Soja Book Nominated for Prestigious Award

Soja Book Nominated for Prestigious Award

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Tue, 08/16/2011 - 1:43am


Urban Planning Distinguished Professor Emeritus Edward Soja was one of six finalists for Sociology’s prestigious C. Wright Mills Award for his book Seeking Spatial Justice.


In Seeking Spatial Justice, Soja argues that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources, services, and access is a basic human right. Building on current concerns in critical geography and the new spatial consciousness, Soja interweaves theory and practice, offering new ways of understanding and changing the unjust geographies in which we live.


The Society for the Study of Social Problems established the C. Wright Mills Award in 1964. The C. Wright Mills Award is one of the most prestigious awards given in the area of social science research.  The annual award is given for that book that most effectively: 1) critically addresses an issue of contemporary public importance; 2) brings to the topic a fresh, imaginative perspective; 3) advances social scientific understanding of the topic; 4) displays a theoretically informed view and empirical orientation; 5) evinces quality in style of writing; 6) explicitly or implicitly contains implications for courses of action.