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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

2016 Clifford Geertz Prize competition

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion

a section of the American Anthropological Association

announces the 2016 juried competition for the


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 2014 or later. Books
that have already been reviewed for the Prize will not be reconsidered.

The prize will be awarded at the American Anthropological Association
Annual Meeting in November, 2016.

Submission guidelines

To receive additional information on how to submit a book for
consideration, please send a flyer or an abstract about the book to Deadline for submission of books is March 31, 2016

Jonathan D. Hill
Chair, 2016 Geertz Prize Committee

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