• Law

Why Social Justice Matters


Author: Brian Barry
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745629938
Category: Law
Page: 323
View: 9772
While social injustice has been increasing, the idea of social justice has been undermined by unfounded appeals to "personal responsibility" and "equal opportunity." Brian Barry exposes the shoddy logic and distortion of reality that underpins this ideology. Once we understand the role of the social structure in limiting options, we have to recognize that really putting into practice ideas such as equal opportunity and personal responsibility would require a fundamental transformation of almost all existing institutions. Barry argues that only if inequalities of wealth and income are kept within a narrow range can equal prospects for education, health and autonomy be realized. He proposes a number of policies to achieve a more equal society and argues that they are economically feasible. But are they politically possible? The apparent stability of the status quo is delusory, he responds: radical changes in our way of life are unavoidable.

    • Law

Why Social Justice Matters


Author: Brian Barry
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 074562992X
Category: Law
Page: 323
View: 5405
While social injustice has been increasing, the idea of social justice has been undermined by unfounded appeals to "personal responsibility" and "equal opportunity." Brian Barry exposes the shoddy logic and distortion of reality that underpins this ideology. Once we understand the role of the social structure in limiting options, we have to recognize that really putting into practice ideas such as equal opportunity and personal responsibility would require a fundamental transformation of almost all existing institutions. Barry argues that only if inequalities of wealth and income are kept within a narrow range can equal prospects for education, health and autonomy be realized. He proposes a number of policies to achieve a more equal society and argues that they are economically feasible. But are they politically possible? The apparent stability of the status quo is delusory, he responds: radical changes in our way of life are unavoidable.

    • Education

Change Matters

Critical Essays on Moving Social Justice Research from Theory to Policy
Author: sj Miller,David E. Kirkland
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433106828
Category: Education
Page: 266
View: 7818
Change Matters, written by leading scholars committed to social justice in English education, provides researchers, university instructors, and preservice and inservice teachers with a framework that pivots social justice toward policy. The chapters in this volume detail rationales about generating social justice theory in what Freire calls «the revolutionary process» through essays that support research about teaching about the intersections between teaching for social change and teaching about social injustices, and directs us toward the significance of enacting social justice methodologies. The text unpacks how education, spiritual beliefs, ethnicity, age, gender, ability, social class, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, language, national origin, and education intersect with the principles by which we live and the multiple identities that we embody as we move from space to space. This book is critical reading for anyone who strives to cease inequitable schooling practices by conducting research in education to inform more just policies.

    • Philosophy

Principles of Social Justice


Author: David Miller
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674706286
Category: Philosophy
Page: 337
View: 1030
The meaning of social justice remains obscure, and existing theories put forward by political philosophers to explain it have failed to capture the way people think about issues of social justice. This text develops a new theory.

    • Political Science

The Obesity Epidemic

Why a Social Justice Perspective Matters
Author: Monica M. Taylor
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319689789
Category: Political Science
Page: 86
View: 339
This book addresses the obesity epidemic from a political, economic and social perspective. Examining the populations that suffer the greatest from political and economic decision-making associated with obesity prevalence, this book utilizes a contemporary framework to discuss obesity. While it does examine the behavioral risks associated with rising obesity rates, it also explores the political level, by evaluating theories in social justice and the political economy that foster or restrict at-risk behaviors. It considers the economic context through rising income inequality levels in the US. It also critiques the actions of higher institutions, including transnational corporations, as social contributors to this epidemic. Finally, it compares global and national challenges of the epidemic.

    • Psychology

Justice Matters

Legacies of the Holocaust and World War II
Author: Mona Sue Weissmark
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195157574
Category: Psychology
Page: 198
View: 8340
Explores how the psychology of hatred and ethnic resentments is passed on from generation to generation, focusing on how children of both Holocaust victims and Nazis were impacted by the experiences of their ancestors.

