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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 Trouble with Death

Making Sense of Mortality in the Anthropocene

This book combines Western history of death with sociology and philosophy to explore our approach to death. It examines sociological debates, the cultural construction of death and uses existential phenomenology and Freudian psychology to examine the search for meaning in our finite lives.

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The Triple Bind of Single-Parent Families

Resources, Employment and Policies to Improve Wellbeing

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book presents evidence from over 40 countries that shows how single parents face a triple bind of inadequate resources, employment and policies, which in combination further complicate their lives.

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Transport Truths

Planning Methods and Ethics for Global Futures

Ideal for researchers and practitioners looking for fresh approaches to transport problems, this book combines cutting-edge qualitative and qualitative knowledge to inform transport futures. It uses engaging case studies based in The Gambia and the US to show how and why a transdisciplinary approach can result in better planning decisions.

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Transport Matters

Edited by Iain Docherty and Jon Shaw

The book shows that transport matters and examines how and why efficient and effective transport is fundamental to all manner of public policy goals. Contributors explore transport’s social, economic and environmental consequences and demonstrate how we could do things differently to promote a better future for everyone.

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The Transport Debate

This book is a highly readable introduction to the transport debate from two experts in the field. The book follows members of the Smith family as they uncover a wide array of transport issues. This lively and engaging approach will make the book ideal for a wide readership.

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Transnational Social Work

Opportunities and Challenges of a Global Profession

An international comparison of labour markets, migrant professionals and immigration policies, and their interaction in relation to social work.

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Transnational Migration and the New Subjects of Work

Transmigrants, Hybrids and Cosmopolitans

A first in utilising transnational migration studies as a new theoretical framework in management and organization studies, this book presents a much-needed new concept for understanding people, work and organizations in a world on the move while attending to growing inequality associated with work in changing societies.

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Transnational Criminology

Trafficking and Global Criminal Markets

This pioneering study looks across key trafficking crimes to develop a social theory of transnational criminal markets. Looking at how traffickers think of their illegal enterprises as ‘just business’, it draws broader lessons for the ways forward in understanding criminality in this emerging field.

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Transitions to Parenthood in Europe

A Comparative Life Course Perspective

This book takes a life course perspective, analysing and comparing the biographies of mothers and fathers in seven European countries in context.

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Transitions and the Lifecourse

Challenging the Constructions of 'Growing Old'

This book offers a unique perspective on ideas about late life as expressed in social policy and socio-cultural constructs of age with lived experience.

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Transitioning Vocational Education and Training in Africa

A Social Skills Ecosystem Perspective

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This book takes an expansive view of vocational education and training. Drawing on case studies across rural and urban Uganda and South Africa, the book offers a new way of seeing this through an exploration of the multiple ways in which people learn to have better livelihoods.

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Transgender in the Post-Yugoslav Space

Lives, Activisms, Culture

This powerful book documents the unspoken stories of a diversity of gender embodiments across the post-Yugoslav states, uncovering how they have navigated the murky waters of war, racism, capitalism and transphobia.

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