Weber Award

Max Weber Book AwardThe Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work in a book published within the last three years (2016-2018).  A book may be nominated by its author(s), by its publisher, or by any ASA member.

To nominate a book, send (1) a copy of the book and (2) contact information for the nominee (including an email address) to each member of the selection committee at the addresses below.  Publishers who wish to submit a book for consideration must include a nomination letter that states how the book contributes to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work. To receive full consideration, nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2019.

Please submit your nomination to each of the members of the 2019 Weber Book Award Committee:

Chair: David Pedulla
Department of Sociology
Stanford University
Building 120, Room 132
Stanford, CA 94305
dpedulla@stanford.edu

Adilia James
Department of Sociology
Endicott College
376 Hale Street
Academic Center, 156C
Beverly, MA 01915
ajames@endicott.edu

Tania Jenkins
Department of Sociology
Temple University
1115 Polett Walk, Room 713
Philadelphia, PA 19122
tania.jenkins@temple.edu

Steve McDonald
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8107
Raleigh, NC 27695-8107
steve_mcdonald@ncsu.edu

Katherine Sobering
Department of Sociology
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311157
Denton, TX 76203
katherine.sobering@unt.edu

 

Past Winners:

2018 Winner

Anju Mary Paul (Yale-NUS College), Multinational Maids: Stepwise Migration in a Global Labor Market. Cambridge University Press.

Honorable Mentions:

John Krinsky and Maud Simonet. Who Cleans the Park? Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City. University of Chicago Press.

Wendy Espeland and Michael Sauder. Engines of Anxiety: Academic
Rankings, Reputation, and Accountability. Russell Sage Foundation.

2017 Winner

Steve Viscelli (University of Pennsylvania), The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream (University of California Press)

2016 Winner

Lauren Rivera (Northwestern), Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs (Princeton University Press)

2015 Winners

Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel (both of University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules (Russell Sage Foundation).

An honorable mention was awarded to Nancy DiTomaso (Rutgers University), for The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism (also Russell Sage Foundation).

2014 Winner

Ofer Sharone. 2014. Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences. University of Chicago Press.

2013 Winner
Elizabeth Popp Berman. 2012. Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2012 Winner
Kate Kellog. 2011. Challenging Operations: Medical Reform and Resistance in Surgery. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2011 Winner
Martin Ruef. 2010. The Entrepreneurial Group: Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2010 Winner
Frank Dobbin. 2009. Inventing Equal Opportunity. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2009 Winner
Matthew Desmond. 2007. On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2008 Winner
Rakesh Khurana. 2007. From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation of American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Management as a Profession. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2007 Winner
Nicole C. Raeburn. 2004. Changing Corporate America from Inside Out: Lesbian and Gay Workplace Rights. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

2006 Winner
Jerome Karabel. 2005. The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. New York: Houghton Mifflin.

2005 Winner
Maria Charles and David Grusky. 2005. Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

2004 Winner
Judy Stephan-Norris and Maurice Zeitlin. 2003. Left Out: Reds and America’s Industrial Unions. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2003 Winner
Charles Perrow. 2002. Organizing America: Wealth, Power, and the Origins of Corporate Capitalism. Princeton: Princeton University.

2002 Winner
Richard Scott, Martin Ruef, Peter J. Mendel, and Carol A. Caronna. 2000. Institutional Change in Healthcare Organizations: From Professional Dominance to Managed Care. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Glenn R. Carroll and Michael T. Hannan. The Demography of Corporations and Industries. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

2001 Winner
Marie-Kaure Djelic. 2001. Exporting the American Model: The Postwar Transformation of European Business. New York: Oxford University Press.

2000 Winner
Howard Aldrich. 1999. Organizations Evolving. Thousand Oaks: SAGE.

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