Social Inequality And Social Injustice
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Social Inequality And Social Injustice

by Evelyn Kallen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333924282

ISBN-13: 9780333924280

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book uses a human rights framework to analyze how group-level social inequalities and injustices are socially constructed and maintained through violations of human rights on grounds of race, gender, sexuality, etc., and how human rights legislation can help such violations to effectively be redressed. Although it focuses primarily on democratic nations, it

Overview

This book uses a human rights framework to analyze how group-level social inequalities and injustices are socially constructed and maintained through violations of human rights on grounds of race, gender, sexuality, etc., and how human rights legislation can help such violations to effectively be redressed. Although it focuses primarily on democratic nations, it uses international case material to highlight key global issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333924280
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
• Introduction: A Human Rights Approach to the Analysis of Dominant/Subordinate Relations
• The Human Rights Perspective: International Human Rights
• The Social Construction of Inequality
• Prejudice and Discrimination: Building Blocks of Social Inequality
• The Experience of Degradation, Abuse and the Harmful Impact of Hate
• Equality/Equity-seeking Protest Movements 1: Women's Rights
• Equality/Equity-seeking Protest Movements 2: Gay and Lesbian Rights
• The Roots of the Aboriginal Movement: Colonialism and Cultural Genocide
• Aboriginal Rights and New Nationhood Movements
• Conclusion: Strengths and Weaknesses of the Current Human Rights System
• Appendices
• References
• Index

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