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How Materials Matter

by Graeme Were Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

How does design and innovation shape people's lives in the Pacific? Focusing on plant materials from the region, How Materials Matter reveals ways in which a variety of people – from craftswomen and scientists...


Vehicles

by David Lipset & Richard Handler Berghahn Books (August 01, 2014)

Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a sign—for example, a cattle car—and...


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,...


The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective

by Jacqueline Knörr & Christoph Kohl Berghahn Books (February 01, 2016)

For centuries, Africa's Upper Guinea Coast region has been the site of regional and global interactions, with societies from different parts of the African continent and beyond engaging in economic trade, cultural...


Russian Postmodernism: New Perspectives on Post-Soviet Culture

by Mikhail N. Epstein, Alexander A. Genis & Slobodanka Millicent Vladiv-Glover Berghahn Books (January 30, 1999)

Recent decades have been decisive for Russia not only politically but culturally as well. The end of the Cold War has enabled Russia to take part in the global rise and crystallization of postmodernism. This...


Wind Over Water: Migration in an East Asian Context

by David W. Haines, Keiko Yamanaka & Shinji Yamashita Berghahn Books (October 01, 2012)

Providing a comprehensive treatment of a full range of migrant destinies in East Asia by scholars from both Asia and North America, this volume captures the way migrants are changing the face of Asia, especially...


Papua New Guinea's Last Place: Experiences of Constraint in a Postcolonial Prison

by Adam Reed Berghahn Books (July 01, 2003)

What kind of experience is incarceration? How should one define its constraints? The author, who conducted extensive fieldwork in a maximum-security jail in Papua New Guinea, seeks to address these questions...


The 1926/27 Soviet Polar Census Expeditions

by David G. Anderson Berghahn Books (May 01, 2011)

In 1926/27 the Soviet Central Statistical Administration initiated several yearlong expeditions to gather primary data on the whereabouts, economy and living conditions of all rural peoples living in the Arctic...