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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 Book Award to Dr Ben Jones, a lecturer in development studies at the University of East Anglia, 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 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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Publication:M2 Best Books
Date:Dec 10, 2009
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