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American Sociological Association: 2003 Press Release
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July 28, 2003
AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
TO PRESENT AWARDS TO DISTINGUISHED SOCIOLOGISTS
Washington, DC – The American Sociological Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the winners of the ASA Awards for 2003. The awards will be presented in a ceremony at the Association’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday, August 17th at 4:30 p.m. The Awards Ceremony will immediately precede the formal address of ASA President William T. Bielby, University of California-Santa Barbara. The awards are the highest honor that the Association confers. Selections are made by committees directly appointed by the ASA Council. The ASA award winners for 2003 are:
Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award: Immanuel Wallerstein (Yale University)
This annual award honors a scholar who has shown outstanding commitment to the profession of sociology and whose cumulative work has contributed in important ways to the advancement of the discipline. The body of lifetime work may include theoretical and/or methodological contributions, particularly work that substantially reorients the field in general or a particular subfield.
Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award: Richard Lachmann (State University of New York-Albany) for his book, Capitalists in Spite of Themselves: Elite Conflict and Economic Transitions in Early Modern Europe (Oxford University Press, 2000)
This annual award is given for a single book or monograph published in the three preceding calendar years. The winner of this award gives the Sorokin Lecture at a meeting of a regional or state sociological association.
Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award: Michael Burawoy (University of California-Berkeley) and Robert Hauser (University of Wisconsin-Madison)This award is given annually to honor outstanding contributions to the undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and learning of sociology which improve the quality of teaching. The award may recognize either a career contribution or a specific product.
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