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Man holding sign saying 'We demand the right to protest'

Mike Hough, author of 'Good Policing', assesses the Police, Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill, and questions the legitimacy of its provisions on public demonstrations and custodial sentencing.…Read more

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Dr Martin Glynn, author of 'Reimagining Black Art and Criminology', calls into question our so-called post-racial society and its promotion of racial amnesia. A radical revision of history and new ways of seeing are needed to forge a path towards the true elimination of racial discrimination.…Read more

Children walking in a street
by Manfred Liebel  |  22nd February 2021

Manfred Liebel, author of 'Decolonizing Childhoods', tracks the colonial and Eurocentric bias in childhood studies. He calls for more collaboration with non-Western researchers as well as support for children taking on the role of researchers themselves. …Read more

'Home sweet home' written on a bricked up window

Why are Black and minority ethnic women at particular risk of domestic abuse during lockdown? Launching the report 'Domestic violence during the lockdown: the needs of Black and minoritised communities during the pandemic', Aisha K. Gill and Sundari Anitha outline the issues specific to minority women, from forced marriage, rejection by refuges and reduced contact with support agencies. …Read more

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by Terri Givens  |  19th January 2021

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast we speak to Terri Givens, author of 'Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides'. At this crucial moment, as Biden and Harris step into power, Terri explains how radical empathy, achieved through connection and vulnerability, is the path to a point of truth and reconciliation.…Read more

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by Scott Timcke  |  18th January 2021

Scott Timcke, author of 'Algorithms and the End of Politics', considers how digital tech companies not only shape everyday perception, but control the economy, legitimise state force and upend democratic practice. …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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by Staff at Bristol University Press  |  17th December 2020

2020 has changed the world and the way we live, with one impact being an increase in the amount we read. The team at Bristol University Press share some of the books they’ve read and enjoyed this year.…Read more

A mother and child sitting in a hamock
by Patricia Hamilton  |  15th December 2020

Patricia Hamilton, author of 'Black Mothers and Attachment Parenting', examines Black mothers’ engagement with attachment parenting, within the mainstream representation of attachment parents as White and Black mothers as neglectful.…Read more

Protest sign saying 'Capitalism is racist'
by Samir Sweida-Metwally  |  11th November 2020

Changing our consumption habits is an essential step to tackling systemic racism. Samir Sweida-Metwally argues that self-education in the era of Black Lives Matter is just not enough.…Read more