SEA Book Prize

The Society for Economic Anthropology Book Prize

Call for Submissions

The SEA Book Prize Committee is looking for the best book in economic anthropology published over the last 3 years.  The committee requests nominations for single authored volumes published between 2012 and 2014 that focus on issues in economic anthropology.  Author must be SEA members at the time of their book’s submission.  Nonmembers who have their books nominated will have the opportunity to join the SEA and be considered for this prize.

Previous winners of the Society for Economic Anthropology’s book prize are:

2003    Salaula: The World of Secondhand Clothing and Zambia by Karen Tranberg-Hansen

2005    Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World by Ted Bestor

2008    Global Outlaws: Crime, money and power in the Contemporary World by Carolyn Nordstrom AND Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to Ecotourists by Richard Wilk

2012      Coffee and Community: Maya Farmers and Fair Trade Markets by Sarah Lyons

The book prize includes a $500 award, and will be presented at the Fall 2014 at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, DC and during the SEA Friday afternoon business meeting.

Deadline for nominations is May 1, 2014.

Books must be published in 2012, 2013, first half of 2014.

Nominations must include

  1. Author (s) name
  2. Book title
  3. Publication information including date and publisher
  4. A paragraph summarizing the book’s argument
  5. A  brief description of how the nominated book fits into economic anthropology
  6. Your (the submitters) contact information for submitter (name and contact information including e-mail and phone number)

Please email your nomination, including book titles and author names to the book prize committee chair, Jeffrey H .Cohen (cohen[dot]319[at]osu[dot]edu). Please put “SEA book prize nomination” in the subject line of the email.

If you have any questions, please contact the chair (Jeffrey H. Cohen at cohen[dot]319[at]osu[dot]edu).