We had a great time selling books and meeting authors at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, held November 20-24 in Chicago. We were also thrilled to celebrate so many prize-winning titles at the meeting.
Congratulations to Naisargi Dave on winning the 2013 Ruth Benedict Prize, given by the Association for Queer Anthropology, for her book Queer Activisim in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics. We also congratulate Elizabeth Anne Davis, whose Bad Souls: Madness and Responsibility in Modern Greece has won the 2013 Gregory Bateson Book Prize from the Society for Cultural Anthropology. And Akhil Gupta's Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in India was a runner-up for the prize! We are also excited that Steven Feld's Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana has won the 2013 Elliott Skinner Book Award from the Association for Africanist Anthropology.The Society for Medical Anthropology has awarded its 2013 Eileen Basker Memorial Award to Alexander Edmonds, for his book Pretty Modern: Beauty, Sex, and Plastic Surgery in Brazil. Daniel Goldstein's Outlawed: Security and Rights in a Bolivian City was the winner of the Leeds Award in Urban Anthropology. And while we were still celebrating Julie Livingston's MacArthur Award, her book Improvising Medicine was also awarded the 2013 Victor Turner Prize from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology and the Wellcome Medal for anthropology as applied to medical problems. We're so excited to have such a large number of prize winners this year!
The best part of attending meetings is getting to know our authors in person. Here's Renato Rosaldo with his new book The Day of Shelly's Death, which was availble early only to AAA attendees (it will be released in January).
Here's Anne Allison in front of the poster for her new book Precarious Japan.
Sarah Franklin poses with her book Biological Relatives: IVF, Stem Cells, and the Future of Kinship.