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Sociologist lands book award

Society for the Study of Social Problems has selected a book by sociology professor Michele Lamont for its 2000 C. Wright Mills Award.

The society honored Lamonts book, "The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class and Immigration," published by Harvard University Press and the Russell Sage Foundation in 2000.

The award is given annually for the best sociological book that epitomizes the work of Mills, a sociologist who lived from 1916 to 1962. Among other qualifications, the winning study must discuss innovatively a contemporary public issue, use empirical methods to advance the social science of that issue and suggest courses of action.

Lamont said the award was important to her. "This was extremely meaningful to me because the very reasons that led me to become a sociologist are reflected in the qualities that this prize is meant to reward," she said.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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