This volume superbly conceptualises and contextualises social justice in and for our global age. The stellar cast of sociologists connect concepts to practices and outline the challenges we face, as well as providing necessary responses. Gurminder K Bhambra, Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, University of Sussex An excellent set of chapters bringing to the fore new perspectives on the social injustices and inequalities facing a world in crisis. The book is theoretically and empirically rigorous and integrates compelling scenarios from various parts of the world. Kammila Naidoo, Professor of Sociology, University of Johannesburg By using contextual global sociology, Sociology and Social Justice explores:  • Historic and contemporary sites and contexts around the world  • Sociological insights on topics ranging from social movements, to cyber space.  • International struggles, processes, and outcomes Written by distinguished international scholars, this is an essential text for those looking at issues of: Human Rights, Public Sociology, Democratization, Gender, and Globalization. Margaret Abraham is a Professor of Sociology at Hofstra University and Past President of the International Sociological Association (ISA)2014-2018.

Protest Suicides, Social Justice, and Public Sociology1

Protest Suicides, Social Justice, and Public Sociology1

Protest Suicides, Social Justice, and Public Sociology
Margaret Abraham Mathew John

In our deeply troubled world, fraught with problems of inequality, violence, and social exclusion, we pose the question: should the sociologist maintain an apathetic distance from the conflicts and contestations of our social world, or should we rather mobilize sociology, through analysis and action for social justice? Considering that sociology is primarily concerned with civil society, we suggest that one of its key functions should be to proactively address issues of social justice. Sociological silence, amidst the political and social upheavals of our time, is tantamount to being indifferent to and even complicit in injustice.

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