Award Winning Books: Sociology

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

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Allies and Obstacles

Disability Activism and Parents of Children with Disabilities

Allison C. Carey, Pamela Block, and Richard K. Scotch

Outstanding Publication Award from the Disability & Society section of the American Sociological Association, 2022
Allison Carey, recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Career in the Sociology of Disability from the Disability and Society section of the American Sociological Association
Scholarly Achievement Award for a Book, North Central Sociological Association, 2021

Addresses the nature and history of activism by parents of people with disabilities, and its complex relationship to activism by disabled leaders

348 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables

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Another Arabesque

Syrian-Lebanese Ethnicity in Neoliberal Brazil

John Tofik Karam

Winner of the Roberto Reis BRASA Book Award, 2008
Arab American National Museum Book Award in the Adult Non-Fiction Category, 2007

A revealing investigation of changing identity in a globalizing world

232 pages | 6 x 9

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Asian American Panethnicity

Bridging Institutions and Identities

Yen Le Espiritu

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1994

A case study of how cultural diversity among Asian Americans is subsumed for social and political advantage

238 pages | 6 x 9

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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

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Blue Juice

Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine

Patricia Morris

Midwest Sociological Society Distinguished Book Award, 2015

How veterinarians and owners manage companion animal euthanasia

244 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table

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Challenging Beijing's Mandate of Heaven

Taiwan's Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement

Ming-sho Ho

Named one of the "Best Books" of 2019 by Foreign Affairs
Taiwan's Academica Sinica Book Award, 2019

Analyzing the dynamics of two recent nonviolent, student-led protests in light of China’s growth and power

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 6 figures, 2 maps

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Citizenship and Governance in a Changing City

Somerville, MA

Susan Ostrander

Susan Ostrander is the 2019 recipient of the ARNOVA Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research Award

How community influences contribute to civic and political engagement in a city undergoing rapid change

190 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 5 maps

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A City within a City

The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Todd E Robinson

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2013

A view of the civil rights movement in the crucible of the North

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 12 halftones

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Closure

The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us

Nancy Berns

Charles Horton Cooley Award for Best Book from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 2013
Honorable Mention from the Sociology of Emotions section of the American Sociological Association, 2012

Do we really need closure after bad things happen?

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table

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Comprehending Columbine

Ralph W. Larkin

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2009

The definitive book on the school massacre that shocked a nation

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables, 6 figs., 20 halftones, 1 maps

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Conceiving Masculinity

Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity

Liberty Walther Barnes

British Sociological Association's Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize, 2015

Shining a light on the world of male infertility and how clinics bolster and protect men's notions of masculinity

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table

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The Concept of the Social in Uniting the Humanities and Social Sciences

Michael E Brown

Michael Brown, recipient of 2019 American Sociology Association Marxist Section's Lifetime Achievement Award

Now in Paperback! How to reunify the humanities and social sciences

538 pages | 6 x 9

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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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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

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The Cost of Being a Girl

Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap

Yasemin Besen-Cassino

Honorable Mention from the National Women's Studies Association for the Sara A. Whaley Book Prize, 2018

Traces the origins of the gender wage gap to part-time teenage work, which sets up a dynamic that persists into adulthood

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 tables, 8 line drawings

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Cultural Compass

Ethnographic Explorations of Asian America

Edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV

Cultural Studies Book Award, given by the Association for Asian American Studies, 2000

Essays by ethnographers researching their own ethnic groups

272 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 table, 5 figures

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Cultural Politics and Social Movements

Edited by Marcy Darnovsky, Barbara Epstein, and Richard Flacks

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1996

Bridging the worlds of activism and academia—this volume combines social movement theory with the real experiences of activists

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables 10 figures

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Dangerous Passage

The Social Control of Sexuality in Women's Adolescence

Constance A. Nathanson

Eliot Freidson Outstanding Book in Medical Sociology, American Sociological Association, 1993

Adolescent pregnancy as a public policy issue

304 pages

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The Death and Life of the Single-Family House

Lessons from Vancouver on Building a Livable City

Nathanael Lauster

Canadian Sociological Association's John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award, 2017

A detailed study of how Vancouver moved away from the single-family house and the effects of this transformation, detailed by interviews with residents

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 11 figures, 4 halftones, 6 maps

