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.

2019 Shortlisted Nominees

We are delighted to announce this year's nominees:

  • Alistair Hunter
    Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return
    Springer
  • Remi Joseph-Salisbury
    Black Mixed-Race Men: Transatlanticity, Hybridity and 'Post-racial' Resilience
    Emerald Publishing
  • Emily Nicholls
    Negotiating Femininities in the Neoliberal Night-Time Economy
    Palgrave Macmillan
  • Rachel O'Neill
    Seduction: Men, Masculinity and Mediated Intimacy
    Polity
  • Zoe Young
    Women’s Work: How mothers manage flexible working in careers and family life
    Bristol University Press

2019 Nominees List

  • Aminu Musa Audu         
    Police Corruption and Community Policing in Nigeria       
    The Edwin Mellen Press
  • Harry Bowles
    University Cricket and Emerging Adulthood "Days in the Dirt"
    Palgrave Macmillan
  • Edward Davies
    Third Wave Feminism and Transgender:  Strength Through Diversity
    Routledge
  • Alistair Hunter
    Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return
    Springer
  • Remi Joseph-Salisbury
    Black Mixed-Race Men: Transatlanticity, Hybridity and 'Post-racial' Resilience
    Emerald Publishing
  • Hyun-Joo Lim
    East Asian Mothers in Britain      
    Palgrave Macmillan
  • Emily Nicholls
    Negotiating Femininities in the Neoliberal Night-Time Economy 
    Palgrave Macmillan
  • Jessica Northey
    Civil Society in Algeria: Activism, Identity and the Democratic Process
    I.B. Tauris
  • Rachel O'Neill
    Seduction: Men, Masculinity and Mediated Intimacy       
    Polity
  • Ruth Pearce
    Understanding trans health:  Discourse, power and possibility     
    Policy Press
  • Elisabeth Schimpfossl
    Rich Russians: From Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie      
    Oxford University Press
  • Carol Shepherd
    Bisexuality and the Western Christian Church     
    Palgrave Macmillan
  • Olivia Smith
    Rape Trials in England & Wales: Observing Justice & Rethinking Rape Myths
    Palgrave Macmillan
  • Zoe Young
    Women’s Work: How mothers manage flexible working in careers and family life
    Bristol University Press

2018 Prize Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the 2018 Prize:

Asylum after Empire book cover.

Lucy Mayblin

Asylum after Empire: Colonial Legacies in the Politics of Asylum Seeking