Readings in Social Justice

Power, Inequality, and Action (First Edition)
Edited by Valerie Chepp
©2022, 362 pages

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    Readings in Social Justice: Power, Inequality, and Action provides students with a carefully curated selection of articles that explore the concept of social justice within social systems of power, inequality, and resistance. The anthology is grounded in literature on social change, liberation, ethics, and critical theory authored by prominent scholars, thinkers, practitioners, and activists in the field. It provides students with an interdisciplinary and introductory overview of the field of social justice studies.

    The book is divided into four distinct units. Unit 1 features readings that draw upon classical and foundational texts to introduce students to key concepts, vocabulary, and theories in social justice studies. Unit 2 includes contemporary texts with focus on the concepts of oppression, privilege, and intersectionality. In Unit 3, students learn about the various ways in which inequality and injustice manifest in our everyday lives and institutions. The final unit presents strategies for inciting and implementing social justice. Each unit includes a glossary of key terms, as well as post-reading questions to help readers comprehend and synthesize information across the anthology’s featured texts.

    Developed to help students better understand social inequities, injustices, and opportunities for change, Readings in Social Justice is an exemplary resource for courses in sociology and social justice.

    Valerie Chepp is an associate staff qualitative researcher in the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and associate professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Previously, she served as associate professor of sociology and director of the Social Justice Program at Hamline University. She is the author of Speaking Truths: Young Adults, Identity, and Spoken Word Activism and co-editor and contributing author of the qualitative methods book Cognitive Interviewing Methodology.
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