Why race still matters

By Alana Lentin

The dominant approach to race after the Holocaust, particularly for most of the European states that positioned themselves as anti-fascist, has been to treat it as a taboo topic. However, brushing race under the carpet and failing to systematically study the ways in which it has been … Read More

Digital Life

By Tim Markham

Whether it’s fake news or the states of distraction and anxiety associated with excessive time spent glued to screens, many are concerned that the sheer pervasiveness of digital media in our everyday lives is undermining politics, well-being and even what it means to be authentically human. But … Read More

Troubled times for gender equality

By Kathleen Lennon & Rachel Alsop

We are living in troubled times for those seeking to promote gender equality. Despite progress in women’s rights, and the recognition of gay marriage and the chance to legally change assigned gender identity in some places, there is alongside a backlash against gained gender … Read More

Guanxi: How China Works

By Yanjie Bian

This book is about the social logic of how China works. The focus of analysis is on guanxi, the Chinese expression of personalized social relations. Personal and social relations are important in every culture and society because people live and work in the contexts of these relations. … Read More

Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society

In contemporary societies, our everyday actions and interactions produce data. From using social media to shopping online, from supporting political campaigns to checking our health, and from operating a smart TV to walking through a smart city, data traces are produced, collected, and analysed. Through this data we are increasingly … Read More