Weber Award

Max Weber Book Award:  The 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 (2015-17).  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, 2018.

The members of the 2018 Weber Book Award Committee are:

Chair: Melissa Wooten
Department of Sociology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Thompson Hall, 200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9277

Elaine Draper
California State University – Los Angeles
Department of Sociology
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Apoorva Ghosh
University of California – Irvine
Department of Sociology
3151 Social Science Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697-5100

Pam Popielarz
Department of Sociology
University of Illinois – Chicago
4112 Behavioral Sciences Building
1007 West Harrison Street (MC 312)
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7140

Hana Shepherd
Department of Sociology
Davison Hall
26 Nichol Avenue,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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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