The COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching political and social consequences across the globe. Published in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), this book addresses the greatest social challenges facing the world as a result of the pandemic.
The authors propose public policy solutions to help refugees, migrant workers, victims of human trafficking, indigenous populations and the invisible poor of the Global South.
Glenn Muschert is Professor of Sociology at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His research focuses on social problems, digital technologies, and sustainable development.
Kristen M. Budd is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Miami University. Her research focuses on sexually motivated interpersonal violence, including social and legal responses to interpersonal violence.
David C. Lane is Assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences at Illinois State University. His research focuses are tattooing, the relationship between disasters and crime, and understanding contemporary social problems.
Jason A. Smith is a Senior Analyst with National Market Research at the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. His research focuses on racial inequities, organizations, media studies, and consumer branding and innovation.
Presidential Welcome ~ Corey Dolgon
Editorial Introduction ~ Glenn W. Muschert, Kristen M. Budd, David C. Lane and Jason M. Smith
Human Trafficking ~ Brittany Keegan
Transtition from Adolescence to Adulthood ~ Pamela Aronson
Disability Rights ~ Bradley Williams
Indigenous Rights/Issues ~ Theresa Rocha Beardall
The Pandemic and the Invisible Poor of the Global South: Slum Dwellers in Mumbai, India, and Dhaka, Bangladesh ~ Nikhil Deb and Maya Rao
The Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the Age of COVID-19 ~ Yvonne Braun
Pandemic Perils of Migrant Workers: Inequalities Intensified ~ Reema Sen and Brian Gran
Food Security ~ Ninette Rothmueller
Refugees ~ Alex Oteino and Julie A. Tippens
Cybercrime ~ Oludayo Tade
Think Piece on Feminism ~ Kristy Kelly
Think Piece on Shifting Social Values ~ Tatiana Karabchuk
Afterword ~ Michael Adorjan