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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: 12/11/2019
AUD 65.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.95 (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 262.95 (inc. GST), AUD 239.05 (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 262.95 (inc. GST), AUD 239.05 (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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Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia

Kowal, Emma.
(2015)  | 9781782386049 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 12/11/2019
AUD 65.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.95 (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
AUD 262.95 (inc. GST), AUD 239.05 (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...

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

Wegner, Bernd.
(1997)  | 9781571818829 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 640pp
AUD 260.95 (inc. GST), AUD 237.23 (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...

Japanese Tourism: Spaces, Places and Structures

(2015)  | 9781785330292 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 256pp
AUD 76.95 (inc. GST), AUD 69.95 (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...

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 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...

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Not Even Past: How the United States Ends Wars

Fitzgerald, David. Ryan, David. Thompson, John M.
(2020)  | 9781789202151 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 324pp | Availability last checked: 14/9/2019
AUD 326.95 (inc. GST), AUD 297.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2020
Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan: Taken together, these conflicts are the key tounderstanding more than a half century of American military history. Inaddition, they have shaped, in profound ways, the culture and politics of theUnited States—as well as the nations in which they have been fought. Thisvolume...

A Dramatic Reinvention: German Television Plays and Moral Renewal after National Socialism, 1956–1970

Anderson, Stewart.
(2020)  | 9781789206449 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 258pp | Availability last checked: 7/9/2019
AUD 293.95 (inc. GST), AUD 267.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2020
Following World War II, Germany was faced not only with the practical tasks ofreconstruction and denazification, but also with the longer-term mission ofmorally “re-civilizing” its citizens—a goal that persisted through thenation’s 1949 split. One of the most important mediums for effectingreeducation...

Rethinking the Age of Emancipation: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives on Gender, Family, and Religion in Italy and Germany, 1800–1918

Baumeister, Martin. Lenhard, Philipp. Nattermann, Ruth.
(2020)  | 9781789206326 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 466pp | Availability last checked: 7/9/2019
AUD 369.95 (inc. GST), AUD 336.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2020
Since the end of the nineteenth century, traditional historiography hasemphasized the similarities between Italy and Germany as “late nations”,including the parallel roles of “great men” such as Bismarck and Cavour.Rethinking the Age of Emancipation aims at a critical reassessment of thedevelopment...

Empty Signs, Historical Imaginaries: The Nationalization of Names and Naming in Dualist Hungary

Berecz, Ágoston.
(2020)  | 9781789206340 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 390pp | Availability last checked: 7/9/2019
AUD 326.95 (inc. GST), AUD 297.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2020
Set in a multiethnic region of the nineteenth-century Habsburg Empire, thisthoroughly interdisciplinary study maps out how the competing Romanian,Hungarian and German nationalization projects dealt with proper names. Withparticular attention to their function as symbols of national histories,Ágoston...

Postwar Soldiers: Historical Controversies and West German Democratization, 1945–1955

Echternkamp, Jörg.
(2020)  | 9781789205572 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 708pp | Availability last checked: 7/9/2019
AUD 391.95 (inc. GST), AUD 356.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2020
Contemporary historians have transformed our understanding of the Germanmilitary in World War II, debunking the “clean Wehrmacht” myth that heldmost soldiers innocent of wartime atrocities. Considerably less attention hasbeen paid to those soldiers at the end of hostilities. In Postwar Soldiers,Jörg...

After the Pink Tide: Corporate State Formation and New Egalitarianisms in Latin America

Gold, Marina. Zagato, Alessandro.
(2020)  | 9781789206579 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 228pp | Availability last checked: 7/9/2019
AUD 258.95 (inc. GST), AUD 235.41 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2020
The left-wing Pink Tide movement that swept across Latin America seems now to beoverturned, as a new wave of free-market thinkers emerge across the continent.This book analyses the emergence of corporate power within Latin America and theresponse of egalitarian movements across the continent trying...

Media Practices and Changing African Socialities: Non-media-centric Perspectives

Helle-Valle, Jo. Storm-Mathisen, Ardis.
(2020)  | 9781789206616 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 14/9/2019
AUD 293.95 (inc. GST), AUD 267.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2020
Deriving from innovative new work by six researchers, this book questions whatthe new media's role is in contemporary Africa. The chapters are diverse -different areas of sociality in different countries - but they unite in theirmethodological and analytical foundation. The focus is on media-relatedpractices,...

Navigating Miscarriage: Social, Medical, and Conceptual Perspectives

. Borg, Katie. Kilshaw, Susie.
(2020)  | 9781789206630 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 14/9/2019
AUD 326.95 (inc. GST), AUD 297.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2020
Miscarriage is a significant women's health issue. Research has consistentlyshown that one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. This collected volumeexplores miscarriage in diverse historical and cultural settings withcontributions from anthropologists, historians and medical professionals.Contributors...

Space, Place and Identity: Woɗaaɓe of Niger in the 21st Century

Köhler, Florian.
(2020)  | 9781789206364 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 7/9/2019
AUD 293.95 (inc. GST), AUD 267.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2020
Known as highly mobile cattle nomads, the Woɗaaɓe in Niger are todayincreasingly engaged in a transformation process towards a more diversifiedlivelihood based primarily on agro-pastoralism and urban work migration. Thisbook examines recent transformations in spatial patterns, notably in the contextof...

The Children of Gregoria: Dogme Ethnography of a Mexican Family

Kristensen, Regnar. Villamil, Claudia Adeath.
(2020)  | 9781789206531 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 7/9/2019
AUD 315.95 (inc. GST), AUD 287.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2020
The Children of Gregoria portrays a struggling Mexico, told through the story ofthe Rosales family. The people entrenched in the violent communities that theRosales belong to have been discussed, condemned, analyzed, joked about andcheered, but rarely have they been seriously listened to. This book...

 

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