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On the Transforming Society podcast, we speak to our authors about today’s key social issues. We get to grips with the story their research tells and focus on the specific ways in which it could create impact. Listen to the five most popular podcasts from this year’s Transforming Society. …Read more

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Victoria Pittman, Head of Commissioning at Bristol University Press, discusses our Rapid Responses and how COVID-19 accelerated the move to digital and raised the need for swift, often shorter, academic commentaries.…Read more

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From craft beer to lockdown resistance and modern slavery, Transforming Society reveals our top ten articles of this extraordinary 2020. …Read more

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COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the vulnerable, and will continue to do so in the economic downturn. Karen McArdle, co-author of 'The Impact of Community Work', champions the role of community work in frontline support as well as giving people a voice to be active citizens in the future.…Read more

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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

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by Sue Kenny  |  2nd December 2020

Sue Kenny, co-editor of 'Populism, Democracy and Community Development', tracks the narratives underlying the dominant responses to COVID-19 and how, although seemingly contradictory, all in some way feed the populist agenda.…Read more

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Kathryn Telling reviews the tone of recent discussion on unemployment and argues that treating hospitality workers and social carers as essentially interchangeable is a minimisation of both sets of workers’ skills, as well as their education and training.…Read more

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Sarah Nelson, author of 'Tackling Child Sexual Abuse', explains how COVID-19 has increased the urgency for action against child sexual abuse and examines reasons for failure and models of practice as identified in the book.…Read more

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As ‘Social Problems in the Age of COVID-19: Volume 2’ is launched, one of its contributors Bradley W. Williams charts some of the ways disabled people around the world are being hit hardest by COVID-19.…Read more

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by Clare Wilkinson  |  12th November 2020

As COVID-19 continues to heighten attention on science communication in 2020, Clare Wilkinson introduces a new book series 'Contemporary Issues in Science Communication', which seeks to increase the breadth and depth of academic accounts in science communication. …Read more