The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2016 APLA Book Prize competition. The association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and rigor in the ethnographic exploration of politics, law, and/or their interstices. The 2016 APLA book prize will be awarded at the American Anthropological Association meeting in Minneapolis and will be reviewed in PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. It also carries an award of $1,000. An honorable mention may be identified by the committee, if appropriate.
To be eligible for consideration, a book must examine law and/or politics ethnographically, and must have been published in English during the year prior to the competition (2015). Either single- or multi-authored books are eligible, however edited volumes, reference works, or second editions of previously published works are excluded from consideration. Books translated into English from another language are eligible for consideration. In such cases, the year that the translation was published is considered the year of publication for purposes of eligibility.
Books may be nominated by the author(s), the press, or an APLA member. Nominations must be accompanied by a nominating letter. Send the letter and a copy of the nominated book no later than May 1, 2016 directly to each of the APLA book prize committee members: Rosemary Coombe, York University, 230 Willard Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M6S 3P8; Alex Golub, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, 2424 Maile Way, Saunders Hall 346, Honolulu HI 96822-2223; Erik Harms, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, 10 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT 06520; Audra Simpson, Columbia University 601 W. 115th St. Apt. 45, New York, NY 10025 and Andrea Ballestero, MS 20, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005. Address inquiries to the Chair of Book Prize Committee, Andrea Ballestero, firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.politicalandlegalanthro.org to learn more about APLA.