Award Winning Books: Disaster Studies

All Creatures Safe and Sound

The Social Landscape of Pets in Disasters

Sarah E. DeYoung and Ashley K. Farmer

2022 Distinguished Book Award from the Animals and Society Section of the American Sociological Association

Lessons from recent disasters on accounting for the safety of animals and humans alike

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 10 halftones


Behind the Backlash

Muslim Americans after 9/11

Lori Peek

Best Book Award from the American Sociological Association's section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity, 2013
Midwest Sociological Society Distinguished Book Award, 2012

How Muslim-American identity has been shaped by 9/11 and its after effects

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 3 figures


Consuming Catastrophe

Mass Culture in America's Decade of Disaster

Timothy Recuber

American Sociological Association's Sociology of Emotions Section award for Recent Contribution Award, 2018

Examines the media’s coverage of four American disasters, arguing that media attention directs our concern for the suffering of others toward efforts to soothe our own emotional turmoil

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 5 tables


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Toward a Social Logic of the Derivative

Randy Martin

Randy Martin is the recipient of the American Sociological Association's Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015

What derivatives and excess, economic and otherwise, tell us about the state of global capital and culture

280 pages | 6 x 9