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The Delinquent Girl

Edited by Margaret A. Zahn

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2009

A major study defining the delinquent girl, the crimes she commits and why she commits them

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 tables, 29 halftones

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Deviance and Medicalization

From Badness to Sickness

Peter Conrad, and Joseph W. Schneider

Charles Horton Cooley Book Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1981

A classic text on deviance is updated and reissued

352 pages | 7 x 10

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Dilemmas of the American Self

John P. Hewitt

Charles Horton Cooley Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1990

A theory about what it means to be an individual within contemporary American society

304 pages | 6 x 9

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Disability and Passing

Blurring the Lines of Identity

Edited by Jeffrey A. Brune and Daniel J. Wilson

Contributor Dea H. Bolster, won the Disability History Association Award for Best Book Chapter, 2015

Why passing is a crucial concept in disability studies

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 halftone

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Disruptive Situations

Fractal Orientalism and Queer Strategies in Beirut

Ghassan Moussawi

American Sociological Association's Section on Sexualities Distinguished Book Award, 2021
2021 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize, National Women's Studies Association

The first comprehensive study to employ the lens of queer lives in the Arab World to understand everyday life disruptions, conflicts, and violence

210 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 2 figures, 3 halftones

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Doing Comparable Worth

Gender, Class, and Pay Equity

Joan Acker

Jessie Bernard Prize of the American Sociological Association for Life Achievement, 1989

The study of a large comparable worth project and of how gender and class dynamics influenced its outcome

272 pages | 6 x 9

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Dominican Baseball

New Pride, Old Prejudice

Alan Klein

Outstanding Book Award from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, 2015

From the author of Sugarball, a look at the important and contested relationship between Major League Baseball and Dominican player development

200 pages | 6 x 9

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Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling

Lessons from the Inside

Scott H. Decker and Margaret Townsend

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2008

Convicted drug smugglers describe the business from the inside

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 13 tables 2 halftones

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The End of White World Supremacy

Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line

Roderick D. Bush

Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Award from the American Sociological Association conference, 2010

How the marginalization of African Americans turned into a social phenomenon for the nation and world

264 pages | 6 x 9

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Family Ties

Enduring Relations between Parents and Their Grown Children

John R. Logan and Glenna D. Spitze

William J. Goode Distinguished Book Award, Sponsored by the Family Section of the American Sociological Association, 1997

A challenging look at the way relationships between parents and their adult children remain strong in the midst of social change

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 61 tables, 25 figs.

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Feminist Generations

The Persistence of the Radical Women's Movement

Nancy Whittier

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1995

Conflict and cooperation between generations of radical feminists

320 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables

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Final Negotiations

A Story of Love, Loss, and Chronic Illness
Revised and Expanded Edition

Carolyn Ellis

International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Best Book Award, 2019

A poignant autoethnography that reflects back forty years on loving someone chronically ill

416 pages | 6 x 9

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Financialization of Daily Life

Randy Martin

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

How investment banking and playing the market moved from Wall Street to Main Street

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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The First Suburban Chinatown

The Remaking of Monterey Park, California

Timothy P. Fong

Donald H. Pflueger Local History Award, Historical Society of Southern California, 1999
Outstanding Book Award in the Social Sciences, Association for Asian American Studies, 1995

Ethnicity issues fuel internal strife as a community faces change

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 tables, 2 figs., 8 halftones

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From Black Power to Hip Hop

Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism

Patricia Hill Collins

Honorable Mention at the 2006 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards

A provocative analysis of the new contours of black nationalism and feminism in America

256 pages | 6 x 9

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Going Down to the Barrio

Homeboys and Homegirls in Change

Joan W. Moore

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1992

An examination of the changes and continuities among three generations of barrio gangs

200 pages

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The Gold Standard

The Challenge of Evidence-Based Medicine and Standardization in Health Care

Marc Berg, and Stefan Timmermans

Winner of the Robert Merton Professional Book Award from the Science, Knowledge, and Society section of the American Sociological Association for the best book published in the past three years in the area of science studies, 2005

The first book to explore the effects of dramatic changes in the delivery of medical care

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 1 figs., 4 halftones

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Growing Up with Television

Everyday Learning Among Young Adolescents

JoEllen Fisherkeller

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2002

A powerful interdisciplinary book on how young adults watch—and learn from—television

