Search  

Social justice and equal opportunity

by Alison Shaw  |  3rd April 2020

Alison Shaw, Chief Executive of Bristol University Press and Policy Press, considers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and how we can move beyond the catastrophe to improve lives and change societies for the better. …Read more

by John Holmwood  |  2nd April 2020

John Holmwood talks about how, since writing 'Countering Extremism in British Schools? The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair', he has been academic adviser to a play, Trojan Horse, based upon transcripts of the inquiries and interviews with those involved in the affair.…Read more

by Billie JD Porter  |  27th March 2020

Billie JD Porter, a writer, filmmaker and broadcast journalist, features in Mary O’Hara’s new book, 'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative', out now. In this interview she looks at why we need to start talking about poverty and speaks to young people about how we can change the poverty narrative.…Read more

Themrise Khan, an independent researcher and analyst in international development policy, gender and global migration, examines the emerging divide between women’s rights movements in countries of the Global North and the Global South.…Read more

by Masoud Kamali and Jessica Jönsson  |  17th March 2020

Masoud Kamali and Jessica Jönsson, guest-editors of a recent special issue of Critical and Radical Social Work - ‘Revolutionary social work: promoting sustainable justice’ - explain why revolutionary changes need to take place in the discipline of social work to resist the dominance of neoliberal ideology and political parties in education and research.…Read more

by Shannon Kneis  |  6th March 2020

Shannon Kneis, our Assistant Editor for Sociology, brings together a reading list of key titles to mark this year's International Women's Day.…Read more

An empty school hallway
by Mary O'Hara  |  27th February 2020

Mary O'Hara writes about her experience of failing the 11+ to show the importance of encouraging people to believe they are not destined for failure.…Read more

by Kerry Hudson  |  21st February 2020

Author Kerry Hudson features in Mary O’Hara’s new book, 'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative' which is out next week. In this interview, originally published on Project Twist-It, she talks about why she writes about poverty and why telling stories matters…Read more

Street art saying 'Free humanity'
by Stuart Rees  |  17th February 2020

Stuart Rees, author of Cruelty or Humanity: Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities, publishing later this year, talks about how non-violent expressions of power in music and poetry can provide a perspective that is the very opposite of top down, militaristic ways of thinking and behaving.…Read more

Back of a jacket saying 'No longer lost'
by Danny Dorling  |  13th February 2020

In 'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative', out later this month, Mary O’Hara shows why the ‘shame game’ being played out against poorer people in the US and the UK is so destructive and effective. Danny Dorling explains why this new book is so important - and how you can change things - in his foreword.…Read more