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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 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Indigenist Mobilization

by Luisa Steur Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

In Kerala, political activists with a background in Communism are now instead asserting political demands on the basis of indigenous identity. Why did a notion of indigenous belonging come to replace the discourse...


Crude Domination

by Andrea Behrends, Stephen Reyna & Gunther Schlee Berghahn Books (October 01, 2011)

Crude Domination is an innovative and important book about a critical topic – oil. While there have been numerous works about petroleum from 'experience-far' perspectives, there have been relatively few that...


Communities of Complicity: Everyday Ethics in Rural China

by Hans Steinmüller Berghahn Books (March 01, 2013)

Everyday life in contemporary rural China is characterized by an increased sense of moral challenge and uncertainty. Ordinary people often find themselves caught between the moral frameworks of capitalism,...


Elusive Promises: Planning in the Contemporary World

by Simone Abram & Gisa Weszkalnys Berghahn Books (July 01, 2013)

Planning in contemporary democratic states is often understood as a range of activities, from housing to urban design, regional development to economic planning. This volume sees planning differently-as the...


Slipping Away: Banana Politics and Fair Trade in the Eastern Caribbean

by Mark Moberg Berghahn Books (November 01, 2008)

During the 1990s, the Eastern Caribbean was caught in a bitter trade dispute between the US and EU over the European banana market. When the World Trade Organization rejected preferential access for Caribbean...


Class, Contention, and a World in Motion

by Winnie Lem & Pauline Gardiner Barber Berghahn Books (July 01, 2010)

Prevailing scholarship on migration tends to present migrants as the objects of history, subjected to abstract global forces or to concrete forms of regulation imposed by state and supra state organizations....