FSHI Book Prize 2014

Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness Book Prize 2014 Nomination Details

BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2014 Aston University, Birmingham, 10-12 September.

Calling everyone studying, researching and teaching in the broad field of the Sociology of Health and Illness.

Have you read a book recently that you feel has made a significant contribution to the sociology of health and illness? Was it published between January 2011 and December 2013? If so, please consider nominating the author(s) for this year’s Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) Book Prize.


The prestigious 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 the sociology of health and illness. Eligible books for the 2014 prize will have been published after the 1st January 2011 and before December 2013.


 Last year’s FSHI Book Prize was awarded to Michael, J. Montoya for his book Making the Mexican Diabetic http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520267312  , so if you have someone in mind who you feel is deserving of the £1,000 award and the accolade, please make your nomination soon – as the nomination deadline is the 28th March, 2014.  Nominations should be accompanied by a short piece (100-500 words maximum) giving the reasons why the book has been nominated.


Nominations must be submitted using the FSHI Nomination Form http://www.britsoc.co.uk/medical-sociology/medsoc-sociology-of-health-and-illness-book-of-the-year.aspx . We also require three copies of the nominated books, so please either contact the publisher of your favourite book directly, or state on the form that you require the BSA to contact the publisher for you. Either way, we need to receive 3 copies of the book and the nomination form in the BSA Office http://www.britsoc.co.uk/about/Contact.aspx by Friday, 28 March 2014. Before making your nominations, please remember to consult the FSHI Book Prize Rules  http://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/57662/FSHI_Rules_280314.pdf 


We welcome nominations worldwide, from anyone teaching, researching, studying or working in the area of the sociology of health and illness and we look forward to hearing from you

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