Discover Society was established in October 2013 by John Holmwood and Sue Scott, with Gurminder K Bhambra joining as editor. Its purpose was to publish academically informed short pieces for a general audience. We are grateful to Policy Press, later University of Bristol Press, for their support during this period and for the technical know-how of Mark Carrigan and Pat Lockley. All posts from the old series can be found here, including our special section, The Covid-19 Chronicles, on social science responses to the coronavirus pandemic.
Discover Society: New Series was launched in April 2021 under the editorship of Gurminder K Bhambra and John Holmwood. We remain committed to publishing good quality writing that is measured, factual, and critical and that intervenes in current social and political debates. Our new format is quarterly, with each issue devoted to a particular theme, involving invited contributions. This provides an opportunity for more focused interventions with the possibility of a pdf publication of the issue that can be downloaded for easy reference. We are grateful to Ishan Khurana and Lukas Kikuchi for the redesign of the site and their technical assistance in the launch of Discover Society: New Series.
Discover Society is published by Social Research Publications (a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee). As with the first series, there are no fees drawn by the editors and its activities are maintained by their voluntary work and funding. To subscribe to the Discover Society newsletter, please sign up here. For the new series, we are pleased to be in collaboration with The Sociological Review who provide valuable in kind support.
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