Earlier this month at the American Sociological Association annual conference the Labor and Labor Movements Section named Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii’s Interracial Labor Movement, by Moon-kie Jung the Best Book on Race, Labor, and Empire.
Reworking Race looks at the shift in Hawai’i in the mid-twentieth century to a more progressive culture and explains how Filipinos, Japanese, Portuguese, and others overcame entrenched racial divisions and successfully mobilized a mass working-class movement. Moon-Kie Jung teaches sociology and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
This book has also won:
2007 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award from the Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.
2008 Book Award from the Asia and Asian America Section of the American Sociological Association
You can read an excerpt from the introduction here.