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  • The Practice of Warby Aparna Rao; Michael Bollig; Monika Bock

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 37.95

    The fact is that war comes in many guises and its effects continue to be felt long after peace is proclaimed. This challenges the anthropologists who write of war as participant observers. Participant observation inevitably deals with the here and now, with the highly specific. It is only over the long view that one can begin to see the commonalities... more...

  • Civil Society and Gender Justiceby Karen Hagemann; Sonya Michel; Gunilla Budde

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Civil society and civic engagement have increasingly become topics of discussion at the national and international level. The editors of this volume ask, does the concept of "civil society" include gender equality and gender justice? Or, to frame the question differently, is civil society a feminist concept? Conversely, does feminism need the concept... more...

  • Not Born a Refugee Womanby Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed; Nazilla Khanlou; Helene Moussa

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Not Born a Refugee Woman is an in-depth inquiry into the identity construction of refugee women. It challenges and rethinks current identity concepts, policies, and practices in the context of a globalizing environment, and in the increasingly racialized post-September 11th context, from the perspective of refugee women. This collection brings... more...

  • Narrating the Nationby Stefan Berger; Linas Eriksonas; Andrew Mycock

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 37.95

    A sustained and systematic study of the construction, erosion and reconstruction of national histories across a wide variety of states is highly topical and extremely relevant in the context of the accelerating processes of Europeanization and globalization. However, as demonstrated in this volume, histories have not, of course, only been written... more...

  • Social Security in Religious Networksby Carolin Leutloff-Grandits; Anja Peleikis; Tatjana Thelen

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 120.00

    During the last decades, the world has been facing tremendous political transformations and new risks: epidemics such as HIV/Aids have had destabilizing effect on the caretaking role of kin; in post-socialist countries political reforms have made unemployment a new source of insecurity. Furthermore, the state's withdrawal from providing social security... more...

  • Culture Warsby Deborah James; Evelyn Plaice; Christina Toren

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    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 offer authentic accounts of culture and hence that ethnographers are only ever interpreters of it, others point out that anthropologists are,... more...

  • When God Comes to Townby Rik Pinxten; Lisa Dikomitis

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 25.00

    Around 1800 roughly three per cent of the human population lived in urban areas; by 2030 this number is expected to have gone up to some seventy per cent. This poses problems for traditional religions that are all rooted in rural, small-scale societies. The authors in this volume question what the possible appeal of these old religions, such as... more...

  • Border Interrogationsby Benita Samperdro Vizcaya; Simon Doubleday

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Under the current cartographies of globalism, where frontiers mutate, vacillate, and mark the contiguity of discourse, questioning the Spanish border seems a particularly urgent task. The volume engages a wide spectrum of ambivalent regions-subjects that currently are, or have been seen in the past, as spaces of negotiation and contestation. However,... more...

  • Biopolitics, Militarism, and Developmentby David O'Kane; Tricia Redeker Hepner

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 25.00

    Bringing together original, contemporary ethnographic research on the Northeast African state of Eritrea, this book shows how biopolitics - the state-led deployment of disciplinary technologies on individuals and population groups - is assuming particular forms in the twenty-first century. Once hailed as the "African country that works," Eritrea's... more...

  • German Literature in a New Centuryby Katharina Gerstenberger; Patricia Herminghouse

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    While the first decade after the fall of the Berlin wall was marked by the challenges of unification and the often difficult process of reconciling East and West German experiences, many Germans expected that the "new century" would achieve "normalization." The essays in this volume take a closer look at Germany's new normalcy and argue for a more... more...