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables

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Hegemony

The New Shape of Global Power

John Agnew

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2005

How American hegemony came about, its effects on the world, and how it now haunts its creators

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 4 figures, 9 halftones, 3 maps

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The Historiography of Communism

Michael E. Brown

Michael Brown, recipient of 2019 American Sociology Association Marxist Section's Lifetime Achievement Award

A major reorientation of scholarly thought about communism and contemporary social movements

264 pages | 6 x 9

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I Wanna Be Me

Rock Music and the Politics of Identity

Theodore Gracyk

Co-Winner of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Book Award, 2002

From the Sex Pistols and Eminem to Bonnie Raitt and Ani DiFranco, rockers contribute to our cultural capital

304 pages | 6 x 9

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Inner Speech and the Dialogical Self

Norbert Wiley

Co-winner of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction's Charles Horton Cooley Book Award, 2017

How the dialogical self discovers the appropriate pathways for guiding us through our lives

212 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 3 figures

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Knowledge LTD

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

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Laotian Daughters

Working toward Community, Belonging, and Environmental Justice

Bindi Shah

Association for Asian American Studies' Outstanding Book Award in the category Social Science, 2014
Honorable Mention, Asia and Asian America Section of the American Sociological Association, 2013

How environmental activism in youth shapes political engagement and citizenship for Laotian American women

216 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table

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Livestock/Deadstock

Working with Farm Animals from Birth to Slaughter

Rhoda Wilkie

British Sociological Association's Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for the Best First and Sole-Authored Book within the discipline of Sociology, 2011
Award for Distinguished Scholarship in the Animals and Society Section of the American Sociological Association, 2011

How humans think and feel about their work handling food animals

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables

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Mobilizing an Asian American Community

Linda Trinh Võ

Social Science Book Honorable Mention, Association for Asian American Studies, 2006

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 4 figs., 4 maps

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Model City Blues

Urban Space and Organized Resistance in New Haven

Mandi Isaacs Jackson

Urban Communication Foundation Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Publication Award, 2008

A lively account of social protest and urban renewal in a struggling American city

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables, 5 figs., 45 halftones

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Movements in Times of Democratic Transition

Edited by Bert Klandermans and Cornelis van Stralen

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2015

How do social movements that trigger democratic movements survive their own success?

390 pages | 6 x 9 | 34 tables, 16 figures

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The New Left Revisited

Edited by John McMillian, and Paul Buhle

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2003

You didn't have to be there

280 pages | 7 x 10

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New Social Movements

From Ideology to Identity

Edited by Enrique Laraña, Hank Johnston, and Joseph R Gusfield

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1995

Redefining the field of social movements

368 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 1 figs.

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Nisei/Sansei

Shifting Japanese American Identities and Politics

Jere Takahashi

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books Awards, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1997

A fresh look at the many and diverse political strategies that forged a Japanese American identity

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables

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No More Invisible Man

Race and Gender in Men's Work

Adia Harvey Wingfield

Adia Harvey Wingfield, recipient of the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award, American Sociological Association, 2022
Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association's section on Race, Gender and Class, 2014
Richard A. Lester Prize from the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, 2014

Making visible the experiences of black professional men in white male-dominated occupations

212 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables

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Nuclear Power and Social Power

Rick Eckstein

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1997

A critical examination of the Shoreham and Seabrook nuclear power plants and the way expensive corporate initiatives purported as good for social "progress" or "economic growth" actually serve the parochial interests of powerful organizations and classes

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 tables

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Of Others Inside

Insanity, Addiction, and Belonging in America

Darin Weinberg and Bryan S Turner

Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology by the American Sociological Association Section on Ethnomethodology & Conversation Analysis, 2011

An original, comparative look at homelessness, mental disease, and addiction in America

248 pages | 6 x 9

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On the Margins of Citizenship

Intellectual Disability and Civil Rights in Twentieth-Century America

Allison C. Carey

Scholarly Achievement Award for a Book, North Central Sociological Association, 2010
Allison Carey, recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Career in the Sociology of Disability from the Disability and Society section of the American Sociological Association

The history of civil rights for people with intellectual disabilities in 20th century America

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 figures

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Politics and the Class Divide

Working People and the Middle Class Left

David Croteau

Finalist for Transformational Politics Book Award, American Political Science Association, 1996

Examining the impact of class status on political participation

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 3 figs.

