Call for Nominations: The Council for the Anthropology of Reproduction’s Most Enduring Collection Book Award Competition

Council for the Anthropology of Reproduction

invites nominations for

The Most Enduring Collection – Book Award Competition

The Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR) Award is one of the very few awards given to edited volumes, yet it helped establish and encourage topics of reproduction as central fields of anthropological inquiry.  The “Most Enduring Collection” seeks to recognize and celebrate volumes published in 2007 or before on topics including: human reproduction, reproductive and genetic technologies, population policy, birth control and contraception, pregnancy, childbirth, surrogacy, adoption and the role of parents, among others.  Entries are evaluated on a variety of factors including: overall contribution to the anthropology of reproduction, usefulness for teaching, current and historical value for academic and advocacy work, the quality and depth of analysis within the chapters, the coherence of the volume as a whole, and the strength of nomination letters.

Nomination letters may be brief but should explain the impact of the volume on your own work, your teaching and students, and why you consider this volume to be an enduring collection within the field.  For further information or to submit nomination letters, contact CAR Book Committee Chair, Kim Gutschow, kim.gutschow at williams dot edu.

Deadline for Nominations: September 1, 2013. The Award will be announced at the CAR and SMA business meetings at the American Anthropological Association meetings in Chicago, November 20-24, 2013.

Past winners of this award include:

Transformative Motherhood: On Giving and Getting a Consumer Culture (1999, New York University Press) edited by Linda Layne

Fetal Subjects, Feminist Positions (1999, University of Pennsylvania Press) edited by Lynn M. Morgan and Meredith W. Michaels

Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (1997, University of California Press) edited by Robbie Davis-Floyd and Carolyn Sargent

Conceiving the New World Order: The Global Politics of Reproduction (1995, University of California Press) edited by Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp

Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation (1988, University of California Press, edited by Thomas Buckley and Alma Gottlieb)


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