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.

2020 Winners

We are delighted to announce this year's winners:

  • Owen Abbott
    The Self, Relational Sociology and Morality in Practice
    Palgrave Macmillan
  • Anna Bull
    Class, Control and Classical Music
    Oxford University Press

Take a look at the full List of Nominees.