Winners of the Ruth Benedict Prize

 

2015

Monographs:

978-0-8223-5724-7_prLucinda Ramberg
Given to the Goddess: South Indian Devadasis and the Sexuality of Religion (Duke University Press, 2014)

Honorable Mention: 

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Bobby Benedicto
Under Bright Lights: Gay Manila and the Global Scene (University of Minnesota Press, 2014)

Edited Volume

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Linda Rae Bennett and Sharyn Graham Davies
Sex and Sexualities in Contemporary Indonesia: Sexual Politics, Health, Diversity and Representations (Rutledge, 2015)

 

 

2014

Monographs:

fcfe870c0978c12442aac7afd4233f10 Noelle M. Stout
After Love: Queer Intimacy and Erotic Economies in  Post-Soviety Cuba (Duke University Press, 2014)

Honorable Mention:

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Elisabeth L. Engebretsen
Queer Women in Urban China: An Ethnography (Routledge Press, 2014)

Edited Volume:

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Lal Zimman, Jenny Davis, and Joshua Raclaw Queer Excusions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality (Oxford University Press, 2014)

 

2013

Monographs:

Queer-Activism-IndiaNaisargi Dave
Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics
(Duke University Press, 2012)

Honorable Mention:

Sex-in-TransitionAmanda Lock Swarr
Sex in Transition: Rethinking Gender and Race in South African (State University of New York Press, 2012)

Edited Volume:

Transgender-Reader-2Susan Stryker and Aren Aizura The Transgender Studies Reader 2 (Routledge Press, 2013)

 

 

2012

Monographs:

Margot Weiss
Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality>(Duke University Press, 2011)

Honorable Mention:

Scott Lauria Morgensen
Spaces Between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonialization
(University of Minnesota Press, 2011)

Edited Volume:

Gayle Rubin
Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader

(Duke University Press, 2011)

 

 

 

2011

Monographs:

Evelyn Blackwood
Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

(Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2010)

Roger N. Lancaster
Sex Panic and the Punitive State
(University of California Press, 2011)

Edited Volume:

Peter A. Jackson
Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

(Hong Kong University Press, 2011)

 

 

2010

Monographs:

Deborah Gould
Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP’s Fight Against AIDS

(University of Chicago Press, 2009)

Ellen Lewin
Gay Fatherhood: Narratives of Family and Citizenship in America
(University of Chicago Press, 2009)

Edited Volume:

David A. B. Murray
Homophobias: Lust and Loathing Across Time and Space

(Duke University Press, 2009)

 

 

2009

Monographs:

Rudolf Pell Gaudio
Allah Made Us: Sexual Outlaws in an Islamic City
(Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)

Mary L. Gray
Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America
(New York University Press, 2009)

Edited Volume:

Ellen Lewin and William L. Leap, Editors
Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World
(Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)

2008

Mark Padilla
Caribbean Pleasure Industry: Tourism, Sexuality, and AIDS in the Dominican Republic
(University Of Chicago Press, 2007)

Barbara L. Voss
The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in Colonial San Francisco
(University of California Press, 2008)

 

 

 

2007

Monographs:

David Valentine
Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category
(Duke University Press, 2007)

Gloria Wekker
The Politics of Passion: Women’s Sexual Culture in the Afro-Surinamese Diaspora
(Columbia University Press, 2007)

Edited Volume:

Saskia Wieringa, Evelyn Blackwood, and Abha Bhaiya, Editors
Women’s Sexualities and Masculinities in a Globalizing Asia
(Palgrave Press, 2007)

 

 

2006

Tanya Erzen
Straight to Jesus: Sexual and Christian Conversions in the Ex-Gay Movement
(University of California Press, 2006)

 

 

 

2005

Tom Boellstorff
The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia
(Princeton University Press, 2005)

 

 

 

2004

Monograph:

Megan Sinnot
Toms and Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships in Thailand
(University of Hawaii Press, 2004)

Edited Volume:

Ellen Lewin and William L. Leap, Editors
Out in Theory: The Emergence of Lesbian and Gay Anthropology
(University of Illinois Press, 2004)

 

 

 

2003

Martin F. Manalansan IV
Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora
(Duke University Press, 2003)

 

 

 

2002

Hector Carrillo
The Night is Young: Sexuality in Mexico in the Time of AIDS
(University of Chicago Press, 2002)

 

 

 

2001

Arlene Stein
The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community’s Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights
(Beacon Press, 2001)

 

 

 

2000

Monographs:

Esther Newton
Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas
(Duke University Press, 2000)

Stephen O. Murray
Homosexualities
(University of Chicago Press, 2000)

Edited Volume:


Barbara L. Voss and Robert A. Schmidt, Editors
Archaeologies of Sexuality
(Routledge, 2000)

 

1999

Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia E. Wieringa, Editors
Female Desires: Same Sex Relations and Transgender Practices Across Cultures
(Columbia University Press, 1999)

 

 

 

1998

Jennifer Robertson
Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan
(University of California Press, 1998)

 

 

 

1997

Monograph:

Kath Weston
Render Me, Gender Me: Lesbians Talk Sex, Class, Color, Nation, Studmuffins
(Columbia University Press, 1996)

Edited Volume:

Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas, and Sabine Lang, Editors
Two-spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality
(University of Illinois Press, 1997)

 

 

1996

William L. Leap
Word’s Out: Gay Men’s English
(University of Minnesota Press, 1996)

Carter Wilson
Hidden in the Blood: A Personal Investigation of AIDS in the Yucatan
(Columbia University Press, 1995)

 

 

 

1995

Joseph Carrier
De Los Otros: Intimacy and Homosexuality Among Mexican Men
(Columbia University Press, 1995)

 

 

 

1994

Esther Newton
Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America’s First Gay and Lesbian Town
(Beacon Press, 1993)

 

 

 

1993

Roger Lancaster
Life is Hard: Machismo, Danger, and the Intimacy of Power in Nicaragua
(University of California Press, 1992)

Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline D. Davis
Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community
(Routledge, 1993)

 

 

1992

Ellen Lewin
Lesbian Mothers: Accounts of Gender in American Culture
(Cornell University Press, 1993)

 

 

 

1991

Richard Parker
Bodies, Pleasures, and Passions: Sexual Culture in Contemporary Brazil
(Beacon Press, 1991)

 

 

 

1990

Kath Weston
Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship
(Columbia University Press, 1991)

Serena Nanda
Neither Man nor Woman: The Hijras of India
(Wadsworth Press, 1990)

 

 

 

1987

Gilbert Herdt
The Sambia: Ritual and Gender in New Guinea
(Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1987)

 

 

 

1986

Walter L. Williams
The Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture
(Beacon Press, 1986)

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