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Section Awards

Book Award [annual]

Any book on global, international, or comparative sociology concerned with the relationship between domestic and global social, economic, and political processes is eligible. The book must be in English or made available to the nominating committee in an authorized English translation. Anyone may nominate a book, regardless of discipline, section, or ASA affiliation of either the author or nominator. Self-nominations are welcome. Letters should include complete publication information. Eligible for the award are books published during the two calendar years prior to the nominal year of the award.

Article Award [annual]

Any scholarly article on global, international, or comparative sociology concerned with the relationship between domestic and global social, economic, and political processes is eligible. The article must be written in English or made available to the nominating committee in an authorized English translation. Anyone may nominate an article, regardless of the discipline, section, or ASA affiliation of either the author or nominator. Self-nominations are welcome. Letters should include complete publication information. Eligible for the award are articles published in a scholarly journal during the two calendar years prior to the nominal year of the award.

Terrence K. Hopkins Award [annual]

Any scholarly article published by solely by student authors on global, international, or comparative sociology concerned with the relationship between domestic and global social, economic, and political processes is eligible. This article award replaces the dissertation award, which is no longer offered. The article must be written in English or made available to the nominating committee in an authorized English translation. Anyone may nominate an article, regardless of the discipline, section, or ASA affiliation of either the author or nominator. Self-nominations are welcome. Letters should include complete publication information. Eligible for the award are articles published by a student author or all-student teams of authors in a scholarly journal during the two calendar years prior to the nominal year of the award.

The Terrence K. Hopkins Award: From PEWS NEWS Fall 1997/Winter 1998, pp. 3-4:

The PEWS Council Unanimously voted to name the Section's Dissertation Award in memory of Terence K. Hopkins (1928-1997). Terence K. Hopkins was one of the founders of world-systems analysis and of the PEWS section of the American Sociological Association, as well as a founder of the Fernand Braudel Center. He was widely considered to be the "methodologist-in-chief" of the world-systems school and had a profound and lasting influence on PEWS scholars and scholarship.

In naming the dissertation award after Professor Hopkins, we recognize his unparalleled contribution to graduate studies and his impact on two generations of graduate students at both Columbia and Binghamton. As the creator of the graduate studies program in Binghamton, and as its Director for two decades, he set up an original pedagogical and intellectual structure. His dedication to what he called "the formation of young scholars" was immense, and in turn, he was loved deeply--and is deeply missed--by his students and colleagues around the world.

Distinguished Career Award [occasional]

This award is given irregularly to recognize a major lifetime contribution to the scholarly concerns of the PEWS section. The first recipient (in 1997) was Andre Gunder Frank. Janet Abu-Lughod received the award in 1999, Immanuel Wallerstein in 2003, and Giovanni Arrighi in 2009.

Book Award:

  • 2008 Jennifer Bickham Mendez. 2005. From the Revolution to the Maquiladoras: Gender, Labor, and Globalization in Nicaragua. Durham: Duke University Press.

  • 2008 Michael Goldman. 2005. Imperial Nature: The World Bank and Struggles for Social Justice in the Age of Globalization. New Haven: Yale University Press.

  • 2007 Georgi M. Derluguian. 2005. Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus: A World-System Biography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

  • 2007 Saskia Sassen. 2006. Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

  • honorable mention, 2007 Bruce Podobnik. 2005. Global Energy Shifts: Fostering Sustainability in a Turbulent Age. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

  • 2006 Stephen G. Bunker and Paul S. Ciccantell. 2005. Globalization and the Race for Resources. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

  • 2006 John Foran. 2005. Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • honorable mention, 2006 Valentine M. Moghadam. 2005. Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist Networks. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

  • 2005 John Talbot. 2004.Grounds for Agreement: The Political Economy of the Coffee Commodity Chain. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • 2004 Beverly J. Silver. 2003. Forces of Labor: Workers' Movements and Globalization since 1870. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • 2003 Lauren Benton. 2002. Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • 2002 Denis O'Hearn. 2001. The Atlantic Economy: Britain, the US and Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

  • 2001 Giovanni Arrighi and Beverly J. Silver. 1999. Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

  • 2001 Terry Boswell and Christopher Chase-Dunn. 2000. The Spiral of Capitalism and Socialism: Towards Global Democracy. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.

