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Woman in caravan window
by Andrew Ryder and Nidhi Trehan  |  14th December 2020

Andrew Ryder and Nidhi Trehan, co-editors of 'Romani Communities and Transformative Change', discuss the recent report into the psychological effects of hate crime on Gypsies, Travellers and Roma in the UK.…Read more

Sun shining through blinds
by Julian House  |  10th December 2020

An update on the work of Julian House, Bristol University Press’s 2020 fundraising cause, outlining how COVID-19 has been an extra pressure on charities supporting victims of domestic abuse.…Read more

Stylised image of the Romani flag
by Nidhi Trehan Andrew Ryder and Marius Taba  |  12th November 2020

Launching 'Romani Communities and Transformative Change', Andrew Ryder, Marius Taba and Nidhi Trehan call for a renewed hope for a Social Europe offered by the post-COVID-19 economic stimulus with the needs of marginalised communities at its centre.…Read more

Sign saying 'No cuts'
by Donna Baines and Ian Cunningham  |  9th November 2020

Launching their new book ‘Working in the Context of Austerity: Challenges and Struggles’, Donna Baines and Ian Cunningham call for a major rethink of social and employment policies that can provide alternatives to austerity and protect against its damaging impacts.…Read more

Faded people on a sofa
by John Clarke  |  6th November 2020

John Clarke, author of 'Critical Dialogues', reminds us that the inequality in society means that people’s perspective of home can vary hugely, and explores the disruption the pandemic has had on our sense of place. …Read more

Graffiti saying 'Shut down capitalism'
by Tom Vickers  |  27th October 2020

Launching the paperback of 'Borders, Migration and Class in an Age of Crisis', Tom Vickers charts UK COVID-19 policy as evidence of capitalist exploitation of migrant workers and vulnerable groups, but sees the potential for a positive mobilisation of society and new alliances.…Read more

A series of activists drawn by Celeste Byers
by Paul Chaney  |  21st October 2020

Presenting the first four titles in the Civil Society and Social Change book series, Paul Chaney outlines the potential of civil society to bring about social change through civic participation and civil engagement. …Read more

Neon sign saying 'All change please'
by Mary O'Hara  |  12th October 2020

'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative' by Mary O'Hara is now available as an audiobook. In this afterword to the book, Mary shows how COVID-19 has laid bare huge inequality and disparities in wealth.…Read more

Street of the word 'Poetry'
by Stuart Rees  |  21st September 2020

Stuart Rees, author of 'Cruelty or Humanity', discusses how poetry can contribute to research and how, via visions of justice, could change the world.…Read more

Italian houses
by Chiara Saraceno David Benassi and Enrica Morlicchio  |  11th September 2020

Chiara Saraceno, David Benassi and Enrica Morlicchio, authors of 'Poverty in Italy', discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on poverty and inequality in the country.…Read more