Komarovsky Book Award
This award honors the memory of Mirra Komarovsky (February 5, 1905 – January 30, 1999), a pioneer in the sociology of gender. The winner of the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award for 2013 is Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, for Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination, University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
Nominations for the 2014 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award are now being accepted. In 2014, the annual meetings will be held in Baltimore. The award will be announced and presented at a special session at the annual meeting.
Books on any sociological subject are eligible. To be eligible for consideration, a book must have been published during 2011-2013, and at least one of its authors must be an ESS member. Self-nominations are accepted; however nominations submitted by publishers alone will not be considered. Nominators and/or authors are responsible for arranging review copies to be sent to committee members.
Nominations should provide full publication information (including date of publication), a 1-2 paragraph rationale for the nomination, and should be sent (by e-mail, if possible) by October 31, 2013 to the committee chair:
Department of Sociology
606 West 122 Street
New York, NY 10027
MIRRA KOMAROVSKY BOOK AWARD WINNERS
2013 Alondra Nelson, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).
2012 Cecilia Menjivar, Enduring Violence: Ladina Women’s Lives in Guatemala (University of California Press, 2011).
2011 Tim Black, When a Heart Turns Rock Solid: The Lives of Three Puerto Rican Brothers On and Off the Streets (Pantheon, 2009).
2010 Javier Auyero and Débora Alejandra Swistun, Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown (Oxford University Press, 2009).
2009 Philip Kasinitz, John H. Mollenkopf, Mary C. Waters, and Jennifer Holdaway, Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age (Russell Sage, 2009).
2008 Mitchell L. Stevens, Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites (Harvard, 2007).
2007 Robert Wuthnow, America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity (Princeton, 2006)
2006 Eiko Ikegami, Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and Political Origins of Japanese Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
2005 Richard Alba and Victor Nee, Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration (Harvard, 2005).
2004 Sarah Babb, Managing Mexico: Economists from Nationalism to Neoliberalism (Princeton, 2004).
2003 Eric Klinenberg, Heatwave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago (Chicago, 2002).
2002 Stanley Lieberson, A Matter of Taste: How Names, Fashions, and Culture Change (Yale University Press, 2000).
2001 Mary C. Waters, Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams and American Realities (Russell Sage, 2001).
2000 Elijah Anderson, Code of the Street: Decency, Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City (Norton, 2001).