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Meet our Authors: Bianca Maria Pirani - May 2015

Bianca Maria Pirani is Professor of Sociology of Cultural Networks at the Department of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Political Sciences, Communication, and Sociology at “Sapienza” University of Rome, and is President and Program Coordinator of Research Committee 54, “The Body in the Social Sciences”, of the International Sociological Association.

She has published widely on the ever-increasing insights into the relationship between human bodies and social knowledge as the editor and author of a number of books and articles.

Bianca Maria is the author of Beyond the Skin: The Boundaries between Bodies and Technologies in an Unequal World, which has been endorsed as “a tour de force” and as making “a major contribution to the scholarship on activated embodiment”. She has also edited The New Boundaries between Bodies and Technologies, Learning from Memory Body, Memory and Technology in a Globalizing World and Body and Time Bodily Rhythms and Social Synchronism in the Digital Media Society with Cambridge Scholars.

Bianca Maria describes the experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

Cambridge Scholars is the New Time of academic publishing, because they focus on the differences between the centre and the peripheries of knowledge production. They explore not only how knowledge is appropriated in peripheral fields, but also how foreign ideas shape these fields and the trajectories of scholars.

"I have got complete flexibility with Cambridge Scholars – I have never been rushed before I was ready, nor have I been held back by the way I work. There is a continual balance between their editorial guidance and the level of control I have retained. This has given me the opportunity to publish my work and present my arguments as they were originally intended to be. It is worth underlining the advantages of this approach, because often the work is of such a specialised nature that I, as author, am the leading expert in my subject.

"I have published several books within three months of a proposal submission being accepted; it has therefore been possible for me to publish my work within a relatively short space of time. In short, elegance, scientific rigour and attention to detail are the keywords that synthesise the exceptional professionalism of Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Beyond the Skin: The Boundaries between Bodies and Technologies in an Unequal World. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 14th June 2015.

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