SHA Prize Winners

1986

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Winner] Barbara Tedlock. “Keeping the Breath Nearby”
  • [Honorable Mention] Sarah Waldorf. “The Pig Men”

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] Anthony Leeds. “We Shall Dry Our Eyes”
  • [First Runner-up] Dan Rose. “We Discovered the Dancing Surfaces of Fire”
  • [First Runner-up] Ivan Brady. “cannibal-ism”
  • [Honorable Mention] Dennis Tedlock. “Five Days from a Dream Almanac”

1987

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] Gordon Lester-Massman. “Mistakes in Paradise”
  • [Runner-up] Barbara J Micheal. “Desert Scrub”; “Where”

1988

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Winner] Ernest Schusky. “Korean Exodus”
  • [Second Prize] Yesim Ternar. “Christians on the Beach”
  • [Honorable Mention] Catherine Callaghan. “Ecket”

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] Susan Landgraf. “Kung Woman Lament”; “From an Interview with Winnie Mandela”; “To an Astronaut from an Ancient on the Use of Search Lights”
  • [Second Prize] Catherine Tihanyi. “Once upon a time, on the sparkling shores of the Mediterranean”; “At Myth End”
  • [Third Prize] Patricia Marshal. “Ode to the Water Spirit”; “This is the Year”
  • [Honorable Mention] William Y. Adams. “The Vision Quest”

1989

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Winner] Michael Hittman. “A Pair of Aces and One Deuce”
  • [Honorable Mention] Martha B. Kendall. “The Nature of the Evidence”

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] Stephanos Stephanides. “Yet I Still Celebrate You Lotus of the Mud Flats”; “Sky of the Hearts (Chidambaram)”; “The Sacrifice as in a Vision”
  • [Second Prize] Micheal V Angr�sino. “Miss Anna Walks”; “At the Hotel Royal”
  • [Third Prize] Mary Courtis. “A Spiritual Kaleidoscope”; “Letting the Caged Bird Sing”
  • [Honorable Mention] Clive Kileff. “Paul, the blind driver”

1990

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Kirin Narayan. Storytellers, Saints and Scoundrels: Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching. University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Barbara Bode. No Bells to Toll: Destruction and Creation in the Andes. Charles Scribner’s Sons.
  • [Honorable Mention] Michael Jackson. Paths towards a Clearing: Radical Empiricism and Ethnographic Enquiry. Indiana University Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Dorinne Kondo. Crafting Selves: Power, Gender and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace. University of Chicago Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Smadar Lavie. The Poetics of Military Occupation: Mzeina Allegories of Bedoin Identity under Israeli and Egyptian Rule. University of California Press.

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Winner] Susan Scott-Stevens. “The Djinn Tree”
  • [Honorable Mention] Grant A. Olson. “The Switchmaster”

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] Charles F. Underwood. “Third World Night”; “Los Muertos”
  • [Second Prize] Jeanne Simonelli. “Road Song I (Field Course 1989)”; “Road Songs II (Last Hike)”; “Guatemala 1990″
  • [Honorable Mention] Catherine J. Allen. “Old Griefs”; “Loss and the Academic Lizard”
  • [Honorable Mention] Caroline G. Banks. “Ode to Three Pillows”
  • [Honorable Mention] Ward H. Goodenough. “Morning star”
  • [Honorable Mention] Clive Kileff. “A White African Goes Home”
  • [Honorable Mention] Vicki Levine. “Duality”
  • [Honorable Mention] Gabriel Seabrook. “The Fount of Elysium”
  • [Honorable Mention] John F. Sherry. “Gaea Descending”
  • [Honorable Mention] Dwayne C. Turner. “La Chica (Little Girl)”

1991

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Dennis Tedlock. Days from a Dream Almanac. University of Illinois Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Deborah B. Gewertz and Frederick Errington. Twisted Histories, Altered Contexts: Representing the Chambri in a World System. Cambridge University Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Miles Richardson. Cry Lonesome, and Other Accounts of the Anthropologist’s Project. SUNY Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Carol Laderman. Taming the Wind of Desire: Psychology, Medicine and Aesthetics in Malay Shamanistic Performance. University of California Press.

