B. Lynne Milgram wins SAW Book Award from the Society for the Anthropology of Work

 

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 2:45pm

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences Professor B. Lynne Milgram has been awarded the 2014 SAW Book Award from the Society for the Anthropology of Work for her co-edited book, Street Economies in the Urban Global South (2013. Karen Tranberg Hansen, Walter E. Little, B. Lynne Milgram, editors. Sante Fe, NM: School of Advanced Research Press).

The award is especially prestigious as edited volumes are adjudicated only once every three years.

Street Economies in the Urban Global South focuses on the economic, political, social, and cultural dynamics of street economies across the urban Global South. Although contestations over public space have a long history, the book presents the argument that the recent conjuncture of neoliberal economic policies and unprecedented urban growth in the Global South has changed the equation. The detailed ethnographic accounts from postsocialist Vietnam to a struggling democracy in the Philippines, from the former command economies in Africa to previously authoritarian regimes in Latin America, focus on the experiences of often marginalized street workers who describe their projects and plans. The contributors to Street Economies in the Urban Global South highlight individual and collective resistance by street vendors to overcome numerous processes that exacerbate the marginality and disempowerment of street economy work.

Dr. Milgram will officially receive her award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. at the Society for the Anthropology of Work business meeting in December.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 2:45pm

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences Professor B. Lynne Milgram has been awarded the 2014 SAW Book Award from the Society for the Anthropology of Work for her co-edited book, Street Economies in the Urban Global South (2013. Karen Tranberg Hansen, Walter E. Little, B. Lynne Milgram, editors. Sante Fe, NM: School of Advanced Research Press).

The award is especially prestigious as edited volumes are adjudicated only once every three years.

Street Economies in the Urban Global South focuses on the economic, political, social, and cultural dynamics of street economies across the urban Global South. Although contestations over public space have a long history, the book presents the argument that the recent conjuncture of neoliberal economic policies and unprecedented urban growth in the Global South has changed the equation. The detailed ethnographic accounts from postsocialist Vietnam to a struggling democracy in the Philippines, from the former command economies in Africa to previously authoritarian regimes in Latin America, focus on the experiences of often marginalized street workers who describe their projects and plans. The contributors to Street Economies in the Urban Global South highlight individual and collective resistance by street vendors to overcome numerous processes that exacerbate the marginality and disempowerment of street economy work.

Dr. Milgram will officially receive her award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. at the Society for the Anthropology of Work business meeting in December.