We are the leading independent open access publisher of academic research in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK: we're award-winning, not-for-profit, run by scholars, and committed to making high-quality research freely available to readers around the world. Access all our books online or download them for free, with no Book Processing Charges (BPCs) for authors.
In multiple disciplines, our books are freely available to download and read in various formats.
Our books are currently being accessed freely worldwide by over 80,000 readers each month.
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