Charles Horton Cooley Award for Recent Book

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction announces its call for nominations for the 2017 Charles Horton Cooley Book Award. This award is given annually to an author for a book that represents an important contribution to the perspective of symbolic interaction. To be eligible for the 2017 award, a nominated book should have a publication date between 2014 and 2016. Previously nominated works within this three-year publication period remain eligible but must be re-nominated.

The winner of the 2018 Charles Horton Cooley Book Award is Jooyoung Lee, University of Toronto, for his book “Blowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central” (University of Chicago Press, 2016).

2018 Award Committee


Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman (Chair)

The University of South Florida

4202 E Fowler Avenue, CPR 107

Department of Sociology

Tampa, FL  33620



Patrick McGinty

Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology

Western Illinois University

1 University Drive

Macomb, IL 61455



Michael Schwalbe

605 Long Leaf Drive

Chapel Hill, NC 27517



A list of winners of the award can be found HERE.