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Call for Submissions: 2020 SAW Book Prize

SAW invites submissions of recently published ethnographies of work to be considered for the 2020 SAW Book Prize.

Published onJan 15, 2020
Call for Submissions: 2020 SAW Book Prize
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The SAW Book Prize is awarded each year by the Society for the Anthropology of Work, a section of the American Anthropological Association. In 2020, the prize will be awarded to a book-length ethnography of work with a publication date of 2017 or later. The prize is awarded at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association and carries an award of $500 or $250 each in the case of multiple authors.

SAW invites submissions from all four subfields of anthropology from both authors and publishers; self-nominations are welcome. Four key criteria are used to determine a book’s suitability for the prize:

  • Does the book highlight anthropological research on work, either descriptively or analytically? 

  • Does the analysis go beyond surface description to generate new insights, interpretations or explanations?

  • In addition to being of interest to anthropologists of work, does the book address anthropology more generally and/or broader issues of ongoing concern?

  • Is the book well-organized and written clearly?

The deadline for receipt of submissions for this year’s prize is March 31, 2020. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are asking publishers to send electronic versions of nominated titles to the committee (listed below). Please also indicate in an email to the committee chair, Jan English-Lueck, that you are submitting one or more titles for consideration.

2020 Prize Committee

Jan English-Lueck

Department of Anthropology

San Jose State University

Jan.English-Lueck@sjsu.edu 


Filipe Calvão

Anthropology and Sociology

Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Developpement (IHEID)

filipe.calvao@graduateinstitute.ch


Lauren Hayes

Department of Anthropology

University of California, Davis

laurenhayes2@gmail.com

 

Carrie Lane

Department of American Studies

California State University, Fullerton

clane@fullerton.edu

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