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American Sociological Association: Distinguished Book Award
Distinguished Scholarly Book ASA Award
The ASA Distinguished Scholarly Book Award is presented annually for the ASA member's best single book published in the two calendar years preceding the award year. Any member of the ASA may nominate books for consideration for this award. Nominations should include name of author, title of book, date of publication, publisher, and brief statements (of no more than 300 words) as to why the book should be considered. Nominations sent from publishers who are not active members of ASA will not be accepted.
Send nominations letters, ten copies of the book to: American Sociological Association, c/o Governance, 1430 K Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005; fax: (202) 638-0882; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. The deadline for nominations (this also includes copies of the book) for this award is January 29, 2016. Nominations received by the deadline will apply to the award given the following year.
|Name||Beginning of Term||End of Term||Position|
|Julie A. Dowling||1/1/2016||12/31/2018||Member|
|Jerry A. Jacobs||1/1/2014||12/31/2016||Chair|
|James M. Jasper||1/1/2015||12/31/2017||Member|
|Amy T. Schalet||1/1/2016||12/31/2018||Member|
|John C. Torpey||1/1/2015||12/31/2017||Member|
2015 - Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Laura T. Hamilton, Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2013).
2014 - Monica Prasad, The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty (Harvard University Press, 2012) Honorable Mention: Claudio E. Benzecray, The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession (University of Chicago Press, 2011).
2014 - Robert J. Sampson, Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect (University of Chicago Press, 20120). Honorable Mention: Claudio E. Benzecray, The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession (University of Chicago Press, 2011).
2013 - Greta R. Krippner, Capitalizing on Crisis: the Political Origins of the Rise of Finance (Harvard University Press). Honorable Mention: David Garland, Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press).
2012 - Frank Dobbin, Investing in Equal Opportunity (Princeton University Press); and Chandra Mukerji, Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology) [Princeton University Press]
2011 - Randall Collins, Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory (Princeton University Press); and Marion Fourcade, Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain and France, 1890s to 1990s (Princeton University Press)
2010 - Philip Kasinitz, John H. Mollenkopf, Mary C. Waters, Jennifer Holdaway, Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age (Russell Sage Foundation, 2008)
2009 - Steven Epstein, Inclusion: The Politics of Difference in Medical Research (University of Chicago Press, 2007)
2008 - Robert Courtney Smith, Mexican New York: Transnational Lives of New Immigrants (University of California Press, 2006)
2007 - Patricia Hill Collins, Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender and the New Racism (Routlege, 2005) and Jerome Karabel, The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton (Houghton Mifflin, 2005)
2006 - Edward Telles, Race in Another America:The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil (Princeton University Press, 2004) and Vivek Chibber, Honorable Mention: Locked in Place : State-Building and Late Industrialization in India (Princeton University Press, 2003)