Awards

Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished career achievement in Marxist sociology.

Recipients:

2014: Rod Bush

2013: Dorothy E. Smith

2012: Berch Berberoglu, University of Nevado, Reno

2011: John C. Leggett, Rutgers University

2010: Walda Katz-Fishman, Howard University

2009: Edna Bonacich, University of California at Riverside

2008: Stanley Aronowitz, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, City University of New York

2007: Marty Oppenheimer, Rutgers University

2006: Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University

2004: Martha Gimenez, University of Colorado at Boulder and T.R. Young, Red Feather Institute

2003: Robert Newby, Central Michigan University

2002: James Petras, State University of New York and James Geshwender, Binghamton

2001: John Horton, University of California, Los Angeles

2000: Albert Szymanski and Larry Reynolds, Central Michigan University—Founding year of the award

Paul Sweezy Marxist Sociology Book Award

The Sweezy Book Award goes to the author(s) of the best book published in the past two years in the area of Marxist theory and research.

Recipients:

2014: John Arena, CUNY, College of Staten Island (co-winner)

Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

2014: Brent Z. Kaup, William & Mary (co-winner)

Market Justice: Political Economic Struggle in Bolivia 

2013: Charles Post, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class-Structure, Economic Development and Political Conflict, 1620-1877

2012: David McNally, York University.

Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance (PM Press: 2010).

2011:  Kevin Anderson, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies (University of Chicago Press 2010).

2010: Roderick D. Bush, St. John’s University.

The End of White World Supremacy: Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press 2009).

2009: Paul Paolucci, Eastern Kentucky University.

Marx’s Scientific Dialectics: A Methodological Treatise for a New Century (Studies in Critical Social Sciences) (Haymarket Books).

2008: Geoff Mann, Simon Fraser University.

Our Daily Bread: Wages, Workers and the Political Economy of the American West (University of North Carolina Press, 2007).

2007: Corey Dolgon, Worcester State College.

The End of the Hamptons: Scenes from the Class Struggle in America’s Paradise (NYU Press, 2005).

2006: John Foran at the University of California – Santa Barbara.

Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

2004: Barbara H. Chasin, Montclair State University.

Inequality and Violence in the United States: Casualties of Capitalism

2003: Ellen Israel Rosen, Brandeis University (Co-Winner).

Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

2003: William G. Staples and Clifford L. Staples, University of Kansas (Co-Winner).

Power, Profits, and Patriarchy: The Social Organization of Work at a British Metal Trades Firm, 1791-1922

2002: Kenneth Nuebeck, University of Connecticut.

Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America’s Poor

2001: Edna Bonacich, University of California, Riverside and Rirchard Appleabum, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Behind the Label: Inequality in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry

2000: John Bellamy Foster, University of Oregon (Co-Winner).

Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature

2000: Sean Sayers, University of Kent (Co-Winner).

Marxism and Human Nature

2000: Martin Oppenheimer, Princeton University (Co-Winner).

The State in Modern Society 

Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award

The Szymanski-Young/Critical Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award goes to the best graduate student paper in the area of Marxist theory and research.

Recipients:

2014: Efe Can Gürcan and Efe Peker, Simon Fraser University,

“A Class Analytic Approach to the Gezi Park Protests: Challenging the Myth of ‘Middle Classes’”

2013: Alexander M. Stoner, University of Tennessee (co-winner),

“Sociobiophysicality and the Necessity of Critical Theory: Moving beyond Prevailing Conceptions of Environmental Sociology in the USA”

2013: C. S. Elliott, University of North Carolina (co-winner),

“Actors or Puppets? Computer Control in a Product Distribution Facility”

2012: Michael Levien, University of California-Berkeley,

“The Politics of Dispossession: Theorizing India’s Land Wars.”

2011: Mathieu Desan, University of Michigan,

“Bourdieu and Capital: A Marxian Critique.”

2010: Barry Eidlin, University of California, Berkeley,

“Upon this (foundering) rock: Minneapolis Teamsters and the transformation of US business Unionism, 1934-1941.”

2009: Eric Bonds, University of Colorado – Boulder.

2009 Honorable Mention, Jennifer A. Schradie of University of California- Berkeley.

2008: Brian J. Gareau, University of California – Santa Cruz,

“Dangerous Holes in Global Environmental Governance: The Roles of Neoliberal Discourse, Science, and California Agriculture in the Montreal Protocol.”

2007: Matt Vidal, UCLA,

“Manufacturing Empowerment? ‘Employee Involvement” in the Labour Force after Fordism.”

2006: Philip Mancus, University of Oregon.