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Our monographs, multi-authored and edited works include original scholarly research, thorough and structured reviews of important subjects and engaging works that push forward the boundaries of the disciplines in which we publish.

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Infrastructural Times

Temporality and the Making of Global Urban Worlds

This agenda-setting volume disrupts conventional notions of time through a robust examination of the relations between temporality, infrastructure and urban society. With global coverage of diverse cities and regions from Berlin to Jayapura, this book re-evaluates the temporal complexities that shape our infrastructured worlds.

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Disrupting the Academy with Lived Experience-Led Knowledge

By exploring a range of social justice issues from first-hand perspectives, this book reframes our understanding of knowledge production. It demonstrates that when lived experience experts lead the way, their knowledge can enrich, transform and decolonise research, teaching and advocacy.

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The Enlightened Social Worker

An Introduction to Rights-Focused Practice

This text offers a new concept of Social Work that is an inspiring and practical vision of what Social Work is and should be, placing rights at the heart of practice, enabling students and workers to become more confident dealing with the uncomfortable realities of practice.

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Understanding Muslim Family Life

Changing Relationships, Personal Life and Inequality

This book offers an innovative perspective on Muslim family life in British society. It explores key issues including diverse forms of family, gender, generation, race, ethnicity and class, informing solutions for inequalities. It demonstrates how a better understanding of Muslim family life can inform policies to address inequalities.

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Thriving beyond Debt

The Lived Experience of Bankruptcy and Redemption

Capitalism only celebrates success, and it can be difficult to know what to do when it is confronted with failure. This book explores what happens when people go broke, and what the experience of bankruptcy and insolvency is like up close.

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Smuggling and Trafficking of Migrants in Southern Europe

Criminal Actors, Dynamics and Migration Policies

This book focuses on migrant smuggling and trafficking in Italy, Spain and Greece, tackling key issues such as the role of criminals and the economic factors that expose migrants to exploitation upon arrival.

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Claiming and Contesting Representation in Mexico

Meanings, Practices and Settings

Through innovative conceptual work and original case studies, the book explores important trends in Mexican politics and governance through the lens of representation, including who speaks and stands for whom, on what grounds and in what domains and the challenges they face.

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Schooling Inequality

Aspirations, Opportunities and the Reproduction of Social Class

Drawing on unique new research gathered from three contrasting secondary schools in England, this book explores the aspirations, opportunities and experiences of young people from different social-class backgrounds against a backdrop of continuing inequalities in education.

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The Making of a Left-Behind Class

Educational Stratification, Meritocracy and Widening Participation

Despite the high aspirations of young people from disadvantaged communities, they face barriers that are frustrating the realisation of their educational ambitions. This book analyses the ‘left-behind’ phenomenon and explains how denied educational equality undermines social cohesion and what we can do about it.

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Studying Generations

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

This collection explores generational studies, showcasing its interdisciplinary potential in sociology, literature, history, psychology, media studies and politics. It offers fresh perspectives and opens new avenues for generational thinking.

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Migration, Crisis and Temporality at the Zimbabwe–South Africa Border

Governing Immobilities

This insightful book explores the governance of immobilities and temporality in African migration. It shares lessons from the experiences of Zimbabwean migrants fleeing economic crisis to the South African town of Musina and asks what the work of state and non-state actors there tell us about the management of immobile people and places.

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Human Perception and Digital Information Technologies

Animation, the Body, and Affect

Edited by Tomoko Tamari

This ground-breaking collection explores the ways in which digital information technologies form and influence human perception and experience. Defying technological determinism, it takes on board discursive perspectives from humanities, bringing digital media, affect and body studies into conversation with one another.

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