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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2015 Ruth Benedict Book Prize


Call for Submissions

The Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) is proud to announce
the 2015 Ruth Benedict Book Prize Competition for outstanding
anthropological scholarship on a lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, or queer topic.

The Ruth Benedict Book Prize is presented each year at the American
Anthropological Association's annual meeting to acknowledge
excellence in a scholarly book written from an anthropological
perspective about a topic that engages issues and theoretical
perspectives relevant to LGBTQ studies. The Prize is awarded in
each of two separate categories, one for a single-authored
monograph and another for an edited volume.

Submissions may be on any topic related to lesbians, gay men,
bisexuals, transgender people, or other gender/sexual formations
and categories from any world culture area. Topics may include the
study of normativity, queer theory, and the social/historical
construction of sexual and gender identities, discourses, and
categories. Authors may represent any scholarly discipline, but the
material submitted must engage anthropological theories and
methods. Submissions may be self-nominated or may be sent by a
press or another person.

Books submitted for the competition must have a publication date of
2014 or 2015 and may not have been submitted previously. Page
proofs of books scheduled for 2015 publication are acceptable but
must include a letter from the publisher confirming the anticipated
publication date of 2015.

To nominate a work, please submit one copy of the book or edited
volume to each of the four committee members listed below, with the
author or editor's name, mailing address, and email address, and
telephone number printed clearly on a separate cover letter
indicating that it is a submission for the Ruth Benedict Book Prize.

All submissions must be received by Monday, June 15, 2014.

Send inquiries to Ruth Benedict Book Prize Chair, Margot Weiss

2015 Ruth Benedict Book Prize Committee Members:

Jara M. Carrington
7 Kendall Blvd. Apt. B
Oaklyn, NJ 08107

Naisargi Dave
19 Russell Street
Toronto, ON
M5S 2S2

Noelle Stout
c/o Dolores Gray
876 Lindo Ln.
Chico, CA 95973

Margot Weiss (chair)
Center for the Americas
Wesleyan University
255 High Street
Middletown, CT 06459

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