Alvaro Santana-Acuña receives ASA award

September 8, 2017
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Alvaro Santana-Acuña (Ph.D. 2014), Professor of Sociology at Whitman College, received the 2017 “Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award” from the ASA History of Sociology Section for his book chapter "Social Monads, Not Social Facts: Gabriel Tarde’s Tool for Sociological Analysis," published in the volume Sociological Amnesia (Routledge, 2015). Award Committee Chair, Gary Alan Fine, stated that “Santana-Acuña forces us to wonder what sociology would be like had Tarde become a dominant theorist, instead of Emile Durkheim.” And ASA President Michèle Lamont said that “this thought-provoking piece shows how much our discipline’s history matters to understanding the roots and boundaries of present-day sociological practice.” Reviews of Santana-Acuña’s piece have appeared in: Bulletin d’Histoire de la Sociologie (France), Canadian Journal of Sociology/Cahiers canadiens de sociologie (Canada), Sociology (United Kingdom), Contemporary Sociology (United States), International Sociology Reviews (International Sociological Association).