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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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Embodying Irish Abortion Reform

Bodies, Emotions, and Feminist Activism

This book explores the experiences of people affected by Ireland's constitutional abortion ban. Through in-depth research and interviews, the author uncovers how the 8th Amendment led women and gestating people live their bodies as "future aborting bodies," and how the need to ‘prepare’ for crisis pregnancies shaped everyday practices.

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The Future for Planners

Commercialisation, Professionalism and the Public Interest in the UK

Spatial planning is at a crossroads, with nearly half of UK planners now employed in the private sector. This book reveals what it’s like to be a UK planner in the early 21st century and how the profession can fulfil its potential for the benefit of society and the environment.

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Youth Participation and Democracy

Cultures of Doing Society

This book introduces the concept of 'doing society' by exploring how Finnish youth engage in political action beyond traditional forms. Combining empirical research and theoretical innovation, it offers a holistic view of youth participation, redefining political action to include non-conventional and non-verbal expressions.

Bristol Uni Press
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Agenda for Social Justice 3

Solutions for 2024

The Agenda for Social Justice 3 provides accessible insights into some of the most pressing social problems in the United States and proposes public policy responses to those problems. Chapters include discussion of social problems related to criminal justice, the economy, food insecurity, education, healthcare, housing and immigration.

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Critical Racial and Decolonial Literacies

Breaking the Silence

Combining critical race and indigenous theories, this collection explores critical racial literacy and anti-racist praxis in Australia's education system. Demystifying 'critical anti-racism praxis,' it advocates for multidisciplinary approaches, offering actionable ideas from educators across a range of disciplines.

Bristol Uni Press
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Radical Food Geographies

Power, Knowledge and Resistance

This collection presents critical and action-oriented approaches to addressing food systems challenges across places, spaces, and scales. With global case studies, it explores the interconnections between the social and ecological dynamics of food systems, exploring efforts to co-construct more equitable and sustainable food systems for all.

Bristol Uni Press
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COVID-19 and the Politics of Fear

This book draws on case studies from across the world, including the UK, Turkey, Brazil and the US, to provide thought-provoking and practical insights into how fear and related emotions can shape politics under extraordinary and ordinary circumstances.

Bristol Uni Press
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Researching Justice

Engaging with Questions and Spaces of (In)Justice through Social Research

Understanding justice, for many, begins with questions of injustice. Giving insights into real life research practices for scholars at all levels, this book aids our understanding of how to employ and live justice through our work and daily lives.

Bristol Uni Press
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A New Cold War

US-China Relations in the 21st Century

This book illustrates how the relationship between the US and China has long been a "marriage of convenience" , but we might be close to the end of it. They are locked in a "new type of cold war" where mechanisms of deterrence and competition differ compared to those of the Cold War, and which makes the return of bloc politics possible.

Bristol Uni Press
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Property in Contemporary Capitalism

This timely book contributes to discussions about the nature of property and capital in an era dominated by neoliberalism and resource privatization.

Raising broad questions about the distribution of wealth and wealth inequality, this timely book will set the agenda in modern property theory.

Bristol Uni Press
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Researching Global Education Policy

Diverse Approaches to Policy Movement

This book explores a wide diversity of approaches to help understand the policy movement phenomena, providing a useful guide on global studies in education, as well as insights into the future of this dynamic area of work.

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Gendering Place and Affect

Attachment, Disruption and Belonging

This book uses affect theory to explore how placed surroundings shape experiences of gender. Drawing on debates in sociology, geography and organization studies, it examines what it means to be ‘in’ or ‘out’ of place and analyses how gender shapes meanings, attachments and identities relating to place.

Bristol Uni Press
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