21st Century Standpoints

What are the 21st century challenges shaping our lives today and in the future? This exciting new series showcases lively, disruptive, progressive writers – established and emerging – who reach beyond the academy. Bringing pressing public issues to the general reader, scholars and students these books offer standpoints to shape public conversations at this time of social, political, economic and cultural disruption. They move beyond simple critique to propose better ways of understanding, and living in, our world.

For more information, please contact the series editors:

With this series, the BSA supports sociologists with a different type of publishing outlet with a supportive publisher and we bring sociological thinking to a general audience at a time when it is greatly needed.

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Published Volumes

The cruel optimism of Racial Justice by Nasar Meer (March 2022)

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Race, Taste, Class and Cars by Yunis Alam (July 2020)

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Money: Myths, Truths and Alternatives by Mary Mellor
(July 2019)

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What's wrong with Work? by Lynne Pettinger (Apr 2019)

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Snobbery by David Morgan (Dec 2018)

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Making sense of Brexit by Victor J Seidler (Jan 2018)

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Miseducation: Inequality, education and the working classes by Diane Reay (Oct 2017)

Series Editors

Les Back, Goldsmiths, University of London
Nasar Meer, University of Edinburgh
Mónica G Moreno Figueroa, University of Cambridge