Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (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 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.

2020 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the FSHI Book Prize 2020:

  1. Beautyscapes: Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism (Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones, David Bell - 2019)
  2. Injecting Bodies in More Than Human Worlds (Fay Dennis - 2019)
  3. Lazy, Crazy, and Disgusting: Stigma and the Undoing of Global Health (Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich - 2019)
  4. Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness (Trevor Hoppe - 2017)

2019 Winner

Infectious Change book cover image.

We are delighted to announce that Katherine A Mason won the FSHI Book Prize 2019 for Infectious Change: Reinventing Chinese Public Health After an Epidemic (Stanford University Press, 2016). Congratulations Katherine!

Thank you to all of our other shortlisted entries for submitting their work this year.  It was a very hard decision to make.


Previous Winners