凯文刘易斯奥尼尔授予2014年的文化视野奖

SCA很自豪地奖励2014年的文化视野奖凯文刘易斯奥尼尔(多伦多大学)为他的文章,“留下:安全,救恩和预防的主题,“亚博提款贴吧28,不。2(2013):204-26。

Focused on a nonprofit organization of evangelical Christians in North Carolina and the “at-risk children” they sponsor in “one of postwar Guatemala City’s most violent neighborhoods,” the article beautifully weaves together ethnographic insights, literature, and compelling reflections on contemporary U.S. politics and projects of self-fashioning, to articulate how and why evangelical Christians in North Carolina come to need the children they sponsor as much as the children may need them. “Our relationships with [the people of La Paloma],” his participants tell him, “will liberate them and will liberate us.” O’Neill argues that “it is this need, this liberation, which . . . constitutes the sponsored child as a privileged site for ethical self-formation" and which positions “at risk children” as sites for “secur[ing] the Americas one child at a time.” Describing the sponsored children as examples of “the subject of prevention: the individual imagined or acted upon by the imperative to prevent,” O’Neill demonstrates how broad anxieties and projects of international security are conducted through micro-interactions of nonprofit organizations like these and the children they hope to save.

文化视野奖每年在美国人类学协会的会议上获奖,并提供500美元的酬金。今年的博士生陪审团包括Ivan Sandoval-Cervantes(俄勒冈州俄勒冈州富汗),杰西卡·洛克勒克雷姆(大学)和Britt Dahlberg(宾夕法尼亚大学)。