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Dr. Alan Klima awarded the 2020 Bateson Book Prize from the Society for Cultural Anthropology

Alan Klima, Miyarrka Media, and Savannah Shange were awarded the 2020 Gregory Batson Book Prizes from the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Dr. Klima’s award was for his Duke University Press (https://www.dukeupress.edu/ethnography-9) book Ethnography #9. As Alan Klima writes, “there are other possible starting places than the earnest realism of anthropological discourse as a method of critical thought.” In this experimental ethnography of capitalism, ghosts, and numbers in mid- and late-twentieth-century Thailand, Klima uses this provocation to deconstruct naive faith in the “real” and in the material in academic discourse that does not recognize that it is, itself, writing.

Dr. Alan Klima awarded the 2020 Bateson Book Prize from the Society for Cultural Anthropology

Alan Klima, Miyarrka Media, and Savannah Shange were awarded the 2020 Gregory Batson Book Prizes from the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Dr. Klima’s award was for his Duke University Press (https://www.dukeupress.edu/ethnography-9book Ethnography #9. As Alan Klima writes, “there are other possible starting places than the earnest realism of anthropological discourse as a method of critical thought.” In this experimental ethnography of capitalism, ghosts, and numbers in mid- and late-twentieth-century Thailand, Klima uses this provocation to deconstruct naive faith in the “real” and in the material in academic discourse that does not recognize that it is, itself, writing.

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