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Peace at All Costs

by Annika Frieberg Berghahn Books (July 01, 2019)

Although it was characterized by simmering international tensions, the early Cold War also witnessed dramatic instances of reconciliation between states, as former antagonists rebuilt political, economic, and...


Mobile Urbanity

by Neil Carrier & Tabea Scharrer Berghahn Books (July 01, 2019)

The increased presence of Somalis has brought much change to East African towns and cities in recent decades, change that has met with ambivalence and suspicion, especially within Kenya. This volume demystifies...


Twilight of the Merkel Era

by Eric Langenbacher Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

Elections always have consequences, but the 2017 Bundestag election in Germany proved particularly consequential. With political upheaval across the globe—notably in Britain and the USA—it was vital to...


The Brazilian Truth Commission

by Nina Schneider Berghahn Books (May 01, 2019)

Bringing together some of the world’s leading scholars, practitioners, and human rights activists, this groundbreaking volume provides the first systematic analysis of the 2012–2014 Brazilian National Truth...


Political Networks and Social Movements

by Soledad Valdivia Rivera Berghahn Books (May 01, 2019)

After a landslide electoral victory in 2006, Evo Morales became the first indigenous President of Bolivia. Morales’s stunning ascent was mirrored by the rising fortunes of his political party, the leftist...


Planning Labour

by Alina-Sandra Cucu Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

Impoverished, indebted, and underdeveloped at the close of World War II, Romania underwent dramatic changes as part of its transition to a centrally planned economy. Like the Soviet Union, it pursued a policy...


Rethinking and Unthinking Development

by Busani Mpofu & Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

Development has remained elusive in Africa. Through theoretical contributions and case studies focusing on Southern Africa’s former white settler states, South Africa and Zimbabwe, this volume responds to...


Categories in Context

by Isabelle Berrebi-Hoffmann, Olivier Giraud, Léa Renard & Theresa Wobbe Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

Despite the wealth of empirical research currently available on the interrelationships of gender and labor, we still know comparatively little about the forms of classification and categorization that have...


Rampart Nations

by Liliya Berezhnaya & Heidi Hein-Kircher Berghahn Books (February 01, 2019)

The “bulwark” or antemurale myth—whereby a region is imagined as a defensive barrier against a dangerous Other—has been a persistent strand in the development of Eastern European nationalisms. While...


Party Responses to Social Movements

by Daniela R. Piccio Berghahn Books (February 01, 2019)

Across the West, the explosion of social movement activity since the late 1960s has constituted a “participatory revolution” that has posed profound challenges for formal political parties. Through an analysis...


Politics of Scale

by Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Suzie Thomas & Yujie Zhu Berghahn Books (January 01, 2019)

Critical Heritage Studies is a new and fast-growing interdisciplinary field of study seeking to explore power relations involved in the production and meaning-making of cultural heritage. Politics of Scale...


The Changing Meanings of the Welfare State

by Nils Edling Berghahn Books (January 01, 2019)

In discussions of economics, governance, and society in the Nordic countries, “the welfare state” is a well-worn analytical concept. However, there has been much less scholarly energy devoted to historicizing...


Europeanization in Sweden

by Anna Meeuwisse & Roberto Scaramuzzino Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

Notwithstanding its many successes since 1945, the project of European integration currently faces major difficulties, from financial crises and mass immigration to the impending departure of the UK from the...


Law, History, and Justice

by Annette Weinke Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

Since the nineteenth century, the development of international humanitarian law has been marked by complex entanglements of legal theory, historical trauma, criminal prosecution, historiography, and politics....


Humanitarianism and Media

by Johannes Paulmann Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

For as long as humanitarianism has been understood as a distinct human endeavor, mass media have helped to shape its forms, strategies, and contexts, whether mobilizing public sentiment over suffering in distant...


Democracy Struggles

by Theodora Vetta Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Tracing the boom of local NGOs since the 1990s in the context of the global political economy of aid, current trends of neoliberal state restructuring, and shifting post-Cold War hegemonies, this book explores...


The Global Life of Austerity

by Theodoros Rakopoulos Berghahn Books (June 01, 2018)

Austerity and structural adjustment programs are just the latest forms of neoliberal policy to have a profoundly damaging impact on the targeted populations. Yet, as the contributors to this collection argue,...


Pacific Realities

by Laurent Dousset & Mélissa Nayral Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Throughout the Pacific region, people are faced with dramatic changes, often described as processes of “glocalization”; individuals and groups espouse multilayered forms of identity, in which global modes...


