2019 Halperin Memorial Fund recipients

The Society for Economic Anthropology is pleased to announce the two recipients of this year’s Halperin Memorial Fund award for pre-dissertation research:

Gabriela Montero Mejía, University of Kentucky: “Social adaptations and utilitarian technologies in the New Spain: A perspective from the Eastern Lower Papaloapan Basin”

and

Dominic Piacentini, University of Maine: “Foraging and Property Negotiation: Economic Entanglements in Appalachia”

A heartfelt thank you to the review committee: Rachel Briggs, Rachael Goodman, Thomas Hakansson, Lauren Hayes, and Daniel Souleles. And congratulations and best of luck to both Gabriela and Dominic!

Read more about Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund award here.

2019 M. Estellie Smith Memorial Award winner!

The Society for Economic Anthropology is pleased to announce the winner for this year’s M. Estellie Smith Memorial Award:

Ellen Kladky, University of California – Irvine
“Pedagogies of Love: Family, Finance, and Social Intervention Programs in Appalachia”

Congratulations to Ellen and a big thank you to this year’s review committee: Nora Haenn, Cindy Isenhour, AJ Faas, Sarah Oosterhoudt, and Marissa Smith.

Read more about M. Estellie Smith and the memorial fund award here.

Call for Papers: Economic Anthropology 2018-20 Open Submission Issue

The journal of Economic Anthropology (Wiley Blackwell) is calling for open submissions for Volume 7, Number 1, which is to be published in January 2020. EA is a bi-annual refereed journal published by the Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) to make available research that is innovative and interdisciplinary and focused on economic and social life to serve scholars, practitioners, and general audiences. The journal has recorded the highest rate of growth for readership for all 33 American Anthropological Association journals for the last three years. To further the goal of making the most current research available to a broad audience, EA emphasizes clear and accessible writing. We encourage authors to take advantage of the journal’s online format and incorporate photos, graphics, and links to videos or other related materials. The journal considers the work of scholars and practitioners at all points in their careers, including advanced PhD students.
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AAAs in November: Consider proposing a session or paper!

It is that time of year, when we consider our travel budgets and propose sessions and papers for the Fall AAA meetings. This year the meetings will be in San Jose, CA, Nov 14-18.

The theme is Change in the Anthropological Imagination addressing resistance, resilience, and adaptation from a wide range of perspectives.

“What can holism tell us about social change in the past, present, and future? How have the processes of resistance, resilience, and adaptation shaped our species? How have societies in the past dealt with dramatic social changes and reorganization? What can be learned by examining the many forces that influence peoples’ understandings and reactions to transformation and stasis, both cross-culturally and across time? Can an anthropological understanding of change improve our ability to envision and undertake new forms of local and global cooperation? Finally, what are the possibilities that we as anthropologists can imagine for our shared futures?”

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