BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize
About the Prize
The BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize is for the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology.
It was established in honour of the memory of Professor Philip Abrams whose work contributed substantially to sociology and social policy research in Britain. He is remembered for the encouragement and assistance he provided to many young sociologists at the start of their careers.
In recognition of his commitment to sociology as a discipline, the British Sociological Association established this prize to stimulate new ideas and fresh research in sociology by encouraging new British authors.
Nominations for the 2013 Prize
The shortlist for the 2013 Prize is:
- Alice Mah - Industrial Ruination, Community & Place: Landscapes and Legacies of Urban Decline (University of Toronto Press ~ 978-1-4426-1357-7)
- Chris Renwick - British Sociology's Lost Biological Roots: A History of Futures Past (Palgrave Macmillan ~ 978-0-230-35616-0)
- Christina Scharff - Repudiating Feminism: Young Women in a Neoliberal World (Ashgate Publishing ~ 978-1-4094-1030-0)
- Darren Thiel - Builders: Class, gender and ethnicity in the construction industry (Routledge ~ 978-0-415-68864-2)
The winner of the 2013 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial prize will be announced at the BSA Annual Conference which shall take place from 3-5 April 2013.
The 2012 Prize
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Prize, awarded at the BSA Annual Conference in Leeds:
Previous winners of the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize were:
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