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Books publishing this month from Bristol University Press and Policy Press below. For more, browse by subject on the menu on the left or download our latest catalogue.
Policy Ideas for the Many
Rethinking Britain presents a range of ideas from some of the country’s most influential thinkers, offering solutions which, if implemented, would lead to a fairer society. This book is an essential aid for citizens who are interested in critiquing inequalities while looking to build a better future.
£14.99£11.99 Add to basket £14.99£11.99
A Networking Approach to Community Development
There is a growing recognition of the importance of networking for the vitality and cohesion of community life. Now in its third edition, and substantially updated, this textbook combines practical experience and theory for people working with and for communities.
£21.99£17.59 Add to basket £21.99£17.59
20 Years of Evolving Family Policy
Naomi Eisenstadt and Carey Oppenheim explore the radical changes in public attitudes and public policy concerning parents and parenting, arguing that a more joined-up approach is needed to improve outcomes for children: both reducing child poverty and improving parental capacity by providing better support systems.
£12.99£10.39 Add to basket £8.99£7.19
Lived Experiences in China, Uganda and the UK
Based on a cross-national and cross-generational project on climate change and consumption with urban residents in China, Uganda and the UK, this book examines how different cultures think about past, present and future responsibility for climate change.
The Role of the Social Contagion of Hope
Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Using case studies and a strengths-based approach Best puts forward a new recovery and reintegration model for substance users and offenders leaving prison which emphasizes the importance of long-term recovery and the role that communities and peers play in the process.
Transmigrants, Hybrids and Cosmopolitans
A first in utilising transnational migration studies as a new theoretical framework in management and organization studies, this book presents a much-needed new concept for understanding people, work and organizations in a world on the move while attending to growing inequality associated with work in changing societies.
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Ideas, Politics and Policies
By rethinking the role of ideas and morality in policy changes, this book illustrates how the moral economy of activation leads to a permanent behaviourist testing of the unemployed in public debate as well as in local job centres.
The ‘Bedroom Tax’, Austerity and Housing Insecurity
Few aspects of austerity politics have been as divisive as the ‘Bedroom Tax’. This book provides a vivid and authoritative assessment of the impact of social housing reform on tenants and society, using personal stories from one estate to explore its connections to issues including housing precarity, poverty and damage to social networks.
Becoming a Mother
Ann Oakley interviewed 60 women to find out what it’s really like to have a baby. She discusses whether and why women want to become pregnant, how they imagine motherhood to be, the experience of birth, post-natal depression, feeding and caring routines and the challenges for the domestic division of labour and to fathers.
The Natural History of a Research Project
Ann Oakley develops a sociology of the research process, telling how a research project on caring and social support is undertaken. It has much resonance for social science researchers and others interested in the experiences of mothers, and the relations between social research, academic knowledge and public policy.
Ann Oakley analysed the perceptions of 40 urban housewives around housework, their feelings of monotony and fragmentation, the length of their working week, the importance of standards and routines, and their attitudes to different household tasks. This classic book paved the way for the sociological study of many more aspects of women’s lives.