Award Winning Books: 2015

Accessible Citizenships

Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico

Julie Avril Minich

MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary Cultural Studies, 2015

How disability provides a new perspective on our understanding of the nation and the citizen

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


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


Chilean New Song

The Political Power of Music, 1960s-1973

J. Patrice McSherry

Cecil B. Currey Book Award, 2015

An examination of the Chilean New Song movement as an organic part of the struggles for progressive social change, deeper democracy, and social justice in Chile in the 1960s and early 1970s

254 pages | 6 x 9


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


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


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


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


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


Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood

Brooklyn's Sunset Park

Tarry Hum

Honorable Mention from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning's Paul Davidoff Award, 2015

How immigrants are reinventing Sunset Park, forming new multi-racial alliances, and reshaping its community

300 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 tables, 7 halftones, 1 maps


Mobilizing Gay Singapore

Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State

Lynette Chua

Distinguished Book Award from the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association, 2015
Awarded a certificate from the International Convention of Asia Scholar's Book Prize acknowledging it as Ground-Breaking Matter in the Social Sciences category by the 2015 Reading Committee, 2015

How gay activism survives in a state that maintains power while promoting the rule of law and social harmony

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 1 map


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


Out in the Union

A Labor History of Queer America

Miriam Frank

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2015
Miriam Frank,recipient of the New York Labor History Association's John Commerford Labor Education Award, 2019

A groundbreaking history of queer activists who advanced the causes of labor organizing and LGBT rights

240 pages | 6 x 9


Reverse Engineering Social Media

Software, Culture, and Political Economy in New Media Capitalism

Robert Gehl

Nancy Baym Book Award, Association of Internet Researchers, 2015

Revealing the underside of our technology-laden world

236 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Softly, with Feeling

Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music

Edward Berger

Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Award for Excellence in the category of Best Historical Research in Recorded Jazz, 2015

The story of Joe Wilder, who broke musical and racial barriers

400 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 35 halftones


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