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  • Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopiaby Joshua Lockyer; James R. Veteto

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    List of Tables, Figures, and Maps Acknowledgements Contributors Prologue E.N. Anderson Introduction: Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia: An Introduction Joshua Lockyer and James R. Veteto   PART I: BIOREGIONALISM Chapter 1. Growing a Life-Place Politics Peter Berg     Chapter 2. On Bioregionalism... more...

  • The Discipline of Leisureby Simon Coleman; Tamara Kohn

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    The burgeoning social scientific study of tourism has emphasized the effects of the post-industrial economy on travel and place. However, this volume takes some of these issues into a different area of leisure: the spare-time carved out by people as part of their everyday lives - time that is much more intimately juxtaposed with the pressures and... more...

  • Mass Media and Historical Changeby Frank Bosch

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 85.00

    "This is an excellent, wide-ranging, and expertly researched survey of the historical role of mass media in the Western world. It is original, concise, and well written, and provides a wealth of information that is not easily accessible elsewhere... [It] is held together by analytical questions on the role of mass media in mirroring and fostering... more...

  • Fellow Tribesmenby Frank Usbeck

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Germans exhibited a widespread cultural passion for tales and representations of Native Americans. This book explores the evolution of German national identity and its relationship with the ideas and cultural practices around "Indianthusiasm."  Pervasive and adaptable, imagery of Native Americans was appropriated... more...

  • To the Bomb and Backby Sue Saffle

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    Between 1939 and 1945 some 80,000 Finnish children were sent to Sweden, Denmark, and elsewhere, ostensibly to protect them from danger while their nation's soldiers fought superior Soviet and German forces. This was the largest of all World War II children's transports, and although acknowledged today as "a great social-historical mistake" it has... more...

  • Marking Evilby Amos Goldberg; Haim Hazan

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    Talking about the Holocaust has provided an international language for ethics, victimization, political claims, and constructions of collective identity. As part of a worldwide vocabulary, that language helps set the tenor of the era of globalization. This volume addresses manifestations of Holocaust-engendered global discourse by critically examining... more...

  • The Respectable Career of Fritz K.by Hartmut Berghoff; Cornelia Rauh

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    List of Figures Foreword Abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1. Kiehn's Rise to the Middle Class: A Traveling Salesman Becomes a Factory Owner Chapter 2. Rapid Ascent through the Nazi Ranks: From Local Party Leader to Reichstag Delegate Chapter 3. Fritz Kiehn, "Leader of the Wurttemberg Economy" Chapter 4. Riding Nazi... more...

  • Housing and Belonging in Latin Americaby Christien Klaufus; Arij Ouweneel

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    List of Figures and Tables Preface Introduction: Taking up Residency: Spatial Reconfigurations and the Struggle to Belong in Urban Latin America Christien Klaufus PART I: THE LATIN AMERICAN CONTEXT Chapter 1. The Consolidation of the Latin American City and the Changing Bases for Social Order Bryan R. Roberts Chapter... more...

  • Fault Linesby Giacomo Parrinello

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    Earth's fractured geology is visible in its fault lines. It is along these lines that earthquakes occur, sometimes with disastrous effects. These disturbances can significantly influence urban development, as seen in the aftermath of two earthquakes in Italy, Messina in 1908 and in the Belice Valley, Sicily, in 1968. Following the history of these... more...

  • In the Eventby Lotte Meinert; Bruce Kapferer

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    Events are "generative moments" in at least three senses: events are created by and condense larger-scale social structures; as moments, they spark and give rise to new social processes; in themselves, events may also serve to analyze social situations and relationships. Based on ethnographic studies from around the world-varying from rituals and... more...