David Morgan (sociologist)

David Morgan (sociologist)
David Morgan
Born 1937
Fields Sociology
Institutions University of Manchester

David Hopcraft John Morgan (born 1937), known as David (H. J.) Morgan, is a British sociologist, a former President of the British Sociological Association (1997–1999) and editor of the association's journal Sociology. His research focuses on family sociology, gender studies and especially men's studies.

Morgan is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Manchester, where he has taught sociology since 1964, and where the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life is named in his honour. He has also held Visiting Professorships at Keele University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.[1] He is co-editor of the Palgrave Studies in Family Sociology book series.

Selected publications

  • Social Theory and the Family (Routledge, 1975)
  • The Family, Politics and Social Theory (Routledge, 1985)
  • Men, Masculinities and Social Theory (Unwin Hyman, 1990) (with Jeff Hearn, eds.)
  • Discovering Men (Routledge, 1992)
  • Family Connections (Polity, 1996) (with Berit Brandth and Elin Kvande, eds.)
  • Gender, Bodies and Work (Ashgate, 2005)
  • Transitions in Context: Leaving Home, Independence and Adulthood (Open University Press, 2005) (with Clare Holdsworth)
  • Acquaintances: The Space Between Intimates and Strangers (Open University Press, 2009)


Academic offices
Preceded by
Stuart Hall
President of the British Sociological Association
Succeeded by
Sara Arber

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