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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 50.95 (inc. GST), AUD 46.32 (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 202.95 (inc. GST), AUD 184.50 (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
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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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Ritual in Its Own Right: Exploring the Dynamics of Transformation

(2005)  | 9781845450519 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 242pp
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Historically, canonic studies of ritual have discussed and explained ritualorganization, action, and transformation primarily as representations of broadercultural and social orders. In the present, as in the past, less attention isgiven to the power of ritual to organize and effect transformation through...

Legends of People, Myths of State: Violence, Intolerance, and Political Culture in Sri Lanka and Australia

(2011)  | 9780857454362 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 446pp
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The civil war in Sri Lanka and the part that nationalism seemed to play in itinspired the writing of this book some twenty-three years ago. The argument wasdeveloped through a comparative analysis of nationalism in Sri Lanka with theauthor’s native Australia. At the time this constituted an innovative...

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

(1997)  | 9781571818829 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 640pp | Availability last checked: 14/12/2018
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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 50.95 (inc. GST), AUD 46.32 (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
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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...

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Luso-Tropicalism and Its Discontents: The Making and Unmaking of Racial Exceptionalism

Anderson, Warwick. Roque, Ricardo. Santos, Ricardo Ventura.
(2019)  | 9781789201130 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 346pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2018
AUD 233.95 (inc. GST), AUD 212.68 (ex. GST),
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Modern perceptions of race across much of the Global South are indebted to theBrazilian social scientist Gilberto Freyre, who in works such as The Masters andthe Slaves claimed that Portuguese colonialism produced exceptionally benign andtolerant race relations. This volume radically reinterprets Freyre'sLuso-tropicalist...

Planning Labour: Time and the Foundations of Industrial Socialism in Romania

Cucu, Alina-Sandra.
(2019)  | 9781789201857 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2018
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Impoverished, indebted, and underdeveloped at the close of World War II, Romaniaunderwent dramatic changes as part of its transition to a centrally plannedeconomy. Like the Soviet Union, it pursued a policy of "socialist accumulation"whereby the state appropriated agricultural surplus in support of...

The Engaged Historian: Perspectives on the Intersections of Politics, Activism and the Historical Profession

Berger, Stefan.
(2019)  | 9781789201994 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 378pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2018
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Coming in April 2019
On the surface, historical scholarship might seem thoroughly incompatible withpolitical engagement: the ideal historian, many imagine, is a disinterestedobserver focused exclusively on the past. In truth, however, political actionand historical research have been deeply intertwined for nearly as long...

Magical House Protection: The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft

Hoggard, Brian.
(2019)  | 9781789202052 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 366pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2018
AUD 251.95 (inc. GST), AUD 229.05 (ex. GST),
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Belief in magic and particularly the power of witchcraft was a deep and enduringpresence in popular culture; people created and concealed many objects toprotect themselves from harmful magic.? Detailed are the principal forms ofmagical house protection in Britain and beyond from the fourteenth century...

Gendering Post-1945 German History: Entanglements

Bruhofener, Friederike. Hagemann, Karen. Harsch, Donna. Brühöfener, Friederike.
(2019)  | 9781789201918 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 442pp | Availability last checked: 8/11/2018
AUD 231.95 (inc. GST), AUD 210.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in April 2019
For as much as “entanglement” has become a keyword in recent German historyscholarship, entangled studies of the postwar era have largely limited theirscope to politics and economics across the two Germanys while giving shortshrift to social and cultural phenomena like gender. At the same time,historians...

On the Geopragmatics of Anthropological Identification

Chun, Allen.
(2019)  | 9781789202038 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 196pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2018
AUD 215.95 (inc. GST), AUD 196.32 (ex. GST),
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We live in a transnational, multicultural world that has misunderstood manycentral aspects of cultural identity, from which anthropology cannot be exempt.On the Geopragmatics of Anthropological Identification is literally about thediscursive spaces of our use of language and their underlying practices.Contrary...

Cyborg Mind: What Brain-Computer and Mind-Cyberspace Interfaces Mean for Cyberneuroethics

MacKellar, Calum.
(2019)  | 9781789200140 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 310pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2018
AUD 215.95 (inc. GST), AUD 196.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in April 2019
With the development of new direct interfaces between the human brain andcomputer systems, the time has come for an in-depth ethical examination of theway these neuronal interfaces may support an interaction between the mind andcyberspace.In so doing, this book does not hesitate to blend disciplines...

Rethinking Civil-Military Relations: Anthropological Perspectives

Ben-Ari Sřrensen Ben-Ari, Eyal. Sørensen, Birgitte Refslund.
(2019)  | 9781789201956 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 324pp | Availability last checked: 8/11/2018
AUD 231.95 (inc. GST), AUD 210.86 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2019
Military-civilian encounters are multiple and diverse in our times. Contributorsto this volume demonstrate how military and civilian domains are constitutedthrough entanglements undermining the classic civil-military binary and manifestthemselves in unexpected places and manners. Moreover, the essays...

Rethinking and Unthinking Development

Mpofu Ndlovu-Gatsheni
(2019)  | 9781789201765 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 276pp | Availability last checked: 16/9/2018
AUD 215.95 (inc. GST), AUD 196.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in March 2019

Beyond the Border: Young Minorities in the Danish-German Borderlands, 1955-1971

Wung-Sung Wung-Sung, Tobias Haimin.
(2019)  | 9781789201741 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 260pp | Availability last checked: 3/10/2018
AUD 215.95 (inc. GST), AUD 196.32 (ex. GST),
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In the nineteenth century, the hotly disputed border region between Denmark andGermany was the focus of an intricate conflict that complicates questions ofethnic and national identity even today. Beyond the Border reconstructs theexperiences of both Danish and German minority youths living in the area...

 

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