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  • Variations on Uzbek Identityby Peter Finke

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Throughout its history the concept of "Uzbekness," or more generally of a Turkic-speaking sedentary population, has continuously attracted members of other groups to join, as being Uzbek promises opportunities to enlarge ones social network. Accession is comparatively easy, as Uzbekness is grounded in a cultural model of territoriality, rather than... more...

  • A Walk to the River in Amazoniaby Carla Stang

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Our lives are mostly composed of ordinary reality - the flow of moment-to-moment existence - and yet it has been largely overlooked as a subject in itself for anthropological study. In this work, the author achieves an understanding of this part of reality for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian people, in two stages: first by observing various aspects... more...

  • Bread from the Lion's Mouthby Suraiya Faroqhi

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 110.00

    The newly awakened interest in the lives of craftspeople in Turkey is highlighted in this collection, which uses archival documents to follow Ottoman artisans from the late 15th century to the beginning of the 20th. The authors examine historical changes in the lives of artisans, focusing on the craft organizations (or guilds) that underwent substantial... more...

  • Germany and 'The West'by Riccardo Bavaj; Martina Steber

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    "This is an ambitious volume that provides in-depth coverage of German attitudes and interpretations of 'the West,' and how these have changed over time . . . A particular value of this volume is its use of German sources, making German-based arguments and interpretations available to English-speaking academia." , Leiden University "[This]... more...

  • Sex and Controlby Daniel J. Walther

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 80.00

    "The author...explains venereal diseases in the former German Imperial colonies in Africa, the Pacific, and Kiautschou/China as an epidemiological, but most of all, cultural and social phenomenon....A detailed study on venereal diseases and their political, social, cultural, and of course medical impact was missing so far. Walther adds it to colonial... more...

  • Nimby Is Beautifulby Carol Hager; Mary Alice Haddad

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    List of Figures List of Tables Preface and Acknowledgments Contributors Introduction: A New Look at NIMBY Carol Hager Chapter 1. How Do Grassroots Environmental Protests Incite Innovation? Helen M. Poulos Chapter 2. From NIMBY to Networks:  Protest and Innovation in German Energy Politics Carol Hager Chapter... 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...

  • The Modernist Imaginationby Warren Breckman; Peter E. Gordon; A. Dirk Moses; Samuel Moyn

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 39.95

    Some of the most exciting and innovative work in the humanities currently takes place at the intersection of intellectual history and critical theory. Just as critical theorists are becoming more aware of the historicity of theory, contemporary practitioners of modern intellectual history are recognizing their potential contributions to theoretical... more...

  • Rethinking the Informal Cityby Felipe Hernandez; Peter Kellett; Lea Knudsen Allen

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Latin American cities have always been characterized by a strong tension between what is vaguely described as their formal and informal dimensions. However, the terms formal and informal refer not only to the physical aspect of cities but also to their entire socio-political fabric. Informal cities and settlements exceed the structures of order,... more...

  • The Practice of Warby Aparna Rao; Michael Bollig; Monika Bock

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 37.95

    The fact is that war comes in many guises and its effects continue to be felt long after peace is proclaimed. This challenges the anthropologists who write of war as participant observers. Participant observation inevitably deals with the here and now, with the highly specific. It is only over the long view that one can begin to see the commonalities... more...