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The LGBTQIA+ community has historically be marginalised and discriminated, and even now the community is consistently threatened, vilified and segregated by some sections of society.

As a publisher for social justice, we see it as part of our mission to showcase important research which highlights the communities' history, culture, rights and social movements, and show solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community. 

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What Are Museums For?

Museums today are a cultural battleground. Jon Sleigh maintains that museums must be for all people and inclusion must be at the heart of everything they do. He uses museum objects from different museums to explore trust-building, representation, digital access, conflicting narratives, removal from display and restitution.

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Highly Discriminating

Why the City Isn’t Fair and Diversity Doesn’t Work

Written by a leading expert, this book examines equality issues in the City of London, arguing that social hiring practices in the City favour affluent applicants, and calls for a policy shift at the organisational and governmental levels.

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Changemakers

Radical Strategies for Social Movement Organising

Crafted for those who dare to challenge the status quo, this revolutionary guide asks crucial questions about organising and social movements in the 21st century. Drawing from frontline experiences of activists, it explores essential themes from leadership to the art of negotiation, empowering changemakers of today for a more just world.

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Representation, Resistance and the Digiqueer

Fighting for Recognition in Technocratic Times

Digital media technologies have enabled some LGBTQ+ individuals and communities to successfully organise for basic rights and justice, albeit at a risk of harassment and assault. Justin Ellis brings a ‘digiqueer’ perspective to LGBTQ+ identity formation through social media networks and considers the effects of surveillance technologies.

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The Short Guide to Gender

This accessible guide provides readers with an introduction to the key concepts and main developments in gender studies. Highlighting the importance of gender in the contemporary world, it is an ideal overview for students and professionals alike.

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The Unfinished Revolution

Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights

Edited by Minky Worden

The unfinished revolution: Voices from the global fight for women's rights tells the legal and political history of the battle to secure basic rights for women and girls with essays by more than 30 writers, activists, policymakers and human rights experts, and contributions from women who have been victims of human rights abuses.

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Wronged and Dangerous

Viral Masculinity and the Populist Pandemic

Recent years have seen the rapid spread of far-right movements across the globe via aggrieved manhood, disguised as right-wing populism. Wronged and Dangerous refocuses divisions towards shared human interests and offers new ways to engage with the challenges of our time.

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Social Work and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People

Making a Difference

This important textbook examines how practitioners and student social workers can provide appropriate care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across the lifespan (including work with children and families and older people) and considers key challenges in social work practice.

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The Sociology of Emotions

Feminist, Cultural and Sociological Perspectives

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the field of the Sociology of Emotions, incorporating sociological, feminist and cultural perspectives. It will be essential reading for researchers and students seeking a current and interdisciplinary resource covering a wide range of international material in the field of Sociology of Emotions.

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Sexualities

Personal lives and social policy

Edited by Jean Carabine

This book explores the choices that we make about our sexuality and their effect our personal lives. It analyses how social policy informs and responds to such choices through an examination of normative assumptions about sexuality and its role in forming, regulating and constituting welfare subjects, discourses, theories, provisions and practices.

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Diversity in Family Life

Gender, Relationships and Social Change

The book aims to show that, in the 21st century, it is possible to live, love, form a family without sex, without children, without a shared home, without a partner, without a working husband, without a heterosexual orientation or without a "biological" sexual body.

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Queering Criminology in Theory and Praxis

Reimagining Justice in the Criminal Legal System and Beyond

This ground-breaking book explores the practical applications of queer theory for criminal justice practitioners. It covers theoretical concepts within queer criminology and the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals as victims, offenders and professionals, and proposes ways in which a real difference can be made to training, policy and practice.

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