2014 Ruth Benedict Prize Call for Submissions

                                                      Call for Submissions

The Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) is proud to announce the 2014 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 2013 or 2014 and may not have been submitted previously. Page proofs of books scheduled for 2014 publication are acceptable but please include a letter from the publisher confirming the anticipated publication date of 2014.

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, 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 16, 2014.

Send any inquiries to the Ruth Benedict Book Prize Chair, Margot Weiss <mdweiss@wesleyan.edu>

2014 Ruth Benedict Book Prize Committee Members:
Naisargi Dave
19 Russell Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2S2

David Murray
Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
206 Founders
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto ON M3J1P3

Timothy Gitzen
395 Humphrey Center
301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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

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