1994 S.A.S. Mooney Book Award goes to J.Deetz

Fri, 10 Feb 1995 14:05:13 EST

The Southern Anthropological Society has chosen "Flowerdew
Hundred" by James Deetz, U. of Virginia Press, as the winner of the
1994 James Mooney Award. The award carries with it a cash prize of
$500 for the author.

Each year, the Southern Anthropological Socity receives books from
publishers in nomination for the James Mooney Award. These must
be publications issued within the last two years, which have an
anthropological orienatation and which deal with the South or with
Southerners. Twelve books were nominated for 1994 award. The SAS
Mooney Award, consisting Hester Davi, Chair (Arkansas
Archaeological Survey); Miles Richardson (Louisiana State U.); and
Gilbert Kushner (U. of South Florida), felt that Dr. Deetz' book best met
the qualifications and, in addition, was written with little jargon so that
the message of anthropological interpretation of the historic past can
be carried to the interested public.

If you know of any books to be nominated for the 1995 competition,
please contact Holly Mathews at the Dept. of Anthropology, East
Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858. Email:

James M. (Tim) Wallace Tel: 919-515-2491
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology Fax: 919-515-2610
N. Carolina State University Email: Tim_Wallace@ncsu.edu
Box 8107, Raleigh, NC 27695-8107