First four books: available to buy and download

Mattering Press has now launched, with copies of our first four books all now available to purchase and to download for free. Please support the press by buying a book or making a donation. 

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Mattering Press launch event, 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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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: 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: 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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