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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.


The 2017 Prize

The Call for Nominations will open in September.


2016 Prize Winners

Congratulations to the joint winners of this year's Prize, awarded at the BSA Annual Conference:

maddie_breeze_pam2016_web.jpg MADDIE BREEZE
Seriousness and Women's Roller Derby: Gender, Organization and Ambivalence
Palgrave Macmillan ~ 978-1-137-50485-2
joel_busher_cover_pam2016_web.jpg JOEL BUSHER
The Making of Anti-Muslim Protest: Grassroots Activism in the English Defence League
Routledge ~ 978-0-415-50267-2

Previous Winners

Previous winners of the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize were:

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