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Winner of the American Anthropological Association's 2009 Elliott P Skinner Book Award is Ben Jones for his book Beyond the State in Rural Uganda.


The African section of the American Anthropological Association has awarded its annual Elliott P Skinner Skin·ner , B(urrhus) F(rederick) 1904-1990.

American psychologist. A leading behaviorist, Skinner influenced the fields of psychology and education with his theories of stimulus-response behavior.
 Book Award to Dr Ben Jones, a lecturer in development studies at the University of East Anglia “UEA” redirects here. For other uses, see UEA (disambiguation).
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, for his book Beyond the State in Rural Uganda.

The Elliott P Skinner Book Award is given to the author of a work that furthers the global community of Africanist scholars and the wider interests of the African continent, with special consideration of work based upon extensive research in the field or offering new methods for fieldwork field·work  
1. A temporary military fortification erected in the field.

2. Work done or firsthand observations made in the field as opposed to that done or observed in a controlled environment.

 in Africa.

Beyond the State in Rural Uganda, which is based on research Dr Jones carried out in the north-eastern Teso region over 18 months, puts forward the view that churches and village groups play an important part in social transformation in Africa.
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Date:Dec 10, 2009
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