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Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book

Year

Name

Affilation

Title

2013

Lynette Spillman

 

Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

2012

Claudio Benzecry University of Connecticut 2011. The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession. University of Chicago Press.

2011 Co.

Teresa Gowan

University of Minnesota

Hobos, Hustlers and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco. University of Minnesota Press

2011 Co.

David Garland

New York University

Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition. Harvard University Press.

2010 Co.

Marion Fourcade

University of California, Berkeley

Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain, and France, 1890s to 1990s

2010 Co. Allison Pugh University of Virginia Parents, Children and Consumer Culture (California 2009)

2009 Co.

Julian Go

Boston University

American Empire and the Politics of Meaning: Elite Political Cultures in the Philippines and Puerto Rico during U.S. Colonialism.

2009 Co.

Brian Steensland

Indiana University

The Failed Welfare Revolution: America's Struggle over Guaranteed Income Policy.

2008 Co.

Jeffrey Alexander

Yale University

The Civil Sphere. Oxford University Press, 2006.

2008 Co.

George Steinmetz

University of Michigan

The Devil's Handwriting: Precoloniality and the German Colonial State in Qingdao, Samoa, and Southwest Africa. University of Chicago Press, 2005.

2007

Laura Miller

Brandeis University

Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption. University of Chicago Press, 2006

2006

Eiko Ikegami

New School University

Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture

2005

Eva Illouz

Honorable Mention: Mario Luis Small

Tia DeNora

University of Jerusalem

Princeton University

University of Exeter

Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture (Columbia University Press 2003)

Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio (University of Chicago Press 2004)

After Adorno: Rethinking Music Sociology (Cambridge University Press 2003)

2004

Annette Lareau

Laura Grindstaff

Temple University

University of California, Davis

Unequal Childhoods: class, race and family life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003

The Money Shot: Trash, Class and the Making of TV Talk Shows. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002

2003

Amy Binder

University of California-San Diego

Contentious Curricula: Afrocentrism and Creationism in American Public School

2002

Wendy Griswold

University of Chicago

Bearing Witness: Readers, Writers, and the Novel in Nigeria (published by Princeton Univ. Press)

2001

Robin Wagner-Pacifici

Swarthmore

Theorizing the Standoff: Contingency in Action

2001

Stnaley Lieberson

Harvard University

A Matter of Taste: How Names, Fashions, and Culture Change

2000

Joseph Soares

Yale University

The Decline of Privilege: The Modernization of Oxford University

2000

Nina Eliasoph

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Avoiding Politics; How Americans Produce Apathy in Everyday Life

1999

Joshua Gamson

Yale University

Freaks Talk Back: Tabloid Talk Shows and Sexual Nonconformity

1999

Wendy Nelson Espeland

Northwestern University

The Struggle for Water: Politics, Rationality, and Identity in the American Southwest

1998

Chandra Mukerji

University of California-San Diego

Territorial Ambitions and the Gardens of Versailles

1997

Sharon Hayes

University of Virginia

The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood

1996

Karen A. Cerulo

Viviana Zelize

Rutgers University

Princeton University

Identity Designs: The Sights and Sounds of a Nation

The Social Meaning of Money

1995

Michael Mayerfeld Bell

Magali Sarfatti Larson

 

Childerly: Nature and Morality in a country Village

Behind The Post Modern Facade: Architectural Change in Late Twentieth Century America

1994

Gideon Kunda

Tel Aviv University

Engineering Culture: Control & Commitment in a High-Tech Corporation

1993

Not given

   

1992

Rick Fantasia

Faye Ginsburg

Smith College

Cultures of Solidarity

Contested Lives: The Abortion Debate in an American Community

1991

Not given

   

1990

George M. Thomas

Arizona State University

Revivalism & Cultural Change: Christianity, Nation Building, and the Market in the Nineteenth-Century United States

 
Richard A. Peterson  Prize for the Best Student Paper

Changed from the Suzanne Langer award in 2011.  

YEAR

NAME

AFFILIATION AT TIME OF AWARD

TITLE

2013 Co-winner

Charles Seguin

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

“The Mathematics of Superstars: Two Theories of Cultural Consumption”

2013 Co-winner

Phillipa K. Chong

University of Toronto

“Legitimate Judgment in Art, The Scientific World Reversed?: Critical Distance in Evaluation.”

