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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: 15/6/2021
AUD 57.00 (inc. GST), AUD 51.82 (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...

At Home in the Okavango: White Batswana Narratives of Emplacement and Belonging

(2015)  | 9781782387732 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 258pp
AUD 265.95 (inc. GST), AUD 241.77 (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 265.95 (inc. GST), AUD 241.77 (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: 15/6/2021
AUD 57.00 (inc. GST), AUD 51.82 (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...

Growing Up in Central Australia : New Anthropological Studies of Aboriginal Childhood and Adolescence

Eickelkamp, Ute.
(2013)  | 9781782381266 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 310pp
AUD 68.95 (inc. GST), AUD 62.68 (ex. GST),
Surprisingly little research has been carried out about how AustralianAboriginal children and teenagers experience life, shape their social world andimagine the future. This volume presents recent and original studies of lifeexperiences outside the institutional settings of childcare and education,...

Sustaining indigenous songs : contemporary Warlpiri ceremonial life in Central Australia.

Curran, Georgia.
(2020)  | 9781789206074 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 206pp
AUD 228.95 (inc. GST), AUD 208.14 (ex. GST),
As an ethnography of Central Australian singing traditions and ceremonialcontexts, this book asks questions about the vitality of the cultural knowledgeand practices highly valued by Warlpiri people and fundamental to their culturalheritage. Set against a discussion of the contemporary vitality of Aboriginalmusical...

What now : everyday endurance and social intensity in an Australian Aboriginal community

Dalley, Cameo.
(2020)  | 9781789208856 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 252pp | Availability last checked: 4/3/2021
AUD 235.95 (inc. GST), AUD 214.50 (ex. GST),
Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork undertaken since 2006, the bookaddresses some of the most topical aspects of remote Aboriginal life inAustralia. This includes the role of kinship and family, relationships to landand sea, and cross-cultural relations with non-Aboriginal residents. There isalso...

The Devil's Wheels: Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic

Disko, Sasha.
(2019)  | 9781789205237 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 374pp
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (ex. GST),
During the high days of modernization fever, among the many disorienting changesGermans experienced in the Weimar Republic was an unprecedented mingling ofconsumption and identity: increasingly, what one bought signaled who one was.Exemplary of this volatile dynamic was the era’s burgeoning motorcycleculture....

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I Dreamed the Animals: Kaniuekutat: The Life of an Innu Hunter

Henriksen, Georg.
(2021)  | 9781800730229 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 356pp
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2021
This is Kaniuekutat's book. In it, he tells the story of his life and that ofInnu culture in the northern parts of Labrador. The pages of this book arefilled with the voice of Kaniuekutat giving his account of an Innu hunter's lifeand the problems and distress that have been caused by sedentarization...

Staying at Home: Identities, Memories and Social Networks of Kazakhstani Germans

Sanders, Rita.
(2021)  | 9781800730045 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 270pp
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2021
Despite economic growth in Kazakhstan, more than 80 per cent of Kazakhstan’sethnic Germans have emigrated to Germany to date. Disappointing experiences ofthe migrants, along with other aspects of life in Germany, have been transmittedthrough transnational networks to ethnic Germans still living in...

Experimental Collaborations: Ethnography through Fieldwork Devices

Criado, TomĂĄs SĂĄnchez. Estalella, Adolfo.
(2021)  | 9781800730151 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 236pp
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in September 2021
In the accounts compiled in this book, ethnography occurs through processes ofmaterial and social interventions that turn the field into a site for epistemiccollaboration. Through creative interventions that unfold what we term as“fieldwork devices”—such as coproduced books, the circulation ofrepurposed...

Expeditionary Anthropology: Teamwork, Travel and the ''Science of Man''

Harris, Amanda. Thomas, Martin.
(2021)  | 9781800730182 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 330pp
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in September 2021
The origins of anthropology lie in expeditionary journeys. But since the rise ofimmersive fieldwork, usually by a sole investigator, the older tradition ofteam-based social research has been largely eclipsed. Expeditionary Anthropologyargues that expeditions have much to tell us about anthropologists...

The Total Work of Art: Foundations, Articulations, Inspirations

Imhoof, David. Menninger, Margaret Eleanor. Steinhoff, Anthony J.
(2021)  | 9781800730175 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 1/8/2021
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For two centuries, Gesamtkunstwerk—the ideal of the “total work ofart”—has exerted a powerful influence over artistic discourse and practice,spurring new forms of collaboration and provoking debates over the politicalinstrumentalization of art. Despite its popular conflation with the work ofRichard...

Tropics of Vienna: Colonial Utopias of the Habsburg Empire

Bach, Ulrich E.
(2021)  | 9781800730144 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 152pp | Availability last checked: 1/8/2021
AUD 54.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.95 (ex. GST),
The Austrian Empire was not a colonial power in the sense that fellow actorslike 19th-century England and France were. It nevertheless oversaw amultinational federation where the capital of Vienna was unmistakably linkedwith its eastern periphery in a quasi-colonial arrangement that inevitablyshaped...

Militant Lactivism?: Attachment Parenting and Intensive Motherhood in the UK and France

Faircloth, Charlotte.
(2021)  | 9781800730137 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 278pp | Availability last checked: 1/7/2021
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (ex. GST),
Following networks of mothers in London and Paris, the author profiles thenarratives of women who breastfeed their children to full term, typically aperiod of several years, as part of an 'attachment parenting' philosophy. Thesemothers talk about their decision to continue breastfeeding as 'the naturalthing...

Narratives in the Making: Writing the East German Past in the Democratic Present

Gallinat, Anselma.
(2021)  | 9781800730083 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 242pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2021
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Despite the three decades that have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall,the historical narrative of East Germany is hardly fixed in public memory, asGerman society continues to grapple with the legacies of the Cold War. Thisfascinating ethnography looks at two very different types of local institutionsin...

Analysing Historical Narratives: On Academic, Popular and Educational Framings of the Past

Berger, Stefan. Brauch, Nicola. Lorenz, Chris.
(2021)  | 9781800730465 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 384pp | Availability last checked: 4/5/2021
AUD 284.95 (inc. GST), AUD 259.05 (ex. GST),
For all of the recent debates over the methods and theoretical underpinnings ofthe historical profession, scholars and laypeople alike still frequently thinkof history in terms of storytelling. Accordingly, historians and theorists havedevoted much attention to how historical narratives work, illuminating...

Beyond the Veil: Reflexive Studies of Death and Dying

Christodoulaki, Kalliopi M. Thamann, Aubrey.
(2021)  | 9781800730649 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 276pp | Availability last checked: 4/5/2021
AUD 255.95 (inc. GST), AUD 232.68 (ex. GST),
Looking at the cultural responses to death and dying, this collection exploresthe emotional aspects that death provokes in humans, whether it is disgust,fear, awe, sadness, anger, or even joy. Whereas most studies of death and dyingtreat the subject from an objective viewpoint, the scholars in this...

 

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