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Policy Press Bytes

Policy Press Bytes are tasters and sections of titles which can be purchased individually. They allow access to specific parts of larger works and are available in a variety of formats, competitively priced. 

We currently have Bytes available for the following books:


Bytes from Digital sociologies

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These Bytes, from Digital sociologies, expand our understanding of what it means to live in and through bodies augmented by digital technologies within a deeply unequal social world. £1.99 each.

Digital bodies

Digitized institutions

Digital sociology in everyday life

Bytes from Research and evaluation for busy practitioners by Helen Kara

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This series of short, accessible e-books, from Research and evaluation for busy practitioners, gives an overview of some key aspects of research. At just 99p each the books are full of practical hints and tips, designed to offer maximum benefit at pivotal moments in the research process.

Managing the Research Process

Collecting Primary Data

Analysing Data

Writing For Research


Bytes from Revisiting moral panics

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Taken from the main book - Revisiting Moral Panics, edited by Viviene E. Cree, Gary Clapton and Mark Smith - these Bytes cover specific areas of interest in moral panic theory.

Available in paperback and ebook formats at £4.99 each, these are ideal reading for students, practitioners and the wider public looking to understand moral panic in their specific area of work or study.

Gender and family edited by Viviene E. Cree

The state edited by Viviene E. Cree

Moral regulation edited by Mark Smith

Childhood and youth edited by Gary Clapton


Bytes from Unequal health by Danny Dorling

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These digital-only ebook tasters - priced at just £1.99 each - of Unequal health give a flavour of three major themes: public health, social medicine and inequality and contain three relevant chapters from the book, preceded by an all-new introduction specially written by Danny Dorling. These ‘must-reads’ will introduce an even wider readership to his work. 

Public health: cholera to the coalition

Social medicine: polarisation and perspectives

Health inequalities: the Titanic to the crash