2020 was a massive year by any scale, and we're happy to share a selection of top content reflecting the year in Sociology. Have a browse below, or head over to the individual imprint pages for more. If you’re interested in writing for us, don’t hesitate to get in touch with an editor today.

A selection of 2020's highlighted research

Insights from the Editorial Team

Sharla Plant, Publisher Sociology and Social Policy, Palgrave Macmillan

Sharla Plant

In what has been a hugely difficult year for all of us, the dissemination of top quality social science research has never been so necessary.  I am delighted that the global sociology and social policy list has continued to publish cutting-edge, timely and provocative titles across a range of formats in 2020. We have seen our books and authors win coveted awards, gain mainstream media attention and attract a broad and engaged audience this year, and hope to see this endure into 2021 and beyond. Do get in touch with proposal ideas - we are particularly interested in projects on sociology of work, sport, leisure, migration, race, (in)equalities, social movements, political sociology, consumption, social theory, social policy and welfare – to name but a few! 

Shinjini Chatterjee, Senior Editor, Sociology, Positive Psychology, Quality of Life and Anthropology books, Springer

Shinjini Chatterjee

Springer’s books and journals program in the Humanities and Social Sciences provides a platform connecting academics, researchers and practitioners around the world. The journals program, managed by Esther Otten, Senior Editor, publishes prestigious journals, such as Theory & Society, Social Indicators Research, Journal of International Migration and Integration, and Comparative Migration Studies, our fully Open Access journal. The book program, managed by Shinjini Chatterjee, Senior Editor, includes reference works, edited volumes and monographs, and an exciting range of open access books in sociology and related fields such as anthropology, quality of life studies and well-being research.

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We have compiled a collection of our most popular books and journal articles published in 2020---enjoy the read.