UC Press is thrilled to share that Ranita Ray has won the 2018 C. Wright Mills Award for her book The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City, presented by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).
First established in 1964, the C. Wright Mills Award is presented annually by the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and is presented to a single book that “most effectively critically addresses an issue of contemporary public importance; brings to the topic a fresh, imaginative perspective; advances social scientific understanding of the topic; displays a theoretically informed view and empirical orientation; evinces quality in style of writing; [and] explicitly or implicitly contains implications for courses of action.”
Many congratulations to Ranita Ray and all of the fellow nominees!
Past UC Press winners of the C. Wright Mills Award include:
- Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America by Roberto G. Gonzales
- Cracks in the Pavement: Social Change and Resilience in Poor Neighborhoods by Martín Sánchez-Jankowski
- Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival by Daniel Jaffee
- Doméstica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
- Impure Science: AIDS, Activism, and the Politics of Knowledge by Steven Epstein