New AIS faculty member Jenny L. Davis wins 2014 Ruth Benedict Book Prize for "Queer Excursions"

Queer Excursions

The American Anthropological Association’s Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) is very pleased to announce that Lal Zimman, Jenny L. Davis, and Joshua Raclaw have been awarded the 2014 Ruth Benedict Book Prize in the category “Outstanding Edited Volume” for Queer Excursions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality (Oxford University Press, 2014). The Ruth Benedict Prize is presented each year at the American Anthropological Association’s national meeting to acknowledge excellence in a scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective that engages theoretical perspectives relevant to LGBTQ studies.

The contributors to Queer Excursions explore and challenge gender and sexuality binaries in language in a diverse range of ethnographic sites and contexts. The volume’s original linguistic analysis of queer speech communities retheorizes both particular binaries and the larger social logic of the binary central to queer and feminist theory.

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