Mattering to launch on the 25th July

Mattering Press will launch on Monday 25th July. To celebrate, we are hosting a launch event in London in the evening. Please come!

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Advance reviews of the first four books

Science & Technology Studies has generously reviewed advance copies of our first four books. Here, with permission from the journal, we reproduce some brief extracts of each.

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Summer 2016: Mattering Press to launch

We now expect Mattering Press to be launching over the summer in 2016, not April as we perhaps ambitiously announced! This will coincide with the publication of four major new works ...

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The first four books will be...

We are proud and excited to be able to reveal the identity of the first four Mattering Press books, to be published in 2016. Featuring a mixture of major figures and new scholars from a variety of fields, they variously explore the place of curiosity in markets, how we might think differently, what it means to practice comparison, and how exactly imagination is done.

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First books: On Curiosity

Franck Cochoy takes readers on a journey through the world of curiosity, looking at some of the many ways this misunderstood force has been used to push and pull us towards markets. His guide throughout is Bluebeard, the brutal but compelling fairytale figure, whose story holds numerous lessons about the power, and indeed the dangers, of curiosity.

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First books: Modes of Knowing

How might we think differently? This new book edited by John Law and Evelyn Ruppert and featuring leading scholars in the social sciences responds directly to this question. Specifically, its contributors explore non-standard modes of knowing by working with, through, or against one important Western alternative — that of the baroque.

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First books: Practising Comparison

A new collection that analyses how exactly comparison is done, while assessing some of its opportunities and limitations. It features an array of case studies from hacking communities to ranking practices in academia, while also examining the practical challenges of achieving comparison. Edited by Joe Deville, Michael Guggenheim and Zuzana Hrdličková.

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First books: Imagining Classrooms

This new monograph by Vicki Macknight ventures into bustling Australian classrooms. Each classroom is a part of a different type of school: a Steiner school, an exclusive private school, a middle-class government school, a diverse catholic school, and a school for intellectually disabled 'special' children. How does imagination happen in each of these very different places?

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