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Issues in the Social Sciences: Edges of IdentityIssues in the Social Sciences (est. 2003) is a peer-reviewed book series published by University of Chester Press The current Series Editor is Dr Katherine Harrison (who re-launched the series in 2013 and set up an international editorial advisory board to oversee its work). Since the re-launch, three titles have been published: Corporeality: The Body and Society (edited by Cassandra A. Ogden and Stephen Wakeman, 2013), Work and Society: Places, Spaces and Identities (edited by Paul Taylor and Paul Wagg, 2014) and Edges of Identity: The Production of Neoliberal Subjectivities (edited by Jonathan Louth and Martin Potter, 2017).

The primary aim of the series is to present cutting-edge research, written by academics active in their fields and working on contemporary topics, in an accessible style for scholars at all levels. Contributors to the series include researchers from the University of Chester as well an array of external experts. The theme of each title in the series ties in closely with topics taught in the Department of Social and Political Science, which gives our students and general readers the opportunity to access high-quality current scholarship that engages with on-going debates. The series also attracts a broad academic readership in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia.

Recent titles in Issues in the Social Sciences have been reviewed in journals including Sociology of Health and Illness (Wiley) and a range of extracts (with links to the main reviews) are available to view on the University of Chester Press pages..

The next title in the series, is Pornographies: Critical Positions, edited by Katherine Harrison and Cassandra A. Ogden, which will be published in 2018.

Existing titles:

(With Chester Academic Press, 2003-2010)

  • Boran, A. (ed.) (2003). Crime: Fear or Fascination? (Issues in the Social Sciences 1). Chester: Chester Academic Press.
  • Boran, A. & Murphy, B. (eds) (2004). Gender in Flux (Issues in the Social Sciences 2). Chester: Chester Academic Press.
  • Bendall, M. & Howman, B. (eds) (2006). Decoding Discrimination (Issues in the Social Sciences 3). Chester: Chester Academic Press.
  • Boran, A. & Cox, P. (eds) (2007). Implications of Globalisation (Issues in the Social Sciences 4).Chester: Chester Academic Press.
  • D’Artrey, M. (ed.) (2008). Cont_xts? Media, Representation and Society (Issues in the Social Sciences 5). Chester: Chester Academic Press.
  • Boran, A. (ed.) (2010). Poverty: Malaise of Development? (Issues in the Social Sciences 6) Chester: Chester Academic Press.
  • Ford, D. C. (ed.) (2010). Fragmenting Family (Issues in the Social Sciences 7). Chester: Chester Academic Press.

For full ordering details please contact the University of Chester Press. 

Editorial Advisory Board

Since its re-launch in 2013, the series has been overseen by an editorial advisory board drawn from UK and international institutions:

  • Eric Allison, The Guardian, UK
  • Lisa Blackman, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
  • Stephen Edgell, University of Salford, UK
  • Rosalind Gill, City, University of London, UK
  • Graeme Gilloch, Lancaster University, UK
  • Dan Goodley, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Jane Kilby, University of Salford, UK
  • Clement Macintyre, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Ross McGarry, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Catherine McGlynn, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Caroline Miles, University of Manchester, UK
  • Andrew Mycock, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Sophia Price, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Jayne Raisborough, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Stuart Shields, University of Manchester, UK
  • Jonathan Tonge, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Imogen Tyler, Lancaster University, UK

For further information about the Issues in the Social Sciences series, please contact the Series Editor, Dr Katherine Harrison or Sarah Griffiths at University of Chester Press.