ASA's Sociology of Emotions Section’s Recent Contribution Award
For the most outstanding book published in the last three years that advances the sociology of emotions empirically, theoretically, or methodologically. The recipient must be a member of the Sociology of Emotions section.
2012 Committee: Kathryn Lively (Chair), Dartmouth College, Becky Erickson, University of Akron, Lynn Smith-Lovin, Duke University
2012 Award Recipient - Clare Stacey
The recipient of this year’s award goes is Clare Stacey, for her ethnographic study, The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides (ILR/Cornell University Press). Home care aids - underpaid workers who are disproportionately women of color - bathe, feed, and offer companionship to the elderly and disabled in the context of the home. As one committee member noted, “ By choosing to focus on an occupational group that has been largely invisible [Stacey] reveals some unique aspects of emotional experiences and management among home care aides but also show how their emotional experiences are affected by their crisscrossing social locations. In so doing, [she] demonstrates how emotional resources are enabling home care workers to fulfill the values that authentically underlie their caring selves at the same time that framing their jobs in emotion-laden terms exempts them not just from higher pay and benefits, but from large-scale social policies guaranteeing worker protections.” Dr. Stacey is an assistant professor of Sociology at Kent State University. Her other published work appears in such outlets as Sociology of Health and Illness, Social Science and Medicine, and the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. The Caring Self is her first book.
ASA’s Sociology of Emotions Section’s Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
For the most outstanding, article-length graduate student paper that contributes to the sociology of emotions empirically, theoretically, or methodologically. Authors of eligible papers must be graduate students at the time of the paper's submission. Multiple-authored papers are eligible for the award if all authors are graduate students. Papers that have been accepted for publication at the time of nomination are not eligible.
2012 Award Recipient - Yuval Feinstein
Yuval Feinstein is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award. His paper, “American Nationalism, Emotions, and Public Support for Military Action: Evidence from a Survey-Based Experiment” employs a nationally representative sample of Americans to assess the role of pride and confidence in decisions to support the use of military action. Dr. Feinstein successfully defended his dissertation in sociology at UCLA in May 2012 and will begin a tenure-track position at the University of Haifa this fall.