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  • Waxmann, founded in 1987 and seated in Münster, Germany, publishes academic literature across the humanities and social sciences for readers from both science and practice.

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About Waxmann

Welcome to Waxmann!

Since our foundation in 1987 our publishing house has been devoted to the publication of academic literature for readers from both science and practice. Our books cover topics from the humanities and social sciences such as educational science, psychology, sociology, European ethnology, musicology, linguistics and history.

We publish high-quality articles, books, journals and book series. There are currently more than 3000 titles available for delivery on our homepage and in bookshops worldwide. Every year, we release approximately 200 new titles both in print and as e-books. Since 2015 Waxmann has been a partner in the publishing cooperation utb.

Seated in Germany, we are well connected in the worldwide scientific community. We take care of our authors’ concerns personally and individually. If you are interested in discussing possibilities for publishing with us, please contact us. We will gladly consult with you!


For individual requests: Sven Solterbeck from Waxmann will join the Publisher-Panel „Meet and Talk“ on Wednesday 11.30 am -12.30 pm CEST.

Digital Bookshelf

Please feel free to take a look at our digital bookshelf for the Sixth ENIUGH Congress!

Diversity / Cultural Encounters

Here you may discover our digital flyer on two of our book series: “Diversity / Diversité / Diversität” as well as “Cultural Encounters and the Discourses of Scholarship”.

Embattled Excavations

Gesa Mackenthun

Embattled Excavations
Colonial and Transcultural Constructions of the American Deep Past

2021, Cultural Encounters and the Discourses of Scholarship, vol. 11, ca. 244 pages, br., € 34,90,
ISBN 978-3-8309-4386-0
E-Book: € 30,99
ISBN 978-3-8309-9386-5

American national self-invention is fundamentally entwined with cultural constructions of American “prehistory” – the human presence on the continent since the earliest arrivals at least 16,000 years ago. Embattled Excavations offers exemplary readings of the entanglements between reconstructions of the American deep past and racialist ideologies and legal doctrine, with continental expansionism and Manifest Destiny, and with the epistemic and spiritual crisis about the origins of mankind following nineteenth-century discoveries in the fields of geology and evolutionary biology.

Music and Resistance

Michael Custodis

Music and Resistance
Cultural Defense During the German Occupation of Norway 1940-45

2021, Münsteraner Schriften zur zeitgenössischen Musik, vol. 6, ca. 300 pages, br., € 37,90,
ISBN 978-3-8309-4289-4

E-Book: € 33,99
ISBN 978-3-8309-9289-9

The role of music during the German occupation of Norway (1940-45) proves to be an exceptional case for cultural opposition in a dictatorship. Few famous musicians, some local celebrities and innumerous hardly known activists preferred artistic instead of militant means to demonstrate reluctance, spread information, contradict the legitimacy of the German occupants and raise the moral strength of fellow countrymen in Norway and abroad, while risking to be caught, incarcerated and driven into exile. Based on considerable findings in public archives and private collections, this book discusses music in concentration camps in Norway and the fate of Jewish musicians, portrays choirs, military ensembles, orchestral and church music in Norway.

When the Cemetery Becomes Political

Thorsten Kruse, Hubert Faustmann, Sabine Rogge (ed.)

When the Cemetery Becomes Political
Dealing with the Religious Heritage in Multi-Ethnic Regions

2020, Schriften des Instituts für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien, vol. 14, 226 pages, pb, with numerous illustrations, many of them in colour, € 34,90, ‘ISBN 978-3-8309-4265-8

E-Book: € 30,99
ISBN 978-3-8309-9265-3

The title of this book ‘When the Cemetery Becomes Political’ implies the question: How can the cemetery – a place for the dead – become a space that develops a political dynamic? Scholars from different countries explored such dynamics further in three conferences – one held in Münster/Germany (2017) and the other two in Nicosia/Cyprus (2018/2019). Ten of the papers presented at these conferences are compiled in this volume. They investigate how religious heritage is dealt with in multi-ethnic/religious countries like Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus and Lebanon; one of the papers focuses on the fate of Thessaloniki’s huge Jewish cemetery destructed during the German occupation of Greece in World War II.