The SEA Book Prize committee has been hard at work. The committee includes Jeffrey Cohen (Chair), Faidra Papavasiliou and Paul Rivera,.  We had over 30 book titles submitted to our initial request! It was quite a list with work on a broad array of topics.  From that original list your committee selected six finalists (in alphabetical order):

Michael Chibnik

Anthropology, Economics and Choice.
University of Texas Press


Carrie M. Lane
A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment.
Cornell University Press

Carolyn K. Lesorogol
Contesting the Commons: Privatizing Pastoral Lands in Kenya. 
University of Michigan Press


Sarah Lyon
Coffee and Community: Maya Farmers and Fair Trade Markets.
University Press of Colorado


Jon B. Marcoux
Pox, Empire, Shackles and Hides.
University of Alabama Press


Dinah Rajak
In Good Company: An Anatomy of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Stanford University Press


We’ve all enjoyed reading these books and each is outstanding—they represent the very best work, not just in economic anthropology but anthropology in general.  We will announce the winner at the business lunch during the SEA conference coming up in San Antonio, Texas.

My thanks and appreciation to Faidra and Paul for their time, thought and energy!