    • Education

Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education


Author: Paul C. Gorski,Seema G. Pothini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135114250X
Category: Education
Page: 152
View: 4960
Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre- and in-service educators an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon a variety of realistic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. The accessibly written cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions about how to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students. This revised edition adds ten new cases to offer greater coverage of elementary education, as well as topics such as body-shaming, Black Lives Matter, and transgender oppression. Existing cases have been updated to reflect new societal contexts, and streamlined for ease-of-use. The book begins with a seven-point process for examining case studies. Largely lacking from existing case study collections, this framework guides readers through the process of identifying, examining, reflecting on, and taking concrete steps to resolve challenges related to diversity and equity in schools. The cases themselves present everyday examples of the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, class inequities, language bias, religious-based oppression, and other equity and diversity concerns affect students, teachers, families, and other members of our school communities. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and content areas, allowing significant flexibility in how and with whom they are used. Although organized topically, the intersections of these issues are stressed throughout the cases, reflecting the complexities of real-life scenarios. All cases conclude with a series of questions to guide discussion and a section of facilitator notes, called ‘Points for Consideration.’ This unique feature provides valuable insight for understanding the complexities of each case.

    • Philosophy

Theories of Justice


Author: Brian Barry
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520076495
Category: Philosophy
Page: 428
View: 896
What is social justice? In Theories of Justice Brian Barry provides a systematic and detailed analysis of two kinds of answers. One is that justice arises from a sense of the advantage to everyone of having constraints on the pursuit of self-interest. The other answer connects the idea of justice with that of impartiality. Though the first book of a trilogy, Theories of Justice stands alone and constitutes a major contribution to the debate about social justice that began in 1971 with Rawls's A Theory of Justice.

    • Education

Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice


Author: Sherwood Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442216069
Category: Education
Page: 816
View: 8365
This encyclopedia contains over 300 entries alphabetically arranged for straightforward use by scholars and general readers alike. Thompson, assisted by a network of contributors and consultants, provides a comprehensive and systematic collection of designated entries that describe, in detail, important diversity and social justice themes.

    • Education

Teaching for Joy and Justice

Re-imagining the Language Arts Classroom
Author: Linda Christensen
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
ISBN: 0942961439
Category: Education
Page: 287
View: 1118
Presents a collection of essays and practical advice, including lesson plans and activities, to promote writing in all aspects of the curriculum.

    • Social Science

Life and Death Matters

Human Rights, Environment, and Social Justice, Second Edition
Author: Barbara Rose Johnston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315425351
Category: Social Science
Page: 487
View: 4371
The first edition of Life and Death Matters was a breakthrough text, centralizing the experiences of those on the front lines of environmental crises and forging new paradigms for understanding how crises emerge and how different groups of actors respond to them. This second edition, fully updated with both expanded and new chapters, once again provides a benchmark for the field and opens important pathways for further research. Authors reassess the state of scholarship and grassroots activism in a new century when social and environmental systems are being reconceptualised within post-9/11 security and biosecurity frameworks, when global warming and resource scarcity are not fears but realities, when global power and politics are being realigned, and when ecocide, ethnocide, and genocide are daily tragedies. This bold new edition of Life and Death Matters will be a widely used textbook and essential reading for students, scholars, and policy makers.

    • EDUCATION

Practice what You Teach

Social Justice Education in the Classroom and the Streets
Author: Bree Picower
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415895391
Category: EDUCATION
Page: 130
View: 6474
"Many teachers enter the profession with a desire to "make a difference." But given who most teachers are, where they come from, and what pressure they feel to comply with existing school policies, how can they take up this charge? Practice What You Teach follows three different groups of educators to explore the challenges of developing and supporting teachers' sense of social justice and activism at various stages of their careers: White pre-service teachers typically enrolled in most teacher education programs, a group of new teachers attempting to integrate social justice into their teaching, and experienced educators who see their teaching and activism as inextricably linked. Teacher educator Bree Picower delves into each of these group's triumphs and challenges, providing strategies and suggestions for all teachers along with her in-depth analysis. By understanding all these challenges, pre-service and in-service teachers, along with teacher educators, will be in a better position to develop the kind of political analysis that lays the foundation for teacher activism. This timely resource helps prepare and support all educators to stand up for equity and justice both inside and outside of the classroom and offers a more nuanced portrait of what the struggle to truly "make a difference" looks like"-- Provided by publisher.

    • Philosophy

Political Emotions


Author: Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674728297
Category: Philosophy
Page: 480
View: 9415
Martha Nussbaum asks: How can we sustain a decent society that aspires to justice and inspires sacrifice for the common good? Amid negative emotions endemic even to good societies, public emotions rooted in love--intense attachments outside our control--can foster commitment to shared goals and keep at bay the forces of disgust and envy.