  • 2000 Andre Gunder Frank. 1998. ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age. Berkeley: University Of California Press.

  • honorable mention, 2000: Christopher Chase-Dunn and Thomas D. Hall. 1997. Rise and Demise: Comparing World-Systems. Boulder: Westview Press.

  • 1999 Stark, David and Laszlo Bruszt. 1998. Postsocialist Pathways: Transforming Politics and Property in East Central Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • 1998 Paige, Jeffery. 1997. Coffee and Power: Revolution and the Rise of Democracy in Central America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

  • 1997 Robinson, William I. 1996. Promoting Polyarchy: Globalization, US Intervention, and Hegemony. New York: Cambridge University Press.

  • 1996 Evans, Peter B. 1995. Embedded Autonomy: States and Industrial Transformation. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

  • 1995 Arrighi, Giovanni. 1994. The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times. London: Verso.

  • 1994. Foran, John. 1993. Fragile Resistance: Social Transformation in Iran from 1500 to the Revolution. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

  • 1993 Suter, Christian. 1992. Debt Cycles in the World_Economy: Foreign Loans, Financial Crises, and Debt Settlements, 1820_1990. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

  • 1992 Chase-Dunn, Christopher. 1989. Global Formation: Structures of the World_Economy. London: Basil Blackwell. (Reprinted 1998, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield).

  • 1991 Tomich, Dale W. 1990. Slavery in the Circuit of Sugar: Martinique and the World Economy, 1830-1848. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.1990.

  • 1990 Abu-Lughod, Janet. 1989. Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • 1989 Bunker, Stephen. 1987. Peasants Against the State. Champagne Urbana: University of Illinois Press. (Reprinted in paper, 1991 University of Chicago Press)

    Article Award:

  • 2008: No award made.

  • 2006: Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz and Timothy Patrick Moran: "Theorizing the Relationship between Inequality and Economic Growth" in Theory and Society, 34, 277–316 (2005).

  • 2004: Ho-fung Hung: "Orientalist Knowledge and Social Theories: China and the European Conception of East-West Differences from 1600 to1900" in Sociological Theory, 21 (3: September), 2003.

  • 2002: Jason W. Moore: "Environmental Crises and the Metabolic Rift in World-Historical Perspective" in Organization and Environment, 13 (2:June), 123-157, 2000.

  • 2000: No Award Given

  • 1998: Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz and Timothy Patrick Moran: "World-Economic Trends in the Distribution of Income, 1965-1992" in American Journal of Sociology 102 (4): 1000-1039, 1997.

  • 1996: Beverly Silver: "Labor Unrest and World-Systems Analysis: Premises, Concepts and Measurement," and "World Scale Patterns of Labor-Conflict" both in Review 18:1(Winter) 1995.

    Terrence K. Hopkins Dissertation Award:

  • 2007: No award made.

  • 2005: Chris Kollmeyer: Globalization and Class Compromise: Political Change in 15 Advanced Capitalist Democracies, 1980-1999. University of California-Santa Barbara, 2003.

  • 2003: Jon D. Carlson: The Expanding World-System and the Roots of Globalization. Arizona State University, 2002.

  • 2001: Teivo Teivainen: Enter Economy, Exit Politics: Transnational Politics of Economism and Limits to Democracy in Peru. University of Helsinki, 2000

  • 1999: Kenneth Barr: The Metamorphosis of Business Enterprise. State University of New York, Binghamton, 1999.

  • 1996: Edward McCaughan: Global Change and Paradigm Crisis: The Renovation of Left Discourse in Cuba and Mexcio. University of California, Santa Cruz 1995.

  • 1994: Wilma A. Dunaway: The Incorporation of Southern Appalachia into the Capitalist World-Economy, 1700-1860 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1994.

    Distinguished Career Award:

  • 2003: Immanuel Wallerstein

  • 1999: Janet Abu-Lughod

  • 1997: Andre Gunder Frank