Award Winning Books: 2005

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 figure, 4 halftones



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


Las Hermanas

Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church

Lara Medina

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2005

The history of a feminist religious movement that mobilized the Chicana/Latina community

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 10 halftones


The Philadelphia Area Weather Book

Jon Nese and Glenn Schwartz

Winner of the Louis J. Battan Author's Award from The American Meteorological Society, 2005

A book for every season!

264 pages | 8.375 x 10 | 16 color illustrations, 36 tables, 36 figures, 159 halftones, 64 maps


Sounds of the Modern Nation

Music, Culture, and Ideas in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Alejandro L. Madrid

International Casa de las Américas Musicology Prize, 2005

How the relationships between avant-garde music and ideas of modernity in post-revolutionary Mexico shaped discourses of nationality

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables, 36 figures


The Story of Reo Joe

Work, Kin, and Community in Autotown, U.S.A.

Lisa M. Fine

Selected for inclusion on the list of Michigan Notable Books, 2005
Cugnot Award of Distinction, 2005
Chosen by the Adult Non-fiction Committee of the Society of Midland Authors as the first runner-up, 2004-5

A collision of history and memory

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 17 halftones


The World Next Door

South Asian American Literature and the Idea of America

Rajini Srikanth

Cultural Studies Book Award, Association for Asian American Studies, 2006
Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2005

Literature that takes us beyond identity to empathy

304 pages | 6 x 9