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Book awards: Gordon J. Laing Award

Book awards by cover

Works (45)

A history of literary criticism in the Italian Renaissance by Bernard Weinberg1963
The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community by William H. McNeill1964
America's Failure in China, 1941-50 by Tang Tsou1965
Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization by A. Leo Oppenheim1966
Asia in the Making of Europe: Century of Discovery, Books 1 and 2 (Vol 1) by Donald F. Lach1967
Ghana and the Ivory Coast; perspectives on modernization by Philip J. Foster1968
Music, the Arts, and Ideas: Patterns and Predictions in Twentieth-Century Culture (Centennial Publications of the Univer by Leonard B. Meyer1969
The Social Order of the Slum: Ethnicity and Territory in the Inner City (Studies of Urban Society) by Gerald D. Suttles1970
The Origins of Statecraft in China by Herrlee Glessner Creel1971
The Intellectuals and the Powers & Other Essays by Edward Shils1973
Some Words of Jane Austen by Stuart M. Tave1974
Florence in the Forgotten Centuries, 1527-1800 by Eric Cochrane1975
Condorcet: From Natural Philosophy to Social Mathematics by Keith Michael Baker1976
Culture and Practical Reason by Marshall Sahlins1977
Evolution and the Genetics of Populations, Volume 3: Experimental Results and Evolutionary Deductions (Experimental Results & Evolutionary Deductions) by Sewall Wright1978
Reason and Morality by Alan Gewirth1979
The Last Half-Century: Societal Change and Politics in America by Morris Janowitz1980
Critical Understanding: The Powers and Limits of Pluralism by Wayne C. Booth1981
Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective, Volume 1. Theology and Ethics by James M. Gustafson1982
Slavery in Russia, 1450-1725 by Richard Hellie1984
Time and Narrative, Volume 1 by Paul Ricœur1985
A History of Religious Ideas, Volumes 1-3 by Mircéa Eliade1986
The Founders' Constitution (5 Volume Set) by Philip B. Kurland1987
The Histories by Herodotus1988
Truth and Beauty: Aesthetics and Motivations in Science by S. Chandrasekhar1989
The Human Career: Human Biological and Cultural Origins by Richard G. Klein1990
Modernity on Endless Trial by Leszek Kolakowski1991
Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 1: Christianity, Colonialism and Consciousness in South Africa by Jean Comaroff1992
The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change? by Gerald N. Rosenberg1993
Hand and Mind: What Gestures Reveal about Thought by David McNeill1994
The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States by Edward O. Laumann1995
Picture Theory: Essays on Verbal and Visual Representation by W. J. T. Mitchell1996
How "Natives" Think: About Captain Cook, For Example by Marshall Sahlins1997
Modern American Religion, Volume 3: Under God, Indivisible, 1941-1960 by Martin E. Marty1998
Thinking Biblically: Exegetical and Hermeneutical Studies by André Lacocque1999
England in 1819: The Politics of Literary Culture and the Case of Romantic Historicism by James Chandler2000
The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century by François Furet2001
Theorizing Myth: Narrative, Ideology, and Scholarship by Bruce Lincoln2002
The Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe by Robert J. Richards2003
Hellenicity: Between Ethnicity and Culture by Jonathan M. Hall2004
A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature by Bill Brown2005
What Do Pictures Want?: The Lives and Loves of Images by W. J. T. Mitchell2006
Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera by Philip Gossett2008
Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age by Bernard E. Harcourt2009
Opera and Sovereignty: Transforming Myths in Eighteenth-Century Italy by Martha Feldman2010

Award description

The Gordon J. Laing Award is conferred annually, by the University of Chicago's Board of University Publications, on the faculty author, editor, or translator whose book has brought the greatest distinction to the list of the University of Chicago Press. The first award was given in 1963 and the 47th and most recent award was given on April 22, 2010 to Martha Feldman,[1] professor of Music and the Humanities.

The award is named in honor of the scholar who, serving as general editor of the Press from 1909 until 1940, firmly established the character and reputation of the Press as the premier academic publisher in the United States.



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