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Book awards: C. Wright Mills Award

Book awards by cover

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Works (58)

Delinquency and Drift by David Matza1964
The new utopians, a study of system design and social change by Robert Boguslaw1965
Justice Without Trial: Law Enforcement in Democratic Society by Jerome H. Skolnick1966
Delinquency research : an appraisal of analytic methods by Travis Hirschi1967
Tally's Corner by Elliot Liebow1967
The Social Order of the Slum: Ethnicity and Territory in the Inner City (Studies of Urban Society) by Gerald D. Suttles1968
Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places by Laud Humphreys1969
Stations of the lost;: The treatment of skid row alcoholics by Jacqueline P. Wiseman1970
Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare by Frances Fox Piven1971
Theories of Poverty and Underemployment by David M. Gordon1972
The Dialectics of Legal Repression: Black Rebels Before the American Criminal Courts (Law and society) by Isaac D. Balbus1973
Private Lives and Public Surveillance; Social Control in the Computer Age by James B. Rule1973
Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century by Harry Braverman1974
Advocacy & Objectivity by Mary O. Furner1975
Myth of Marginality: Urban Poverty and Politics in Rio de Janeiro by Janice E. Perlman1976
Men and Women of the Corporation by Rosabeth Moss Kanter1977
States and Social Revolutions by Theda Skocpol1979
Street-Level Bureaucracy: Dilemmas of the Individual in Public Service, 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition by Michael Lipsky1980
Father-Daughter Incest (with a new Afterword) by Judith Lewis Herman1981
The City and the Grassroots: A Cross-Cultural Theory of Urban Social Movements by Manuel Castells1983
The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry by Paul Starr1983
The Inner Circle: Large Corporations and the Rise of Business Political Activity in the U.S. and U.K. by Michael Useem1984
Morality and Power in a Chinese Village by Richard Madsen1984
Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing Social Value of Children by Viviana A. Zelizer1985
The Contentious French by Charles Tilly1986
The Cooperative Workplace: Potentials and Dilemmas of Organisational Democracy and Participation by Joyce Rothschild1986
The Secret Trauma: Incest in the Lives of Girls and Women by Diana E. H. Russell1986
Socialist Entrepreneurs. Embourgeoisement in Rural Hungary by Iván Szelényi1988
Stubborn Children: Controlling Delinquency in the United States, 1640-1981 (Medicine and Society) by John R. Sutton1988
The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy by William Julius Wilson1988
Freedom Summer by Doug McAdam1989
Whose Keeper? Social Science and Moral Obligation by Alan Wolfe1989
Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins1990
Landscapes of Power: From Detroit to Disney World by Sharon Zukin1991
Life is Hard: Machismo, Danger, and the Intimacy of Power in Nicaragua (Centennial Book) by Roger N. Lancaster1992
Checkerboard Square : culture and resistance in a homeless community by David Wagner1993
What Machines Can't Do: Politics and Technology in the Industrial Enterprise by Robert J. Thomas1994
Black Wealth/ White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality by Melvin Oliver1995
In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio by Philippe Bourgois1995
Impure Science by Steven Epstein1996
Mean Streets: Youth Crime and Homelessness (Cambridge Studies in Criminology) by John Hagan1997
The Making of the Unborn Patient: A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery by Monica J. Casper1998
Sidewalk by Mitchell Duneier1999
The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Immigration by Michèle Lamont2000
Doméstica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo2001
Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago by David Naguib Pellow2002
The Job Training Charade by Gordon Lafer2002
Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform by Sharon Hays2003
Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio by Mario Luis Small2004
Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace by Pun Ngai2005
Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh2006
Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, And Surv by Daniel Jaffee2007
Cracks in the Pavement: Social Change and Resilience in Poor Neighborhoods by Martín Sánchez-Jankowski2008
Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life by Mario Luis Small2009
Love in the Time of AIDS: Inequality, Gender, and Rights in South Africa by Mark Hunter2010
Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School by Shamus Rahman Khan2011
Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal by Cybelle Fox2012
The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism by Nancy DiTomaso2013

Award description

Consistent with Mills' dedication to a search for a sophisticated understanding of the individual and society, the award will be given for that book published in 2010 that most effectively:
1) critically addresses an issue of contemporary public importance,2) brings to the topic a fresh, imaginative perspective,3) advances social scientific understanding of the topic,4) displays a theoretically informed view and empirical orientation,5) evinces quality in style of writing,6) explicitly or implicitly contains implications for courses of action

List of Past Winners

LT is missing: The Working Class in Welfare Capitalism by Walter Korpi (1978)



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