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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.

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The Forgotten City

Rethinking Digital Living for Our People and the Planet

Phil Allmendinger takes a critical approach to the role of ‘smart’ in future cities and the relationship with city development. Considering how technology can support active citizenship, he challenges the commercial drivers of big tech and warns that these, not developments for ‘social good’, may dominate.

Policy Press

Law Through the Life Course

This book is the first to explore the interactions of the law with the life course in order to understand the complex life journey as a whole. Jonathan Herring reveals how the law privileges “middle age” to the detriment of the whole life story and explains why an understanding of the life course is important for lawyers.

Bristol Uni Press

Democratic Decay and Authoritarian Resurgence

Drawing on real-world developments, and including international case studies, this book introduces students to the concept and causes of democratic decay in the modern world.

Bristol Uni Press

History and Memories of the Domestic Violence Movement

We've Come Further Than You Think

In this captivating book, activist and scholar Gill Hague recounts the inspiring story of the violence against women movement in the UK and beyond from 1960s onwards, examining the transformatory politics behind this movement through an important historical and international lens.

Policy Press

Reimagining Black Art and Criminology

A New Criminological Imagination

Martin Glynn explores the relevance black artistic contributions have for understanding crime and justice. Through art forms including black crime fiction, black theatre and black music, this book brings attention to marginalized perspectives within mainstream criminology.

Bristol Uni Press

Work, Money and Duality

Trading Sex as a Side Hustle

This valuable exploration of work duality calls for recognition of the experiences of sex workers, addressing race, culture and sex work in the UK against the backdrop of Brexit. Based on extensive empirical work, it illustrates accounts of individuals who take extraordinary risks to hold jobs in both sex industries and non-sex work employment.

Policy Press

Adoption from Care

International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND. This book explores how children’s rights are weighed against parents’ rights in a range of countries, and examines how governments and legal and welfare professionals balance those rights following the decision that children cannot grow up in their parents’ care.

Policy Press

Southern Craft Food Diversity

Challenging the Myth of a US Food Revival

Using oral histories, this book highlights the voices, experiences and histories of marginalized groups from diverse communities who are the backbone of the artisanal food movement in the US.

Bristol Uni Press

Critical Reflections on Women, Family, Crime and Justice

Drawing on research from the Women, Family, Crime and Justice research network, this collection sheds new light on the experiences of women and families who encounter the UK criminal justice system. Contributions demonstrate how these groups are often ignored, oppressed and victimised, and offer insights and practical recommendations for change.

Policy Press

Globalizing Regionalism and International Relations

Building on the recent initiative to truly globalise the field of International Relations, this book provides an innovative interrogation of regionalism.

Bristol Uni Press

Living Wages and the Welfare State

The Anglo-American Social Model in Transition

Addressing the rapidly shifting politics of the minimum wage in six English-speaking countries, Shaun Wilson analyses minimum wage policies within a political-economy narrative. Topical and poignant, this book identifies the success of living wage campaigns as central to both welfare state change and alternatives to the Basic Income.

Policy Press

Media Technologies for Work and Play in East Asia

Critical Perspectives on Japan and the Two Koreas

Edited by Micky Lee and Peichi Chung

This book is the first comparative study of media technologies in Japan and the two Koreas which illuminates the peculiar geopolitical relations between the three countries through their development and use of digital technologies, drawing from political economy, cultural studies, and technology studies.

Bristol Uni Press