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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: 15/5/2018
AUD 48.95 (inc. GST), AUD 44.50 (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

Gressier, Catie.
(2015)  | 9781782387732 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 258pp | Availability last checked: 15/5/2018
AUD 195.95 (inc. GST), AUD 178.14 (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

Silverstein, Jordana.
(2015)  | 9781782386520 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 254pp | Availability last checked: 15/5/2018
AUD 195.95 (inc. GST), AUD 178.14 (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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Ritual in Its Own Right: Exploring the Dynamics of Transformation

Handelman, Don. Lindquist, Galina. , Handelman, Don. Lindquist, Galina.
(2005)  | 9781845450519 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 242pp | Availability last checked: 15/5/2018
AUD 48.95 (inc. GST), AUD 44.50 (ex. GST),
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

Kapferer, Bruce.
(2011)  | 9780857454362 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 446pp | Availability last checked: 15/5/2018
AUD 56.95 (inc. GST), AUD 51.77 (ex. GST),
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

Wegner, B. Wegner, Bernd.
(1997)  | 9781571818829 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 640pp | Availability last checked: 20/6/2018
AUD 195.95 (inc. GST), AUD 178.14 (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: 15/5/2018
AUD 48.95 (inc. GST), AUD 44.50 (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

Cooper, Malcolm. Funck, Carolin.
(2015)  | 9781785330292 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 15/5/2018
AUD 56.95 (inc. GST), AUD 51.77 (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...

 

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