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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2013 Leeds Prize Submissions Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Anthony Leeds Prize in Urban Anthropology

The Leeds Prize is awarded each year by the Society for
Urban/National/Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA)for the outstanding
book in urban, national and/or transnational anthropology published in
2012. The prize is named in honor of the late Anthony Leeds, a
distinguished pioneer in urban anthropology. The prize is awarded to a book
that uses ethnographic data from complex, transnational, urban societies in
methodological innovative ways. The goal of the prize is to showcase model
studies that advance the research agenda of urban anthropologists. The
Prize committee is chaired by Robert Rotenberg and includes Bob White,
winner of the 2009 prize for "Rumba Rules" (Duke University Press) and
Philippe Bourgois, winner of the 2010 prize for "Righteous Dopefiend
(University of California Press), and the winner of the 2012 prize, and
Danny Hoffman, winner of the 2012 prize for "The War Machines (Duke
University Press).

- This year's deadline for submission is June 15, 2013. No books
received after that date will be considered for the 2013 prize.
- To be eligible for consideration a book must be relevant to the field
of urban, national or transnational anthropology. The book must
have a publication
year of 2012. Textbooks and anthologies will not be considered, but
monographs of original scholarship by more than one author may be
- Winners must to be willing to serve on the prize selection committee
for three years.
- Prizes are awarded at the business meeting of the SUNTA at the
American Anthropological Association meetings each year. Winners must be
willing to have their prize acceptance remarks published in *City and
Society*, SUNTA's journal.
- A letter of nomination (from an author, a colleague, or a publisher)
is required only for those authors whose discipline is not anthropology.
The letter should specify the relevance of the book for an urban
anthropology prize.
- *Four* copies of the book should be sent to:

Robert Rotenberg

Leeds Prize Committee

Department of Anthropology

DePaul University

2343 N. Racine Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614-3107

- Please be sure that books' package is clearly marked "Leeds Prize
- Please address all questions concerning the prize to Robert Rotenberg.

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