Philip Abrams Memorial Prize

Philip Abrams Memorial Prize

Posted by Manchester University Press - Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012


Congratulations to Michaela Benson, whose title, The British in Rural France, from our New Ethnographies series, has been shortlisted for the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.

The Philip Abrams Memorial Prize, run by the British Sociological Association, is awarded to the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology. The winner will be notified in March, and will be invited to attend the BSA Annual Conference, which is to be held at the University of Leeds on 11th – 13th April 2012.

Dr Alexander Smith, Series Editor of the New Ethnographies series comments,

‘I am absolutely delighted that Michaela Benson’s book ‘The British in Rural France’ has been shortlisted for the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize, the competition for which was, from all accounts, especially tough this year. Making the shortlist is not only a wonderful achievement for Dr Benson but also an endorsement of her research and writing as being at the leading edge of the discipline, setting the agenda amongst those conducting sociological research into lifestyle migration. Her achievement is also clear recognition of Manchester University Press’ commitment to publishing ethnographic monographs of the highest quality through our New Ethnographies book series.

We will now be keeping our fingers crossed and wish Dr Benson the best of luck in the remainder of the competition.’

To celebrate, we’re offering a special 20% discount on copies of The British in Rural France, and all other titles in the New Ethnographies series. A full list of titles in the New Ethnographies series is available on our website. To take advantage of this special offer, available for one week only, simply contact NBN International on +44 (0)1752 202301, or email your order to [email protected], and quote the discount code OTH276 (Expires 28th Feb).

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