Professor Elizabeth (Lisa) Davis Wins The Gregory Bateson Book Prize For Bad Souls
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.