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Exploitation conference 2021

This week is the Exploitation 2021 conference.

As part of this online conference, we have created this virtual space so that we can connect with everyone we would have at the physical event. Scroll down for book and journal highlights.

Use the code POEX21 for a 50% discount on all Social Work and Criminology books during the conference.


Book highlights for Exploitation 2021

Silhouettes of a family

Research into child exploitation

We have brought together a collection of articles exploring our society’s response to the survivors of exploitation and its impact on families. These articles are free to access until 15 July.

Critical and Radical Social Work

Moving beyond contemporary discourses: children, prostitution, modern slavery and human trafficking

Trafficked children: towards a social work human rights response

Post-pandemic: moving on from ‘child protection’

Neoliberalism, 'race' and child welfare

Journal of Gender-Based Violence

Barbed affect: Bangladeshi child brides in India negotiate borders and citizenship

Families, Relationships and Societies

The imprint of trauma on family relationships: an enquiry into what may trouble a ‘troubled family’ and its implications for whole-family services

‘My own blood’: family relationships of unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people in the UK

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How can we re-imagine society in an era of climate change, pandemic, hunger, poverty and other pressing global societal challenges? Significant threats and dangers lie ahead of us, but so do opportunities. This new fully open access, not-for-profit journal aims to facilitate thinking about these positive new trajectories and become the journal of choice to address the complexities of global social challenges across disciplines. 

The Global Social Challenges Journal will be the first such journal to be based in the social sciences, whilst engaging with research from humanities, arts and STEM. It will be an important home for research which contributes to the creation of alternative futures that are socially and environmentally just and sustaining.