Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) Book Prize of £1,000 is awarded annually each September to the author(s) or editor(s) of the book making the most significant contribution to medical sociology/sociology of health and illness and having been published over the three years preceding 1st January of the year in which the award is made.

2024 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2024 FSHI Book Prize:

  • Technosleep: Frontiers, Fictions, Futures – Catherine Coveney (Loughborough), Michael Greaney (Lancaster), Eric L Hsu (South Australia), Robert Meadows (Surrey), Simon J Williams (Warwick)
  • Conservatorship: Inside California's System of Coercion and Care for Mental Illness – Alex V Barnard (New York)
  • Stethoscope: the making of a medical icon – Anna Harris (Maastricht), Tom Rice (Exeter)
  • Understanding Baby Loss: The sociology of life, death and post-mortem – Kate Reed (Sheffield), Julie Ellis (Huddersfield), Elspeth Whitby (Sheffield)

Previous Winners