American Sociological Association

Marxist Sociology Award Recipient History

Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award

This award was established in 1990.

2019: Jason Mueller, “What Can Sociologists of Globalization and Development Learn from Nicos Poulantzas?”

2018: Alvin Camba, "From Colonialism to Neoliberalism: Critical Reflections on Philippine Mining in the 'Long Twentieth Century,'" The Extractive Industries and Society 2(2):287-301. 2015.

2018: Mushahid Hussain, "Contesting, (Re)producing or Surviving Precarity? Debates on Precarious Work and Informal Labor Reexamined," International Critical Thought 8(1):105–126. 2017.

2017: Roberto J. Ortiz, "Late Capitalism Unbound: Ecology, Spatial Competition and Uneven Development"

2016: Daniel Auerbach, “Metabolic Rifts and Temporal Shifts: A Brief History of Logging in the Adirondack Forest"

2015: Edward Sayes, “Marx and the Critique of Actor-Network Theory: Mediation, Translation, and Explanation,” Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory 18(3):294-313. 2017.

2014: Efe Can Gürcan and Efe Peker, Simon Fraser University, “A Class Analytic Approach to the Gezi Park Protests: Challenging the Myth of ‘Middle Classes,’” Capital & Class 39(2):321-343. 2015.

2013: Alexander M. Stoner, “Sociobiophysicality and the Necessity of Critical Theory: Moving beyond Prevailing Conceptions of Environmental Sociology in the USA,” Critical Sociology 40(4):621-642. 2014.

2013: C. S. Elliot, “Actors or Puppets? Computer Control in a Product Distribution Facility”

2012: Levien Michael, University of California, Berkeley, “The Politics of Dispossession: Theorizing India’s ‘Land Wars,’” Politics & Society 41(3):351-394. 2013.

2011: Mathieu Desan, University of Michigan, "Bourdieu and Capital: A Marxian Critique"

2010: Varry Eidlin, University of California, Berkeley, “Upon this (foundering) rock: Minneapolis Teamsters and the transformation of US business Unionism, 1934-1941,” Labor History 50(3):249-267. 2009.

2009: Eric Bonds, University of Colorado, “Explaining Militarized Environmental Harm”

2008: Brian J. Gareau, University of California, Santa Cruz, "Dangerous Holes in Global Environmental Governance: The Roles of Neoliberal Discourse, Science, and California Agriculture in the Montreal Protocol," Antipode 40(1):102-130. 2008.

2007: Matt Vidal, University of California, Los Angeles, "Manufacturing Empowerment? 'Employee Involvement' in the Labour Force after Fordism," Socio-Economic Review 5(2):197-232. 2007.

2006: Philip Mancus, University of Oregon

2004: Rita Padawangi, Loyola University Chicago, "The Transnational Capitalist Class in Indonesia"

2003: Elizabeth Campbell, State University of New York Binghamton, "Social Theory and the Environment"

2002: Jason Moore, University of California, Berkeley, “Modern World Systems of Environmental History”

2001: Andrew W. Jones, University of Vermont, “Caring Labor and Class Consciousness,” Sociological Forum 16(2):281-299. 2001.

2000: Paul Paolucci, “Questions of Method: Fundamental Problems of Reading Dialectical Methodologies”

1997: Ed Collom, University of California, Riverside, “Race, Class, and Gender: The Bases of Socialist Beliefs in America”

1996: Michelle Adato, Cornell University, "Democratic Process, Mediated Models, and the Reconstitution of Meaning in Democratic Organizations: Trade Union Cooperatives in South Africa"

1995: Domenick Ciaccia, Brooklyn College, “The Impact of the Global Economic System on Latin America and the Caribbean: Post Cold War Structural Adjustment and the Violations of International Treaties”

1995: Olga Geling, University of Illinois, “Asiatic Mode of Production: Its Yesterday and Tomorrow”

1994: Wilma A. Dunaway, University of Tennessee, "The 'Disremembered' of the Antebellum South: A New Look at the Invisible Labor of Poor Women," Critical Sociology 21(3):89-106. 1995.

1991: Douglas J. Wiese, University of Colorado, Boulder, "Capitalist Semi-Periphery or a Socialist World System?"

1990: Chris Toulouse, Columbia University


The Section on Marxist Sociology's Career Distinguished Service Award

2019: Michael E. Brown 

2019: John Bellamy Foster

2018: Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin, Madison

2016: David Fasenfest

2016: Scott McNall

2016: Howard Waitzkin

2015: Randy Martin, New York University

2014: Roderick Bush, St. Johns University

2013: Dorothy E. Smith

2012: Berch Berberoglu, University of Nevada, Reno

2010: Walda Katz-Fishman, Howard University

2009: Edna Bonacich, University of California, Riverside

2008: Stanley Aronowitz, Graduate Center, City University of New York

2007: Marty Oppenheimer, Tufts University

2006: Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University

2004: Martha E. Gimenez, University of Colorado

2004: T. R. Young, Red Feather Institute (1928-2004)

2003: Robert W. Newby, Central Michigan University

2002: James Petres and James Geschwender, State University of New York, Binghamton

2001: John Horton, University of California, Los Angeles

2000: Albert Szymanski and Larry Reynolds, Central Michigan University


The Section on Marxist Sociology's Distinguished Scholarship Award

1998: Stephanie Shanks-Meile, Indiana University, and Betty Dobratz, Iowa State University, White Power, White Pride! The White Separatist Movement in the United States. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1997.

