Call for Nominations for ATIG’s Book Prize
The Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group sponsors two separate book prizes: 1) the Nelson Graburn Book Prize for an author’s first book in the anthropology of tourism, 2) the Ed Bruner Prize for an author’s second or subsequent book.
To be eligible, all books must have been published within the two calendar years prior to the award competition. Please submit the name of the author, the book to be considered, the publisher information to [email protected] and indicate which prize (1st or subsequent publication). Self-nominations are also welcome.
The deadline for 2020 nominations will be announced soon. Stay tuned!. Winners will be announced at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings in Vancouver, Canada.
The first annual book prize in both categories was awarded at the 2018 meetings of the American Anthropological Association in San Jose, California. The inaugural winners were:
Nelson Graburn Book Prize
- (2019 co-winner) Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism, by Bianca C. Williams.
- (2019 co-winner) Ethno-erotic Economies: Sexuality, Money, and Belonging in Kenya, by George Paul Meiu.
- (2018 co-winner) Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba, by Valerio Simoni. Berghahn Books, 2016.
- (2018 co-winner) Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging, by Naomi Leite. University of California Press, 2017.
Ed Bruner Book Award
- (2019 co-winner) Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal, by Mark Liechty.
- (2019 co-winner) Dream Trippers: Global Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality, by David A. Palmer and Elijah Siegler.
- (2018 co-winner) Apprenticeship Pilgrimage: Developing Expertise through Travel and Training, by Lauren Miller Griffith and Jonathan S. Marion. Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.
- (2018 co-winner) Tourism and Memories of Home: Migrants, Displaced People, Exiles and Diasporic Communities, edited by Sabine Marschall. Channel View Publications, 2017.