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Reflections from our 2016 Stirling Prize Award winner: Julia Cassaniti

Reflections from our 2016 Stirling Prize Award winner: Julia Cassaniti

Living Buddhism: Mind, Self and Emotion in a Thai Community (Cornell University Press, 2015) investigates Theravada Buddhist teachings on impermanence, attachment, and karma as understood by a small group of people in a rural area of Northern Thailand. The Buddhist teaching of impermanence emphasizes the idea that change is a fundamental aspect of the world; ... Read More
 
Reflections from our 2016 Condon Award Winner: Amir Hampel

Reflections from our 2016 Condon Award Winner: Amir Hampel

In Chinese cities, young college graduates are eagerly discussing new possibilities for self-definition. However, in a society long tied together by kinship, young urbanites have limited institutional, cultural, and psychosocial resources with which to construct an identity: in a sea of strangers, many people feel adrift. In an article titled “Equal Temperament: Autonomy and Identity ... Read More
 
Reflections from our 2016 Boyer Award Winner: Aaron Denham

Reflections from our 2016 Boyer Award Winner: Aaron Denham

While most scholarly accounts of divination focus on its social functions, in A Psychodynamic Phenomenology of Nankani Interpretive Divination and the Formation of Meaning, I emphasize Nankani divination’s meaning-making features and explain how divination shapes people’s subjectivity and helps articulate uncertain or unformulated experiences. Nankani divination is interpretive, and involves engaging a range of symbolic ... Read More
 

SPA award winners

The winners of the SPA’s annual prizes were announced at the AAA meetings in Minneapolis, MN. The Stirling Prize for Best Published Work in Psychological Anthropology went to Julia Cassaniti’s Living Buddhism: Mind, Self and Emotion in a Thai Community.  The Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological Anthropology went to Amir Hampel’s “Equal Temperament: Autonomy ... Read More
 
Prizes announced

Prizes announced

The results of the SPA-sponsored prize competitions were announced at the business meeting/reception at the AAA’s in San Francisco. Cheryl Mattingly  received the Stirling Prize for Best Published Book in Psychological Anthropology for The Paradox of Hope: Journeys through a Clinical Borderland (University of California Press). The Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological ... Read More
 

Boyer Prize 2012

The Society for Psychological Anthropology is pleased to announce the 2012 Boyer Prize for Contributions to Psychoanalytic Anthropology, awarded annually to a book or article published in the preceding three years that addresses the psychodynamic process in a cultural context. Further guidelines can be found here. Nominations should be emailed to Steven M. Parish ([email protected]) ... Read More
 

Condon Prize 2012

The Society for Psychological Anthropology is pleased to announce the Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological Anthropology in 2012. All submissions are due by September 15, 2012 to Edward D. Lowe at [email protected] The guidelines can be found here. Good luck!
 

Stirling Prize in 2013 for Best Published Article

The Society for Psychological Anthropology is pleased to announce the 2013 Stirling Prize Competition for Best Published Article. Articles published within the last two years, including ones scheduled for publication later in the year, are eligible for consideration. Nominations may be made by the author, publisher, or other party, as well as by the selection ... Read More
 

Stirling Prize in 2012 for Best Published Book

The Society for Psychological Anthropology is pleased to announce the 2012 Stirling Prize Competition for Best Published Book. Books published within the last two years, including ones scheduled for publication later in the year, are eligible for consideration. Nominations may be made by the author, publisher, or other party, as well as by the selection ... Read More