Sociology

by Lynne Pettinger  |  24th April 2019

The present is a time of multiple crises, and these social, environmental and economic crises affect how work is organised, what work is like, and what work does in the world.  …Read more

by David Morgan  |  13th April 2019

David Morgan, author of Snobbery part of our British Sociological Association 21st Century Standpoints Series, talking about what snobbery is and why it has more serious effects on society than we think. Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud

by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison  |  8th April 2019

An edited excerpt from the epilogue of The Class Ceiling by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison.…Read more

by Vic Seidler  |  2nd April 2019

Listen to Victor Seidler talking politics, identity, gender and sociology as ways of understanding why the Brexit vote happened and where we may be able to go from here. …Read more

by Lisa McKenzie  |  2nd April 2019

Its been five years since my book was published, I can tell you it is such an exciting moment when you open that box from Policy Press with brand new gleaming covers of books with your name on it arrived.…Read more

by Sam Wren-Lewis  |  20th March 2019

By Sam Wren-Lewis, author of The Happiness Problem: Rethinking Individual Success and Societal Progress. You may not know it, but today is the International Day of Happiness. This celebration takes place on the 20th March every year, to coincide with the Spring Equinox, and is a modern day tradition that’s been going since 2013, after Read More

by Zoe Young  |  14th March 2019

This International Women’s Day, Zoe Young, author of Women’s Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life, highlights the lengths women go to in managing the complexities of flexible working. This year marks a hundred years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 lifted the bar on women entering the professions. It Read More

by Claire Ainsley  |  14th March 2019

Claire Ainsley's The New Working Class: How To Win Hearts, Minds and Votes was published by Policy Press in May 2018. It’s been especially interesting seeing how people from all over the political spectrum have seen the opportunities for their side to use the new knowledge to their own advantage.…Read more

by Michael Lavalette and Iain Ferguson  |  31st August 2018

Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette introduce the new special issue of Critical and Radical Social Work, 'Marx at 200',…Read more

by Kayleigh Garthwaite  |  14th July 2018

Kayleigh Garthwaite's Hunger Pains was published in 2016 by Policy Press, and won the British Academy Peter Townsend Prize 2017. Kayleigh has presented the work to cross-party MPs in a launch event in Parliament, given talks to sixth form students, spoken at the House of Lords, and to trade union groups.…Read more