Routledge International Handbook Of Social Justice by Michael ReischRoutledge International Handbook Of Social Justice by Michael Reisch

Routledge International Handbook Of Social Justice

EditorMichael Reisch

Hardcover | July 4, 2014

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In a world where genocide, hunger, poverty, war, and disease persist and where richer nations often fail to act to address these problems or act too late, a prerequisite to achieving even modest social justice goals is to clarify the meaning of competing discourses on the concept. Throughout history, calls for social justice have been used to rationalize the status quo, promote modest reforms, and justify revolutionary, even violent action. Ironically, as the prominence of the concept has risen, the meaning of social justice has become increasingly obscured.

This authoritative volume explores different perspectives on social justice and what its attainment would involve. It addresses key issues, such as resolving fundamental questions about human nature and social relationships; the distribution of resources, power, status, rights, access, and opportunities; and the means by which decisions regarding this distribution are made. Illustrating the complexity of the topic, it presents a range of international, historical, and theoretical perspectives, and discusses the dilemmas inherent in implementing social justice concepts in policy and practice. Covering more than abstract definitions of social justice, it also includes multiple examples of how social justice might be achieved at the interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal levels.

With contributions from leading scholars around the globe, Reisch has put together a magisterial and multi-faceted overview of social justice. It is an essential reference work for all scholars with an interest in social justice from a wide range of disciplines, including social work, public policy, public health, law, criminology, sociology, and education.

Michael Reischis the Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at the University of Maryland, USA. He has published and presented widely on the history and philosophy of social welfare, social justice and multiculturalism, community organization, the non-profit sector, and contemporary policy issues, such as poverty, heal...
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Title:Routledge International Handbook Of Social JusticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.98 inPublished:July 4, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415620430

ISBN - 13:9780415620437

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Table of Contents

IntroductionMichael ReischPart 1: Historical and Cultural Concepts of Social JusticeIntroduction to Part 1Michael Reisch1. The Emergence of Social Justice in the WestWalter Lorenz2. Religious Influences on Justice TheoryDaniel C. Maguire3. The Gandhian Concept of Social JusticeJ. Prasant Palakkappillil4. Social Justice in an Era of Globalization: Must and Can it be the Focus of Social Welfare Policies? Japan as a Case StudyTatsuru Akimoto5. Social Justice in the Middle EastElizabeth Thompson6. Decolonizing Livelihoods, Decolonizing the Will: Solidarity Economy as a Social Justice Paradigm in Latin AmericaAna Margarida Esteves7. Social Justice, Transitional Justice, and Political Transformation in South AfricaSimon Stacey8. Indigenous Struggles for Justice: Restoring Balance within the Context of Anglo Settler SocietiesHilary N. WeaverPart 2: Theories and Conceptual FrameworksIntroduction to Part 2Michael Reisch9. Social Justice and LiberalismMichael Reisch10. Conservatism and Social JusticeDavid Stoesz11. Social Justice and Critical TheoryJan Fook12. Social Justice FeminismMel Gray, Kylie Agllias, & Kate Davies13. Post-Modern Perspectives on Social JusticeStanley L. Witkin & Allan Irving14. The Capability Approach and Social JusticeSeonmi Kim & Margaret Sherrard Sherraden15. Human Rights as Pillars of Social JusticeJoseph WronkaPart 3: Social Justice Issues in Policy and PracticeIntroduction to Part 3Michael Reisch16. Social Justice and Income Support PoliciesGreg Marston17. Social Justice and EducationMaurianne Adams18. Social Justice and Criminal JusticeFrederic G. Reamer19. Social Justice for Children and YouthSusan Kemp20. Housing, Homelessness, and Social Justice: No Fate but What We MakeJeffrey Singer21. Environmental JusticeRobert Kuehn22. Health Inequality and Social JusticeJohan Fritzell23. Social Justice and Mental HealthJerome Wakefield24. Violence and Safety: A Social Justice PerspectiveBetty Garcia25. Social Care and Social JusticeMalcolm Payne26. A Looming Dystopia: Feminism, Social Justice, and Community-Based Long-Term CareMartha Holstein27. The Last Frontier? Indigenous Australians and Social JusticeJohn Whyte & Catherine McDonald28. Why Poverty and Inequality Undermine Justice in AmericaMark R. RankPart 4: Cultural Reflections on Social JusticeIntroduction to Part 4Michael Reisch29. Social Justice, Culture, and Human RightsStuart Rees30. The Use of the Arts in Promoting Social JusticeIzumi Sakamoto31. By Its Absence: Literature and the Attainment of Social Justice ConsciousnessCheryl Clarke32. Music and Social JusticeJowi Taylor33. Social Justice and CinemaGerald Sim

Editorial Reviews

¿Michael Reisch has brought together leading experts on social justice to produce a profoundly important book that ranges comprehensively over the field. Covering theoretical, practice, policy and international aspects, it is an invaluable resource which should be a part of every thoughtful scholar¿s library.¿ ¿ James Midgley, Harry & Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services, University of California, Berkeley, USA ¿What could one more book about "social justice" tell us that has not already been said? After reading the Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice the answer is quite simple: Quite a lot! Editor Michael Reisch and 36 other scholars, advocates, and activists present in one volume, multiple perspectives and experiences on the histories, theories, and applications of social justice in a variety of cultural contexts across the globe. From presentations of analyses, debates, and dilemmas and explorations of poetry, musings, and music, each thoughtfully written essay is replete with its own wealth of new ideas and references. Early on, Reisch quotes Michelangelo to say "I am still learning". With texts like this Handbook available to us now, thankfully we all are still able to learn!¿ ¿ Darlyne Bailey, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College, USA ¿Enhanced with occasional figures, a table on class differences in infant mortality, and a box presenting key features of social justice feminism, The Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice is a seminal work and strongly recommended for academic library Social Justice/Social Issues reference collections and academic social justice studies supplemental reading lists.¿ ¿ James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review, USA