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Book awards: ASA Distinguished Scholarly Book Award

Book awards by cover

Works (50)

Divorce Revolution by Lenore J. Weitzman1986
Origins of the Civil Rights Movement by Aldon D. Morris1986
Communist Neo-Traditionalism: Work and Authority in Chinese Industry by Andrew G. Walder1987
A History of Power from the Beginning to AD 1760 by Michael Mann1988
The Contentious French by Charles Tilly1989
Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place by John R. Logan1990
The System of Professions: An Essay on the Division of Expert Labor by Andrew Abbott1991
Foundations of Social Theory by James Coleman1992
Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World by Jack A. Goldstone1993
Slim's Table: Race, Respectability, and Masculinity by Mitchell Duneier1994
American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass by Douglas Massey1995
Sociology and the Race Problem: THE FAILURE OF A PERSPECTIVE by James B. McKee1995
Status and Sacredness: A General Theory of Status Relations and an Analysis of Indian Culture by Murray Milner1996
Black Wealth/ White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality by Melvin Oliver1997
The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA by Diane VaughanHonorable Mention, 1997
The Abolition of Feudalism: Peasants, Lords, and Legislators in the French Revolution by John Markoff1998
Class Counts: Comparative Studies in Class Analysis by Erik Olin WrightHonorable Mention, 1998
The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood by Sharon HaysHonorable Mention, 1998
Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work by Kathryn EdinHonorable Mention, 1998
The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change by Randall Collins1999
Durable Inequality by Charles Tilly2000
Legalizing Gender Inequality : Courts, Markets and Unequal Pay for Women in America by Robert L. Nelson2001
Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation by Alejandro Portes2002
Capitalists in Spite of Themselves: Elite Conflict and Economic Transitions in Early Modern Europe by Richard Lachmann2003
States and Women's Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco by Mounira Charrad2004
Forces of Labor: Workers' Movements and Globalization Since 1870 (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics) by Beverly J. Silver2005
Locked in Place: State-Building and Late Industrialization in India by Vivek ChibberHonorable Mention, 2006
Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil by Edward E. Telles2006
Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism by Patricia Hill Collins2007
The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton by Jerome Karabel2007
Mexican New York: Transnational Lives of New Immigrants by Robert Courtney Smith2008
Inclusion: The Politics of Difference in Medical Research (Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning) by Steven Epstein2009
Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age by Philip Kasinitz2010
Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain, and France, 1890s to 1990s by Marion Fourcade2011
Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory by Randall Collins2011
Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi by Chandra Mukerji2012
Inventing Equal Opportunity by Frank Dobbin2012
Capitalizing on Crisis: The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance by Greta R. Krippner2013
Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition by David GarlandHonorable Mention, 2013
Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect by Robert J. Sampson2014
The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty by Monica Prasad2014
The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession by Claudio E. BenzecryHonorable Mention, 2014
Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality by Elizabeth A. Armstrong2015
Love, Money, and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS by Sanyu A. Mojola2016
Culling the masses : the democratic origins of racist immigration policy in the Americas by David Fitzgerald2017
Working Law: Courts, Corporations, and Symbolic Civil Rights (Chicago Series in Law and Society) by Lauren B. Edelman2018
Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve2019
Multinational maids : stepwise migration in a global labor market by Anju Mary PaulHonorable Mention, 2020
Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men by Héctor Carrillo2020
Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century by Tey Meadow2020

Award description

The American Sociological Association (ASA) Distinguished Scholarly Book Award is presented annually for the best single book published in the two calendar years preceding the award year.



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