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2022 SAW Book Prize (Nominations Open!)

SAW is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Book prize.

Published onMar 06, 2022
2022 SAW Book Prize (Nominations Open!)

The SAW Book Prize is awarded each year by the Society for the Anthropology of Work, a section of the American Anthropological Association. In 2022, the prize will be awarded to a monograph with a publication date of 2019 or later.  No edited volumes, please. 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 fields of anthropology and from both authors and publishers. Self-nominations are welcome. The committee seeks to highlight scholarship that offers new empirical and analytical insights on work and labor, broadly conceived. Submissions should address issues of general concern to the subfield and to anthropology as a whole, as well as to the public.  

Deadline for receiving books is MAY 6, 2022.  For information on how to submit for this year’s prize, please contact the committee chair, Sarah Besky ( 

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The Society for the Anthropology of Work (SAW) Book Prize tunnel rush is given to single or coauthored monographs or edited collections published within the last three years.

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