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

Congratulations to those shortlisted for the 2017 Prize:

  • Paul Ian Campbell
    Football, Ethnicity and Community: The life of an African-Caribbean Football Club
    Peter Lang

  • Amy Chandler
    Self-Injury, Medicine and Society: Authentic Bodies
    Palgrave Macmillan

  • Kaveri Qureshi
    Marital Breakdown Among British Asians: Conjugality, Legal Pluralism and New Kinship
    Palgrave Macmillan

  • Lexie Scherer
    Children, Literacy and Ethnicity: Reading Identities in the Primary School
    Palgrave Macmillan

  • Ruth Sheldon
    Tragic Encounters and Ordinary Ethics: Palestine-Israel in British Universities
    Manchester University Press

  • Fiona Vera-Gray
    Men's Intrusion, Women's Embodiment: A Critical Analysis of Street Harassment

The winner of the prize will be announced at the BSA Annual Conference.

Previous Winners

Previous winners of the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize were: