Polity blog posts highlight new and recent books published by us, often with the comments and views of the authors themselves.
Whenever I mention that I have written a book on the sociology of pain the most common reaction is “What is the connection between sociology and pain?” This was also the initial reaction of many students whom I taught on pain management programmes and courses, which was one of the … Read More
Sex sells. Our world has been pornified. Culture is sexualized and it’s making our children grow up too quickly. Porn is everywhere. Porn changes your brain. There is an epidemic of porn addiction. Porn is a public health crisis. Sexting is a growing problem. Raunch culture is damaging girls. Virtual … Read More
In the shadow of looming climate crisis and political failures to tackle climate change in the wake of the Paris climate agreement it might seem that there is not much hope around for a better, greener future. But visions of sustainable and satisfying societies have emerged in strange places over … Read More
Daniel Miller is the author of The Comfort of People, a new book featuring the stories of hospice patients and their use of social media. Here he explains how the book took shape.
The primary topic of this book is the social universe of the hospice patient. Potentially this … Read More