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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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The Digital Transformation of the European Border Regime

The Powers and Perils of Imagining Future Borders

This book offers an in-depth investigation into the digitizsation processes of Europe’s border regime.

With a focus on the European Union agency eu-LISA, one of the most significant actors in the digital border regime, it shows how sociotechnical imaginations drives the future of borders and European governance of mobility.

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Queering Kinship

Non-heterosexual Couples, Parents, and Families in Guangdong, China

Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Guangdong, China, this book explores the various tactics queer people employ to have children and to form queer or ‘rainbow’ families. It unpacks people’s experiences of cultivating, or losing, kinship relations through their negotiation with biological relatives, cultural conventions and state legislations.

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Organizing Food, Faith and Freedom

Imagining Alternatives

Based on an autoethnographic study about a free food store in Aotearoa New Zealand, this book examines how alternative economies and relations emerge from community solutions, and how these could be used to think, act and organize differently against capitalist dynamics.

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Post-Carbon Inclusion

Transitions Built on Justice

This collection pays unique attention to the problems of addressing inequality within decarbonisation, such as high consumption, degrowth approaches and perverse outcomes. Illustrated with case studies from the city to the household, this timely book looks at ways to quicken the transition from high carbon inequalities to post-carbon inclusion.

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Just Here for the Comments

Lurking as Digital Literacy Practice

This book challenges the conventional perspective of what ‘counts’ as participatory online culture. Presenting ‘lurking’ on social media newsfeeds as a communication and literacy practice that resists dominant power structures, it offers an innovative approach to digital qualitative methods.

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The Great Decline

From the Era of Hope and Progress to the Age of Fear and Rage

Drawing on modern history, politics, economics, psychology, sociology and neuroscience, John Bone argues that our current turmoil leaves us ill prepared to deal with two of the greatest challenges that are confronting humanity: the rise of AI and automation and how we deal with climate change.

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Everyday Eating

Food, Taste and Trends in Britain since the 1950s

This fascinating book examines continuity and change in food consumption and eating patterns since the 1950s. The culinary landscape of Britain is explored through discussion of commodification, globalisation and diversification enabling an understanding of both developing trends and enduring habits.

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The Shape of Belonging for Unaccompanied Young Migrants

Drawing on interviews and the Deleuzo-Guattarian concepts of assemblage, this book provides an empirical and theoretical examination of the belonging of unaccompanied young migrants seeking protection in the UK, shedding light on the complex and paradoxical nature of belonging under precarious conditions.

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Confucian Governmentality and Socialist Autocracy in Contemporary China

Exploring Confucian and socialist principles, this book examines the relationship between citizens and leaders in Chinese autocracy, challenging the binary of authoritarianism and democracy.

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Conceptualising Arbitrary Detention

Power, Punishment and Control

Available open access digitally under CC-BY-NC-ND licence.

This book examines how governments misuse detention to abuse power, suppress dissent and maintain social hierarchies. Proposing solutions for future policy, this is a call for greater respect for the rule of law and human rights.

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Mapping Welfare Attitudes in East Asia

Cultural and Political Trajectories

East Asian societies and welfare systems are rapidly changing. This original volume considers welfare attitudes in East Asia, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macao, Singapore and Taiwan. It proposes new methods and approaches to analysing cross-national variations in welfare attitudes.

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The Politics of Intersectional Practice

Representation, Coalition and Solidarity in UK NGOs

This book examines the use of ‘intersectionality’ in UK policy and practice, with a specific focus on NGOs. The book outlines the five meanings of intersectionality in equality work and provides practical insights for applying intersectional theory. A valuable resource for policymakers, practitioners, and scholars.

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