As you may know, each year the section presents a Distinguished Scholarly Book Award in the Area of Labor or Labor Movements. The Award Committee is beginning the selection process by inviting nominations from all section members. The award honors a book as the best publication based on original research in the sociology of work, the labor process, the working class, labor unions, or working class movements. Books published in 2010 and 2011 are eligible.
The work of our committee depends in large part on the quality of the books nominated. We hope you will take the time to nominate worthy candidates, as many as you like. Please send the list of your nominees (or any questions) to me, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Include the publisher (if you have it) as well as the author and title of each book. If you want to include a paragraph arguing for the worthiness of your choice, we would welcome the input, but please don’t feel that you need to make an argument. If you send only the author and title, we will give the book full consideration. Please send your nominations in as soon as you can, so we can contact publishers and begin reading nominated books. The deadline for nominations is February 15th, 2012. (But again, the earlier the better!).
The winner and runners-up will be publicly announced at the ASA annual meeting in August 2012.
Chair, Distinguished Scholarly Book Award Committee
Section on Labor and Labor Movements
American Sociological Association