Classifying the classifiers

The largest ASA section just chose the biggest winners:

The Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book in the Sociology of Culture is awarded to Lynette Spillman for Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

The Clifford Geertz Prize for the Best Article in the Sociology of Culture is awarded to Lauren Rivera for “Hiring as Cultural Matching:  The Case of Elite Professional Service Firms,” American Sociological Review 77(6), 2012.

The Richard Peterson prize for Best Student Paper in the Sociology of Culture is awarded to co-winners Charles Seguin, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, for “The Mathematics of Superstars: Two Theories of Cultural Consumption” and Phillipa K. Chong, University of Toronto, for “Legitimate Judgment in Art, The Scientific World Reversed?: Critical Distance in Evaluation.”

Good thing that Doug wasn’t on the Geertz prize committee.

Written by Omar

May 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm

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  1. I tried just now to find a list online of the different ASA section sizes. Anyone know a handy way to find it?



    May 7, 2013 at 5:18 pm

  2. Cool. We also lead all sections on n. of members who transcend the gender binary.



    May 7, 2013 at 6:10 pm

  3. and here I was, thinking that all we care about at the ASA is the quality of research



    May 7, 2013 at 6:52 pm

  4. @Omar — I’m certainly willing to be wrong! I guess I’ll just have to read it a third time and see where I’ve been mistaken in my judgment.



    May 8, 2013 at 3:52 pm

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