Jebens, Holger.
(2012)  | 9780857457981 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 250pp
AUD 76.95 (inc. GST), AUD 69.95 (ex. GST),
In many parts of the world the "white man" is perceived to be an instigator ofglobalization and an embodiment of modernity. However, so far anthropologistshave paid little attention to the actual heterogeneity and complexity of"whiteness" in specific ethnographic contexts. This study examines culturalperceptions...

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: 9/5/2020
AUD 78.95 (inc. GST), AUD 71.77 (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...

Newest & Forthcoming Releases

Communist Parties Revisited: Sociocultural Approaches to Party Rule in the Soviet Bloc, 1956-1991

Bergien, Rüdiger. Gieseke, Jens.
(2020)  | 9781789208450 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 383pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 67.95 (inc. GST), AUD 61.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2020
The ruling communist parties of the postwar Soviet Bloc possessed nearlyunprecedented power to shape every level of society; perhaps in part because ofthis, they have been routinely depicted as monolithic, austere, and even opaqueinstitutions. Communist Parties Revisited takes a markedly different approach,investigating...

Contemplating Historical Consciousness: Notes from the Field

Clark, Anna. Peck, Carla L.
(2020)  | 9781789208375 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 248pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
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Coming in November 2020
The last several decades have witnessed an explosion of new empirical researchinto representations of the past and the conditions of their production,prompting claims that we have entered a new era in which the past has becomemore “present” than ever before. Contemplating Historical Consciousnessbrings...

The Greek Exodus from Egypt: Diaspora Politics and Emigration, 1937-1962

Dalachanis, Angelos.
(2020)  | 9781789208351 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 67.95 (inc. GST), AUD 61.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2020
From the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, Greeks comprised oneof the largest and most influential minority groups in Egyptian society, yetbarely two thousand remain there today. This painstakingly researched bookexplains how Egypt’s once-robust Greek population dwindled to virtuallynothing,...

The Politics of Authenticity: Countercultures and Radical Movements across the Iron Curtain, 1968-1989

Häberlen, Joachim C. Keck-Szajbel, Mark. Mahoney, Kate.
(2020)  | 9781789208245 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 308pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
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Coming in November 2020
Following the convulsions of 1968, one element uniting many of the disparatesocial movements that arose across Europe was the pursuit of an elusive“authenticity” that could help activists to understand fundamental truthsabout themselves—their feelings, aspirations, sexualities, anddisappointments....

What is Work?: Gender at the Crossroads of Home, Family, and Business from the Early Modern Era to the Present

Bellavitis, Anna. Martini, Manuela. Sarti, Raffaella.
(2020)  | 9781789208023 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 398pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
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Coming in November 2020
Every society throughout history has defined what counts as work and whatdoesn’t. And more often than not, those lines of demarcation are inextricablefrom considerations of gender. What Is Work? offers a multi-disciplinaryapproach to understanding labor within the highly gendered realm of householdeconomies....

Nation Branding in Modern History

Estner, Annika. Gienow-Hecht, Jessica C. E. Viktorin, Carolin. Will, Marcel K.
(2020)  | 9781789207934 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 67.95 (inc. GST), AUD 61.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2020
A recent coinage within international relations, “nation branding”designates the process of highlighting a country’s positive characteristicsfor promotional purposes, using techniques similar to those employed inmarketing and public relations. Nation Branding in Modern History takes aninnovative...

The Mobility of Memory: Migrations and Diasporas across European Borders

Passerini, Luisa. Proglio, Gabriele. Trakilovic, Milica.
(2020)  | 9781789202335 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 266pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 326.95 (inc. GST), AUD 297.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2020
Migration is most concretely defined by the movement of human bodies, but itleaves indelible traces on everything from individual psychology to major socialmovements. Drawing on extensive field research, and with a special focus onItaly and the Netherlands, this interdisciplinary volume explores theinterrelationship...

Politics of the Dunes: Poetry, Architecture, and Coloniality at the Open City

Woods, Maxwell.
(2020)  | 9781789209013 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 270pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 270.95 (inc. GST), AUD 246.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2020
Founded in the late 1960s on Chile’s Pacific coast, the Open City (la CiudadAbierta) has become an internationally recognized site of cutting-edgearchitectural experimentation. Yet with a global reputation as an apoliticalcollective, little has been discussed about the Open City’s relationship withChilean...

Ecological Nostalgias: Memory, Affect and Creativity in Times of Ecological Upheavals

Angé, Olivia. Berliner, David.
(2020)  | 9781789208931 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 160pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 270.95 (inc. GST), AUD 246.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2020
Introducing the study of econostalgias through a variety of rich ethnographiccases, this volume argues that a strictly human centered approach does notaccount for contemporary longings triggered by ecosystem upheavals. In this timeof climate change, this book explores how nostalgia for fading ecologies...

Nature Wars: Essays Around a Contested Concept

Ellen, Roy.
(2020)  | 9781789208979 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 322pp | Availability last checked: 9/5/2020
AUD 303.95 (inc. GST), AUD 276.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2020
Organized around issues, debates and discussions concerning the various ways inwhich the concept of nature has been used, this book looks at how the term hasbeen endlessly deconstructed and reclaimed, as reflected in anthropological,scientific, and similar writing over the last several decades. Made...

 

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