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- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 85.00
The cultural liberalization of communist Czechoslovakia in the 1960s produced many artistic accomplishments, not least the celebrated films of the Czech New Wave. This movement saw filmmakers use their new freedom to engage with traditions of the avant-garde, especially Surrealism. This book explores the avant-garde's influence over the New Wave... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 40.00
At a critical time of democratic reform across many parts of Southeast Asia, Subang Jaya is regarded as Malaysias electronic governance laboratory. The focus of the study is Subang Jayas field of residential affairs, a digitally mediated social field in which residents, civil servants, politicians, online journalists and other social agents... more...
- Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 95.00
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...
- Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 70.00
Latin American cities have always been characterized by a strong tension between what is vaguely described as their formal and informal dimensions. However, despite intrinsic semantic implications, the terms formal and informal do not refer only to the physical aspect of cities but also to their entire socio-political fabric. Given the fact that informal... more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 90.00
This book offers an important contribution to a better understanding of the specific and the general in wartime. It examines how people cope and adjust to situations of war, depending upon whether these are low-intensity or high-intensity ones, on whether they are brief phases of conflict or long enduring periods of violence, with or without intermittent... more...
- Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 90.00
The modes in which historical research is being shaped have become themselves topics of research. Holocaust historiography?the documentation, depiction and analysis of one of the most horrific events in human history?is today a wide ranging academic field in which Jewish and non-Jewish scholars throughout the world are active. But how did this historiography,... more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 75.00
After 1945, Jewish writing in German was almost unimaginable?and then only in reference to the Shoah. Only in the 1980s, after a period of mourning, silence, and the processing of the trauma, did a new Jewish literature evolve in Germany and Austria. This volume focuses on the re-emergence of a lively Jewish cultural scene in the German-speaking countries... more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 100.00
Identity is constructed through a relational and contextual process informed by many factors - particularly gender. According to UNHCR, uprootedness caused by various forms of forced displacement affects about 37 to 40 million women and children in the world, posing major challenges to their identity and agency. Even though institutions and organizations... more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 80.00
This volume examines some crucial issues in the conduct of fieldwork and ethnography and provides new insights into the problems of constructing anthropological knowledge. How is anthropological knowledge created from fieldwork, whose knowledge is this, who determines what is of significance in any ethnographic context, and how is the fieldsite extended... more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 100.00
Recent years have witnessed growing scholarly interest in the history of death. Increasing academic attention toward death as a historical subject in its own right is very much linked to its pre-eminent place in 20th-century history, and Germany, predictably, occupies a special place in these inquiries. This collection of essays explores how German... more...