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Larry Nichols' ASA Award

Larry NicholsThe History of Sociology Selection Panel awards the 2013 Distinguished Publication Award of the History of Sociology Section of the ASA to Lawrence T Nichols of the University of West Virginia for his article "Sorokin as a Lifelong Russian Intellectual: the Enactment of a Historically Rooted Sensibility", THE AMERICAN SOCIOLOGIST 43, December 2012, pp.374-405.

The panel considers that the winning entry by Lawrence T Nichols displays a refined analysis of what Pitrim A Sorokin brought to American sociology from his Russian background. Involved in Kerensky's government before his emigration, Sorokin has always been an enigmatic figure in sociology, achieving great fame yet not being understood well by his contemporaries or by sociologists today. Nichols does a very nice job in contextualising much of what Sorokin did as a sociologist, making sense of Sorokin's Russian sensibilities. 

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