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

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • United in Discontentby Dimitrios Theodossopoulos; Elisabeth Kirtsoglou

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 27.95

    Cosmopolitanism is often discussed in a critical and disapproving manner: as a concept complicit with the interests of the powerful, or as a notion related to Western political supremacy, the ills of globalization, inequality, and capitalist economic penetration. Seen as the moral justification for embracing or tolerating cultural difference, ethnically... more...

  • Searching for a Cultural Diplomacyby Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht; Mark C. Donfried

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Recent studies on the meaning of cultural diplomacy in the twentieth century often focus on the United States and the Cold War, based on the premise that cultural diplomacy was a key instrument of foreign policy in the nation's effort to contain the Soviet Union. As a result, the term "cultural diplomacy" has become one-dimensional, linked to political... more...

  • Legends of People, Myths of Stateby Bruce Kapferer

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    The civil war in Sri Lanka and the part that nationalism seemed to play in it inspired the writing of this book some twenty-three years ago. The argument was developed through a comparative analysis of nationalism in Sri Lanka with the author's native Australia. At the time this constituted an innovative approach to comparison in anthropology, as... more...

  • The Third World in the Global 1960sby Samantha Christiansen; Zachary Scarlett

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Decades after the massive student protest movements that consumed much of the world, the 1960s remain a significant subject of scholarly inquiry. While important work has been done regarding radical activism in the United States and Western Europe, events in what is today known as the Global South-Asia, Africa, and Latin America-have yet to receive... more...

  • The Transatlantic World of Higher Educationby Anja Werner

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 120.00

    Between the 1760s and 1914, thousands of young Americans crossed the Atlantic to enroll in German-speaking universities, but what was it like to be an American in, for instance, Halle, Heidelberg, Gottingen, or Leipzig? In this book, the author combines a statistical approach with a biographical approach in order to reconstruct the history of these... more...

  • Creating Wildernessby Patrick Kupper

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The history of the Swiss National Park, from its creation in the years before the Great War to the present, is told for the first time in this book. Unlike Yellowstone Park, which embodied close cooperation between state-supported conservation and public recreation, the Swiss park put in place an extraordinarily strong conservation program derived... more...

  • Shaping the Transnational Sphereby Davide Rodogno; Bernhard Struck; Jakob Vogel

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    In the second half of the nineteenth century a new kind of social and cultural actor came to the fore: the expert. During this period complex processes of modernization, industrialization, urbanization, and nation-building gained pace, particularly in Western Europe and North America. These processes created new forms of specialized expertise that... more...

  • U.S. Foreign Policy and the Otherby Michael Patrick Cullinane; David Ryan

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    John Quincy Adams warned Americans not to search abroad for monsters to destroy, yet such figures have frequently habituated the discourses of U.S. foreign policy.  This collection of essays focuses on counter-identities in American consciousness to explain how foreign policies and the discourse surrounding them develop.  Whether it is the seemingly... more...

  • A World of Populationsby Heinrich Hartmann; Corinna R. Unger

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Demographic study and the idea of a "population" was developed and modified over the course of the twentieth century, mirroring the political, social, and cultural situations and aspirations of different societies. This growing field adapted itself to specific policy concerns and was therefore never apolitical, despite the protestations of practitioners... more...