Liberation Sociology: 3rd Edition

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In a world of new movements and deepening economic inequality following the Great Recession, this new edition is vital. It features dozens of new examples from the latest research, with an emphasis on the next generation of liberation sociologists. Newly featured liberation social scientists demonstrate innovative ways to practice emancipatory sociology. Decolonization paradigms in criminology, critical speciesism, and studies of environmental racism and environmental privilege are new to this edition. There is ...

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Overview

In a world of new movements and deepening economic inequality following the Great Recession, this new edition is vital. It features dozens of new examples from the latest research, with an emphasis on the next generation of liberation sociologists. Newly featured liberation social scientists demonstrate innovative ways to practice emancipatory sociology. Decolonization paradigms in criminology, critical speciesism, and studies of environmental racism and environmental privilege are new to this edition. There is an expanded focus on participatory action research, and increased coverage of international liberation social scientists. The 3rd edition offers updates on liberation social scientists featured in earlier editions, emphasizing their more recent work while expanding on the idea that sociology does not stand alone. Work by psychologists, anthropologists, theologians, historians, and others who have developed a liberation orientation for their disciplines is updated and expanded.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612057248
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe R. Feagin, currently Ella C. McFadden Professor at Texas A&M University, graduated from Baylor University in 1960 and acquired his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard University in 1966. Feagin has taught at the University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of California (Riverside), University of Texas, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University. Feagin has done much research work on racism and sexism issues and has served as the scholar in residence at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has written 53 books, one of which (Ghetto Revolts) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the 2006 recipient of a Harvard Alumni Association achievement award and was the 1999–2000 president of the American Sociological Association. He is also the 2013 recipient of the Arthur Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Association for Affirmative Action.

Hernán Vera is Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida–Gainesville and a leading scholar in U.S. racial and ethnic relations. His books include Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness.

Kimberley Ducey is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is a recipient of Québec’s Forces AVENIR Award for her efforts in promoting liberation sociology. She has published articles on liberation sociology, genocide, and pedagogical strategies.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: What Is Liberation Sociology?

Chapter 2: Improving Human Societies: Reassessing the Classical Theorists

Chapter 3: U.S. Sociology from the 1890s to 1970s: Instrumental Positivism and Its Challengers

Chapter 4: Sociology Today: Instrumental Positivism and Continuing Challenges

Chapter 5: Sociology in Action

Chapter 6: Doing Liberation Social Science: Participatory Action Research Strategies

Chapter 7: Liberation Theory and Liberating Action: The Contemporary Scene

Chapter 8: Sociology, Present and Future: Two Sociologies

Chapter 9: Epilogue: The Challenges of Teaching Liberation Sociology

Notes
Index
About the Authors

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