Sociology and Human Rights

Sociology and Human Rights

This volume also discusses the relevance of social and political movements. The discussions in this text allow readers to compare constitutions, examine international human rights treaties, and delve into countries' histories.

Author: Judith Blau

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412991384

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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This anthology examines the implications that human rights have for the social sciences. It discusses how the 1789 Bill of Rights of the US Constitution should be expanded to encompass fundamental human rights, as most other constitutions already have been. This collection has special relevance for sociologists because many implicitly assume positive human rights in their studies of, for example, health care and education, and yet do not make these assumptions explicit. This volume also discusses the relevance of social and political movements. The discussions in this text allow readers to compare constitutions, examine international human rights treaties, and delve into countries' histories. Sociology and Human Rights is ideal for engaging in comparative studies of countries' politics and aspects of international cooperation. Each chapter ends with discussion questions to challenge students to think critically about human rights in the United States and around the world.
Categories: Social Science

Social Movements and Democracy in Africa

Social Movements and Democracy in Africa

Human. Rights. and. Social. Movements. in. Africa. The study of women's movements in Africa naturally focuses on the questions of human rights, justice, and equality. Discussing human rights provides the groundwork for analyzing women's ...

Author: Agnes Ngoma Leslie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135521554

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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This book examines social movements in Africa, analyzing how they emerge and how they may impact public policy, the legal and political situation, and the society by focusing on the following question: How do women's political and legal rights get extended and institutionalized in a patriarchal democratic society?
Categories: Political Science

Feminist Approaches to Social Movements Community and Power Conscious acts and the politics of social change

Feminist Approaches to Social Movements  Community  and Power  Conscious acts and the politics of social change

Author: Robin L. Teske

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570033315

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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This collection of essays offers a range of reports on feminist theory and activism, with case studies investigating the characteristics and strategies that have effected positive social change with an eye to understanding how persons who want to initiate constructive social change might do so.
Categories: Social Science

Solutions to Social Problems from the Bottom Up

Solutions to Social Problems from the Bottom Up

The text is divided into six chapters: Chapter 1 incorporates articles on the importance of social movements. Chapter 2 looks at social movements that have promoted race, class, and gender equality.

Author: D. Stanley Eitzen

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: PSU:000062475228

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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This brief reader examines a number of organized movements that have successfully brought about reform and change "from the bottom up."
Categories: Social Science

Human Rights Social Movements and Activism in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Human Rights  Social Movements and Activism in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Another example, this time a comparative study between Chile and Uruguay, is Alexandra Barahona de Brito's (1997) book that examines how these countries tried to address human rights violations during their military dictatorships in the ...

Author: Mariana Cunha

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319962085

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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This edited collection explores how contemporary Latin American cinema has dealt with and represented issues of human rights, moving beyond many of the recurring topics for Latin American films. Through diverse interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches, and analyses of different audiovisual media from fictional and documentary films to digitally-distributed activist films, the contributions discuss the theme of human rights in cinema in connection to various topics and concepts. Chapters in the volume explore the prison system, state violence, the Mexican dirty war, the Chilean dictatorship, debt, transnational finance, indigenous rights, social movement, urban occupation, the right to housing, intersectionality, LGBTT and women’s rights in the context of a number of Latin American countries. By so doing, it assesses the long overdue relation between cinema and human rights in the region, thus opening new avenues to aid the understanding of cinema’s role in social transformation.
Categories: Performing Arts

Legitimizing Human Rights NGOs

Legitimizing Human Rights NGOs

... support the proposition that where a human rights community in Africa has tended to operate in what can be styled a mass social movement ... where a community of human rights NGOs in Africa has not operated in a social movement mode ...

Author: Obiora Chinedu Okafor

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 1592212867

Category: Human rights

Page: 269

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A claim and empirical demonstration that if human rights NGOs in Nigeria are to popularly legitimise themselves then almost all of them must undergo a fundamental revision of form, concept and activist methods. Legitimising NGOs in Africa will grant a greater achievement of influence to those organisations: this volume argues that only a transition to a mass movement model will ensure the legitimisation of most Nigerian and African human rights NGO communities. Okafor builds a list of recommendations designed to be used as a blueprint for successfully popularising NGOs.
Categories: Human rights

Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media

Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media

Engaging all communication media this one-volume encyclopedia includes around 250 essays on the varied experiences of social movement media internationally in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Author: John D. H. Downing

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761926887

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

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Engaging all communication media this one-volume encyclopedia includes around 250 essays on the varied experiences of social movement media internationally in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Categories: Social Science

Movements for Human Rights

Movements for Human Rights

conditions under which human beings become capable of wanting freedom and acting freely ̄ (2005, 4). Thought about in this way, social movement research goes to the very heart of human rights, linking intellectual and political ...

Author: David L. Brunsma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315511832

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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How do people work together to advance human rights? Do people form groups to prevent human rights from being enforced? Why? In what ways do circumstances matter to the work of individuals collectively working to shape human rights practices? Human society is made of individuals within contexts—tectonic plates not of the earth’s crust but of groups and individuals who scrape and shift as we bump along, competing for scarce resources and getting along. These movements, large and small, are the products of actions individuals take in communities, within families and legal structures. These individuals are able to live longer, yet continue to remain vulnerable to dangers arising from the environment, substances, struggles for power, and a failure to understand that in most ways we are the same as our neighbors. Yet it is because we live together in layers of diverse communities that we want our ability to speak to be unhindered by others, use spirituality to help us understand ourselves and others, possess a space and objects that are ours alone, and join with groups that share our values and interests, including circumstances where we do not know who our fellow neighbor is. For this reason sociologists have identified the importance of movements and change in human societies. When we collaborate in groups, individuals can change the contours of their daily lives. Within this book you will find the building blocks for human rights in our communities. To understand why sometimes we enjoy human rights and other times we experience vulnerability and risk, sociologists seek to understand the individual within her context. Bringing together prominent sociologists to grapple with these questions, Movements for Human Rights: Locally and Globally, offers insights into the ways that people move for (and against) human rights.
Categories: Social Science