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.

Engaging Society : How Public Sociology Contributes to Overcoming Inequalities and Injustice

Engaging Society : How Public Sociology Contributes to Overcoming Inequalities and Injustice

Engaging Society
Marta Soler-Gallart


We are living in times of deep social and economic crisis worldwide, in which the former models of society that used to guarantee people’s rights and dignities have been questioned, at their very roots. Sociology was born with the democratic revolutions, to develop scientific knowledge that can help people govern themselves towards a more just and equal society. Today, sociology and the social sciences in general are more necessary than ever. Sociology provides knowledge about the possible ways to reduce our current inequalities and injustices, and the consequent loss of meaning that is being experienced by many. Public sociology is now taking on this challenge, ...

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