The COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching political and social consequences across the globe. Published in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), this book addresses the greatest social challenges facing the world as a result of the pandemic.
The authors propose public policy solutions to help refugees, migrant workers, victims of human trafficking, indigenous populations and the invisible poor of the Global South.
Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), this book provides accessible insights into pressing social problems in the United States in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and proposes public policy responses for victims and justice, precarious populations, employment dilemmas and health and well-being.
The Global Agenda for Social Justice provides accessible insights into some of the world’s most pressing social problems and proposes practicable international public policy responses to those problems.
Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), chapters examine topics such as education, violence, discrimination, substance abuse, public health, and environment. The volume provides recommendations for action by governing officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues of social justice.
The book will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, journalists, and students interested in public sociology, the study of social problems, and the pursuit of social justice.
The Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2020 provides accessible insights into some of the most pressing social problems in the United States and proposes public policy responses to those problems.
Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), it offers recommendations for action by elected officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues for social justice, including a discussion of the role of key issues of sustainability and technology in the development and timbre of future social problems. It will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in public sociology and the study of social problems.
care facilities, the owners of which are financial contributors to senators and other political appointees. Everywhere healthcare systems are implementing a triage model of care, where disabled people and others deemed too costly to treat are denied even basic healthcare to the extent of violating their civil and human rights. In the US state of Alabama, for instance, people with intellectual disabilities are barred from access to ventilators because of policies segregating people according to disability. This triage model establishes a hierarchy of disability not
system is more likely to refer a child for testing rather than examining the instructional practices in schools. However, placement in SPED does not equal an organic disability. Due to these biases against Black children and ignorance about the effects of ACEs, many schools do not provide safe learning environments for Black children. Another social justice problem within education is the misuse of standardized assessments. The Every Student Succeeds Act continues to require the use of standardized testing to determine school accountability. Because federal law
people experience stigma and discrimination across multiple domains of daily life, including education, paid work, and healthcare. When it comes to education, weight-related bullying in schools is widespread and exceeds rates of bullying for race, sexuality, academic performance, and physical disability. The international Health Behavior in School-aged Children study, comprising nationally representative samples of over 200,000 adolescents from 39 North American and European countries and regions, found that fat children were up to twice as likely as thin
successfully set up several direct challenges to Roe through the recent 2019 pre- viability abortion restriction bills passed in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, and Utah. But Roe doesn’t need to be overturned in order to severely restrict access to abortion services. Some of the state- level abortion restrictions that are currently being legally challenged in court include: • Prohibiting abortions that are sought for particular reasons (on account of the race, sex, or potential disability of the fetus). • Mandating the
and people across the world witnessed a “hurricane-induced” levee failure that left residents of New Orleans inundated with flood waters. However, the devastating effects of Katrina were exacerbated by the failure of a social support system for the largely invisible inner-city poor, who were, by and large, racially black and included the elderly, women, children, and people with disabilities (Cutter, 2006). The vast majority of the Mozambican population comprises of black indigenous groups, whose marginality is rooted in colonial policies of exclusion and
contribute to a social insurance fund from which workers then withdraw benefits when they qualify for parental leave. This functions similarly to employee/ employer contributions to the disability system in the U.S. Though legislation establishing such a system has been proposed in Congress, the idea of raising payroll taxes and creating a new government- run program is unlikely to receive sufficient support in either the executive or legislative branches of government. Americans appear to have a difficult time coalescing around a single financing strategy, though