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ASA Award Recipients

Award for Public Understanding of Sociology
Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award
Dissertation Award
Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology
Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award
Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award
Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award
DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award (originally a biennial award for work in the tradition of DuBois, Johnson, and Frazier; now annual)
Edward L. Bernays Foundation Radio-Television Award
Jessie Bernard Award (originally a biennial award for career and/or publication; now annual)
MacIver Award
Sorokin Award
Stouffer Award
Sydney Spivack Award


Award for Public Understanding of Sociology

    2004 - Jerome Scott and Walda Katz Fishman
    2003 - Frances Fox Piven
    2002 - No award presented
    2001 - Alan Wolfe
    2000 - Arlie Hochschild
    1999 - Herbert J. Gans
    1998 - William Julius Wilson
    1997 - Charles Moskos
Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award

    2004 - Arthur Stinchcombe
    2003 - Immanuel Wallerstein
    2002 - Gerhard E. Lenski
    2001 - William Foote Whyte
    2000 - Seymour Martin Lipset
    1999 - Dorothy E. Smith
    1998 - Howard S. Becker
    1997 - William Hamilton Sewell
    1996 - Peter M. Blau
    1995 - Leo Goodman
    1994 - Lewis A. Coser
    1993 - Joan R. Acker
    1992 - Daniel Bell
    1991 - Mirra Komarovsky
    1990 - Robin M. Williams, Jr.
    1989 - Jessie Bernard
    1988 - George C. Homans
    1987 - Wilbert E. Moore
    1986 - Edward A. Shils
    1985 - Reinhard Bendix
    1984 - Morris Janowitz
    1983 - Herbert Blumer
    1982 - Kingsley Davis
    1981 - Everett C. Hughes
    1980 - Robert K. Merton
Dissertation Award
    2004 - Brian Gifford, "States, Soldiers, and Social Welfare: Military Personnel and the Welfare State in the Advanced Industrial Democracies"
    2003 - Devah Pager, "The Mark of a Criminal Record"
    2002 - Kieran Healy, "Exchange in Blood and Organs"
    2001 - Jeremy Freese, "What Should Sociology Do About Darwin?: Evaluating Some Potential Contributions of Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology to Sociology"
    2000 - Wan He, "Choice and Constraints: Explaining Chinese Americans' Low Fertility"
    1999 - Sarah L. Babb, "The Evolution of Economic Expertise in a Developing Country: Mexican Economics, 1929-1998
    1998 - Douglas Guthrie, "Strategy and Structure in Chinese Firms: Organizational Action and Institutional Change in Industrial Shanghai
    1997 - Dalton Clark Conley, "Being Black, Living in the Red: Wealth and the Cycle of Racial Inequality"
    1996 - Jeffrey Lee Manza, "Policy Experts and Political Change during the New Deal"
    1995 - Wilma Dunaway, "The Incorporation of Southern Appalachia into the Capitalist World Economy, 1700-1860
    1994 - Steven Epstein, "Impure Science: AIDS, Activism, and the Politics of Knowledge
    1993 - Ronen Shamir, "Managing Legal Uncertainty: Elite Lawyers in the New Deal
    1992 - Elizabeth Mitchell, "The Interpenetration of Class and Ethnicity in the Perpetuation of Conflict in Northern Ireland
    1991 - Rogers Brubaker, "Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany"
    1990 - Vedat Milor, "A Comparative Study of Planning and Economic Development in Turkey and France: Bringing the State Back In"
    1989 - Richard Biernacki, "The Cultural Construction of Labor: A Comparison of Late Nineteenth Century German and British Textile Mills"
Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology

    2004 - no recipient selected
    2003 - Lewis Yablonsky
    2002 - Lloyd H. Rogler
    2001 - David Mechanic
    2000 - Francis F. Pivan and Richard A. Cloward
    1999 - Peter H. Rossi
    1998 - Leonard I. Pearlin
    1997 - Irwin Deutscher
    1996 - Albert E. Gollin
    1995 - Albert D. Biderman
    1994 - Nelson Foote
    1993 - Grace M. Barnes
    1992 - Elliot Liebow and Matilda White Riley
    1991 - Charles G. Gomillion
    1990 - Elizabeth Briant Lee and Alfred McClung Lee
    1989 - David L. Sills
    1988 - Paul C. Glick
    1987 - John W. Riley
    1986 - Conrad Taeuber
Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award

    1985 - Duncan Gallie, Social Inequality and Class Radicalism in France and Britain (Cambridge University Press, 1983)
    1984 - Marcia Guttentag and Paul F. Secord, Too Many Women? The Sex Ratio Question
    1983 - Orlando Patterson, Slavery and Social Death
    1982 - Stanley Lieberson, A Piece of the Pie: Blacks and White Immigrants (University of California Press, 1980)
    1981 - E. Digby Baltzell, Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia (Free Press, 1979); and Morris Rosenberg, Conceiving the Self (Basic Books, 1979)
    1980 - Peter M. Blau, Inequality and Heterogeneity (Free Press, 1979); and Theda Skocpol, States and Social Revolutions (Cambridge University Press, 1979)
Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award

