Sociology of Culture Section Awards 2015

Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book

Fatma Müge Göçek. 2014. Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009. Oxford University Press.

Honorable Mention:

Gabriel Abend. 2014. The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics. Princeton University Press.

Clifford Geertz Prize for Best Article

Matthew Norton. 2014. “Classification and Coercion: The Destruction of Piracy in the English Maritime System.” American Journal of Sociology Vol. 119 (6): 1537-1575.

Honorable Mentions:

Elena Obukhova, Ezra W. Zuckerman, and Jiayin Zhang. 2014. “When Politics Froze Fashion: The Effect of the Cultural Revolution on Naming in Beijing.” American Journal of Sociology 120 (2): 555-583.

Isaac Ariail Reed. 2015. “Deep Culture in Action: Resignification, Synecdoche, and Metanarrative in the Moral Panic of the Salem Witch Trials.” Theory and Society 44: 65-94.

Richard A. Peterson Prize for Best Student Paper

Monica C. Bell, “Situational Trust: How Disadvantaged Mothers Reconceive Legal Cynicism.”

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