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Social Justice and the University

Globalization, Human Rights, and the Future of Democracy

  • Jon Shefner
  • Harry F. Dahms
  • Robert Emmet Jones
  • Asafa Jalata

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Robert Emmet Jones, Jon Shefner
      Pages 1-17
  3. Globalization and Social Justice

  4. Universities’ Roles in Promoting Social Justice

  5. Constructing Social Justice from the University

  6. Teaching for Social Justice

  7. Social Justice Movements and the University

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Erik Olin Wright, Harry F. Dahms, Jon Shefner
      Pages 333-339
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 353-356

About this book

Introduction

Can universities continue to play a major role in advancing social justice today? This volume illuminates key aspects of social justice as a theoretical project and as a set of practical challenges. Authors address related issues from the perspectives of active practitioners in the context of or from close proximity to universities.

Keywords

climate change community democracy education gender Generation globalization human rights Institution methods Nation social justice transformation university utopia

Editors and affiliations

  • Jon Shefner
    • 1
  • Harry F. Dahms
    • 1
  • Robert Emmet Jones
    • 1
  • Asafa Jalata
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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