Past Recipients of the SEA Book Prize
2017 winner: Money from Nothing: Indebtedness and Aspiration in South Africa by Deborah James
2014 winner: The Darjeeling Distinction: Labor and Justice on Fair-Trade Tea Plantations in India by Sarah Besky
2012 winner: Sarah Lyon, Coffee and Community: Maya Farmers and Fair-Trade Markets (University of Colorado Press, 2010).
2008 Winners: Carolyn Nordstrom — Global Outlaws: Crime, money and power in the Contemporary World, published in 2007 by the University of California Press & Richard Wilk — Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to Ecotourists, published in 2006 by Berg Publishers.
2006 Winner: Theodore C. Bestor (Harvard University) — Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the Word. University of California Press (2004)
2003 Winner: Karen Tranberg Hansen (Northwestern University) — Salaula: The World of Secondhand Clothing in Zambia. University of Chicago Press (2000).
2003 Honorable Mention: (unranked in alphabetical order)
- Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld (University of Iowa) — The Native Leisure Class: Consumption and Creativity in the Andes. University of Chicago Press (1999).
- Marc Edelman (City Univeristy of New York) — Peasants Against Globalization: Rural Social Movements in Costa Rica. Stanford University Press (1999).
- William Fisher (College of William and Mary) — Rain Forest Exchanges: Industry and Community on an Amazonian Frontier. Smithsonian Institution Press (2000).
- Carla Freman (Emory University) — High Tech and High Heels in the Global Economy: Women, Work, and Pink-Collar Identity in the Caribbean. Duke University Press (2000).