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Submissions for the Gregory Bateson Book Prize

Guidelines for submissions for the 2014 prize will be announced soon. In the meantime, if you have questions, please direct them to: John Hartigan, hartigan [at]

The Bateson Book Prize is awarded by the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) the largest section of the American Anthropological Association. The Bateson Prize reflects SCA’s mandate to promote theoretically rich, ethnographically grounded research. In particular the Society prioritises works with deep interdisciplinary engagements with other fields such as art, media, history, literary theory, political theory and religion. Named after the famed anthropologist, semiotician, cyberneticist and photographer, Gregory Bateson (1904-1980), the prize honors research that stands in this innovative, diverse tradition.

The SCA encourages our members to contact presses and encourage them to submit relevant books published in 2012 for consideration for the Bateson Prize. The deadline for receipt of these submissions is May 1, 2013. To submit an entry, publishers are invited to send one copy of the book directly to each of four Bateson Committee members: