Ruth Benedict Prize

Given by AAA: Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA)

68 Works 3,454 Books 23 Reviews 4.0
The Ruth Benedict prize "is awarded by The Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists for "excellence in a scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective about a lesbian, gay, bisexual, show more or transgendered topic. The prize is named after the American cultural anthropologist Ruth Benedict, 18887 - 1948, best known for her books Patterns of Culture and The Chrysanthemum and the Sword." show less
All, Winner (58), Honorable Mention (10)
All, Edited Volumes (13), Monographs (34), No Category (21)
All, 2022 (2), 2021 (2), 2020 (3), 2019 (2), 2018 (2), 2017 (2), 2016 (3), 2015 (3), 2014 (3), 2013 (3), 2012 (3), 2011 (3), 2010 (3), 2009 (3), 2008 (2), 2007 (3), 2006 (1), 2005 (1), 2004 (2), 2003 (1), 2002 (1), 2001 (1), 2000 (3), 1999 (1), 1998 (1), 1997 (2), 1996 (2), 1995 (1), 1994 (1), 1993 (2), 1992 (1), 1991 (1), 1990 (2), 1987 (1), 1986 (1)

Winner 58

Knowing Women: Same-Sex Intimacy, Gender, and Identity in Postcolonial Ghana (African Identities: Past and Present) by Serena Owusua DankwaMonographs2022
Hijras, lovers, brothers : surviving sex and poverty in rural India by Vaibhav SariaMonographs2021
Queering Knowledge: Analytics, Devices, and Investments after Marilyn Strathern (Theorizing Ethnography) by Paul BoyceEdited Volumes2020
Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty (SUNY series, Afro-Latinx Futures) by Ana-MaurĂ­ne LaraMonographs2020
Love in the Drug War: Selling Sex and Finding Jesus on the Mexico-US Border by Sarah LunaMonographs2020
Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan (Families in Focus) by Amy BrainerMonographs2019
Ethno-erotic economies : sexuality, money, and belonging in Kenya by George Paul MeiuMonographs2018
The Look of a Woman: Facial Feminization Surgery and the Aims of Trans- Medicine by Eric PlemonsMonographs2017
Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism by Uriel QuesadaEdited Volumes2016
Real queer? : sexual orientation and gender identity refugees in the Canadian refugee apparatus by David A. B. MurrayMonographs2016
Sex and Sexualities in Contemporary Indonesia: Sexual Politics, Health, Diversity, and Representations by Linda Rae BennettEdited Volumes2015
Given to the Goddess: South Indian Devadasis and the Sexuality of Religion by Lucinda RambergMonographs2015
Queer Excursions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality (Studies in Language and Gender) by Lal ZimmanEdited Volumes2014
After Love: Queer Intimacy and Erotic Economies in Post-Soviet Cuba by Noelle M. StoutMonographs2014
The Transgender Studies Reader 2 by Susan StrykerEdited Volumes2013
Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics by Naisargi N. DaveMonographs2013
Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader by Gayle S. RubinEdited Volumes2012
Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality by Margot WeissMonographs2012
Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights by Peter A. JacksonEdited Volumes2011
Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia by Evelyn BlackwoodMonographs2011
Sex Panic and the Punitive State by Roger N. LancasterMonographs2011
Homophobias: Lust and Loathing across Time and Space by David A. B. MurrayEdited Volumes2010
Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight against AIDS by Deborah B. GouldMonographs2010
Gay Fatherhood: Narratives of Family and Citizenship in America by Ellen LewinMonographs2010
Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian / Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World (Readings in Engaged Anthropology) by Ellen LewinEdited Volumes2009
Allah Made Us: Sexual Outlaws in an Islamic African City (New Directions in Ethnography) by Rudolf Pell GaudioMonographs2009
Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America (Intersections: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Genders and Sexualities) by Mary L. GrayMonographs2009
Caribbean Pleasure Industry: Tourism, Sexuality, and AIDS in the Dominican Republic by Mark Padilla2008
The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis: Race and Sexuality in Colonial San Francisco by Barbara L. Voss2008
Women's Sexualities and Masculinities in a Globalizing Asia (Comparative Feminist Studies) by Saskia E. WieringaEdited Volumes2007
Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category by David ValentineMonographs2007
The Politics of Passion: Women's Sexual Culture in the Afro- Surinamese Diaspora (Between Men--Between Women) by Gloria WekkerMonographs2007
Straight to Jesus: Sexual and Christian Conversions in the Ex-Gay Movement by Tanya Erzen2006
The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia by Tom Boellstorff2005
Out in Theory: The Emergence of Lesbian and Gay Anthropology by Ellen LewinEdited Volumes2004
Toms and Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships in Thailand by Megan J. SinnottMonographs2004
Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora by Martin F. Manalansan IV2003
The Night is Young: Sexuality in Mexico in the Time of AIDS (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture) by Hector Carrillo2002
The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community's Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights by Arlene Stein2001
Archaeologies of Sexuality by Robert A. SchmidtEdited Volumes2000
Homosexualities by Stephen O. MurrayMonographs2000
Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas by Esther NewtonMonographs2000
Female Desires by Evelyn Blackwood1999
Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan by Jennifer Robertson1998
Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality by Sue-Ellen JacobsEdited Volumes1997
Render Me, Gender Me (Between Men~Between Women: Lesbian and Gay Studies) by Kath WestonMonographs1997
Word's Out: Gay Men's English by William Leap1996
Hidden in the Blood by Carter Wilson1996
De Los Otros: Intimacy and Homosexuality among Mexican Men by Joseph Carrier1995
Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town by Esther Newton1994
Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy1993
Life is Hard: Machismo, Danger, and the Intimacy of Power in Nicaragua (Centennial Book) by Roger N. Lancaster1993
Lesbian Mothers: Accounts of Gender in American Culture by Ellen Lewin1992
Bodies, Pleasures, and Passions: Sexual Culture in Contemporary Brazil by Richard G. Parker1991
Neither Man Nor Woman: The Hijras of India by Serena Nanda1990
Families We Choose by Kath Weston1990
The Sambia: Ritual and Gender in New Guinea by Gilbert Herdt1987
Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture by Walter L. Williams1986

Honorable Mention 10


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