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  • Cultivating Arctic Landscapesby David G. Anderson; Mark Nuttall

    Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 27.95

    In the last two decades, there has been an increased awareness of the traditions and issues that link aboriginal people across the circumpolar North. One of the key aspects of the lives of circumpolar peoples, be they in Scandinavia, Alaska, Russia, or Canada, is their relationship to the wild animals that support them. Although divided for most... more...

  • Power of Death, Theby Maria-Jose Blanco; Ricarda Vidal

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 100.00

    The social and cultural changes of the last century have transformed death from an everyday fact to something hidden from view. Shifting between the practical and the theoretical, the professional and the intimate, the real and the fictitious, this collection of essays explores the continued power of death over our lives. It examines the idea and... more...

  • Hunters, Predators and Preyby Frederic Laugrand; Jarich Oosten

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    Inuit hunting traditions are rich in perceptions, practices and stories relating to animals and human beings. The authors examine key figures such as the raven, an animal that has a central place in Inuit culture as a creator and a trickster, and qupirruit , a category consisting of insects and other small life forms. After these non-social and... more...

  • Nighttime Breastfeedingby Cecilia Tomori

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 110.00

    Nighttime for many new parents in the United States is fraught with the intense challenges of learning to breastfeed and helping their babies sleep so they can get rest themselves. Through careful ethnographic study of the dilemmas raised by nighttime breastfeeding, and their examination in the context of anthropological, historical, and feminist... more...

  • Anthropology and Nostalgiaby Olivia Ange; David Berliner

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Nostalgia is intimately connected to the history of the social sciences in general and anthropology in particular, though finely grained ethnographies of nostalgia and loss are still scarce. Today, anthropologists have realized that nostalgia constitutes a fascinating object of study for exploring contemporary issues of the formation of identity... more...

  • Anthropology Now and Nextby Thomas Hylland Eriksen; Christina Garsten; Shalini Randeria

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 110.00

    The scholarship of Ulf Hannerz is characterized by its extraordinary breadth and visionary nature. He has contributed to the understanding of urban life and transnational networks, and the role of media, paradoxes of identity and new forms of community, suggesting to see culture in terms of flows rather than as bounded entities. Contributions honor... more...

  • People, Money and Power in the Economic Crisisby Keith Hart; John Sharp

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Cold War was fought between "state socialism" and "the free market." That fluctuating relationship between public power and private money continues today, unfolding in new and unforeseen ways during the economic crisis. Nine case studies -- from Southern Africa, South Asia, Brazil, and Atlantic Africa ? examine economic life from the perspective... more...

  • Writing Democracyby Karen Gammelgaard; Eirik Holmoyvik

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Norwegian Constitution is the oldest functioning constitution in Europe. Its bicentenary in 2014 has inspired the analyses in this volume, where contributors focus on the Constitution as a text to explore new ways of analyzing democratic development. This volume examines the framing of the Norwegian Constitution, its transformations, and its... more...

  • Whose Cosmopolitanism?by Nina Glick Schiller; Andrew Irving

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The term cosmopolitan is increasingly used within different social, cultural and political settings, including academia, popular media and national politics. However those who invoke the cosmopolitan project rarely ask whose experience, understanding, or vision of cosmopolitanism is being described and for whose purposes? In response, this volume... more...

  • Globalized Fatherhoodby Marcia C. Inhorn; Wendy Chavkin; Jose-Alberto Navarro

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    Using an entirely new conceptual vocabulary through which to understand men's experiences and expectations at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this path-breaking volume focuses on fatherhood around the globe, including transformations in fathering, fatherhood, and family life. It includes new work by anthropologists, sociologists, and cultural... more...