American Sociological Association

Section on Collective Behavior & Social Movements

Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements' Charles Tilly Award for Best Book

Established in 1986 to honor a significant contribution, the award recognizes a publication that has added to the field. In 1990, the Section gave this award as the Best Study of 1988-1989 Award.

Year Name Title
2017 Erica Simmons

Meaningful Resistance: Market Reforms and the Roots of Social Protest in Latin America. (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

2016 Daniel Schlozman When Movements Anchor Parties.
2015 Katrina Kimport Queering Marriage. Rutgers University Press.
2015 Edward T. Walker Grassroots for Hire. Cambridge University Press.
2014 Isaac William Martin Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent (Oxford University Press, 2013)
2014 Honorable Mention: David Cunningham Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan (Oxford University Press, 2013)
2013 Honorable Mention: Guillermo Trejo Popular Movements in Autocracies: Religion, Repression and Indigenous Collective Action in Mexico.
2012 Drew Halfmann Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada.
2010 Javier Auyero and Débora Alejandra Swistun Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown. and Nancy Whittier, The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotion, Social Movements, and the State
2009 Maren Klawiter The Biopolitics of Breast Cancer: Changing Cultures of Disease and Activism
2008 Roger Karapin Protest Politics in Germany: Movements on the Left and Right Since the 1960s.
2007 Francesca Polletta It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics
2006 Gene Burns The Moral Veto: Framing Contraception, Abortion, and Cultural Pluralism in the United States.
2004 Myra Marx Ferree, William Anthony Gamson, Jürgen Gerhards, and Dieter Rucht Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States.
2003 Francesca Polletta Freedom is an Endless Meeting
2002 Jeff Goodwin No Other Way Out: States and Revoluntionary Movements, 1945-1991 and Dingxin Zhao, The Power of Tiananmen: State-Sociecty Relations and the 1989 Beijing Student Movement
2000 Rebecca Klatch A Generation Divided.
1998 Nicola Beisel Imperiled Innocents: Anthony Comstock and Family Reproduction in Victorian America
1996 Charles Tilly Popular Contention in Great Britain: 1754-1837
1994 Clark McPhail The Myth of the Madding Crowd
1992 Sidney Tarrow Democracy & Disorder: Protest & Politics in Italy, 1965-1975
1990 Rick Fantasia Cultures of Solidarity: Consciousness, Action, & Contemporary American Workers and Doug McAdam, Freedom Summer
1988 John Lofland Protest: Studies of Collective Behavior and Social Movements


Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements' Mayer Zald Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

This award was established in 1992. The section chose to present one award each year, giving the Student Award in odd-numbered years and the Book Award in even-numbered years.

Year Name Title
2017 Anya M. Galli "How Glitter Bombing Lost Its Sparkle: The Emergence and Decline of a Novel Social Movement Tactic." Mobilization 21(3):259-281.
2016 Co-Winner Marcos Emilio Perez “Becoming a Piquetero: Past, Novel and Current Routines in the Development of Activist Dispositions”
2016 Co-Winner Han Zhang

“Causal Impact of Witnessing Political Protest on Civic Engagement”

2015 Robert Braun “Religious Minorities and Resistance to Genocide: The Collective Rescue of Jews in the Netherlands during the Holocaust.”
2014 Jonathan Horowitz “Oh, the Places I’ll Go! Possible Selves, Persistence Narratives, and Activist Identity.”
2013 Mohammad Ali Kadivar Opportunities, Perception Profiles, and Alliances in the Iranian Reform Movement, 1997-2005.
2013 Honorable Mention Tarun Banerjee Media, Movements, and Mobilization: Tea Party Protests in the U.S., 2009-2010
2013 Honorable Mention Daniel S. Blocq Formation of Armed Self-Defense Groups during Civil Wars
2012 Hiroe Saruya The Rise of Japan's First New Left: Bourdieusian Field Dynamics and the Emergence of Movement Organizations.
2010 Lauren Joseph From the 'Gayborhood' to the Small Town: LGBT Pride Organizations and the Mobilization of Resources, Culture, and Symbolic Capital
2009 Matthew S. Williams Strategizing against Sweatshops: Ideology, Strategic Models, and Innovation in the U.S. Anti-Sweatshop Movement
2008 Rachel Kutz-Flamenbaum Strategic Dilemmas in Organizational Frame Selection and Audience Frame Preference in Women's Peace Organizing
2007 Dan Lainer-Vos Social Movements and Citizenship: Conscientious Objection in France, the United States, and Israel. Mobilization 11(3): 277-295.
2006 Rachel Meyer Constituency and Emotion in Collective Action: Sources of Working-Class Identity and Activism
2005 Erich Steinman
2004 Robert S. Jansen Resurrection and Reappropriation: Political Uses of Historical Figures in Comparative Perspective
2004 Honorable Mention Vanessa Barker Politics of Pain: State Governance, Moral Protest, and the Varied Impacts of Social Movements
2003 Julie Stewart When Local Troubles Become Transnational Issues: A Study of an Indigenous Rights Movement in Guatemala
2002 Deana A. Rohlinger Movement-Countermovement Dynamics in the Abortion Debate: An Examination of Media Coverage Outcome
2001 John Krinsky The Relational Dynamics of Claim-Making in New York City's Workfare Politics
2000 Gary Bologh Learning from Populism:Narrative Analysis and Social Movement Consciousness
1998 Ira Silver Buying and Activist Identity: Reproducing Class through Social Movement Philanthropy
1997 Mary Bernstein Celebration and Suppression: The Strategic Uses of Identity by the Lesbian and Gay Movement
1996 Kenneth T. Andrews The Civil Rights Movement and Black Electoral Politics in Mississippi, 1960-1984
1993 Jackie Smith Transnational Political Processes and the Human Rights Movement


Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Best Published Article Award

Year Name Title
2016 Ion Bogdan Vasi and Edward Walker.

““No Fracking Way!” Documentary Film, Discursive Opportunity, and Local Opposition against Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States, 2010 to 2013”. American Sociological Review, 2015.

2015 Rory McVeigh, David Cunningham, and
Justin Farrell
“Political Polarization as a Social Movement Outcome: 1960s Klan Activism and Its Enduring Impact on Political Realignment in Southern Counties, 1960 to 2000.” American Sociological Review 2014
2014 Doron Shultziner

"The Social-Psychological Origins of the Montgomery Bus Boycott: Social Interaction and Humiliation in the Emergence of Social Movements." Mobilization 18(2).

2014 Honorable Mention: Genevieve Zubrzycki “Aesthetic revolt and the remaking of national identity in Québec.” Theory and Society 42: 423-475.
2013 Kevan Harris 2012. "The Brokered Exuberance of the Middle Class: An Ethnographic Analysis of Iran's 2009 Green Movement," Mobilization 17(4): 435-55.
2013 Honorable Mention Hyojoung Kim and Steven Pfaff 2012. "Structure and Dynamics of Religious Insurgency: Students and the Spread of the Reformation," American Sociological Review 77(2): 188-215.
2012 Amin Ghaziani and Delia Baldassarri 2011. "Cultural Anchors and the Organization of Differences: A Multi-method Analysis of LGBT Marches on Washington," American Sociological Review 76(2): 179-206.
2011 Robert W. White 2010. "Structural Identity Theory and the Post-Recruitment Activism of Irish Republicans: Persistence, Disengagement, Splits, and Dissidents in Social Movement Organizations." Social Problems 57(3): 341-370.
2009 Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Mary Bernstein 2008. "Culture, Power, and Institutions: A Multi-Institutional Politics Approach to Social Movements." Sociological Theory 26(1): 74-99.
2008 Caroline Lee 2007. "Is There a Place for Private Conversation in Public Dialogue?" American Journal of Sociology 113(1): 41-96.
2007 Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Suzanna M. Crage 2006. "Movements and Memory: The Making of the Stonewall Myth." American Sociological Review 71: 724-751.
2006 Edwin Amenta, Neal Caren, and Sheera Joy Olasky 2005. "Age for leisure? Political Mediation and the Impact of the Pension Movement on US Old-Age Policy." American Sociological Review 70: 516-538.
2004 Paul Almeida 2003. "Opportunity Organizations and Threat-Induced Contention: Protest Waves in Authoritarian Settings." American Journal of Sociology 109(2): 345-400.
2003 Bert Useem and Jack A. Goldstone

2002. "Forging Social Order and Its Breakdown: Riot and Reform in U.S. Prisons." 67: 499-525. 2002: Steven Pfaff and Guobin Yang. 2001. "Double-edged Rituals and the Symbolic Resources of Collective Action: Political Commemorations and the Mobilization of Protest in 1989." Theory and Society 30: 539-589.

The Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements’ Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Year Name Title
2017 Yang Zhang

"Insurgent Dynamics: The Coming of the Chinese Rebellions, 1850-1873"

2016 Daniel Escher “Unmoving People, Removing Mountains: Coal Mining, Cultural Matching, and Mobilization in Central Appalachia”


Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award

2017 - Paul Ingram, Columbia University and Brian S. Silverman, University of Toronto. 2016. “The Cultural Contingency of Structure: Evidence from Entry to the Slave Trade In and Around the Abolition Movement,” American Journal of Sociology. 122:755–97

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