American Sociological Association

Rose Series in Sociology

The Rose Series in Sociology was established in 1967 as the ASA Rose Monograph Series through a bequest to the American Sociological Association from Arnold and Caroline Rose. The Series is currently published for the ASA by the Russell Sage Foundation.


Mission Statement

The ASA Rose Series in Sociology publishes highly visible, accessible books that integrate specific substantive areas in sociology.  The books are designed to offer synthetic analyses of these fields, challenge prevailing paradigms, and/or offer fresh views of enduring controversies.  The authors are typically senior scholars who work with or review the best available evidence, and utilize this evidential foundation to develop and defend their analysis.  In most cases the arguments are extended to address contemporary public issues, and therefore reflect on or contribute to public policy.  Because of their broad scope and policy relevance, the volumes published in the Rose Series are disseminated in areas beyond their focus to the broader professional and intellectual communities. Learn More

Editors: Lee Clarke, Lauren Krivo, Paul McLean, and Patricia Roos (2012-2017)
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Recent Volumes in the Series

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A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor
by Alexes Harris (2016)


The Long Shadow
by Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, Linda Olson (2014)
Cover of The Long Shadow
Family Consequences of Children's Disabilities
by Dennis P. Hogan (2012)
Nurturing Dads: Social Initiatives for Contemporary Fatherhood
by William Marsiglio and Kevin Roy (2012)
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Social Movements in the World System: The Politics of Crisis
by Jackie Smith and Dawn Wiest (2012)
American Memories: Atrocities and the Law
by Joachim L. Savelsberg and Ryan D. King (2011)
Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Rise of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, 1970s to 2000s
by Arne Kalleberg (2011)
They Say Cut Back, We Say Fight Back! The Politics of Activism in an Era of Retrenchment
by Ellen Reese (2011)
Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations and Americans' Definitions of Family
by Brian Powell, Catherine Bolzendahl, Claudia Geist, and Lala Carr Steelman (2010)
Counted Out Book Cover
Divergent Social Worlds: Neighborhood Crime and the Racial-Spatial Divide
by Ruth D. Peterson and Lauren J. Krivo (2010)
Divergent Social Worlds Book Cover
Passing the Torch: Does Higher Education for the Disadvantaged Pay Off Across the Generations?
by Paul Attewell, David Lavin, Thurston Domina, and Tania Levey (2009)
2009 Grawemeyer Award for the Best Book in Education
2009 Outstanding Book Award of the American Educational Research Association
Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights, and Transnational Activism
by Gay W. Seidman (2007)
2008 honorable mention from the ASA Section on Labor and Labor Movements
Beyond the Boycott
Market Friendly or Family Friendly? The State and Gender Inequality in Old Age
by Madonna Harrington Meyer and Pamela Herd (2007)
2008 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America
Market Friendly or Family Friendly?
Pension Puzzles: Social Security and the Great Debate
by Melissa Hardy and Lawrence Hazelrigg (2007)
Pension Puzzles


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The first 13 volumes of the ASA Rose Monograph Series were self-published by the Association and have become classics in the field. These early monographs are available in full-text pdf format.

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