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  • The Ethics of the New Eugenicsby Calum MacKellar; Christopher Bechtel

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Strategies or decisions aimed at affecting, in a manner considered to be positive, the genetic heritage of a child in the context of human reproduction are increasingly being accepted in contemporary society. As a result, unnerving similarities between earlier selection ideology so central to the discredited eugenic regimes of the 20th century and... more...

  • The Anatomy of Murderby Sabine Hildebrandt

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    Of the many medical specializations to transform themselves during the rise of National Socialism, anatomy has received relatively little attention from historians. While politics and racial laws drove many anatomists from the profession, most who remained joined the Nazi party, and some helped to develop the scientific basis for its racialist dogma.... more...

  • In Search of Legitimacyby Lauren Miller Griffith

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 110.00

    Every year, countless young adults from affluent, Western nations travel to Brazil to train in capoeira, the dance/martial art form that is one of the most visible strands of the Afro-Brazilian cultural tradition. In Search of Legitimacy explores why "first world" men and women leave behind their jobs, families, and friends to pursue a strenuous... more...

  • Engaging with Strangersby Debra McDougall

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    The civil conflict in Solomon Islands (1998-2003) is often blamed on the failure of the nation-state to encompass culturally diverse and politically fragmented communities. Writing of Ranongga Island, the author tracks engagements with strangers across many realms of life-pre-colonial warfare, Christian conversion, logging and conservation, even post-conflict... more...

  • Lobbying Hitlerby Matt Bera

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    From 1933 onward, Nazi Germany undertook massive and unprecedented industrial integration, submitting an entire economic sector to direct state oversight. This innovative study explores how German professionals navigated this complex landscape through the divergent careers of business managers in two of the era's most important trade organizations.... more...

  • Parliament and Parliamentarismby Pasi Ihalainen; Cornelia Ilie; Kari Palonen

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 110.00

    Parliamentary theory, practices, discourses, and institutions constitute a distinctively European contribution to modern politics. Taking a broad historical perspective, this cross-disciplinary, innovative, and rigorous collection locates the essence of parliamentarism in four key aspects-deliberation, representation, responsibility, and sovereignty-and... more...

  • Sacrifice and Rebirthby Mark Cornwall; John Paul Newman

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    When Austria-Hungary broke up at the end of the First World War, the sacrifice of one million men who had died fighting for the Habsburg monarchy now seemed to be in vain. This book is the first of its kind to analyze how the Great War was interpreted, commemorated, or forgotten across all the ex-Habsburg territories. Each of the book's twelve chapters... more...

  • Shadowlandsby Meike Wulf

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 90.00

    Located within the forgotten half of Europe, historically trapped between Germany and Russia, Estonia has been profoundly shaped by the violent conflicts and shifting political fortunes of the last century. This innovative study traces the tangled interaction of Estonian historical memory and national identity in a sweeping analysis extending from... more...

  • Trust Usby Anders Hellstrom

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    In Scandinavia, there is separation in the electorate between those who embrace diversity and those who wish for tighter bonds between people and nation. This book focuses on three nationalist populist parties in Scandinavia-the Sweden Democrats, the Progress Party in Norway, and the Danish People's Party. In order to affect domestic politics by addressing... more...

  • 'Brothers' or Others?by Anita H. Fabos

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    Muslim Arab Sudanese in Cairo have played a fundamental role in Egyptian history and society during many centuries of close relations between Egypt and Sudan. Although the government and official press describes them as "brothers" in a united Nile Valley, recent political developments in Egypt have underscored the precarious legal status of Sudanese... more...