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|Ph.D. Indiana University, 1979|
|TITLE:||Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Sociology
Affiliate Professor of American Studies
Editor, American Sociological Review, 2010-2012
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HONORS, AWARDS, GRANTS RECEIVED
Emerald Literati Excellence Award, 2013.
The 11th Annual "Allen and Polly Grimshaw Distinguished Lecturer," Indiana University, 2012.
Chancellor's Award for Research, 2011.
"Best Article Award" (2010) given by the Labor & Labor Movements Section of the ASA for: "Movements, Aesthetics, and Markets in Literary Change: Making the American Labor Problem Novel." American Sociological Review 74 (December, 2009): 938-965.
"The Clifford Gerrtz Prize" (2010) presented by the American Sociological Association's Section on Culture for the "Best Article" in the sociology of culture, 2008-2009. Awarded for: "Movements, Aesthetics, and Markets in Literary Change: Making the American Labor Problem Novel." American Sociological Review 74 (December, 2009): 938-965.
The Distinguished Lecturership Award" (2010-11) presented by the Southern Sociological Society "in recognition of the receipient's excellence as a scholar and lecturer."
National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship, 2008
President, Southern Sociological Society, 2007-2008
Barrington Moore Award (for "best recent publication"), Comparative-Historical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association (with Larry Griffin)
Executive Council, Comparative-Historical Section, American Sociological Association
Barrington Moore Award Committee, Comparative-Historical Section, American Sociological Association
Vice-President, Southern Sociological Society
Seven teaching awards (four at the university level), Florida State University
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Named: The Mildred and Claude Pepper Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Florida State University
Introduction to Sociology
American Social Movements
American Worker in Film
America in the Sixties
Class, Race, and Gender in Gilded Age
Cultures of Class
Labor Theory & History
Historical Methods and Dynamic Processes of Social Change
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
The militia movement, class formation, and state-building in Gilded Age America
Biography and history in the early Nashville civil rights movement (with Dan Cornfield, Dennis Dickerson, James Lawson, Jr.)
The influence of lethal repression on the early American labor movement (with Paul Lipold)
Narrative and pictorial characterizations of class in the Gilded Age
Kate Pride Brown and Larry Isaac. Forthcoming. "Civil Rights Movement as Inspiration for and Influence on Other Reform Movements." Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements.
Larry Isaac and Paul Lipold. 2012. "Toward Bridging Analytics and Dialectics: Nonergodic Processes and Turning Points in Dynamic Models of Social Change with Illustrations from Labor Movement History." Contemporary Perspectives in Social Theory, 30:3-33.
Larry Isaac, Dan Cornfield, Dennis Dickerson, James Lawson, Jr. and Jonathan Coley. 2012. "Movement Schools and Dialogical Diffusion of Nonviolent Praxis: Nashville Workshops in the Southern Civil Right Movement." Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change, 34:155-184.
Dan Harrison and Larry Isaac. 2012. "Social Class in the Southern Civil Rights Movement." New Encyclopedia of Southern Cultures, Volume 20 on "Social Class," Pp. 80-85.
Daniel Morrison and Larry Isaac. 2012. "Insurgent Images: Genre Selection and Visual Frame Amplification in IWW Cartoon Art." Social Movement Studies 11 (January): 61-78.
Larry Isaac. 2012. "Literary Activists and Battling Books: The Labor Problem Novel as Contentious Movement Medium." Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change, 33:17-49.
Larry Isaac. 2010. "Policing Capital: Armed Countermovement Coalitions Against Labor in Late 19th Century Industrial Cities. Pp. 22-49. " In Strategic Allicances: New Studies of Social Movement Coalitions, edited by Nella Van Dyke and Holly J. McCammon. University of Minnesota Press.
Larry Isaac. 2009. "Movements, Aesthetics, and Markets in Literary Change: Making the American Labor Problem Novel." American Sociological Review, 74 (December): 938-965.
Paul Lipold & Larry Isaac. 2009. "Striking Deaths: Lethal Contestation and the 'Exceptional' Character of the American Labor Movement, 1870-1970." International Review of Social History, 54 (August):167-205.
Larry Isaac. 2008. "Movement of Movements: Culture Moves in the Long Civil Rights Struggle" Social Forces 87 (1): 33-63.
Larry Isaac. 2008. "Counter Frames and Allegories of Evil: Characterizations of Labor by Gilded Age Elites" Work and Occupations 35 (4): 388-421.
Larry Isaac, Daniel Harrison, Paul Lipold. 2008. "Class Conflict in Capitalist Society: Foundations and Comparative-Historical Patterns." Pp. 275-295. Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict edited by Lester Kurtz: Oxford: Academic Press.
Larry Isaac, Steve McDonald, & Greg Lukasik. 2006. "Takin' It from the Streets: How the Sixties Mass Movement Revitalized Unionization." American Journal of Sociology. 112 (1): 46-96.
Larry Isaac & Daniel Harrison. 2006. "Corporate Warriors: The State and Changing Forms of Private Armed Force in America." Current Perspectives in Social Theory. Volume 24:149-184.
Larry Isaac & Lars Christiansen. 2002. "How the Civil Rights Movement Revitalized Labor Militancy." American Sociological Review 67(September):722-746.
Larry Isaac. 2002. "To Counter 'The Very Devil' and More: The Making of Independent Capitalist Militia in Gilded Age America." American Journal of Sociology 108(September):353-405.
Larry Isaac. 2002. "In Search of American Labor's Syndicalist Heritage." Labor Studies Journal 27(Summer):21-37.