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  • Television's Momentby Christina von Hodenberg

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 110.00

    Television was one of the forces shaping the cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, when a blockbuster TV series could reach up to a third of a country's population. This book explores television's impact on social change by comparing three sitcoms and their audiences. The shows in focus ? Till Death Us Do Part in Britain, All in the Family... more...

  • Public Anthropology in a Borderless Worldby Sam Beck; Carl A. Maida

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    Anthropologists have acted as experts and educators on the nature and ways of life of people worldwide, working to understand the human condition in broad comparative perspective. As a discipline, anthropology has often advocated - and even defended - the cultural integrity, authenticity, and autonomy of societies across the globe. Public anthropology... more...

  • Legal Dissonanceby Shaun Larcom

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 85.00

    Papua New Guinea's two most powerful legal orders - customary law and state law -undermine one another in criminal matters. This phenomenon, called legal dissonance, partly explains the low level of personal security found in many parts of the country. This book demonstrates that a lack of coordination in the punishing of wrong behavior is both... more...

  • Figuration Workby Gritt B. Nielsen

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 100.00

    What role should students take in shaping their education, their university, and the wider society? These questions have assumed new importance in recent years as universities are reformed to become more competitive in the "global knowledge economy." With Denmark as the prism, this book shows how negotiations over student participation - influenced... more...

  • Marxism and Film Activismby Ewa Mazierska; Lars Kristensen

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    In  Theses on Feuerbach , Marx writes, "The philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; the point is to change it." This collection examines how filmmakers have tried to change the world by engaging in emancipatory politics through their work, and how audiences have received them. It presents a wide spectrum of case studies, covering... more...

  • Masks and Staffsby Michaela Pelican

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    The Cameroon Grassfields, home to three ethnic groups ? Grassfields societies, Mbororo, and Hausa ? provide a valuable case study for the anthropological examination of identity politics and interethnic relations. In the midst of the political liberalization of Cameroon in the late 1990s and 2000s, local responses to political and legal changes... more...

  • The State and the Grassrootsby Alejandro Portes; Patricia Fernandez-Kelly

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 110.00

    Whereas most of the literature on migration focuses on individuals and their families, this book studies the organizations created by immigrants to protect themselves in their receiving states. Comparing eighteen of these grassroots organizations formed across the world, from India to Colombia to Vietnam to the Congo, researchers from the United... more...

  • The Rhythm of Eternityby Robbert-Jan Adriaansen

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    The Weimar era in Germany is often characterized as a time of significant change. Such periods of rupture transform the way people envision the past, present, and future. This book traces the conceptions of time and history in the Germany of the early 20th century. By focusing on both the discourse and practices of the youth movement, the author... more...

  • Strike Action and Nation Buildingby David De Vries

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00

    Strike-action has long been a notable phenomenon in Israeli society, despite forces that have weakened its recurrence, such as the Arab-Jewish conflict, the decline of organized labor, and the increasing precariousness of employment. While the impact of strikes was not always immense, they are deeply rooted in Israel's past during the Ottoman Empire... more...

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

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 37.95

    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... more...