Book about Black mixed-race men’s lives wins prestigious sociology book award

A book about Black mixed-race men’s experiences of racism has won a prestigious sociology book award.

Black Mixed-Race Men: Transatlanticity, Hybridity and ‘Post-Racial’ Resilience, by Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury, won the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize yesterday. [Thursday 25 April].

The book chapters tackle issues such as dress, speech, hair and music; racial microaggressions; and friendships and peer groups. For more details:

Dr Joseph-Salisbury was given the award by the President of the British Sociological Association, Professor Susan Halford, at its annual conference in Glasgow.

Professor Halford said the book, published by Emerald, “shows us how mixed race men’s identities are negotiated in nuanced ways in everyday life.

“We really enjoyed the quality of the writing - some very complicated sociological concepts are presented in a way which is thoroughly accessible.

“The way that the young men’s lives are presented is so humane. It’s such a joy to read this account, it’s done with such skill and craft and the panel thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

“This is a timely book and it’s a book that will speak to audiences outside sociology.”

The BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize is given by the BSA to the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of sociology. It was established in honour of Professor Philip Abrams, whose work contributed substantially to sociology and social policy research in Britain.

The British Sociological Association’s annual conference is taking place at Glasgow Caledonian University from 24–26 April 2019. Over 600 research presentations are given.

For more information, please contact: 

Tony Trueman
British Sociological Association
Tel: 07964 023392


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