    2004 - Jeanne Ballantine
    2003 - Robert M. Hauser and Michael Burawoy
    2002 - John Macionis
    2001 - Department of Sociology, Indiana University
    2000 - George Ritzer
    1999 - William G. Roy
    1998 - Sociology Major Program, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Santa Clara University
    1997 - Robert R. Alford
    1996 - Vaneeta D'Andrea
    1995 - Dean S. Dorn
    1994 - Reece McGee
    1993 - Memphis State University Center for Research on Women (Bonnie Thornton Dill, Elizabeth Higginbotham, Lynn Weber)
    1992 - Theodore C. Wagenaar
    1991 - no award given
    1990 - Southwest Texas State University Sociology Program
    1989 - James A. Davis
    1988 - Sharon McPherron and Charles A. Goldsmid
    1987 - William A. Gamson
    1986 - Sister Marie Augusta Neal
    1985 - University of Kentucky Department of Sociology
    1984 - Joseph Bensman
    1983 - David Riesman
    1982 - John C. Pock
    1981 - Hans O. Mauksch
    1980 -- Everett K. Wilson
Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

    2004 - Mounira M. Charrad, States and Women’s Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco (University of California Press, 2001)
    2003 - Richard Lachmann, Capitalists in Spite of Themselves: Elite Coonflict and Economic Transitions in Early Modern Europe (Oxford University Press, 2000)
    2002 - Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut, Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation (University of California Press and Russell Sage Foundation, 2001)
    2001 - William P. Bridges and Robert L. Nelson, Legalizing Gender Inequality: Courts, Markets, and Unequal Pay for Women in America (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
    2000 - Charles Tilly, Durable Inequality (University of California Press, 1998)
    1999 - Randal Collins, The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change (Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 1998)
    1998 - John Markoff, Abolition of Feudalism: Peasants, Lords and Legislators in the French Revolution (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996) Honorable Mention: Kathryn Edin and Laura Lein, Making Ends Meet (Russell Sage Foundation, 1997); Sharon Hays, The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood (Yale University Press, 1996); Erik Olin Wright, Class Counts (Cambridge University Press, 1997)
    1997 - Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro, Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality (Routledge, 1995) Honorable Mention: Diane Vaughan, The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA (University of Chicago Press, 1996)
    1996 - Murray Milner, Jr., Status and Sacredness: A General Theory of Status Relations and an Analysis of Indian Culture (Oxford University Press, 1994)
    1995 - Nancy A. Denton and Douglas S. Massey, American Apartheid (Harvard University Press, 1993); and James B. McKee, Sociology and the Race Problem (University of Illinois Press, 1993)
    1994 - Mitchell Duneier, Slim's Table (University of Chicago Press, 1992)
    1993 - Jack Goldstone, Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World (University of California Press, 1990)
    1992 - James S. Coleman, Foundations of Social Theory (Harvard University Press, 1990)
    1991 - Andrew Abbott, The System of Professions: An Essay on the Division of Expert Labor (University of Chicago Press, 1988)
    1990 - John R. Logan and Harvey L. Molotch, Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place (University of California Press, 1987) Special Recognition to Kim Scheppele, Legal Secrets: Equality and Efficiency in the Common Law (University of Chicago Press, 1988)
    1989 - Charles Tilly, The Contentious French (Harvard University Press, 1986)
    1988 - Michael Mann, The Sources of Social Power, Volume 1 (Cambridge University Press, 1986)
    1987 - Andrew G. Walder, Communist Neo-Traditionalism: Work and Authority in Chinese Industry (University of California Press, 1986)
    1986 - Aldon D. Morris, Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change (Free Press, 1984); and Lenore J. Weitzman, The Divorce Revolution: The Unexpected Social and Economic Consequences for Women and Children in American (Free Press, 1985)
DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award
(originally a biennial award for work in the tradition of DuBois, Johnson, and Frazier; now annual)

    2004 - no award given
    2003 - John Moland, Jr.
    2002 - Walter R. Allen
    2001 - Troy Duster
    2000 - Charles U. Smith
    1999 - no award given
    1998 - Howard F. Taylor
    1997 - G. Franklin Edwards
    1996 - Edgar G. Epps
    1994 - Charles V. Willie
    1992 - Andrew Billingsley
    1990 - William Julius Wilson
    1988 - Doris Y. Wilkinson
    1986 - James E. Blackwell
    1984 - Joyce A. Ladner
    1982 - Daniel C. Thompson
    1980 - Joseph S. Himes
    1978 - Ira DeAugustine Reid
    1976 - Hylan G. Lewis
    1973 - St. Clair Drake
    1971 - Oliver Cromwell Cox
Edward L. Bernays Foundation Radio-Television Award
    1952 - Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Lang, "The Unique Perspective of Television and Its Effects"
Jessie Bernard Award
(originally a biennial award for career and/or publication; now annual)

