C. Wright Mills Award
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2016     Lives in limbo : undocumented and coming of age in America by Roberto G. Gonzales
2015     Unequal city : race, schools, and perceptions of injustice by Carla Shedd
2014     Renegade dreams : living through injury in gangland Chicago by Laurence Ralph
2013     The American non-dilemma : racial inequality without racism by Nancy DiTomaso
2012     Three worlds of relief : race, immigration, and the American welfare state from the Progressive Era to the New Deal by Cybelle Fox
2011     Privilege : the making of an adolescent elite at St. Paul's School by Shamus Rahman Khan
2010     Love in the time of AIDS : inequality, gender, and rights in South Africa by Mark Hunter
2009     Unanticipated gains : origins of network inequality in everyday life by Mario Luis Small
2008     Cracks in the pavement : social change and resilience in poor neighborhoods by Martín Sánchez-Jankowski
2007     Brewing justice : fair trade coffee, sustainability, and survival by Daniel Jaffee
2006     Off the books : the underground economy of the urban poor by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
     Made in China : women factory workers in a global workplace by Pun Ngai
2004     Villa Victoria : the transformation of social capital in a Boston barrio by Mario Luis Small
2003     Flat broke with children : women in the age of welfare reform by Sharon Hays
2002     The job training charade by Gordon Lafer; Garbage wars : the struggle for environmental justice in Chicago by David N. Pellow
2001     Doméstica : immigrant workers cleaning and caring in the shadows of affluence by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
     The dignity of working men : morality and the boundaries of race, class, and immigration by Michéle Lamont
1999     Sidewalk by Mitchell Duneier
1998     The making of the unborn patient : a social anatomy of fetal surgery by Monica J. Casper
1997     Mean streets : youth crime and homelessness by John Hagan and Bill McCarthy
1996     Impure science : AIDS, activism, and the politics of knowledge by Steven Epstein
1995     In search of respect : selling crack in El Barrio by Philippe Bourgois (2d ed (2003) here); Black wealth/white wealth : a new perspective on racial inequality by Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro (10th anniversary edition, 2006)
1994     What machines can't do : politics and technology in the industrial enterprise by Robert Thomas
1993     Checkerboard Square : culture and resistance in a homeless community by David Wagner
1992     Life is hard : machismo, danger, and the intimacy of power in Nicaragua by Roger Lancaster
1991     Landscapes of power : from Detroit to Disney World by
Sharon Zukin
1989     Freedom Summer by Douglas McAdam; Whose keeper? : social science and moral obligation by Alan Wolfe

1988     Socialist entrepreneurs : embourgeoisement in rural Hungary by Ivan Szeleny; Stubborn children : controlling delinquency in the United States, 1640-1981 by John Sutton
1987     The truly disadvantaged : the inner city, the underclass, and public policy by William J. Wilson
1986     The contentious French by Charles Tilly; The secret trauma : incest in the lives of girls and women by Diana E. H. Russell
1985     Pricing the priceless child : the changing social value of children by Viviana A. Zelizer
1984     The inner circle : large corporations and the rise of business political activity in the U.S. and U.K. by Michael Useem; Morality and power in a Chinese village by Richard Madsen
1983     The city and the grassroots : a cross-cultural theory of urban social movements by Manuel Castello
1982     The social transformation of American medicine by Paul Starr
1981     Father-daughter incest by Judith Lewis Herman
1980     Street-level bureaucracy : dilemmas of the individual in public services by Michael Lipsky
1979     States and social revolutions : a comparative analysis of France, Russia, and China by Theda Skocpol
1978     The working class in welfare capitalism : work, unions, and politics in Sweden by Walter Korpi
1977     Men and women of the corporation by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
1976     The myth of marginality : urban poverty and politics in Rio de Janeiro by Janice E. Perlman
1975     Advocacy & objectivity : a crisis in the professionalization of American social science, 1865-1905 by Mary O. Furner
1974     Labor and monopoly capital; the degradation of work in the twentieth century by Harry Braverman
1973     Private lives and public surveillance : social control in the computer age by James B. Rule; The dialectics of legal repression; Black rebels before the American courts by Isaac D. Balbus
1972     Theories of poverty and underemployment : orthodox, radical, and dual labor market perspectives by David M. Gordon
1971     Regulating the poor; the functions of public welfare by Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward (updated ed. (1993) here)
1970     Stations of the lost; the treatment of skid row alcoholics by Jacqueline P. Wiseman
1969     Tearoom trade : impersonal sex in public places by Laud Humphreys
1968     The social order of the slum; ethnicity and territory in the inner city by Gerald D. Suttles
1967     Tally's corner; a study of Negro streetcorner men by Elliot Liebow; Delinquency research; an appraisal of analytical methods by Travis Hirschi and Hanan C. Selvin
1966     Justice without trial; law enforcement in democratic society by Jerome H. Skolnick (3d ed. (1994) here)
1965     The new utopians, a study of system design and social change by Robert Boguslaw
1964     Delinquency and drift by David Matza