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] John F. Sherry, Jr. “Restoration Triptych”; “Too Far Afield”; “Local Custom [Field Journal/Amsterdam Station]”
  • [Second Prize Co-Winner] Martin F. Manalansan IV. “New York City 1991: On the Margins of an Ethnography”; “(Dis)Other”
  • [Second Prize Co-Winner] Kent Maynard. “Burying the Dead”; “Bamenda in Dry Season”; “Night Lights”
  • [Honorable Mention] Caroline G. Banks. “Lessons in Bipedalism”

1992

Turner Prize

  • [Co-Winner] Karen McCarthy Brown. Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn. University of California Press.
  • [Co-Winner] Jim Wafer. The Taste of Blood: Spirit Possession in Brazilian Candomble. University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Claire Farrer. Living Life’s Circle: Mescalero Apache Cosmovision. University of New Mexico Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] C. Nadia Seremetakis. The Last Word: Women, Death and Divination in Inner Mani. University of Chicago Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Margaret Trawick. Notes on Love in a Tamil Family. University of California Press.

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] Kate Altork.”Ocote”
  • [Honorable Mention] Bill Holm. “Vietnamese Cooking in Reykjavik”
  • [Honorable Mention] Edith Laurencin. “and wah dey give we?”
  • [Honorable Mention] Miles Richardson. “Sequin to Guadalajara on Various Levels and in More Times Than I Can Count: The Continuation of Lives Already Dead”
  • [Honorable Mention] Raman Srinivasan. “Museum”

1993

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Alma Gottlieb and Philip Graham. Parallel Worlds: An Anthropologist and a Writer Encounter Africa. University of Chicago Press.

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Co-Winner] Kate Altork. “Working Norman’s Birthday”
  • [Co-Winner] Maria Nieves Zedeno. “Saint versus the Hummingbird”

1994

Turner Prize

  • [Co-Winner] Lila Abu-Lughod. Writing Women’s Worlds: Bedouin Stories. University of California Press.
  • [Co-Winner] Mary Margaret Steedly. Hanging without a Rope: Narrative Experience in Colonial and Postcolonial Karoland. Princeton University Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Martha Balsham. Cancer in the Community: Class and Medical Authority. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Ruth Behar. Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza’s Story. Beacon Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing. In the Realm of the Diamond Queen: Marginality in an Out-of-the-way Place. Princeton University Press.

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Winner] Loretta Orion. “The Siberian Shaman’s Dress”
  • [Honorable Mention] Kirin Narayan. ” Come Out And Serve”

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] Charles Underwood. “Oral History”

1995

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Margaret Wiener. Visible and Invisible Realms: Power, Magic and Colonial Conquest in Bali. University of Chicago Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Mayfair Mei-Hui Yang. Gifts, Favors and Banquets: The Art of Social Relationships in China. Cornell University Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Susan Brett-Smith. The Making of Bamana Sculpture: Creativity and Gender. Cambridge University Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Ann Fienup-Riordan. Boundaries and Passages: Rule and Ritual in Yupik Eskimo Oral Tradition. University of Oklahoma Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] José Limón. Dancing with the Devil: Society and Cultural Poetics in Mexican-American South Texas. University of Wisconsin Press.

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Winner] Paul Heinrich. “The Informant”
  • [Honorable Mention] C. Springwater. “The Stories of Red Clay: Man of the Mesa”
  • [Honorable Mention] Linda Williamson. “Circle of White”

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Co-Winner] John McCall. “Motopark Beggars”
  • [Co-Winner] Charles Underwood. “Ethnography of the Unspoken”

1996

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Carol B. Stack. Call to Home: African Americans Reclaim the Rural South. Basic Books.
  • [Honorable Mention] Laura R. Graham. Performing Dreams: Discourses of Immortality among the Xavante Indians of Central Brazil. University of Texas Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Philippe Bourgois. In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio. Cambridge University Press.

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Winner] Simone Isadora Flynn. “A Feast of Mangoes”
  • [Honorable Mention] Bruce T. Grindal. “Is There a Light in My Eyes?”

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Co-Winner] Tara Waters Lumpkin. “The Mountaineer”
  • [Co-Winner] Keith Smith. “Palm Sunday”; “Good Friday”

1997

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Keith H. Basso. Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache. University of New Mexico Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Andrew Shyrock. Nationalism and the Genealogical Imagination: Oral History and Textual Authority in Tribal Jordan. University of California Press.

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Winner] Nancy Lindisfarne. “The Tortoise”
  • [Honorable Mention] Paul Johnson. ” The Knife”

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] Jim Funaro. “The Dancing Stones of Callanish”

1998

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Lawrence Cohen. No Aging in India: Alzheimer’s, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things. University of California Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Kathleen Stewart. A Space on the Side of the Road: Cultural Poetics in an “Other” America. Princeton University Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Robin Ridington and Dennis Hastings. Blessing for a Long Time: The Sacred Pole of the Omaha Tribe. University of Nebraska Press.

