Award Winning Books: Anthropology

Contemporary Social Constructionism

Key Themes

Darin Weinberg

Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology by the American Sociological Association's section on Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis, 2018

A critical overview of scholarship in social constructionism

214 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Hope Is Cut

Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban Ethiopia

Daniel Mains

Finalist for the Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize, 2013

A detailed look at young men in urban Ethiopia that reveals the impact of economic development and globalization

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps


Reshaping Ethnic and Racial Relations in Philadelphia

Immigrants in a Divided City

Jo Anne Schneider, and Judith Goode

Finalist for the Robert E. Park Award, Community and Urban Section of the American Sociological Association, 1996

Strategies for cooperation in ethnically and racially diverse neighborhoods

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 7 figures, 3 halftones


The Struggling State

Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea

Jennifer Riggan

Honorable Mention for the 2018 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award from The Comparative and International Education Society

Examining Eritrean teachers’ paradoxical role of educating students forced into the military

258 pages | 6 x 9