Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology awards an annual juried book competition, the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing. The late Victor Turner devoted his career to seeking an accessible language that would reopen anthropology to the human subject, and the competition recognizes the innovative books that further this project. The prize committee seeks graceful, accessible ethnographic writing which deeply explores its subject and contributes in innovative and engaging ways to the genre(s) of ethnography and the field of humanistic (and/or post-humanistic) anthropology.

Please see the Call for Submissions page for information about this year’s competition.