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  • 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...

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

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Knowing How to Knowby Narmala Halstead; Eric Hirsch; Judith Okely

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 27.95

    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... more...

  • Crisis of the Stateby Bruce Kapferer; Bjorn Enge Bertelsen

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    Analyzing both historical contexts and geographical locations, this volume explores the continuous reformation of state power and its potential in situations of violent conflict. The state, otherwise understood as an abstract and transcendent concept in many works on globalization in political philosophy, is instead located and analyzed here as... more...

  • Balkan Departuresby Wendy Bracewell; Alex Drace-Francis

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 24.95

    In writings about travel, the Balkans appear most often as a place travelled to. Western accounts of the Balkans revel in the different and the exotic, the violent and the primitive ? traits that serve (according to many commentators) as a foil to self-congratulatory definitions of the West as modern, progressive and rational. However, the Balkans... more...

  • Stardom in Postwar Franceby John Gaffney; Diana Holmes

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    The 1950s and 1960s were a key moment in the development of postwar France. The period was one of rapid change, derived from post-World War II economic and social modernization; yet many traditional characteristics were retained. By analyzing the eruption of the new postwar world in the context of a France that was both modern and traditional, we... 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...

  • Transgressive Sexby Hastings Donnan; Fiona Magowan

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Sex is often regarded as a dangerous business that must be rigorously controlled, regulated, and subjected to rules. Sexual acts that defy acceptable practices may be seen as variously defiling, immoral, and even unnatural. They may challenge and subvert both cultural preconceptions and the social order in a politics of sexual transgression that... more...

  • Archives, Ancestors, Practicesby Nathan Schlanger; Jarl Nordbladh

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 95.00

    In line with the resurgence of interest in the history of archaeology manifested over the past decade, this volume aims to highlight state-of-the art research across several topics and areas, and to stimulate new approaches and studies in the field. With their shared historiographical commitment, the authors, leading scholars and emerging researchers,... more...

  • Deleuzian Intersectionsby Casper Bruun Jensen

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    Science and technology studies, cultural anthropology and cultural studies deal with the complex relations between material, symbolic, technical and political practices. In a Deleuzian approach these relations are seen as produced in heterogeneous assemblages, moving across distinctions such as the human and non-human or the material and ideal.... more...