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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 ‚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 | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 289.95 (inc. GST), AUD 263.59 (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
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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 ‚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: 16/1/2020
AUD 289.95 (inc. GST), AUD 263.59 (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,...

Japanese Tourism: Spaces, Places and Structures

(2015)  | 9781785330292 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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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...

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

Henry, Rosita.
(2014)  | 9781782386834 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 288pp
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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...

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: 16/1/2020
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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

Working in Greece and Turkey: A Comparative Labour History from Empires to Nation-States, 1840‚Äď1940

Kabaday?, M. Erdem. Papastefanaki, Leda.
(2020)  | 9781789206968 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 584pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 383.95 (inc. GST), AUD 349.05 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2020
As was the case in many other countries, it was only in the early years of thiscentury that Greek and Turkish labour historians began to systematically lookbeyond national borders to investigate their intricately interrelated histories.The studies in Working in Greece and Turkey provide an overdue exploration...

Facing the Crisis: Ethnographies of Work in Italian Industrial Capitalism

D’Aloisio, Fulvia. Ghezzi, Simone.
(2020)  | 9781789207804 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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Among the founding nations of the European Union, no nation has experienced amore devastating affect from the 2008 economic crisis than Italy. Although itsrecovery has recently begun, Italy has fallen even further behind EU economicleaders and the EU average. Looking at how and why this happened, Facing...

Birds of Passage: Hunting and Conservation in Malta

Falzon, Mark-Anthony.
(2020)  | 9781789207668 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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Bird migration between Europe and Africa is a fraught journey, particularly inthe Mediterranean, where migratory birds are shot and trapped in large numbers.In Malta, thousands of hunters share a shrinking countryside. They also rubshoulders with a strong bird-protection and conservation lobby. Drawing...

After Society: Anthropological Trajectories out of Oxford

Bowman, Glenn. Pina-Cabral, Jo√£o de.
(2020)  | 9781789207682 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 232pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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In the early 1980s, when the contributors to this volume completed theirgraduate training at Oxford, the conditions of practice in anthropology wereundergoing profound change. Professionally, the immediate postcolonial periodwas over and neoliberal reforms were marginalizing the social sciences.Analytically,...

Financialization: Relational Approaches

Hann, Chris. Kalb, Don.
(2020)  | 9781789207514 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 388pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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Beginning with an original historical vision of financialization in humanhistory, this volume then continues with a rich set of contemporary ethnographiccase studies from Europe, Asia and Africa. Authors explore the ways in whichfinance inserts itself into relationships of class and kinship, how it...

Beyond Filial Piety: Rethinking Aging and Caregiving in Contemporary East Asian Societies

Moore, Katrina. Shea, Jeanne. Zhang, Hong.
(2020)  | 9781789207880 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 462pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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Coming in July 2020
East Asia is home to some of the oldest and most rapidly aging populations onearth. Known for Confucian filial piety and adult children caring for elderlyparents at home, these societies are experiencing unprecedented socialchallenges to traditional forms of eldercare. This volume explores emergingcultural...

Imperial Culture and Colonial Projects: The Portuguese-Speaking World from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries

Curto, Diogo Ramada.
(2020)  | 9781789207064 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 642pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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Coming in July 2020
Beyond the immeasurable political and economic changes it brought, colonialexpansion exerted a powerful effect on Portuguese culture. And as this bookdemonstrates, the imperial culture that emerged over the course of fourcenturies was hardly a homogeneous whole, as triumphalist literature and othercultural...

East German Film and the Holocaust

Ward, Elizabeth.
(2020)  | 9781789207477 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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East Germany’s ruling party never officially acknowledged responsibility forthe crimes committed in Germany’s name during the Third Reich. Instead, itcast communists as both victims of and victors over National Socialistoppression while marginalizing discussions of Jewish suffering. Yet for the...

Tides of Empire: Religion, Development, and Environment in Cambodia

Work, Courtney.
(2020)  | 9781789207729 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
AUD 257.95 (inc. GST), AUD 234.50 (ex. GST),
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Set at the forested edge of Cambodia’s frontier, this book shares stories andinsights from migrants, loggers, and soldiers carving homesteads out of thewilderness. This is where the physical and social infrastructures of globaldevelopment interact with the local workers. The stories included in this...

Modern Desires: Ernest Borneman: Jazz Critic, Filmmaker, Sexologist

Siegfried, Detlef.
(2020)  | 9781789202885 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 458pp | Availability last checked: 16/1/2020
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As a jazz musician, filmmaker, anthropologist, sexologist, and crime novelist,the boundlessly curious German autodidact Ernest Borneman exemplified theconflicting cultural and intellectual currents of the twentieth century. In thislong-awaited English translation, acclaimed historian Detlef Siegfriedchronicles...

 

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