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  • Tourism Imaginariesby Noel B. Salazar; Nelson H. H. Graburn

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    It is hard to imagine tourism without the creative use of seductive, as well as restrictive, imaginaries about peoples and places. These socially shared assemblages are collaboratively produced and consumed by a diverse range of actors around the globe. As a nexus of social practices through which individuals and groups establish places and peoples... more...

  • Atlantic Automobilismby Gijs Mom

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 150.00

    Our continued use of the combustion engine car in the 21st century, despite many rational arguments against it, makes it more and more difficult to imagine that transport has a sustainable future. Offering a sweeping transatlantic perspective, this book explains the current obsession with automobiles by delving deep into the motives of early car users.... more...

  • Driving Germanyby Thomas Zeller

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 34.95

    Published in Association with the German Historical Institute , Washington, D.C. Hitler's autobahn was more than just the pet project of an infrastructure-friendly dictator. It was supposed to revolutionize the transportation sector in Germany, connect the metropoles with the countryside, and encourage motorization. The propaganda machinery of the... more...

  • Empire of Picturesby Sönke Kunkel

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    In Cold War historiography, the 1960s are often described as a decade of mounting diplomatic tensions and international social unrest. At the same time, they were a period of global media revolution: communication satellites compressed time and space, television spread around the world, and images circulated through print media in expanding ways.... more...

  • Changing the World, Changing Oneselfby Belinda Davis; Wilfried Mausbach; Martin Klimke; Carla MacDougall

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    A captivating time, the 60s and 70s now draw more attention than ever. The first substantial work by historians has appeared only in the last few years, and this volume offers an important contribution. These meticulously researched essays offer new perspectives on the Cold War and global relations in the 1960s and 70s through the perspective of the... more...

  • The Modernist Imaginationby Warren Breckman; Peter E. Gordon; A. Dirk Moses; Samuel Moyn

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Some of the most exciting and innovative work in the humanities currently takes place at the intersection of intellectual history and critical theory. Just as critical theorists are becoming more aware of the historicity of theory, contemporary practitioners of modern intellectual history are recognizing their potential contributions to theoretical... more...

  • Rethinking the Informal Cityby Felipe Hernández; Peter Kellett; Lea Knudsen Allen

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    Latin American cities have always been characterized by a strong tension between what is vaguely described as their formal and informal dimensions. However, the terms formal and informal refer not only to the physical aspect of cities but also to their entire socio-political fabric. Informal cities and settlements exceed the structures of order, control... more...

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

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • The Power of Law in a Transnational Worldby Keebet von Benda-Beckmann; Franz von Benda-Beckmann; Anne Griffiths

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    How is law mobilized and who has the power and authority to construct its meaning? This important volume examines this question as well as how law is constituted and reconfigured through social processes that frame both its continuity and transformation over time. The volume highlights how power is deployed under conditions of legal pluralism, exploring... more...