Sense and Essence

by Birgit Meyer & Mattijs van de Port Berghahn Books (July 01, 2018)

Contrary to popular perceptions, cultural heritage is not given, but constantly in the making: a construction subject to dynamic processes of (re)inventing culture within particular social formations and bound...


The Decisionist Imagination

by Daniel Bessner & Nicolas Guilhot Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

In the decades following World War II, the science of decision-making moved from the periphery to the center of transatlantic political theory, as part of the broader mobilization of social science during the...


Gulag Memories

by Zuzanna Bogumił Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Though the institution of the Gulag was nominally closed over half a decade ago, it lives on as an often hotly contested site of memory in the post-socialist era. This ethnographic study takes a holistic, comprehensive...


Nation Branding in Modern History

by Carolin Viktorin, Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht, Annika Estner & Marcel K. Will Berghahn Books (August 01, 2018)

A relatively recent coinage within international relations, “nation branding” designates the process of highlighting a country’s positive characteristics for promotional purposes, using techniques similar...


Refugee Resettlement

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Adèle Garnier, Liliana Lyra Jubilut & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik Berghahn Books (July 01, 2018)

Examining resettlement practices worldwide and drawing on contributions from anthropology, law, international relations, social work, and numerous other disciplines, this ground-breaking volume highlights the...


Renewing Research and Romani Activism

by Sam Beck & Ana Ivasiuc Berghahn Books (August 01, 2018)

Exploring contemporary debates and developments in Roma-related research and forms of activism, this volume argues for taking up reflexivity as practice in these fields, and advocates a necessary renewal of...


What is Work?

by Raffaella Sarti, Anna Bellavitis & Manuela Martini Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Every society throughout history has defined what counts as work and what doesn't. And more often than not, those lines of demarcation are inextricable from considerations of gender. What Is Work? offers a...


The Neoliberal Landscape and the Rise of Islamist Capital in Turkey

by Neşecan Balkan, Erol Balkan & Ahmet Öncü Berghahn Books (February 01, 2015)

Islamist capital accumulation has split the Turkish bourgeoisie and polarized Turkish society into secular and religious social groupings, giving rise to conflicts between the state and political Islam. By...


Blood and Fire

by Sharryn Kasmir & August Carbonella Berghahn Books (August 01, 2014)

Based on long-term fieldwork, six vivid ethnographies from Colombia, India, Poland, Spain and the southern and northern U.S. address the dwindling importance of labor throughout the world. The contributors...


Sustainable Development

by Paul Sillitoe Berghahn Books (August 01, 2014)

With growing evidence of unsustainable use of the world's resources, such as hydrocarbon reserves, and related environmental pollution, as in alarming climate change predictions, sustainable development is...


Breaking Boundaries

by Agnes Horvath, Bjørn Thomassen & Harald Wydra Berghahn Books (May 01, 2015)

Liminality has the potential to be a leading paradigm for understanding transformation in a globalizing world. As a fundamental human experience, liminality transmits cultural practices, codes, rituals, and...


Worldwide Mobilizations

by Don Kalb & Massimiliano Mollona Berghahn Books (June 11, 2018)

The past decades have seen significant urban insurrections worldwide, and this volume analyses some of them from an anthropological perspective; it argues that transformations of urban class relationships must...


The Revolt of the Provinces

by Kristóf Szombati Berghahn Books (June 12, 2018)

The first in-depth ethnographic monograph on the New Right in Central and Eastern Europe, The Revolt of the Provinces explores the making of right-wing hegemony in Hungary over the last decade. It explains...


Frontiers of Civil Society

by Marek Mikuš Berghahn Books (June 13, 2018)

In Serbia, as elsewhere in postsocialist Europe, the rise of 'civil society' was expected to support a smooth transformation to Western models of liberal democracy and capitalism. More than twenty years after...


Civil Society Revisited

by Kerstin Jacobsson & Elzbieta Korolczuk Berghahn Books (June 01, 2017)

In much social scientific literature, Polish civil society has been portrayed as weak and passive. This volume offers a much-needed corrective, challenging this characterization on both theoretical and empirical...


Intellectuals and (Counter-) Politics

by Gavin Smith Berghahn Books (May 01, 2014)

Contemporary forms of capitalism and the state require close analytic attention to reveal the conditions of possibility for effective counter-politics. On the other hand the practice of collective politics...


