Phil Strong Memorial Prize

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The prize was established in memory of Phil Strong (1945-1995) one of the post-war generation of sociologists who influenced the development of medical sociology in the UK, and it is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200 awarded this year.

Phil’s work combined rigorous empirical analysis with sociological imagination. He was one of the foremost exponents of Goffman’s ideas, but he did not confine himself to interactionism, or indeed to sociology, in his reading or thinking which drew on philosophy, political science and literature. His empirical research included important studies of the clinical encounter, NHS reforms, and the social history of AIDS. In memory of his contribution as an essayist, researcher and teacher this prize has been established to support postgraduate research in medical sociology.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsBritish Sociological Association

Awarded at event

Event titleBSA 50th Anniversary Annual Conference, Celebrating the Legacy - Medical Sociology: The Next 50 Years.
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map
Period12 Sept 2018 → 14 Sept 2018