Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Tue Jan 16 11:51:47 EST 2007

The Leeds Prize is awarded each year by the Society for
Urban/National/Transnational/Global Anthropology (formerly known as the
Society for Urban Anthropology) for the outstanding book in urban, national
and/or transnational anthropology published in 2006. The prize is named in
honor of the late Anthony Leeds, a distinguished pioneer in urban
anthropology. The Prize Committee is chaired by Robert Rotenberg and
includes Nancy Abelmann (winner of the 2004 prize for her book "The
Melodrama of Mobility: Women, Talk, and Class in Contemporary South Korea"
(University of Hawaii Press) and Lorna Rhodes (winner of the 2005 prize for
“Total Confinement: Madness and Reason in a Maximum Security Prison”
(University of California Press)), and João Biehl (winner of the 2006 prize
for “Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment” (University of California
Press).  This year's deadline for submission is June 15, 2007. No books
received after that date will be considered for the 2006 prize. A letter of
nomination (from an author, a colleague, or a publisher) and *four* copies
of the book should be sent to:

Robert Rotenberg

Leeds Prize Committee

Department of Anthropology

DePaul University

2343 N. Racine Avenue

Chicago , IL 60614-3107

Please be sure that books are clearly marked "Leeds Prize Committee."

To be eligible for consideration a book must be relevant to the field of
urban, national or transnational anthropology. The book must have a
publication year of 2006. Textbooks and anthologies will not be considered,
but books of original scholarship by more than one author may be submitted.

Authors must to be willing to serve on the prize selection committee for
three years if their book is chosen. Authors must be willing to have their
prize acceptance remarks published in *City and Society*, SUNTA's journal.
Please address all questions concerning the prize to Robert Rotenberg.

Robert Rotenberg
Leeds Prize Committee
Department of Anthropology
2343 N. Racine Ave
Chicago , IL 60614
773 325-7460

rrotenbe at depaul.edu

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