The Anthropology of Childhood and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) is pleased to announce our inaugural Book Prize competition. The ACYIG Book Prize Committee will award $300.00 to an anthropologically-focused book published in 2022-2023 that is cutting-edge, well-written, and contributes significantly to our understanding of children and youth.
Those nominated (self-nominations accepted) must be members of ACYIG. Nominations should be accompanied by four copies of the book, and a letter from the nominator (no longer than 500 words) addressing the book in terms of: (1) originality; (2) relevance to the anthropology of childhood and/or youth; (3) potential for significant impact on the field. No edited volumes or textbooks will be considered.
The awardee will be chosen in Fall 2023, and the Book Prize Committee review of the winning volume will be included in the Spring 2024 edition of NEOS, the flagship publication of ACYIG.
Nomination Letter Deadline: Monday, September 25, 2023
Committee confirmation email will be sent by: Monday October 9, 2023
Books must be sent to Prize Committee by: Monday, October 16, 2023
- Please send nomination letter by email to
Ida Fadzillah Leggett, AYCIG Book Committee Chair
- Within the nomination confirmation email, nominators will receive instructions on where to send four copies of the book.
- The ACYIG Book Prize winner will be announced in Fall 2023.
Questions? Please email Ida Fadzillah Leggett at Ida.Leggett@mtsu.edu
The ACYIG is delighted to present our latest Spotlight on Scholarship: Gabriel Scheidecker’s “Parents, Caregivers, and Peers: Patterns of Complementarity in the Social World of Children in Rural Madagascar”
What happens when children disagree?
Sequeira, Maija-Eliina. 2023 “Fairness, Partner Choice, and Punishment: An Ethnographic Study of Cooperative Behavior among Children in Helsinki, Finland.” Ethos https://doi.org/10.1111/etho.12385.
Maija Sequeira is a doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. She is interested in how children learn and use social hierarchies in their everyday lives, and uses experimental and ethnographic methods in Finland and Colombia to explore this from both cross-cultural and developmental perspectives.
The Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) is currently soliciting the following volunteer positions. All positions are open to accept joint appointments between two individuals. Joint appointments are required for positions indicated in plural. Open until filled.
Patrick Alexander will conclude his participation as Social Media Coordinator at the end of this calendar year and we are looking for an enthusiastic, social-media savvy volunteer to take his place. Continue reading Neos: Call for New Social Media Coordinator
Dear ACYIG Members,
ACYIG is now soliciting submissions for the October 2016 issue of Neos. We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis between Monday, August 15 and Monday, September 5. The final deadline for submission is Monday, September 5. If possible, please notify me of your intent to submit by the start of the rolling period (August 15), so that I can identify peer reviewers in a timely manner.
ACYIG is pleased to announce that we have a new Website Manager and Blog Editor. Dori Beeler (U of Durham) takes over for Bonnie Richard (UCLA) who built and maintained our site and blog since 2013, turning it into a thriving hub for our online activity and engagement.