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AIPS Book Prize 2021 | Mubbashir Rizvi

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2021 AIPS Book Prize! This year's award goes to Dr. Mubbashir Rizvi for his book "The Ethics of Staying: Social Movements and Land Rights Politics in Pakistan" (Stanford University Press, 2019).

The AIPS Book Prize Committee found the book to have "significant potential to draw other scholars and students to Pakistan Studies as it engages with several fields, including social movement theory, subaltern studies, moral economics, and science and technology studies...Rizvi argues convincingly for the importance of his study’s focus on Punjab, a province that otherwise possesses a monolithic grasp on the Pakistani national imaginary. Although in many ways a standard ethnography, Rizvi gives voice to the AMP’s stories. In doing so, it connects rural with urban and NGOs. The overall effect is to change the way of looking at the region."

Congratulations to Mubbashir for the well-deserved recognition, and thank you to all those who submitted their books for review!