We are excited to share the news that Mette M. High’s latest book, Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush, published by Cornell University Press has been selected as a Finalist for the 2020 Society for Economic Anthropology Book Prize. The SEA Book Prize Committee looks for the best books in economic anthropology published over the last three years.

Book Prize Committee: 
John Millhauser (Chair), Michael Chibnik, Laura Cochrane, Sibel Kusimba, Art Murphy, Beth Notar, Colin West, Deborah Winslow

Comments from the Committee:
The review committee was impressed by how the author’s long-term relationships with the Mongolian towns connected with the gold rush, and particularly with extended families, in a way that makes the book approachable. We were also impressed by how the book’s argument decenters humans from economic activity, a perspective applicable to other settings where people pay attention to the unseen forces around them.)