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Winner] Don Mitchell. “John Brown’s Body”
  • [Honorable Mention] Eugene Mendonsa. “Blood on the Tractor”

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] Adrie Kusserow. “American Nomads”; “Hunting Down the Monk”; “Picking the Streets, Kathmandu”; “Bulimia Religiosa”; “Learning Gods �Buddha- Confession 31″; “No Gods Left”

1999

Turner Prize

  • [Co-Winner] Jean L. Briggs. Inuit Morality Play: The Emotional Education of a Three-Year-Old. Yale University Press.
  • [Co-Winner] Robert Desjarlais. Shelter Blues: Sanity and Selfhood Among the Homeless. University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Ralph Cintron. Angel’s Town: Chero Ways, Gang Life and the Rhetorics of the Everyday. Beacon Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Michael Stewart. The Time of the Gypsies. Westview Press.

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] Helen Frost. “The Corner of Clay and Berry”

2000

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Cheryl Mattingly. Healing Dramas and Clinical Plots: The Narrative Structure of Experience. Cambridge University Press.

2001

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Tanya M. Luhrmann. Of Two Minds: An Anthropologist Looks at American Psychiatry. Picador Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Roy R. Grinker. In the Arms of Africa: The Life of Colin M. Turnbull. St. Martin’s Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Setha Low. On the Plaza: The Politics of Public Space and Culture. University of Texas Press.

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] Adrie Kusserow. “Twenty-first Century Religiotropic”
  • [Honorable Mention] Tope Omoniyi. “Gbomo Gbomo”
  • [Honorable Mention] Kent Maynard. “Rain, Again”

2002

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Henry S. Sharp. Loon: Memory, Meaning, and Reality in a Northern Dene Community. University of Nebraska Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Mary Weismantel. Cholas and Pishtacos: Stories of Race and Sex in the Andes. University of Chicago Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Catherine Lutz. Homefront: A Military City and the American Twentieth Century. Beacon Press.

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Winner] Tracy Lewis. “Meditaci�n in and about Mbohapy �e�”; “Pax Nobiscum”; “Muse”; “Pride?”; “Ignoramus”
  • [Second Place] Brian and Roberta Swann. “Slugs”; “Soft Boiled Eggs”
  • [Third Place] Debra Nystrom and Hushang Philsooph.

2003

Turner Prize

  • [Co-Winner] Alan Klima. The Funeral Casino: Meditation, Massacre, and Exchange with the Dead in Thailand. Princeton University Press.
  • [Co-Winner] Hugh Raffles. In Amazonia: A Natural History. Princeton University Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Judith Farquhar. Appetites: Food and Sex in Post-Socialist China. Duke University Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Thomas Buckley. Standing Ground: Yurok Indian Spirituality, 1850-1990. University of California Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Michael J. Lambek. The Weight of the Past: Living with History in Mahajanqa, Madacascar. Palgrave Macmillan.

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [Co-Winner] Melisa Cahnmann. “American Defense”
  • [Co-Winner] Heidi Kelley. “In the Waiting Room”; “Que Sinvergüenza”; “Green is the Color of Galician Death”

2004

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] John M. Chernoff. Hustling Is Not Stealing: Stories of an African Bar Girl. University of Chicago Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] William Mazzarella. Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in Contemporary India. Duke University Press.

2005

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Bill Maurer. Mutual Life, Limited: Islamic Banking, Alternative Currencies, Lateral Reason. Princeton University Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Joao Biehl. Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment. University of California Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Michael Jackson. In Sierra Leone. Duke University Press.

2006

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Julie Cruikshank. Do Glaciers Listen? Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination. University of Washington Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Piers Vitebsky. The Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia. Houghton Mifflin.

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Co-Winner] Michelle Bellino. “All the Nice Restaurants”
  • [Co-Winner] Sally Bellerose. “Frenchie’s Girls”

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [First Place] Roy Jacobstein. “HIV Needs Assessment”
  • [Second Place] Alison Pelegrin. “The Bois Sec Suite”
  • [Third Place] Anoopa Sharma. “Living Bangladesh”
  • [Honorable Mention] Benjamin Vogt. “How We Came to be Here”
  • [Honorable Mention] Lucille Lang Day. “I Always Knew It”
  • [Honorable Mention] Karen Rodriguez. “Yellow Underwear”

2007

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Ira Bashkow. The Meaning of Whitemen: Race and Modernity in the Orokaiva Cultural World. University of Chicago Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Roy Richard Grinker. Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism. Basic Books.

