Social Inequality And Social Injustice

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333924280
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Evelyn Kallen is Emeritus Professor and Senior Scholar on the Faculty of Arts, York University.

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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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