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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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Rural Criminology in Global Perspective

State of the Art on the World's Continents

This edited collection crosses international boundaries to highlight rural criminological issues, offering research on rural crime, justice and security from the seven continents with a macroscopic perspective on issues of international concern.

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Menstrual Myth Busting

The Case of the Hormonal Female

Despite being a widely recognised phenomenon, PMS remains difficult to define clinically, with no universally agreed diagnostic criteria or shortlist of deterministic symptoms. This book aims to accurately define and explain cyclical experiences and debunk the myth of the hysterical female, once and for all.

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Multi-Species Dementia Studies

Towards an Interdisciplinary Approach

This edited book explores multi-species approaches to dementia care. Drawing on work linking social and veterinary sciences, it offers readers the tools to respond to dementia in a multi-species way. Contributors examine diverse settings, from labs to living rooms, emphasizing the possibilities of a 'more-than-human' perspective.

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Internet Cures

The Social Lives of Digital Miracles

This book explores the intersection of miracle cures and technology with a unique methodology. Unravelling the intricate connections between social, technological, biomedical and non-biomedical spheres, it makes a significant contribution to debates on technology and health.

Bristol Uni Press
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Marketing Science Fictions

An Ethnography of Marketing Analytics, Consumer Insight and Data Science

This book pulls back the curtain on contemporary data-driven marketing, revealing the intricate ways marketers create value from online data. It offers valuable lessons for academics and students of marketing, technology and data science.

Bristol Uni Press
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Relational Caring and Presence Theory in Health Care and Social Work

A Care-Ethical Perspective

This extensive and critical introduction to relational working in care, education and welfare explains what relational work is, proposing a new, human-orientated theory. It demonstrates the kind of professionalism required for such work, exploring why it is important not just to give care but to be present for people.

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Parents Talking Algorithms

Navigating Datafication and Family Life in Digital Societies

This book explores the intersection of parenthood and the digital age, where algorithms shape daily decisions — from search engines to social media. Looking beyond tech skills and media panics, it's an essential read for social scientists, policy makers, and anyone seeking to understand the complexities of parenting in a datafied society.

Bristol Uni Press
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Resistance through Higher Education

Myanmar Universities’ Struggle against Authoritarianism

By exploring Myanmar’s social and political struggles through the lens of higher education resistance, the book offers a compelling narrative about the life of the country following the latest coup d’état, an event that continues to puzzle the international community.

Bristol Uni Press
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Civil Society and Intergovernmental Negotiations at the United Nations

Exclusion Despite Inclusion

Since the Earth Summit of 1992, the UN has increased its attention toward civil society, but there has been little analysis of the resulting intergovernmental practices. This book examines the future of international organizations, multilateralism, and how forms of exclusion in civil society are subject to intergovernmental negotiations.

Bristol Uni Press
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Drag as Marketplace

Contemporary Cultures, Identities and Business

Now a multi-million-dollar industry blending art, politics, and entertainment, drag's popularity has soared in recent years. Yet, despite its rise as a consumer product, research exploring the intersection of drag and markets remains scarce. This interdisciplinary collection fills that void, exploring drag's market impact.

Bristol Uni Press
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Victim-Centred Peacemaking

Colombia’s Santos-FARC-EP Peace Process

This book explores how survivors of political violence in Colombia have asserted themselves and challenged those in power. Drawing on interviews and various academic disciplines, the book proposes a victim-centered approach to transitional justice, valuable for both researchers and practitioners.

Bristol Uni Press
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Social Murder?

Austerity and Life Expectancy in the UK

Combining robust evidence with real-life stories, this book reveals the shocking impact of austerity policies on life expectancy and offers an optimistic vision of what can be done to restore life expectancy and reduce health inequality.

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