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Albion Book Prize

Year Awarded


Awarding Body

North American Conference on British Studies



The official publication of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS), the Journal of British Studies, has positioned itself as the critical resource for scholars of British culture from the Middle Ages through the present. Drawing on both established and emerging approaches, JBS presents scholarly articles and books reviews from renowned international authors who share their ideas on British society, politics, law, economics, and the arts. In 2005 (Vol. 44), the journal merged with the NACBS publication Albion, creating one journal for NACBS membership. The 2010 Albion Book Prize was awarded to Ritu Birla for Stages of Capital: Law, Culture and Market Governance in Late Colonial India (Duke University Press, 2009), which brings research on nonwestern capitalisms into conversation with postcolonial studies to illuminate the historical roots of India’s market society. 

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