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 2014 and 2016 that focus on issues in economic anthropology. Author must be SEA members at the time of their book’s submission. Nonmembers whose books are nominated will have the opportunity to join the SEA and be considered for this prize. SEA is a member organization of the American Anthropological Association.

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
  • 2011 Coffee and Community: Maya Farmers and Fair Trade Markets by Sarah Lyons
  • 2014 The Darjeeling Distinction: Labor and Justice on Fair-Trade Tea Plantations in India by Sarah Besky

The book prize includes a $500 award, and will be presented during the Society for Economic Anthropology spring meeting and announced in the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology News.

Deadline for nominations is November 1, 2016.

Books must be published in 2014, 2015, or 2016.

Nominations must include

  1. Author (s) name(s)
  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. Contact information for submitter (name, email, and phone number)

Please email your nomination, including book title and author name(s) to the book prize committee co-chairs, Deborah Winslow (dwinslow[at]nsf[dot]gov) and Sarah Besky (sarah_besky[at]brown[dot]edu). Please put “SEA book prize nomination” in the subject line of the email. Questions may be addressed to Deborah Winslow.

The 2015 Harold K. Schneider Student Prize in Economic Anthropology

 

DEADLINE: June 1, 2015

The Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition is a student paper competition established by the Society for Economic Anthropology to honor its first president and to encourage new scholars in the field of economic anthropology. Harold Schneider, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, was known for both his path breaking research and his dedication as a teacher. Each year, the Society for Economic Anthropology invites both undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers on any aspect of economic anthropology or economic archaeology. Papers should contain a central thesis or argument, should be neither wholly descriptive nor wholly theoretical but, ideally, both and should be edited for clarity.

Manuscripts should be in English only and be no longer than 8,000 words, including endnotes and references, and in American Anthropologist style. The winners in both the undergraduate and graduate categories will each receive a cash prize, a certificate of achievement, and a year’s membership in the SEA. The graduate winner will also be invited to make a presentation at the annual spring meeting of the SEA.

Please submit electronic submissions only. The electronic submission must be sent in Microsoft Word format. Use your last name as the document name (example: “mauss.doc”).  Please do not include your name anywhere within the text of the document, but provide all contact addresses (mail and E-mail) on the title page. If the paper includes multiple .gif or .jpg images, please include them within the text as well in a separate document labeled with your name (example: “mauss_images.doc”).

All student submissions must be accompanied by a supporting note from a faculty sponsor, which should be submitted via e-mail. Please indicate whether you are applying in the undergraduate or graduate category.

Submissions, faculty support notes, and questions can be sent to Ty Matejowsky, at Ty.Matejowsky[at]ucf[dot]edu.

http://econanthro.org/awards/harold-k-schneider-prize/

2015 Halperin Awardees Announced

2015 Halperin Awardees

The Society for Economic Anthropology is pleased to announce the three awardees of the 2015 award of $2500 for PhD research and conference travel to:

VilleccoJohn M. Villecco, Department of Anthropology, American University

Project: Local Effects of Chinese -Funded Infrastructural Development on the Kenyan Coast

 

 

 

GegliaBeth Geglia, Department of Anthropology, American University

Project: Distributive and Concentrative Effects of Economic Collectives in Honduran Communities: A Pre-SEZ Study

 

 

LiptonJonah Lipton, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics

Project: ‘Ebola is the only work in Sierra Leone right now’: an ethnographic study of informal work, care, and family life in Freetown.

 

 

 

The committee, composed of Martha Rees, Judith Marti, Rudolf J Colloredo-Mansfeld, Lynne Milgram, Katrina Greene, Daniel Murphy, Patricia A McAnany, and Walter Little reviewed and ranked 36 applications in order to make the difficult decision about which projects to fund.

Thanks to all applicants for participating in the competition and to the committee members for their hard work reviewing such a high quality group of research proposals.

Martha Rees and Judith Marti, Co-Chairs, Halperin Memorial Fund Committee

2015 Halperin Memorial Award Competition Open

Please see the details here about applying for the Halperin pre-doctoral research grant. The deadline is December 15, and winners will receive an award of $2000 for PhD research and $500 to supplement the costs of traveling to the SEA spring conference.

The Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund celebrates the life and scholarly work of Rhoda Halperin by supporting PhD students in anthropology who emulate her love of economic anthropology and her concern for people living on the social margin. In memory of Rhoda’s convivial colleagueship, the Fund also encourages student professional development through participation in the scholarly meetings of the SEA and AAA. To meet these goals, students engaged in economic research focused on social exclusion and poverty are provided small research grants and subsequent travel money to present their findings at the Society for Economic Anthropology annual conference. See past awards here.

2014 Schneider Prize winners announced

The Society for Economic Anthropology

is very pleased to Announce the Winners and Runners-up for the

2014 Harold K. Schneider Student Paper Prize in Economic Anthropology

Graduate Winner

Laura Tilghman (University of Georgia; Faculty Sponsor Bram Tucker)

Title: “The Role of Rural Resources in Urban Migrant Livelihoods: Insight from the 2011 Clove Harvest in Northeastern Madagascar.”

Graduate Honorable Mention

Nicolas Lainez (Ecole des Hautes en Sciences Sociales; Faculty Sponsor Michel Bozon)

Title: “Debt, Migration and Sex Work: Beyond the Trafficking Paradigm.”

Undergraduate Winner

Stefan Stackhouse (Reed College; Faculty Sponsor Charlene Makley)

Title: “Managing the ‘Global’ Crowd: Amazon Mechanical Turk and the Discipline of the Virtual Worker.”

Undergraduate Honorable Mention

Nathan Eisenberg (Reed College; Faculty Sponsor Charlene Makley)

Title: “The Price of Exchange: Carbon Credits and Violence.”

The Harold K. Schneider Prize Competition is a student paper competition established by the Society for Economic Anthropology to honor its first president and to encourage new scholars in the field of economic anthropology. Harold Schneider, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, was known for both his path breaking research and his dedication as a teacher. Each year, the Society for Economic Anthropology invites both undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers on any aspect of economic anthropology or economic archaeology. The winners in graduate and undergraduate divisions receive a cash prize and a certificate. The graduate winner is invited to present the paper at the SEA spring conference in 2015.

The SEA thanks the Schneider Paper Prize committee who evaluated all submissions. The committee was led by Ty Matejowsky and included Christian Wells, Brandon Lundy, Maia Green, John Millhauser, & Mette High. We are grateful for your work on behalf of the SEA!

Image: Cloves, “Syzygium aromaticum – Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-030” by Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen – List of Koehler Images. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons