Publishing with a purpose
Equality and social justice
We believe that people from all walks of life should be able to participate on a level playing field. Themes around social justice and equal opportunities run though all of our publishing lists and underpin our overall strategy.
We have published research on human rights across all areas, including LGBTQ+, disabled rights, gender equality, poverty and social exclusion and social mobility.
Diversity issues and managing diversity is something that we take seriously as an organisation with a Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group collaborating on improving diversity in recruitment, publishing and mental health/wellness.
We also publish a series called Key Issues in Social Justice: Voices from the Frontline which critically explores how issues of social justice, inclusion and equity shape modern day society.
Articles on Transforming Society
Explaining the Neoliberal turn by Roger Brown
Open Access Week at Bristol University Press by Julia Mortimer
PODCAST: Working mothers and the work-life balance myth by Zoe Young
How academic research can impact government policy
Rethinking Britain: Policy ideas for the many by Sue Konzelmann John Weeks and Marc Fovargue-Davies
‘We’ve got stuff all, absolutely nothing!’: Summer holidays and the geography of extra-curricular activities by Sam Whewall
How micro-credit helped women in Egypt have a choice by Iman Bibars
Being an activist is about caring, having a voice and using it by Karen Passmore
Facing the reality of the housing cost crisis by Nick Gallent
What do you do with a BA in English? by Alice Harper
There is still social mobility, it’s just that most of it is downward by Duncan Exley
VIDEO: 7 ways employers can tackle the class ceiling
Segregated play spaces: an unpleasant symptom of a much bigger problem by Tracy Shildrick
How does class affect who gets to the top: 10 ways to break the class ceiling by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison
IMPACT CASE STUDY: Getting By four years on by Lisa McKenzie
How mothers manage the complexities of flexible working by Zoe Young
POLICY BRIEFING: Making university markets work by Jefferson Frank, Norman Gowar and Michael Naef
Poverty, injustice and hope: new UN report reveals our publishing past, present and future by Alison Shaw