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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: 14/6/2019
AUD 53.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.05 (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 214.95 (inc. GST), AUD 195.41 (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 214.95 (inc. GST), AUD 195.41 (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...

Best Sellers

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

Kowal, Emma.
(2015)  | 9781782386049 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2019
AUD 53.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.05 (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 | Availability last checked: 11/4/2019
AUD 209.95 (inc. GST), AUD 190.86 (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...

Japanese Tourism: Spaces, Places and Structures

(2015)  | 9781785330292 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 256pp
AUD 62.95 (inc. GST), AUD 57.23 (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: 28/2/2019
AUD 62.95 (inc. GST), AUD 57.23 (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

The Vampire: Origins of a European Myth

Bohn, Thomas M.
(2019)  | 9781789202922 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 354pp | Availability last checked: 27/5/2019
AUD 230.95 (inc. GST), AUD 209.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
Even before Bram Stoker immortalized Transylvania as the homeland of hisfictional Count Dracula, the figure of the vampire was inextricably tied toEastern Europe in the popular imagination. Drawing on a wealth of heretoforeneglected sources, this book offers a fascinating account of howvampires—whose...

Claiming Homes: Confronting Domicide in Rural China

Bruckermann, Charlotte.
(2019)  | 9781789203578 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 252pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 210.95 (inc. GST), AUD 191.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
Chinese citizens make themselves at home despite economic transformation,political rupture, and domestic dislocation in the contemporary countryside. Bymobilizing labor and kinship to make claims over homes, people, and things,rural residents withstand devaluation and confront dispossession. As aparticular...

Inward Looking: The Impact on 'Romanipe' from the Romani Perspective

Marinov’s, Aleksandar G.
(2019)  | 9781789203615 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 322pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 228.95 (inc. GST), AUD 208.14 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
At present, Roma are an integral part of Europe, though they face structural andsocial inequalities and different forms of exclusion and discrimination. InwardLooking seeks to understand the relationship between Romani identity,performance and migration. Particularly, it studies the idea of ‘Romanipe’under...

Regimes of Responsibility in Africa: Genealogies, Rationalities and Conflicts

Jedlowski, Alessandro. Rubbers, Benjamin.
(2019)  | 9781789203592 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 266pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 210.95 (inc. GST), AUD 191.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
How have African moral worlds changed since the 1990s? Regimes of Responsibilityin Africa analyses the transformations that discourses and practices ofresponsibility have undergone in Africa. By doing so, this collection of essaysoffers insight that develops a stronger grasp on the interaction between...

Ambiguous Childhoods: Peer Socialisation, Schooling and Agency in a Zambian Village

Clemensen, Nana.
(2019)  | 9781789203516 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 150pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 149.95 (inc. GST), AUD 136.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
Growing up with social and economic upheaval in the peripheries of globalneoliberalism, children in rural Zambia are presented with diverging social andmoral protocols across homes, classrooms, church halls, and the street. Mostlyunmonitored by adults, they explore the ambiguities of adult life in playfulinteractions...

Germany On Their Minds: German-Jewish Refugees in the United States and Relationships with Germany, 1938–1988

Schenderlein, Anne C.
(2019)  | 9781789200058 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 334pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 228.95 (inc. GST), AUD 208.14 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
Throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, before closing its borders to Jewishrefugees, the United States granted asylum to approximately ninety thousandGerman Jews fleeing the horrors of the Third Reich. And even though many of themwanted little to do with Germany, the political circumstances of the postwar...

Sometime Kin: Layers of Memory, Boundaries of Ethnography

Wallman, Sandra.
(2019)  | 9781789203394 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 190pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 210.95 (inc. GST), AUD 191.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
In Sometime Kin Sandra Wallman paints the portrait of an Alpine settlement - itshistory, economy and culture, and its unusual resistance to outsiders andmodernisation. Against this, journal extracts show the villagers embracing herfour small children and acting as participant observers in the two-way...

Cinema of Collaboration: DEFA Coproductions and International Exchange in Cold War Europe

Ivanova, Mariana.
(2019)  | 9781789203431 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 296pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 210.95 (inc. GST), AUD 191.77 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
From their very inception, European cinemas undertook collaborative ventures inan attempt to cultivate a transnational “Film-Europe.” In the postwar era,it was DEFA, the state cinema of East Germany, that emerged as a key site forcooperative practices. Despite the significant challenges that the...

The World of Children: Foreign Cultures in Nineteenth-Century German Education and Entertainment

LĂ€ssig, Simone. Weiß, Andreas.
(2019)  | 9781789202786 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 332pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 228.95 (inc. GST), AUD 208.14 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
In an era of rapidly increasing technological advances and internationalexchange, how did young people come to understand the world beyond theirdoorsteps? Focusing on Germany through the lens of the history of knowledge,this collection explores various media for children—from textbooks, adventurestories,...

Bourdieu and Social Space: Mobilities, Trajectories, Emplacements

Reed-Danahay, Deborah.
(2019)  | 9781789203530 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 190pp | Availability last checked: 15/3/2019
AUD 193.95 (inc. GST), AUD 176.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in October 2019
French sociologist and anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu’s relevance for studiesof spatiality and mobility has received less attention than other aspects of hiswork. Here, Deborah Reed-Danahay argues that the concept of social space,central to Bourdieu’s ideas, addresses the structured inequalities...

 

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