Sociology of Health & Illness Book Prize

Warmest congratulations to the shortlisted authors of this year’s Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize! We are pleased to announce that - of 16 nominated books - the judging panel have released their shortlist.

  • Jutel, Annemarie -  Putting a name to it:  Diagnosis in Contemporary Society (John Hopkins University Press, 2011). Nominated by Sarah Nettleton, University of York.
  • Oudshoorn, Nelly - Telecare Technologies and the Transformation of Healthcare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).  Nominated by Professor Flis Henwood, University of Brighton.
  • Pickersgill, Martyn and Van Keulen, Ira (eds)  Sociological Reflections on the Neurosciences (Emerald, 2011).  Nominated by Professor Steve Wainwright, Brunel University.

A prize of £1,000 is awarded annually to the author(s) or editor(s) of the book making the most significant contribution to medical sociology/sociology of health and illness and having been published over the three years preceding 1st January of the year in which the award is made.
The prize winner will be announced at the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference, which will be held at the University of Leicester between Wednesday 5
th – Friday 7th  September 2012.
For further information about the FSHI Book Prize and the Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference, see
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