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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: 30/4/2021
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (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 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: 30/4/2021
AUD 58.95 (inc. GST), AUD 53.59 (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 | Availability last checked: 1/2/2021
AUD 69.95 (inc. GST), AUD 63.59 (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 245.95 (inc. GST), AUD 223.59 (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 231.95 (inc. GST), AUD 210.86 (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...

Performing Place, Practising Memories: Aboriginal Australians, Hippies and the State

Henry, Rosita.
(2014)  | 9781782386834 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 288pp
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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Expeditionary Anthropology: Teamwork, Travel and the ''Science of Man''

Harris, Amanda. Thomas, Martin.
(2021)  | 9781800730182 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 330pp
AUD 61.95 (inc. GST), AUD 56.32 (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...

Experimental Collaborations: Ethnography through Fieldwork Devices

Criado, Tomás Sánchez. Estalella, Adolfo.
(2021)  | 9781800730151 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 236pp
AUD 61.95 (inc. GST), AUD 56.32 (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...

Tropics of Vienna: Colonial Utopias of the Habsburg Empire

Bach, Ulrich E.
(2021)  | 9781800730144 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 152pp
AUD 57.95 (inc. GST), AUD 52.68 (ex. GST),
Coming in August 2021
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...

The Total Work of Art: Foundations, Articulations, Inspirations

Imhoof, David. Menninger, Margaret Eleanor. Steinhoff, Anthony J.
(2021)  | 9781800730175 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 300pp
AUD 61.95 (inc. GST), AUD 56.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in August 2021
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...

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

Faircloth, Charlotte.
(2021)  | 9781800730137 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 278pp
AUD 61.95 (inc. GST), AUD 56.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2021
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
AUD 61.95 (inc. GST), AUD 56.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2021
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
AUD 296.95 (inc. GST), AUD 269.95 (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
AUD 265.95 (inc. GST), AUD 241.77 (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...

Legal Entanglements: Law, Rights and the Battle for Legitimacy in the Two Germanys, 1949–1990

Gehrig, Sebastian.
(2021)  | 9781800730830 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 368pp
AUD 276.95 (inc. GST), AUD 251.77 (ex. GST),
Of all the dramatic ruptures occasioned by the division of East and WestGermany, one of the most consequential was in the realm of law, as two nationsscrambled to put the Nazi past behind them and forge new legal regimes. LegalEntanglements gives a comprehensive account of this often-overlooked chapter...

Hope and Insufficiency: Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Douglas-Jones, Rachel. Shaffner, Justin.
(2021)  | 9781800730991 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 180pp
AUD 245.95 (inc. GST), AUD 223.59 (ex. GST),
A process through which skills, knowledge, and resources are expanded, capacitybuilding, remains a tantalizing and pervasive concept throughout the field ofanthropology, though it has received little in the way of critical analysis. Byexploring the concept’s role in a variety of different settings...

 

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