2008

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Richard Price. Travels with Tooy: History, Memory and the African Imagination. University of Chicago Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Ann Fienup-Riordan. Yuungnaqpiallerput: The Way We Genuinely Live. University of Washington Press, Anchorage Museum Association, Calister Elders’ Council.
  • [Honorable Mention] Harry G. West. Ethnographic Sorcery. University of Chicago Press.

2009

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Matthew Engelke. A Problem of Presence: Beyond Scripture in an African Church. University of Callifornia Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Billie Jean Isbell. Finding Cholita. University of Illinois Press.

2010

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Tracey Heatherington. Wild Sardinia: Indigeneity and the Global Dreamtimes of Environmentalism. University of Washington Press.
  • [Honorable Mention] Laurie A. Wilkie. The Lost Boys of Zeta Psi: A Historical Archaeology of Masculinity at a University Fraternity. University of California Press.
  • [“Special Award for Extending Ethnographic Understanding”] Hugh Raffles. Insectopedia. Pantheon.

2011

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Neni Panourgiá. Dangerous Citizens: The Greek Left and the Terror of the State. Fordham University Press.
  • [Second Place] Amira Mittermaier. Dreams that Matter: Egyptian Landscapes of the imagination. University of California Press.
  • [“Special Award for Oral History and Collaborative Ethnography”] Vuntut Gwich’in First Nation and Shirleen Smith. People of the Lakes: Stories of Our Van Tat Gwich’in Elders (Googwandak Nakhwach’ànjòo Van Tat Gwich’in). University of Alberta Press.

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Winner] Kristen Ghodsee. “Tito Trivia”

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [First Place] Carolyn Moore. “Translator’s Notes on the Island of Unst’s Norn Fragment, Forkortning Saga”
  • [Second Place] Susan Settlemyre Williams. “KV55: Its Voices”
  • [Third Place] W. F. Lantry. “Yungas Valley”
  • [Honorable Mention] Worth Summers. “Coyote, Clacier Point Winter”
  • [Honorable Mention] Christine Eber. “Do You Want Me To Cut More Vegetables, Boss?”

2012

Turner Prize

  • [Winner] Angela Garcia, The Pastoral Clinic. Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande.  University of California.
  • [Second Place] Mark Auslander, The Accidental Slaveowner. Revisiting the Myth of Race and Finding an American Family. University of Georgia Press.
  • [Third Place] Daniel Reichman, The Broken Village: Coffee, Migration, and Globalization in Honduras. Cornell University Press.

Ethnographic Fiction

  • [Winner] Thararat Chareonsonthichai. “The Fragrance of the Classical Past”
  • [Honorable Mention] Cynthia Keppley-Mahmood.  “How Jesse Became a Revolutionary”

Ethnographic Poetry

  • [First Prize] Irina Carlota Silber. “Nanita.”
  • [Second Prize] Kuo Zhang. “One Child Policy”
  • [Third Prize] Jonathan Glasser. “Enemy Territory”
  • [Honorable Mention] Elena Harap. “Sanctuary/Home.”

2013

Victor Turner Prize
Judges: Ruth Toulson, Angela Garcia and Ather Zia

  1. First prize: Julie Livingston, Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic (Duke, 2012)
    Julie Livingston is Professor of History at Rutgers University
  2. Second prize: Christine Walley, Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago (Chicago 2013)
    Christine Walley is Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT
  3. Third prize: Kenneth T. Macleish, Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community (Princeton 2013)
    Kenneth Macleish is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt

Fiction Prize
Judges: Jessica Falcone, Rachel Newcomb and Cynthia Mahood

  1. First Prize goes to “The Professional” by Kim Huynh (Australian National University – Canberra)
  2. Honorable Mention goes to “The Eye of the Needle” by Glenn Harvey Shepard (Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi)

Poetry Prize
Judges: Renato Rosaldo, Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, and Kate Harding

  1. First Prize, “Malalel” by Janis Rodgers
  2. Second Prize, “The Ex Fighter Returns” by Ather Zia (University of California, Irvine)
  3. Third Prize, “Normaltown” by Terese V. Gagnon (University of Georgia)
  4. Honorable Mention (three poems)
    “2000/5th Sun/Our Present” by Steven Alvarez (University of Kentucky)
    “The Anthropologist Returns” by Heidi Kelley (University of North Carolina, Asheville)
    “Waiting for John Nash Outside a Beijing conference Room” by Xueting Liu (University of Chicago)

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