October 1, 2002
Earlier this summer, Mitchell Stevens' book, Kingdom of Children
was nominated as a finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Stevens also presented two papers: "Love, Numbers and the Social Organization of Value in Higher Education," at the University of Arizona last spring; and "Rankings as Symbols: U.S. News and World Report
Rankings of Colleges and Law Schools," at the American Sociological Association annual meetings in August.