2012 Christina Simko University of Virginia "Rhetorics of Suffering: September 11 Commemorations as Theodicy."
2011 Avi Astor   "Memory, Community, and Opposition to Mosques: The Case of Badalona." Theory and Society.
 
2010 Iddo Tavory  
"Everyday Morality--Street Danger and Moral Density in a Jewish Orthodox Neighborhood"

2009

Not given    

2008

Gabriel Abend

Northwestern University

"Two Main Problems in the Sociology of Morality." in Theory and Society, 37(2):87-125.

2007

Hiro Saito

University of Michigan

"Reiterated Commemoration: Hiroshima as National Trauma." in Sociological Theory, 24(4):353-376.

2006

Jason Matt

Kim Babon

University of California-Los Angeles, Visiting Fellow Yale University

University of Chicago

“The Cultural pragmatics of Event-ness: The Clinton/Lewinsk Affair”

“Composition: Coherence, and Attachment: The Critical Role of Context in Reception”

2005

Gregoire Mallard

Princeton University

"Communities of Interpreters and Their Technical Instruments," forthcoming in American Sociological Review

2004

Virag Molnar

Princeton University

"Cultural Politics and Modernist Architecture: The Tulip Debate in Post-War Hungary"

2003

Karen Danna Lynch

Rutgers University

"The Good Mother: Ideologies of Motherhood 1950-1998"

2002

Genevieve Zubrzycki

University of Chicago

“We the Polish Nation: Ethnic and Civic Visions of Nationhood in Post-Communist Constitutional Debates”

2001

Jamie Mullaney

Rutgers University

“Like A Virgin: Temptation, Resistance, and the Construction of Identities Based on ‘Not Doings’”

2001

Shyon Baumann

Harvard University

“Intellectualizing Discourse and Art World Development: The Case of Film in the United States”

2000

Gabriella Fried

University of California, Los Angeles

“On Remembering and Silencing the Past: The Adult Children of the Disappeared of Argentina and Uruguay in Comparative Perspective”

1999

Kari Lerum

University of Washington, Seattle

“Twelve-Step Feminism Makes Sex Workers Sick: How the State and the Recovery Movement Turn Radical Women into ‘Useless Citizens’”

1998

Kristen Purcell

Rutgers University

“A League of Their Own: Mental Leveling and the Creation of Social Comparability in Sport”

1997

Wayne Brekhaus

Rutgers University

“Social Marking and the Mental Coloring of Identity: Sexual Identity Construction and Maintenance in the United States”

1996

Ronald N. Jacobs

University of California-Los Angeles

"Civil Society and Crisis: Culture, Discourse, and the Rodney King Beating"

1995

Bethany Bryson

Stephen Ellingson

 

“Anything but Heavy Metal: Identity and Exclusion in Musical Taste”

”Understanding the Dialectic of Discourse and Collective Action: Public Debate and Rioting in Ante-bellum Cincinnati”

1994

Matthew P. Lawson

Princeton University

"Free to Choose: Submission in the Lives of Catholic Charismatics"

1993

Timothy Dowd

Princeton University

"The Song Remains the Same? The Musical Diversity and Industry Context of Number One Songs, 1955-1988"

1992

Christiana Nippert-Eng

State University of New York-Stony Brook

 

1991

Ann Bowler

New School for Social Research

 

1990

Ken Dauber

Northwestern University

 

 

Clifford Geertz Award for Best Article

YEAR

NAME

AFFILIATION AT TIME OF AWARD

TITLE

2013

Lauren Rivera

 

“Hiring as Cultural Matching: ┬áThe Case of Elite Professional Service Firms,” American Sociological Review 77(6), 2012.

2012

Marion Fourcade

University of California- Berkeley

2011 “Cents and Sensibility: Economic Valuation and the Nature of ‘Nature,’” American Journal of Sociology 116 (6), 2011.

2011

Genevieve Zubrzycki

 

“History and the National Sensorium: Making Sense of Polish Mythology.” Qualitative Sociology.

2010

Larry Isaac

 

"Movements, Aesthetics, and Markets in Literary Change: Making the American Labor Problem Novel."

2009 Co.

Espeland, Wendy Nelson & Michael Sauder

 

"Rankings and Reactivity: How Public Measures Recreate Social Worlds," American Journal of Sociology, 113 (1): 1-40.

