OVERVIEW: The California Series in Public Anthropology encourages professional scholars in a range of disciplines to discuss major public issues in ways that help the broader public understand and address them.
Based on a decade of success, the California Series in Public Anthropology’s International Competition initiated a new competition starting in 2012 that emphasizes short books for undergraduates focused on how social scientists are successfully facilitating change. We are looking for accessible, grounded accounts that present compelling stories as well as offer enough interpretation to make these books useful in undergraduate courses. . . .
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2014 Competition Winners:
(c) Informality and Instability at the Bottom of the American Housing Market by Edward Goetz and Kimberly Skobba
2013 Competition Winner:
Everybody Counts: How Scientists Document the Unknown Victims of Political Violence” by Ann Harrison
2012 Competition Winner:
2011 Competition Winners:
(b) “Yahoo-Yahoo”: The Nigerian Hacker and the 419 Underground Economy of Internet Fraud by Kamela Heyward-Rotimi
2009 Competition Winner:
“When I Wear My Alligator Boots”: Narcotrafficking in the US-Mexico Borderlands by Shaylih Muehlmann