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Outstanding Papers form the backbone of the Awards for Excellence. As these awards are chosen by eminent academics or managers, the winning authors receive the prestige of it being recognized that theirs is one of the most impressive pieces of work the judges have seen throughout the past year.

This year's award-winning papers are available to read for free!

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Research in Economic Anthropology

Research in Economic Anthropology (REA) is the longest-running book series exclusively dedicated to economic anthropology.

Find out more about it in this short video from Series Editor Dr Donald Wood.

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Comparing the causes and consequences of nursing home media scandals in five countries

This study aims to explore the causes and consequences of media scandals involving nursing homes for older persons in Canada, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the USA.

While there has been longstanding recognition of the importance of scandals to the development of residential care policy, there have been few studies that have systematically examined the causes and consequences of such scandals. Find out more from author Albert Banerjee in this short video.

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For further details about any of the content featured on this page, any general enquiries about the Emerald Sociology Collection, or if you would like to discuss publishing your book with us please feel free to contact the team.

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Lizzy Seal
Journals Publisher

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Philippa Grand
Books Commissioning Editor (Sociology, Criminology & Social Policy)

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Jen McCall
Books Commissioning Editor (Medical Sociology/Sociology of Health and Illness, Urban Studies, Environment Studies, STS)

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