Agenda for Social Justice

Solutions for 2016

Edited by Glenn Muschert, Brian Klocke, Robert Perrucci, and Jon Shefner

Agenda for Social Justice

Edited by Glenn Muschert, Brian Klocke, Robert Perrucci, and Jon Shefner

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

96 pages | 8 1/4 x 11 3/4
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9781447332886 Published September 2016 For sale in North and South America only
The Agenda for Social Justice sheds light on some of the most pressing social problems in the contemporary United States and proposes public policy responses to those problems. Written by a highly respected team of contributors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems at the University of Tennessee, it offers recommendations for key actions to be taken by elected officials, policy makers, and the public in advancing social justice. Of interest to scholars across a range of academic disciplines, from sociology to cultural studies, this book will also be an important resource for social justice advocates and activists.
Contents
President's Welcome ~ David A. Smith;
Editorial Introduction ~ Glenn W. Muschert and Brian V. Klocke;
About the Society for the Study of Social Problems;
Section I: Gender, Sexuality, and Injustice;
One: Campus Sexual Assault: Addressing a Systemic Social Problem in the United States ~ Kristen Budd, Alana Van Gundy, Glenn W. Muschert, and Rose Marie Ward;
Two: Missing Rights and Misplaced Justice for Sex Workers in the United States ~ Crystal A. Jackson and Jennifer J. Reed;
Section II: Public and Environmental Health;
Three: Factory Farming: Impacts and Potential Solutions ~ Ryan Gunderson, Diana Stuart, and Brian Petersen;
Four: Solutions to the Social Problem of Food Insecurity in the United States ~ Leslie Hossfeld, Brooke Kelly, and Julia Waity;
Five: After Health Care Reform: Enduring Challenges for Justice in the American Health Care System ~ Jennifer Roebuck Bulanda;
Section III: Race, Labor, and Poverty;
Six: Global Labor Social Justice on University Campuses ~ Michelle Christian;
Seven: When Home Disappears: How the Rise in Urban and Evictions Threatens Families ~ Obie Clayton and Barbara Harris Combs;
Eight: The Racial Implications of Immigration Policy ~ Trenita B. Childers and San Juanita García;
Section IV: Criminal (In)Justice;
Nine: Gun Violence in the U.S.: Prevalence, Consequences, and Policy Implications ~ Kellie R. Lynch, Tony P. Love, and Claire M. Renzetti;
Ten: American Prisons: Consequences of Mass Incarceration ~ Alana Van Gundy;
Section V: Looking Forward;
Eleven: The Surprising Link between Sustainability and Social Justice ~ Amitai Etzioni;
Twelve: Techno-fallacies in the Search for Solutions to Social Problems ~ Gary T. Marx;
Afterword: The importance of Social Movements for Transformative Policy Solutions Towards Inclusive Social Justice and Democracy ~ Brian V. Klocke.
Review Quotes
Citizen's Income Trust
"This is a good book and well worth reading."
Kathleen Ferraro, Northern Arizona University | Society for the Study of Social Problems president 2003-04
"Accessible summaries of social science research on some of the most critical social problems we face. . . . An invaluable guide to developing awareness, understanding, and movement toward a more just and sustainable world."
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