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Homage to a Historian: A Festschrift for David Warren Sabean

This post was submitted to Berghahn by the authors of Kinship, Community, and Self: Essays in Honor of David Warren Sabean, forthcoming in December 2014.     A Festschrift celebrates a scholar’s entire career. A collection of essays written by students or … Continue reading

Hot Off the Presses – New Journal Releases for October

      Museum Worlds: Advances in Research Volume 2, Issue 1 All the articles in this volume deal in some way with the museum as a public institution with sets of obligations to, and entangled legacies of individuals and communities … Continue reading

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Berghahn Journals! Celebrate with some spooky articles: The Life of the Death of ‘The Fighting Fairy Woman of Bodmin’: Storytelling around the Museum of Witchcraft Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, Volume 22, Number 1   The World … Continue reading

How the Whole Can Be Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

The below is a special guest post written by Benedicte Carlsen, contributor to Anthropology in Action, Volume 21 (Issue 2), and co-author of ‘Qualitative Research Synthesis: How the Whole Can Be Greater than the Sum of Its Parts.’

“When I read Machiavelli, Marx rang true”

The below is a special guest post written by Manjeet Ramgotra, contributor to Theoria, Issue 139, and author of ‘Conservative Roots of Republicanism.’   My article “Conservative Roots of Republicanism” is a result of research I conducted for my PhD.  Initially, … Continue reading

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Democratic Theory

Democratic Theory: 

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Democratic Theory is a peer-reviewed journal published and distributed by Berghahn. It encourages philosophical and interdisciplinary contributions that critically explore democratic theory – in all its forms. Spanning a range of views, the journal offers a crossdisciplinary forum for diverse theoretical questions to be put forward and systematically examined. It advances western as well as non-western ideas and is actively based on the premise that there are many forms of democracies andmany types of democrats. More Information...

Subjects: Political Theory

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    September 2014

    1.  "i HATE HATE HATE being single" and "why is getting a bf so hard for me?": Reproducing heteronormative femininity on
    Girlhood Studies, v.2, #1, 2009

    2. Taking Centre Stage? Girlhood and the Contradictions of Femininity across Three Generations
    Girlhood Studies, v.1, #2, 2008

    3. Vigilance: On Conflict, Social Invisibility, and Negative Potentiality
    Social Analysis, v.55, #3, 2011

    4. Travel Writing as a Genre: Facts, Fictions and the Invention of a Scientific Discourse in Early Modern Europe
    Journeys, v.1, #1, 2000

    5. Resources of Hope: Wicken Fen Stories of Anthropogenic Nature
    Cambridge Anthropology, v.31, #1, 2013

    6. The Reshaping of Cairo's City of the Dead: Rural Identity versus Urban Arena in the Cairene Cultural Narrative and Public Discourse
    Anthropology of the Middle East, v.6, #2, 2011

    7. Military Occupation as Carceral SocietyPrisons, Checkpoints, and Walls in the Israeli‑Palestinian Struggle
    Social Analysis, v.52, #2, 2008

    8. Under the Shadow of Empire: Indigenous Girls' Presencing as Decolonizing Force
    Girlhood Studies, v.7, #1, 2014

    9. More than a Turn? The "Colonial" in French Studies
    French Politics, Culture & Society, v.32, #2, 2014

    10. Rape Culture and the Feminist Politics of Social Media
    Girlhood Studies, v.7, #1, 2014

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