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Global Agenda for Social Justice

Volume One

Published

15 Aug 2018

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1447349129

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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15 Aug 2018

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200 pages

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978-1447349136

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234 x 156 mm

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15 Aug 2018

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200 pages

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978-1447349143

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234 x 156 mm

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The Global Agenda for Social Justice provides accessible insights into some of the world’s most pressing social problems and proposes international public policy responses to those problems. Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), chapters examine topics such as criminal justice, media concerns, environmental problems, economic problems, and issues concerning sexualities and gender. They offer recommendations for action by governing officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues of social justice. It will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in public sociology, the study of social problems and the pursuit of social justice.

“…this is an inspiring book. The authors have set themselves a vast agenda, they have carefully described some important social problems, and on the basis of relevant research they have proposed solutions, thus relating the academy to policy activity.” Citizen’s Basic Income Trust

"In a world marked by systemic inequity, precarity, and deception, Global Agenda for Social Justice reckons with pressing social problems in a clear, concise, and scholarly-informed manner. A must-read for scholars, activists, and policy-makers alike!" Stephen Pfohl, Boston College

Glenn Muschert is professor of sociology and social justice, and faculty affiliate in comparative media studies at Miami University. His research focuses on media, crime, and social control.

Kristen M. Budd is an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at Miami University. Her research focuses on sexually motivated interpersonal violence, including social and legal responses to interpersonal violence.

Michelle Christian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Her research focuses on structural racism, global political economy and precarious forms of labour.

Brian Klocke has taught in sociology, gender, and media studies departments. He is also a freelance journalist, photographer, activist, and student affairs professional. Klocke is affiliated with Faculty Against Rape.

Jon Shefner is professor and head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research focuses on globalization, political economy, and social justice issues in Latin America and beyond.

Robert Perrucci is professor of sociology emeritus at Purdue University. His 19 books and 90 articles and chapters focus on organizations and structures of inequality.

SECTION: FRONTSPIECES

President’s Welcome ~ Luis A. Fernandez

Editorial Introduction ~ Glenn W. Muschert and Kristen Budd

SECTION I: POLICING AND CRIMINAL (IN)JUSTICE

The Worldwide War on Drugs ~ Robert Aponte and Hannah Hurrle

Global Police Discrimination ~ Craig A. Boylstein

Wrongful Convictions and Exonerations ~ Tereza Trejbalová and Terance D. Miethe

Ending the Global Problem of HIV Criminalization ~ Carrie Foote, Edwin Bernard and Eric Mykhalovskiy

SECTION II: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Radiation Refugees and Chronic Exposure to Ionizing Radiation ~ Majia Nadesan

The Effects of “Natural” Disasters on Older Adults in South Asia ~ Tirth Bhatta, Moushumi Roy, and Nirmala Lekhak

Energy Democracy ~ Todd Vachon and Sean Sweeney

SECTION III: GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Fostering Critical Awareness of Masculinity Around the World ~ Kyle Ashlee, Leland Spencer, Michael Loeffelman, Brandon Cash, and Glenn W. Muschert

Lack of Access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education ~ Jacqueline Daugherty and Richelle Frabotta

SECTION IV: VIOLENCE AGAINST PRECARIOUS GROUPS

Violence against Migrants ~ Rosemary Barberet and Diana Rodriguez-Spahia

Sex Workers and Coping with Violence ~ Mangala Subramaniam, Zachary D. Palmer and Vasundhara Kaul

Genocide and other Atrocity Crimes ~ Joachim J. Savelsberg

Torture: Causes, Consequences, and Strategies for Redress and Prevention ~ Shannon Golden

SECTION V: INEQUALITIES AND DISPARITIES

Want Amidst Plenty: Food Insecurity in Rich Liberal Democracies ~ David Reynolds and Miranda Mirosa

Extending Old Age Pension Coverage to Workers in the Informal Sector Economy in Ethiopie ~ Ajanaw Alemie and James L. Scherrer

Tackling Digital Exclusion ~ Massimo Ragnedda

SECTION VI: LOOKING FORWARD

Global Issues ~ Jon Shefner and Michelle Christian

Afterword ~ Brian V. Klocke