Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 ATIG book prizes!
The inaugural award of ATIG book prizes was conducted in November during the the ATIG business meeting at the meetings of the American Anthropological Association in San Jose, California. The award ceremony was a semi-formal and lively affair, with much reminiscing about the growth of ATIG as a community of scholars since the interest group’s formation in 2012.
In honor of his prodigious contributions to the anthropological study of tourism and in appreciation his personal influence on ATIG and many of its members, the prize for an author’s first book has been named for Nelson Graburn. It was fitting that he personally presented the inaugural award of the prize named in his honor.
For the time being, the prize for an author’s subsequent book has not been named. If you have an idea about a good name for this prize, please get in touch with us!
The 2018 winners were:
- Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging, by Naomi Leite. University of California Press, 2017.
- Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba, by Valerio Simoni. Berghahn Books, 2016.
- Apprenticeship Pilgrimage: Developing Expertise through Travel and Training, by Lauren Miller Griffith and Jonathan S. Marion. Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.
- Tourism and Memories of Home: Migrants, Displaced People, Exiles and Diasporic Communities, edited by Sabine Marschall. Channel View Publications, 2017.
The members of the ATIG Board wish to extend their thanks to the book prize committee and to all those who submitted nominations for the 2018 prize competition. The depth and breadth of research being conducted under the ever-expanding umbrella of “Anthropology of Tourism” is commendable. We look forward to surveying the frontiers of the field with you again next year!