    • Philosophy

Progressive Conversations

Essays on Matters of Social Justice for Critical Thinkers
Author: Roger L. Ray
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498234712
Category: Philosophy
Page: 194
View: 2931

    • Social Science

Making Social Science Matter

Why Social Inquiry Fails and How it Can Succeed Again
Author: Bent Flyvbjerg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139429922
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 5947
Making Social Science Matter presents an exciting new approach to the social and behavioral sciences including theoretical argument, methodological guidelines, and examples of practical application. Why has social science failed in attempts to emulate natural science and produce normal theory? Bent Flyvbjerg argues that the strength of social sciences lies in its rich, reflexive analysis of values and power, essential to the social and economic development of any society. Richly informed, powerfully argued, and clearly written, this book opens up a new future for the social sciences. Its empowering message will make it required reading for students and academics across the social and behavioral sciences.

    • Social Science

Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis

Implications for Social Work
Author: Melvin Delgado
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231160097
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 7878
A number of economic, cultural, and contextual factors are driving urban America's obesity crisis, which can create chronic health conditions for those least able to manage them. Considering urban obesity through a social justice lens, this book is the first to help social workers and others develop targeted interventions for effective outcomes. The text dissects the problem of urban obesity in populations of color from individual, family, group, community, and policy perspectives. Beginning with a historical survey of urban obesity in communities of color, anti-obesity policies and programs, and the role of social work in addressing this threat, the volume follows with an analysis of the social, ecological, environmental, and spatial aggravators of urban obesity, such as the food industry's advertising strategies, which promote unhealthy choices; the failure of local markets to provide good food options; the lack of safe exercise spaces; and the paucity of heath education. Melvin Delgado reviews recent national obesity statistics; explores the connection between food stamps and obesity; and reveals the financial and social consequences of the epidemic for society as a whole. He concludes with recommendations for effective health promotion programs, such as youth-focused interventions, community gardens, and community-based food initiatives, and a unique consideration of urban obesity in relation to acts of genocide and national defense.

    • Science

The Fair Society

The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice
Author: Peter Corning
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226116301
Category: Science
Page: 256
View: 4647
We’ve been told, again and again, that life is unfair. But what if we’re wrong simply to resign ourselves to this situation? What if we have the power—and more, the duty—to change society for the better? We do. And our very nature inclines us to do so. That’s the provocative argument Peter Corning makes in The Fair Society. Drawing on the evidence from our evolutionary history and the emergent science of human nature, Corning shows that we have an innate sense of fairness. While these impulses can easily be subverted by greed and demagoguery, they can also be harnessed for good. Corning brings together the latest findings from the behavioral and biological sciences to help us understand how to move beyond the Madoffs and Enrons in our midst in order to lay the foundation for a new social contract—a Biosocial Contract built on a deep understanding of human nature and a commitment to fairness. He then proposes a sweeping set of economic and political reforms based on three principles of fairness—equality, equity, and reciprocity—that together could transform our society and our world. At this crisis point for capitalism, Corning reveals that the proper response to bank bailouts and financial chicanery isn’t to get mad—it’s to get fair.

    • Education

Leadership for Social Justice

Making Revolutions in Education
Author: Catherine Marshall,Maricela Oliva
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134471490
Category: Education
Page: 233
View: 9382
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Expanded and revised, this reader on key issues in social justice and school leadership is written by leading authorities in leadership and social justice. The accessible and practical text is filled with current information from the field, real-life scenarios and controversies, and student activities — all while challenging leaders, educators and researchers to be effective advocates for social justice. Demonstrating how the current realities in educational leadership training and in school practices can be refined or reconstructed to better meet students’ needs, the book provides an array of ways of understanding the effects of exclusionary practices as well as useful exercises and materials for those who will lead students and staffs to create equitable practices. Recognizing that readers learn through multiple intelligences, Leadership for Social Justice intersperses poetry, quotes, editorial cartoons, evocative writing, and hands-on tools with research, theory, and recommendations for practice. The book is divided into 3 distinct parts: Re-defining Leadership for Social Justice, Preparing Social Justice Leaders, and Next Steps. The revised edition of Leadership for Social Justice is extensively updated and includes two new chapters: one focusing on special education students and one focusing on children in poverty. The new second edition also includes information on possible next steps for school leaders currently in training.