2009 Co.

Weber, Klaus, Kathryn L. Heinze & Michaela DeSoucey

 

“Forage for Thought: Mobilizing Codes in the Movement for Grass-fed Meat and Dairy Products," Administrative Science Quarterly, 53 (September): 529-567.

2008 Co.

Omar Lizardo

University of Notre Dame

"How Cultural Tastes Shape Personal Networks." in American Sociological Review, 71:778-807.

2008 Co.

Nissim Mizrachi, Israel Drori, and Renee R. Anspach

Tel Aviv University, College of Management, Rishon Letzion, and University of Michigan, respectively

"Repertoires of Trust: The Practice of Trust in a Multinational Organization amid Political Conflict," in American Sociological Review, 72(1):143-165.

2007 Co.

Joachim Savelsberg and Ryan King

University of Minnesota and University at Albany, SUNY, respectively

"Institutionalizing Collective Memories of Hate: Law and Law Enforcement in Germany and the United States," in American Journal of Sociology, 111(2):579-616. t,

2007 Co.

Brian Steensland

Indiana University

"Cultural Categories and the American Welfare State: The Case of Guaranteed Income Policy," in American Journal of Sociology, 111(5):1273-326.

2006

Jeremy Brooke Straughn

Jason Kaufman and Orlando Patterson

Purdue University


Harvard University

“Taking the State at its Word: The arts of Consentful Contention in the German Democratic Republic”

“Cross-National Cultural Diffusion: The global Spread of Cricket”

2005

Nina Eliasoph and Paul Lichterman

University of Southern California

"Culture in Interaction" American Journal of Sociology, Volume 108 Number 4 (January 2002): 735-94

2004

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Patricia Ewick and Susan S. Silbey

Yale University

Clark University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"On the Social Construction of Moral Universals: The 'Holocaust' from War Crime to Trauma Drama," European Journal of Sociology

"Narrating Social Structure: Stories of Resistance to Legal Authority," American Journal of Sociology

2003

John Foran

and

Jean-Pierre Reed

University of California-Santa Barbara

University of Memphis

"Political Cultures of Opposition: Exploring Idioms, Ideologies, and Revolutionary Agency in the Case of Nicaragua"

2002

Vincent Roseignio

William Danaher

Ohio State University

“Radio and the Mobilization of Textile Workers in the South”

2002

Marion Fourcase-Gourinchas

Princeton University

“Politics, Institutional Structures, and the Rise of Economics: A Comparative Study”

2001

Anne Kane

University of Texas

“Narratives of Nationalism: Construction Irish National Identity During the Land War, 1879-82”

2001

Paul Lichterman

Princeton University

“Talking Identity in the Public Sphere: Broad Visions and Small Spaces in Sexual Identity Politics”

2000

Marc Steinberg

Smith College

“The Talk of Collective Action: A Dialogic Analysis of Repertoires of Discourse Among Nineteenth-Century English-Cotton Spinners”

1999

Orville Lee

Northwestern University

“Culture and Democratic Theory: Toward a Theory of Symbolic Democracy”

1998

Nina Eliasoph

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Making a Fragile Public: A Talk-Centered Study of Citizenship and Power”

1997

Bonnie Erickson

Margaret Somers

University of Toronto

University of Michigan

“Culture, Class and Connections.”

“The ‘Misteries’ of Property: Relationality, Rural-Industrialization, and Community in Chartist Narratives of Political Rights”

1996

John W. Mohr

University of California-Santa Barbara

"Soldiers, Mothers, Tramps and Others: Discourse Roles in the 1907 New York City Charity Directory"

1995

Mabel Berezin

Jeff Goodwin

Mustafa Emibayer

University of Pennsylvania

NYU

New School for Social Research

“Cultural Form and Political Meaning: State Subsidized Theater, Ideology, and the Language of Style in Fascist Italy”

“Network Analysis, Culture, and the Problem of Agency”

1994

Nicola Beisel

Northwestern University

"Morals Versus Art: Censorship, the Politics of Interpretation, and the Victorian Nude"

1993

Not given

   

1992

William Sewell

University of Chicago

"The Theory of  Structure: Duality, Agency, and Transformation"

1991

Not given

   

1990

Kurt Lang

Gladys Lang

Washington University

"Recognition and Renow: The Survival of Artistic Reputations"