The British Sociological Association (BSA) is a scholarly and professional society for sociologists in the United Kingdom, and was founded in 1951. They publish the academic journals Sociology, Work, Employment and Society and Cultural Sociology (with SAGE Publications) as well as their membership newsletter Network. Formerly, the British Journal of Sociology was the BSA's official journal, but it was replaced by Sociology some years after the latter had been established. The activities of the BSA are co-ordinated by an Executive Management Team of 10 officers charged with overseeing governance, membership services and publications. Decisions are monitored and ratified by the Council of the Association. The BSA Council consists of 16 elected trustees, the President, and a number of people who are co-opted onto the Council.
Girls achieve high status in criminal street gangs because of their people skills, research shows
Girls and young women can achieve influence and high status in criminal street gangs because of their people skills, the British Sociological Association annual conference in Leeds heard today.
Students being told to look at websites rather than being given face-to-face careers advice
School students are being told to look at careers websites rather than being given proper face-to-face vocational advice, the British Sociological Association annual conference in Leeds heard today.
Couples need just one conversation to decide not to have children
Many couples agree not to have children after only one discussion, and sometimes none at all, the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Leeds heard today.
Researchers discover what makes us feel European - and it's food
Eating at a French bistro or listening to Portuguese fado are more reliable signs of feeling European than having lived abroad, the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Leeds heard today. ...
Improved mental health in young children of higher income parents
Researchers at the universities of Manchester and Stirling analysed survey data on 14,000 children, almost all aged three, and found that the higher the family's income, the better was the children's mental health.
Change 'authoritarian' football culture to produce future stars, says research
Premier League soccer stars are subjecting their club's junior players to regular insults and practical jokes in a humiliating rite of passage, the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Leeds heard today.
Couples living in separate homes wish at heart for traditional marriage
Many of the millions of couples who live in separate homes – the modern phenomenon known as 'living apart together'– wish at heart for more traditional cohabitation and marriage, research says.
Migrating to the Mediterranean makes Britons unhappier, says research
Migrating to the Mediterranean in search of a better lifestyle makes people unhappier than if they stayed at home, the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Leeds heard today [Wednesday 23 April].
Women's jobs are poorer paid, less flexible and more stressful
Women's jobs are poorer paid, less flexible, more stressful, and offer fewer promotion opportunities than men's, a large international study has found.
Dangerous dogs are 'business asset' for owners, says research
Dangerous and aggressive dogs are increasingly used as a business asset for their owners, helping them with image branding, debt collection, security and income generation, research says.
Benefit cuts agenda breeds working-class resentment, research says
White working-class communities resent neighbours they think have gained from state favouritism, and not richer or more powerful classes, a new study says.
Theatre and art are best way to encourage model citizens, says first large-scale survey of youth volunteering
Taking your children to the theatre or an art gallery is the best way of turning them into active community-minded citizens, even more so than to religious services, a new study has found.
More Eastern European immigration makes Britons happier with migrants, study shows
UK citizens are more negative about immigration than any other Western European country except Greece, new research shows. But the more East Europeans who settle here, the more positive we become about it.
Volunteers show little enthusiasm for the Big Society, research says
People who are carrying out the aims of the Big Society – those doing voluntary work – show little enthusiasm for the Prime Minister's idea, new research says.
Women earn less than men the more the sexes share the same occupations
Women earn less money than men the more the sexes share the same occupations, a large-scale survey of 20 industrialised countries has found.