1998: Talmadge Wrigth, Loyola University, Chicago, Out of Place: Homeless Mobilization, Subcities, and Contested Landscapes. State University of New York Press. 1997.

1996: Robert W. Hadden, St. Mary's University, Nova Scotia, On the Shoulders of Merchants: Exchange and the Mathematical Conception of Nature in Early Modern Europe. State University of New York Press. 1994.

1995: Martin J. Murray, State University of New York, Binghamton, The Revolution Deferred: The Painful Birth of Postapartheid South Africa. Verso Books. 1994.

1994: Patrick McGuire and Donald McQuarie, University of Toledo, From the Left Bank to the Mainstream: Historical Debates & Contemporary Research in Marxist Sociology. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 1994.

1993: Berch Berberoglu, University of Nevada, Reno, The Legacy of Empire: Economic Decline & Class Polarization in the United States. Praeger Publishers. 1992.

1991: Peter Knapp and Alan J. Spector, Crisis & Change: Basic Questions of Marxist Sociology. Wadsworth Publishing Company. 1991.

Marxist Sociology Section's Outstanding Marxist Sociology Article Award

2019: Jen Schradie, “The Digital Activism Gap: How Class and Costs Shape Online Collective Action,” Social Problems 65(1):51–74. 2018.

2018: Gretchen Purser, “The Circle of Dispossession: Evicting the Urban Poor in Baltimore,” Critical Sociology 42(3):393-415. 2016.

2017: Joshua Murray and Michael Schwartz, "Moral Economy, Structural Leverage, and Organizational Efficacy: Class Formation and the Great Fling Sit-Down Strike, 1936-37," Critical Historical Studies 2(2):219-259. 2015.

2016: Barry Eidlin, “Class vs. Special Interest: Labor, Power, and Politics in the United States and Canada in the Twentieth Century,” Politics & Society 43(2):181-211. 2015.

2015: Donald Clelland, “Unpaid Labor as Dark Value in Global Commodity Chains,” in Gendered Commodity Chains: Seeing Women’s Work and Households in 21st Century Global Production. Stanford University Press. 2013.

2015: Warren S. Goldstein, “Reconstructing the Classics: Weber, Troeltsch and the Historical Materialists,” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 26:470-507. 2014.


The Section on Marxist Sociology's Paul Sweezy Outstanding Book Award

2019: Darren Barany, The New Welfare Consensus: Ideological, Political, and Social Origins. State University of New York Press. 2018.

2018: Andy Clarno, Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994.  University of Chicago Press. 2017.

2018: Michael A. McCarthy, Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal. Cornell University Press.  2017.

2017: Stefano Longo, Rebecca Clausen, and Brett Clark, The Tragedy of the Commodity: Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. Rutgers University Press. 2015.

2016: Wendy Matsumura, The Limits of Okinawa. Duke University Press. 2015.

2015: William Robinson, Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity. Cambridge University Press. 2014.

2014: John Arena, College of Staten Island, Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization. University of Minnesota Press. 2012.

2014: Brent Z. Kaup, College of William & Mary, Market Justice: Political Economic Struggle in Bolivia. Cambridge University Press. 2012.

2013: Charles Post, The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class-Structure, Economic Development and Political Conflict, 1620-1877. Brill Publishers. 2011.

2012: David McNally, York University, Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance. PM Press. 2010.

2010: Roderick D. Bush, St. John’s University, The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line. Temple University Press. 2009.

2009: Paul Paolucci, Eastern Kentucky University, Marx's Scientific Dialectics: A Methodological Treatise for a New Century. Haymarket Books. 2009.

2008: Geoff Mann, Simon Fraser University, Our Daily Bread: Wages, Workers, and the Political Economy of the American West. University of North Carolina Press. 2007.

2007: Corey Dolgon, Worcester State Colelge, The end of the Hamptons: Scenes from Class Struggle in America’s Paradise. New York University Press. 2005.

2006: John Foran, University of California, Santa Barbara, Taking Power: on the Origins of Third World Revolutions. Cambridge University Press. 2005.

2004: Barbara H. Chasin, Montclair State University, Inequality and Violence in the United States: Casualties of Capitalism. Humanity Books. 2004.

2003: Ellen Israel Rosen, Brandeis University, Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry. University of California Press. 2001.

2003: William G. Staples and Clifford L. Staples, University of Kansas, Power, Profits, and Patriarchy: The Social Organization of Work at a British Metal Trades Firm, 1791-1922. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2001.

2002: Kenneth Nuebeck, University of Connecticut, Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America’s Poor. Routledge. 2001.

2001: Edna Bonacich, University of California, Riverside, and Richard Appelbaum, University of California, Santa Barbara, Behind the Label: Inequality in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry. University of California Press. 2000.

2000: John Bellamy Foster, University of Oregon, Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature. Monthly Review Press. 2000.

2000: Sean Sayers, University of Kent, Marxism and Human Nature. Routledge. 1998.

2000: Martin Oppenheimer, Princeton University, The State In Modern Society. Humanity Books. 2000.


Marxist Sociology Praxis Award

2019: Leontina Hormel

2017: Mark Hudson, University of Manitoba

2016: Corey Dolgon

2015: Hassan El Menyawi, New York University

Marxist Sociology Section's T.R. Young Award

2002: Deborah L. Rapuano, Loyola University of Chicago

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