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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: 14/6/2019
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 214.95 (inc. GST), AUD 195.41 (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
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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...

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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: 18/7/2019
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: 14/6/2019
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 209.95 (inc. GST), AUD 190.86 (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
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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...

Japanese Tourism: Spaces, Places and Structures

(2015)  | 9781785330292 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 256pp
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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...

Newest & Forthcoming Releases

Rethinking Holocaust Justice: Essays across Disciplines

Goda, Norman J. W.
(2019)  | 9781789205145 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 352pp | Availability last checked: 18/6/2019
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Coming in November 2019
Since the end of World War II, the ongoing efforts aimed at criminalprosecution, restitution, and other forms of justice in the wake of theHolocaust have constituted one of the most significant episodes in the historyof human rights and international law. As such, they have attracted sustainedattention...

The Monumental Nation: Magyar Nationalism and Symbolic Politics in Fin-de-siĂšcle Hungary

Varga, Bálint.
(2019)  | 9781789205190 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 27/5/2019
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Coming in November 2019
From the 1860s onward, Habsburg Hungary attempted a massive project of culturalassimilation to impose a unified national identity on its diverse populations.In one of the more quixotic episodes in this “Magyarization,” largemonuments were erected near small towns commemorating the medieval conquest...

Conflict, Domination, and Violence: Episodes in Mexican Social History

Illades, Carlos.
(2019)  | 9781789205299 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 204pp | Availability last checked: 27/5/2019
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Coming in November 2019
Conflict, domination, violence—in this wide-ranging, briskly narrated volumefrom acclaimed Mexican historian Carlos Illades, these three phenomena registerthe pulse of a diverse, but inequitable and discriminatory, social order.Drawing on rich and varied historical sources, Illades guides the reader...

The Witness as Object: Video Testimony in Memorial Museums

Jong, Steffi de.
(2019)  | 9781789205367 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 27/5/2019
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Coming in November 2019
In recent years, historical witnessing has emerged as a category of "museumobject." Audiovisual recordings of interviews with individuals rememberingevents of historical importance are now integral to the collections and researchactivities of museums. They have also become important components in narrativeand...

Sisters in Arms: Militant Feminisms in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1968

Karcher, Katharina.
(2019)  | 9781789205084 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 178pp | Availability last checked: 27/5/2019
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Coming in November 2019
Few figures in modern German history are as central to the public memory ofradical protest than Ulrike Meinhof, but she was only the most prominent of thecountless German women—and militant male feminists—who supported and joinedin revolutionary actions from the 1960s onward. Sisters in Arms gives...

The Nuclear Crisis: The Arms Race, Cold War Anxiety, and the German Peace Movement of the 1980s

Becker-Schaum, Christoph. Gassert, Philipp. Klimke, Martin. Mausbach, Wilfried.
(2019)  | 9781789205091 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 392pp | Availability last checked: 27/5/2019
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Coming in November 2019
In 1983, more than one million Germans joined together to protest NATO’sdeployment of nuclear missiles in Europe. International media overflowed withimages of marches, rallies, and human chains as protesters blockaded depots andagitated for disarmament. Though they failed to halt the deployment, the...

The Anatomy of the Holocaust: Selected Works from a Life of Scholarship

. Hilberg, Raul. Schlott, René.
(2019)  | 9781789204896 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 246pp | Availability last checked: 18/6/2019
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Coming in November 2019
Though best known as the author of the landmark 1961 work The Destruction of theEuropean Jews, the historian Raul Hilberg produced a variety of archivalresearch, personal essays, and other works over a career that spanned half acentury. The Anatomy of the Holocaust collects some of Hilberg’s mostessential...

The Vampire: Origins of a European Myth

Bohn, Thomas M.
(2019)  | 9781789202922 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 354pp | Availability last checked: 27/5/2019
AUD 230.95 (inc. GST), AUD 209.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
Even before Bram Stoker immortalized Transylvania as the homeland of hisfictional Count Dracula, the figure of the vampire was inextricably tied toEastern Europe in the popular imagination. Drawing on a wealth of heretoforeneglected sources, this book offers a fascinating account of howvampires—whose...

Claiming Homes: Confronting Domicide in Rural China

Bruckermann, Charlotte.
(2019)  | 9781789203578 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 252pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 210.95 (inc. GST), AUD 191.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
Chinese citizens make themselves at home despite economic transformation,political rupture, and domestic dislocation in the contemporary countryside. Bymobilizing labor and kinship to make claims over homes, people, and things,rural residents withstand devaluation and confront dispossession. As aparticular...

Inward Looking: The Impact of Migration on Romanipe from the Romani Perspective

Marinov’s, Aleksandar G.
(2019)  | 9781789203615 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 322pp | Availability last checked: 18/6/2019
AUD 232.95 (inc. GST), AUD 211.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
At present, Roma are an integral part of Europe, though they face structural andsocial inequalities and different forms of exclusion and discrimination. InwardLooking seeks to understand the relationship between Romani identity,performance and migration. Particularly, it studies the idea of ‘Romanipe’under...

 

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