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Rave Culture

The Alteration and Decline of a Philadelphia Music Scene

Tammy L Anderson

Charles Horten Cooley Award, 2010

Exposing the forces behind the decline of the rave scene in Philadelphia and elsewhere

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 2 figures, 9 halftones

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Regarding Animals

Arnold Arluke, and Clinton R. Sanders

Charles Horton Cooley Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1997

Questioning our conflicting views of the role of animals

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Rethinking Rental Housing

Richard P Appelbaum, and John I Gilderbloom

Robert E. Park Award, American Sociological Association, 1989

Challenges conventional assumptions concerning the operation of housing markets

296 pages

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Second Cities

Globalization and Local Politics in Manchester and Philadelphia

Jerome I. Hodos

Kenneth Jackson Best Book Award from the Urban History Association, 2011
Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2012

How Philadelphia and Manchester have successfully grappled with globalization, carving out a series of distinctive niche roles for themselves over time

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 3 figs., 13 halftones, 5 maps

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Second Cities

Globalization and Local Politics in Manchester and Philadelphia

Jerome I. Hodos

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2012
Kenneth Jackson Best Book Award from the Urban History Association, 2011

How Philadelphia and Manchester have successfully grappled with globalization, carving out a series of distinctive niche roles for themselves over time

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 3 figures, 13 halftones, 5 maps

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Separate Societies

Poverty and Inequality in U.S. Cities

William Goldsmith and Edward Blakely

Paul Davidoff Award, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 1993

The award-winning book on urban poverty—now thoroughly revised and updated

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 tables, 25 figures

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Shifting Borders

Rhetoric, Immigration, and California's Proposition 187

John M Sloop, and Kent A Ono

Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association's Book of the Year Award, 2004

Learning the lessons of California's Proposition 187

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figs.

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Something Left to Lose

Personal Relations and Survival among New York's Homeless

Gwendolyn A. Dordick

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1997

A rare in-depth look at how homeless people construct their social worlds

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Street Woman

Eleanor M. Miller

Distinguished Scholar Award, American Sociological Association Criminology Section, 1987

Interviews with female street hustlers working in prostitution, fraud, forgery, embezzlement, and larceny

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Sudden Death and the Myth of CPR

Stefan Timmermans

Nominated for the C. Wright Mills Book Award, 2000

Restoring dignity to sudden death

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figs.

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The Temp Economy

From Kelly Girls to Permatemps in Postwar America

Erin Hatton

Honorable Mention, Labor and Labor Movements Section of the American Sociological Association, 2012

How the temp industry undermined the idea that workers are a company's chief asset

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 tables, 7 halftones

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The Textures of Time

Agency and Temporal Experience

Michael G. Flaherty

Charles Horton Cooley Award for Best Book from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 2012

A thoughtful exploration of time and how we make it do our bidding

192 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables

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Under New Management

Universities, Administrative Labor, and the Professional Turn

Randy Martin

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

A balanced review of the changing nature of the corporate university

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table

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Understanding Dogs

Living and Working with Canine Companions

Clinton R. Sanders

Charles Horton Cooley Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 2000

What your dog really means to you—and what you mean to your dog

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 halftones

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Undocumented Fears

Immigration and the Politics of Divide and Conquer in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Jamie Longazel

North Central Sociological Association's scholarly achievement awards, 2017

How the local politics of immigration pit working people against one another

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone

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Veils and Daggers

A Century of <u>National Geographic</u>'s Representation of the Arab World

Linda Steet

The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critics’ Choice Award, 2001

Critically unpacks National Geographic's portrayal of the Arab World

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 34 halftones

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Weaving Work and Motherhood

Anita Ilta Garey

William J. Goode Book Award, American Sociological Association Family Section, 2000

A new understanding of working mothers

240 pages | 6 x 9

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The White Savior Film

Content, Critics, and Consumption

Matthew Hughey

Southwest Sociological Association Outstanding Publication Award, 2016

Surveying the prevalence and popularity of films in which heroic white characters uplift racial others

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 tables, 2 figs.

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A World without Words

The Social Construction of Children Born Deaf and Blind

David Goode

Co-winner of the John Horton Cooley Book Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1995

Exploring communication with children born deaf-blind

336 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 tables, 1 figs.

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