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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 APLA Book Prize competition

2016 APLA Book Prize competition (Deadline May 1)

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased
to invite nominations for the 2016 APLA Book Prize competition. The
association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and
rigor in the ethnographic exploration of politics, law, and/or their
interstices. The 2016 APLA book prize will be awarded at the American
Anthropological Association meeting in Minneapolis and will be
reviewed in PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. It also
carries an award of $1,000. An honorable mention may be identified by
the committee, if appropriate.


To be eligible for consideration, a book must examine law and/or
politics ethnographically, and must have been published in English
during the year prior to the competition (2015). Either single- or
multi-authored books are eligible, however edited volumes, reference
works, or second editions of previously published works are excluded
from consideration. Books translated into English from another
language are eligible for consideration. In such cases, the year that
the translation was published is considered the year of publication
for purposes of eligibility.


Books may be nominated by the author(s), the press, or an APLA member.
Nominations must be accompanied by a nominating letter. Send the
letter and a copy of the nominated book no later than May 1, 2016
directly to each of the APLA book prize committee members:

-Rosemary Coombe, York University, 230 Willard Avenue, Toronto, ON,
Canada M6S 3P8;

-Alex Golub, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, 2424
Maile Way, Saunders Hall 346, -Honolulu HI 96822-2223;

-Erik Harms, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, 10 Sachem
Street, New Haven, CT 06520;

-Audra Simpson, Columbia University 601 W. 115th St. Apt. 45, New
York, NY 10025

-Andrea Ballestero, MS 20, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005.

Address inquiries to the Chair of the Book Prize Committee, Andrea
Ballestero, Visit our website at to learn more about APLA.

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