The Society Now series provides readers with a definitive snapshot of the events, phenomena and issues that define and are defining our 21st century world. Fracking, drones, celebrity culture, the far right, post-truth society, inequality, obesity, clean eating, terrorism, hipsters, the dark net, the migrant crisis - all topics and issues affecting society now, and therefore potential future books in the series.

Written by leading experts in their fields and publishing as each focal point is being contemplated across the globe, titles in the series offer a thoughtful, concise, and rapid response to the major political and economic events and social and cultural trends of our time.

Making the best of academic expertise accessible to a wider audience, and making the complexities of each topic clear, Society Now explains why our world is the way it is, now.

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SocietyNow podcast

This series is all about sharing social scientists' insights with the world outside academia. As part of this mission, all SocietyNow authors are invited to record a podcast, giving people another route through which to access their research. Listen to all episodes of the SocietyNow Podcast here

SocietyNow in the media

Books in this series don't just make sense of our 21st century world - they make headlines. Titles have been featured in Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, The Scotsman, The Irish Times, and on BBC Radio, to name just a few.

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editor via email:

Philippa Grand, PhD
Editorial Director, Sociology, Criminology & Social Policy

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