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Non-Humans in Amerindian South America

by Juan Javier Rivera Andía Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Drawing on fieldwork from diverse Amerindian societies whose lives and worlds are undergoing processes of transformation, adaptation, and deterioration, this volume offers new insights into the indigenous constitutions...

Economy, Crime, and Wrong in a Neoliberal Era

by James G. Carrier Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Corporate scandals since the 1990s have made it clear that economic wrong-doing is more common in Western societies than might be expected. This volume examines the relationship between such wrong-doing and...

Experimental Collaborations

by Adolfo Estalella & Tomás Sánchez Criado Berghahn Books (April 01, 2018)

Anthropology has historically consolidated its ethnographic mode of knowledge production around participant observation: a social and epistemic situation of fieldwork involvement maintaining a certain detachment...


by Annika Lems Berghahn Books (May 24, 2018)

Exploring the lifeworlds of Halima, Omar and Mohamed, three middle-aged Somalis living in Melbourne, Australia, the author discusses the interrelated meanings of emplacement and displacement as experienced...

Back to the Postindustrial Future

by Felix Ringel Berghahn Books (March 26, 2018)

How does an urban community come to terms with the loss of its future? The former socialist model city of Hoyerswerda is an extreme case of a declining postindustrial city. Built to serve the GDR coal industry,...

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...

Managing Ambiguity

by Carna Brkovic Berghahn Books (July 01, 2017)

Why do people turn to personal connections to get things done? Exploring the role of favors in social welfare systems in postwar, postsocialist Bosnia and Herzegovina, this volume provides a new theoretical...

The Good Holiday

by João Afonso Baptista Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

Drawing on ethnographic research in the village of Canhane, which is host to the first community tourism project in Mozambique, The Good Holiday explores the confluence of two powerful industries: tourism and...

Ordinary Lives and Grand Schemes: An Anthropology of Everyday Religion

by Samuli Schielke & Liza Debevec Berghahn Books (June 01, 2012)

Everyday practice of religion is complex in its nature, ambivalent and at times contradictory. The task of an anthropology of religious practice is therefore precisely to see how people navigate and make sense...

Shaping Taxpayers

by Lotta Björklund Larsen Berghahn Books (February 01, 2017)

How do you make taxpayers comply? This ethnography offers a vivid, yet nuanced account of knowledge making at one of Sweden's most esteemed bureaucracies – the Swedish Tax Agency. In its aim to collect taxes...

Culture Wars

by Deborah James, Evelyn Plaice & Christina Toren Berghahn Books (March 01, 2010)

The relationship between anthropologists' ethnographic investigations and the lived social worlds in which these originate is a fundamental issue for anthropology. Where some claim that only native voices may...

Landscapes Beyond Land: Routes, Aesthetics, Narratives

by Arnar Árnason, Nicolas Ellison, Jo Vergunst & Andrew Whitehouse Berghahn Books (September 01, 2012)

Land is embedded in a multitude of material and cultural contexts, through which the human experience of landscape emerges. Ethnographers, with their participative methodologies, long-term co-residence, and...

Being Human, Being Migrant: Senses of Self and Well-Being

by Anne Sigfrid Grønseth Berghahn Books (October 01, 2013)

Migrant experiences accentuate general aspects of the human condition. Therefore, this volume explores migrant's movements not only as geographical movements from here to there but also as movements that constitute...

World Heritage on the Ground: Ethnographic Perspectives

by Christoph Brumann & David Berliner Berghahn Books (April 01, 2016)

The UNESCO World Heritage Convention of 1972 set the contemporary standard for cultural and natural conservation. Today, a place on the World Heritage List is much sought after for tourism promotion, development...

Postsocialist Europe: Anthropological Perspectives from Home

by Laszlo Kurti & Peter Skalnik Berghahn Books (September 01, 2009)

Now that nearly twenty years have passed since the collapse of the Soviet bloc there is a need to understand what has taken place since that historic date and where we are at the moment. Bringing together authors...

Policy Worlds: Anthropology and the Analysis of Contemporary Power

by Cris Shore, Susan Wright & Davide Pero Berghahn Books (April 01, 2011)

There are few areas of society today that remain outside the ambit of policy processes, and likewise policy making has progressively reached into the structure and fabric of everyday life. An instrument of...