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.
Facebook use can worsen as well as improve mental health conditions
Facebook can help people recover from mental health problems but it needs to be used cautiously and strategically as it can also make symptoms worse, new research shows.
Professional golfers live a lonely life in the midst of rivalries on a meager income
Many professional golfers live a lonely isolated life in the midst of intense rivalries and on a meagre income, new research shows.
Young offenders in Victorian times were much less likely to re-offend than today
Young offenders in late Victorian times were much less likely to go on to commit other crimes after serving a sentence in an institution than their counterparts today, new research shows.
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.
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.
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. [Thursday 24 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.
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.
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.