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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

(2015)  | 9781782386049 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2018
AUD 51.95 (inc. GST), AUD 47.23 (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 206.95 (inc. GST), AUD 188.14 (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 206.95 (inc. GST), AUD 188.14 (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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From Peace to War: Germany, Soviet Russia, and the World, 1939-1941

(1997)  | 9781571818829 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 640pp | Availability last checked: 9/1/2019
AUD 202.95 (inc. GST), AUD 184.50 (ex. GST),
The German attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941 represents one of the majorcaesuras in European history. Its consequences could still be felt fifty yearslater. Thirty-five historians from nine different countries (including theformer Soviet Union) offer a comprehensive survey of the origins, course...

Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia

(2015)  | 9781782386049 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2018
AUD 51.95 (inc. GST), AUD 47.23 (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,...

Japanese Tourism: Spaces, Places and Structures

(2015)  | 9781785330292 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 256pp
AUD 60.95 (inc. GST), AUD 55.41 (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...

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

Burke, Paul.
(2018)  | 9781785333880 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 248pp | Availability last checked: 30/10/2018
AUD 213.95 (inc. GST), AUD 194.50 (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: 17/1/2019
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (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...

Newest & Forthcoming Releases

France and the German Question, 1945–1990

Bozo, Frédéric. Wenkel, Christian.
(2019)  | 9781789202267 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 390pp | Availability last checked: 29/1/2019
AUD 226.95 (inc. GST), AUD 206.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2019
In the immediate aftermath of World War Two, the victors were unable to agree onGermany’s fate, and the separation of the country—the result of the nascentCold War—emerged as a de facto, if provisional, settlement. Yet East and WestGermany would exist apart for half a century, making the "German...

Political Networks and Social Movements: Bolivian State-Society Relations under Evo Morales, 2006-2016

Rivera, Soledad Valdivia.
(2019)  | 9781789202199 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 340pp | Availability last checked: 8/11/2018
AUD 231.95 (inc. GST), AUD 210.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
After a landslide electoral victory in 2006, Evo Morales became the firstindigenous President of Bolivia. Morales’s stunning ascent was mirrored by therising fortunes of his political party, the leftist Movimiento al Socialismo,which today continues to challenge the status quo in Bolivian politics...

One Sound, Two Worlds: The Blues in a Divided Germany, 1945-1990

Rauhut, Michael.
(2019)  | 9781789201932 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 8/11/2018
AUD 231.95 (inc. GST), AUD 210.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
Although it first emerged in the United States, blues music has been performedand enjoyed across the world for over a century. Among the varied places whereit took root was Germany, where in the postwar era it overcame political andideological divisions to reach eager listeners in both East and West....

Names and Naming in Early Modern Germany

Harrington, Joel F. Plummer, Marjorie Elizabeth.
(2019)  | 9781789202106 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 324pp | Availability last checked: 8/11/2018
AUD 213.95 (inc. GST), AUD 194.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
Throughout the many political and social upheavals of the early modern era,names were words to conjure by, articulating significant historical trends andhelping individuals and societies make sense of often dramatic periods ofchange. Centered on onomastics—the study of names—in the German-speakinglands,...

José Antonio Primo de Rivera: The Reality and Myth of a Spanish Fascist Leader

ThomĂ s, Joan Maria.
(2019)  | 9781789202083 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 510pp | Availability last checked: 8/11/2018
AUD 266.95 (inc. GST), AUD 242.68 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
There are few individuals in modern Spanish history that have been as thoroughlymythologized as José Antonio Primo de Rivera, a leading figure in the SpanishCivil War who was executed by the Republicans in 1936 and celebrated as a martyrfollowing the victory of the Falangists. In this long-awaited...

Engaging Evil: A Moral Anthropology

Csordas, Thomas. Olsen, William C.
(2019)  | 9781789202137 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 8/11/2018
AUD 177.95 (inc. GST), AUD 161.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
Anthropologists have expressed wariness about the concept of evil even indiscussions of morality and ethics, in part because the concept carries its owncultural baggage and theological implications in Euro-American societies.Addressing the problem of evil as a distinctly human phenomenon and a categoryof...

Marketing Hope: Get-Rich-Quick Schemes in Siberia

Schiffauer, Leonie.
(2019)  | 9781789200126 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 8/11/2018
AUD 213.95 (inc. GST), AUD 194.50 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
Multilevel marketing and pyramid schemes promote the idea that participants caneasily become rich. These popular economies turn ordinary people into advocatesof their interests and missionaries of the American Dream. Marketing Hope looksat how different types of get-rich-quick schemes manifest themselves...

Not Even Past: How the United States Ends Wars

Fitzgerald, David. Ryan, David. Thompson, John M.
(2019)  | 9781789202151 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 324pp | Availability last checked: 8/11/2018
AUD 266.95 (inc. GST), AUD 242.68 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan: Taken together, these three conflicts have not onlydefined American military history over more than half a century, but have alsoinescapably shaped the culture and politics of the United States—as well asthe nations in which they have been fought. This volume brings togetherinternational...

Not Even Past: How the United States Ends Wars

Fitzgerald, David. Ryan, David. Thompson, John M.
(2019)  | 9781789202250 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 324pp | Availability last checked: 8/11/2018
AUD 53.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.05 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan: Taken together, these three conflicts have not onlydefined American military history over more than half a century, but have alsoinescapably shaped the culture and politics of the United States—as well asthe nations in which they have been fought. This volume brings togetherinternational...

Gustav Stresemann

Pohl, Karl Heinrich.
(2019)  | 9781789202175 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 396pp | Availability last checked: 8/11/2018
AUD 249.95 (inc. GST), AUD 227.23 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2019
As the former Foreign Minister and Chancellor of Weimar Germany, GustavStresemann is a familiar figure for students of German history—one who, formany, embodied the best qualities of German interwar liberalism. However, a morenuanced and ambivalent picture emerges in this biography by renowned historianKarl...

 

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