    2004 - Myra Marx Ferree, career
    2003 - Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, career
    2002 - Barrie Thorne, career
    2001 - Barbara Laslett, career
    2000 - Maxine Baca Zinn, career
    1999 - Paula England, career
    1998 - Ruth A. Wallace, career
    1997 - Nona Glazer, career; Robbie Pfeufer Kahn, Bearing Meaning: The Language of Birth (University of Illinois Press, 1995); Honorable Mention: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Gendered Transitions: Mexican Experiences of Immigration (University of California Press, 1994)
    1996 - Judith Lorber, career; Diane L. Wolf, Factory Daughters (University of California Press, 1992)
    1995 - Arlene Kaplan Daniels, career; Ruth Frankenberg, White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness (Minnesota); and Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline D. Davis, Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of A Lesbian Community (Routledge)
    1993 - Dorothy E. Smith, career; Memphis State University Center for Research on Women (Bonnie Thornton Dill, Elizabeth Higginbotham, Lynn Weber) for significant collective work; and Patricia Hill Collins, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment
    1991 - Barbara Katz Rothman, Recreating Motherhood: Ideology and Technology in a Patriarchical Society (W.W. Norton & Co., 1989)
    1989 - Joan Acker, career; Samuel R. Cohn, The Process of Occupational Sex Typing: The Feminization of Clerical Labor in Great Britain (Temple University Press, 1985); and Honorable Mention to Karen Brodkin Sacks, Caring by the Hour (University of Illinois Press)
    1987 - Sandra Harding, The Science Question in Feminism (Cornell University Press, 1986); and Judith Rollins, Between Women: Domestics and Their Employers (Temple University Press, 1986)
    1985 - Joan Huber, career; and Judith G. Stacey, Patriarchy and the Socialist Revolution in China
    1983 - Alice S. Rossi, career
    1981 - Elise Boulding, career
    1979 - Valerie Kincaid Oppenheimer, The Female Labor Force in the United States: Demographic and Economic Factors Governing Its Growth and Changing Composition (University of California and Greenwood Press); Nancy Chodorow, The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender (University of California Press); and Honorable Mention to Kristin Luker, Taking Chances: Abortion and the Decision Not to Contracept (University of California Press)
MacIver Award

    1968 - Barrington Moore, Jr., Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
    1967 - Kai T. Erikson, Wayward Puritans
    1966 - John Porter, The Vertical Mosaic: An Analysis of Social Class and Power in Canada
    1965 - William J. Goode, World Revolution and Family Patterns
    1964 - Shmuel N. Eisenstadt, The Political Systems of Empires
    1963 - Wilbert E. Moore, The Conduct of the Corporation
    1962 - Seymour Martin Lipset, Political Man: The Social Bases of Politics
    1961 - Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
    1960 - no award given
    1959 - August B. Hollingshead and Frederick C. Redlich, Social Class and Mental Illness: A Community Study
    1958 - Reinhard Bendix, Work and Authority in Industry
    1957 - no award given
    1956 - E. Franklin Frazier, The Black Bourgeoisie
Sorokin Award

    1979 - Helen Fein, Accounting for Genocide (Free Press)
    1978 - no award given
    1977 - Kai T. Erikson, Everything In Its Path (Simon & Schuster); and Perry Anderson, Considerations on Western Marxism (NLB, London)
    1976 - Jeffrey Paige, Agrarian Revolution: Social Movements and Export Agriculture in the Underdeveloped World (Free Press, 1975); and Robert Bellah, The Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in Time of Trial (Seabury Press, 1975)
    1975 - Immanuel Wallerstein, The Modern World System (Academic Press, 1974)
    1974 - Clifford Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures; and Christopher Jencks, Inequality
    1973 - no award given
    1972 - Eliot Freidson, Profession of Medicine: A Study of the Sociology of Applied Knowledge
    1971 - Robert W. Friedrichs, A Sociology of Sociology; and Harrison C. White, Chains of Opportunity: Systems Models of Mobility in Organization
    1970 - Arthur L. Stinchcombe, Constructing Social Theories
    1969 - William A. Gamson, Power and Discontent
    1968 - Peter M. Blau, Otis Dudley Duncan, and Andrea Tyree, The American Occupational Structure
Stouffer Award

    1977 - Otis Dudley Duncan
    1976 - no award given
    1975 - James S. Coleman and Harrison C. White
    1974 - Otis Dudley Duncan and Leo A. Goodman
    1973 - Hubert M. Blalock, Jr.; and special award to Paul F. Lazarsfeld
Sydney Spivack Award

    1979 - James E. Blackwell; Celia S. Heller; Joan Moore; Pierre van den Berghe
    1978 - Reynolds Farley; Leo Kuper; Thomas F. Pettigrew; Julian Samora
    1977 - Ernst Borinski; James W. Loewen; Richard A. Schermerhorn; William Julius Wilson



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