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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

2015 Geertz Prize Open for Nominations

2015 Geertz Prize Open for Nominations

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion (SAR), a section of the
American Anthropological Association, announces the 2015 juried
Deadline for submission of books is March 31, 2015.

The Geertz Prize seeks to encourage excellence in the anthropology of
religion by recognizing an outstanding recent book in the field. The
Prize is named in honor of the late Professor Clifford Geertz, in
recognition of his many distinguished contributions to the
anthropological study of religion. In awarding the Prize, the Society
hopes to foster innovative scholarship, the integration of theory
with ethnography, and the connection of the anthropology of religion
to the larger world.

Any single-authored or co-authored book focusing on the anthropology
of religion, broadly defined, is eligible for the Prize. Edited
volumes, textbooks, and reference works are not eligible, nor are
works in which religion is a secondary subject. The book's author
need not be an anthropologist by profession, but the work should draw
on and respond to research and theory within the anthropology of
religion. Books must have a publication date of 2013 or later. Books
that have already been reviewed for the Prize will not be
reconsidered. Books may be entered into the competition by authors,
book editors, or colleagues. No formal letter of nomination is needed.

The Prize will be awarded at the American Anthropological Association
Annual Meeting in November, 2015.

Submission Guidelines
To receive additional information on how to submit a book for
consideration, please send a flyer or abstract about the book to
Deadline for submission of books is March 31, 2015.

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