Intimate Mobilities

by Christian Groes & Nadine T. Fernandez Berghahn Books (May 24, 2018)

As globalization and transnational encounters intensify, people's mobility is increasingly conditioned by intimacy, ranging from love, desire, and sexual liaisons to broader family, kinship and conjugal matters....


Affective States

by Mateusz Laszczkowski & Madeleine Reeves Berghahn Books (December 15, 2017)

In recent years, political and social theory has been transformed by the heterogeneous approaches to feeling and emotion jointly referred to as 'affect theory'. These range from psychological and social-constructivist...


Stategraphy

by Tatjana Thelen, Larissa Vetters & Keebet von Benda-Beckmann Berghahn Books (November 30, 2017)

Stategraphy-the ethnographic exploration of relational modes, boundary work, and forms of embeddedness of actors-offers crucial analytical avenues for researching the state. By exploring interactions and negotiations...


Global Sustainability and Communities of Practice

by Carl A. Maida & Sam Beck Berghahn Books (March 28, 2018)

Environmental challenges are more complex due to rapid development and human population growth alongside technological advances that alter lifestyles and social norms. To meet these challenges, concepts of...


World Heritage Craze in China

by Haiming Yan Berghahn Books (March 28, 2018)

There is a World Heritage Craze in China. China claims to have the longest continuous civilization in the world and is seeking recognition from UNESCO. This book explores three dimensions of the UNESCO World...


Democracy in Modern Europe

by Jussi Kurunmäki, Jeppe Nevers & Henk te Velde Berghahn Books (June 19, 2018)

As one of the most influential ideas in modern European history, democracy has fundamentally reshaped not only the landscape of governance, but also social and political thought throughout the world. Democracy...


Industrial Labor on the Margins of Capitalism

by Chris Hann & Jonathan Parry Berghahn Books (March 28, 2018)

Bringing together ethnographic case studies of industrial labor from different parts of the world, Industrial Labor on the Margins of Capitalism explores the increasing casualization of workforces and the weakening...


Peaceful Selves

by Laura Eramian Berghahn Books (November 01, 2017)

This ethnography of personhood in post-genocide Rwanda investigates how residents of a small town grapple with what kinds of persons they ought to become in the wake of violence. Based on fieldwork carried...


The Decolonial Mandela

by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni Berghahn Books (March 01, 2016)

A significant contribution to the emerging literature on decolonial studies, this concise and forcefully argued volume lays out a groundbreaking interpretation of the "Mandela phenomenon." Contrary to a neoliberal...


The Anthropology of Corporate Social Responsibility

by Catherine Dolan & Dinah Rajak Berghahn Books (March 01, 2016)

The Anthropology of Corporate Social Responsibility explores the meanings, practices, and impact of corporate social and environmental responsibility across a range of transnational corporations and geographical...


Rethinking Holocaust Justice

by Norman J. W. Goda Berghahn Books (December 29, 2017)

Since the end of World War II, the ongoing efforts aimed at criminal prosecution, restitution, and other forms of justice in the wake of the Holocaust have constituted one of the most significant episodes in...


Bishkek Boys

by Philipp Schröder Berghahn Books (November 01, 2017)

In this pioneering ethnographic study of identity, author Philipp Schröder explores integration and urban change in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek from the vantage point of young men living in the neighbourhood....


Messy Europe

by Kristín Loftsdóttir, Andrea L. Smith & Brigitte Hipfl Berghahn Books (February 19, 2018)

Using the economic crisis as a starting point, Messy Europe offers a critical new look at the issues of race, gender, and national understandings of self and other in contemporary Europe. It highlights and...


Nazism, the Holocaust, and the Middle East

by Francis R. Nicosia & Bogaç A. Ergene Berghahn Books (January 15, 2018)

Given their geographical separation from Europe, ethno-religious and cultural diversity, and subordinate status within the Nazi racial hierarchy, Middle Eastern societies were both hospitable as well as hostile...


Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces

by Tsypylma Darieva, Florian Mühlfried & Kevin Tuite Berghahn Books (February 19, 2018)

Though long-associated with violence, the Caucasus is a region rich with religious conviviality. Based on fresh ethnographies in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation, Sacred Places, Emerging...


The Partial Revolution

by Michael Hoffmann Berghahn Books (January 15, 2018)

Located in the far-western Tarai region of Nepal, Kailali has been the site of dynamic social and political change in recent history. The Partial Revolution examines Kailali in the aftermath of Nepal's Maoist...