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Michaela Benson shortlisted for prestigious British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Prize

The British in Rural France (MUP, 2011), written by Michaela Benson (CUPPR) has been shortlisted for the prestigious British Sociological Association Philip Abrams 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 winner of the 2012 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial prize will be announced at the BSA 2012 Annual Conference which will take place at University of Leeds from 11-13 April 2012.