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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: 31/8/2017
AUD 45.95 (inc. GST), AUD 41.77 (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 | 244pp
AUD 156.95 (inc. GST), AUD 142.68 (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 | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 170.95 (inc. GST), AUD 155.41 (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 | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
AUD 62.95 (inc. GST), AUD 57.23 (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...

Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia

Kowal, Emma.
(2015)  | 9781782386049 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 31/8/2017
AUD 45.95 (inc. GST), AUD 41.77 (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...

Engaging with Strangers: Love and Violence in the Rural Solomon Islands

McDougall, Debra.
(2016)  | 9781785330209 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 308pp
AUD 187.95 (inc. GST), AUD 170.86 (ex. GST),
The civil conflict in Solomon Islands (1998-2003) is often blamed on the failureof the nation-state to encompass culturally diverse and politically fragmentedcommunities. Writing of Ranongga Island, the author tracks engagements withstrangers across many realms of life-pre-colonial warfare, Christian...

Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia

Kowal, Emma.
(2015)  | 9781782385998 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2017
AUD 144.95 (inc. GST), AUD 131.77 (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...

Newest & Forthcoming Releases

Peaceful selves : personhood, nationhood, and the post-conflict moment in rwanda.

Eramian, Laura.
(2017)  | 9781785337116 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 202pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
AUD 182.95 (inc. GST), AUD 166.32 (ex. GST),
This ethnography of personhood in post-genocide Rwanda investigates how residents of a small town grapple with what kinds of persons they ought to become in the wake of violence. Based on fieldwork carried out over the course of a decade, it uncovers how conflicting moral demands emerge from the 1994...

Selfhood and recognition : melanesian and western accounts to relationality.

Galuschek, Anita C.
(2017)  | 9781785336492 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 236pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
AUD 182.95 (inc. GST), AUD 166.32 (ex. GST),
The disciplines of philosophy and cultural anthropology have one thing in common: human behavior. Yet surprisingly, dialogue between the two fields has remained largely silent until now. Selfhood and Recognition combines philosophical and cultural anthropological accounts of the perception of individual...

Subjects, citizens, and others : administering ethnic diversity in the british and habsburg empires, 1867-1918.

Gammerl, Benno.
(2017)  | 9781785337093 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
AUD 197.95 (inc. GST), AUD 179.95 (ex. GST),
Bosnian Muslims, East African Masai, Czech-speaking Austrians, North American indigenous peoples, and Jewish immigrants from across Europe-the nineteenth-century British and Habsburg Empires were characterized by incredible cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Notwithstanding their many differences,...

Difference and sameness as modes of integration : anthropological perspectives on ethnicity and religion.

Horstmann, Alexander. Schlee, Günther.
(2017)  | 9781785337154 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 17/10/2017
AUD 212.95 (inc. GST), AUD 193.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in November 2017
What does it mean to "fit in?" In this volume of essays, editors Gnther Schlee and Alexander Horstmann demystify the discourse on identity, challenging common assumptions about the role of sameness and difference as the basis for inclusion and exclusion. Armed with intimate knowledge of local systems,...

Cyprus and its conflicts : representations, materialities, and cultures.

Carpentier, Nico. Doudaki, Vaia.
(2017)  | 9781785337246 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 310pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
AUD 182.95 (inc. GST), AUD 166.32 (ex. GST),
The Mediterranean island of Cyprus is the site of enduring political, military, and economic conflict. This interdisciplinary collection takes Cyprus as a geographical, cultural and political point of reference for understanding how conflict is mediated, represented, reconstructed, experienced, and...

Capricious borders : minority, population, and counter-conduct between greece and turkey.

Demetriou, Olga.
(2017)  | 9781785337543 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
AUD 45.95 (inc. GST), AUD 41.77 (ex. GST),
Borders of states, borders of citizenship, borders of exclusion. As the lines drawn on international treaty maps become ditches in the ground and roaming barriers in the air, a complex state apparatus is set up to regulate the lives of those who cannot be expelled, yet who have never been properly 'rooted'....

Growing up in transit : the politics of belonging at an international school.

Tanu, Danau.
(2017)  | 9781785334085 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 296pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
AUD 197.95 (inc. GST), AUD 179.95 (ex. GST),
In this compelling study of the children of serial migrants, Danau Tanu argues that the international schools they attend promote an ideology of being "international" that is Eurocentric. Despite the cosmopolitan rhetoric, hierarchies of race, culture and class shape popularity, friendships and romance...

Straying from the straight path : how senses of failure invigorate lived religion.

Beekers, Daan. Kloos, David.
(2017)  | 9781785337130 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 146pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
AUD 144.95 (inc. GST), AUD 131.77 (ex. GST),
If piety, faith, and conviction constitute one side of the religious coin, then imperfection, uncertainty, and ambivalence constitute the other. Yet, scholars tend to separate these two domains and place experiences of inadequacy in everyday religious life - such as a wavering commitment, religious...

Moral engines : exploring the ethical drives in human life.

Mattingly, Cheryl.
(2017)  | 9781785336935 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
AUD 197.95 (inc. GST), AUD 179.95 (ex. GST),
In the past fifteen years, there has been a virtual explosion of anthropological literature arguing that morality should be considered central to human practice. Out of this explosion new and invigorating conversations have emerged between anthropologists and philosophers. Moral Engines: Exploring the...

Global exchanges : exchange programs, scholarships and transnational circulations in the modern world.

Scott-Smith, Giles.
(2017)  | 9781785337024 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
AUD 197.95 (inc. GST), AUD 179.95 (ex. GST),
Exchanges between different cultures and institutions of learning have taken place for centuries, but it was only in the twentieth century that such efforts evolved into formal programs that received focused attention from nation-states, empires and international organizations. Global Exchanges provides...

 

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