Many people of all ages today continue to be attracted to sociology and other social sciences because of their promise to contribute to better political, social, and moral understandings of themselves and their social worlds-and often because they hope it will help them to build a better society. 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. The authors expand on the previous edition with the inclusion of sections on decolonisation paradigms in criminology, critical speciesism, and studies of environmental racism and environmental privilege. There is an expanded focus on participatory action research, and increased coverage of international liberation social scientists. Work by psychologists, anthropologists, theologians, historians, and others who have developed a liberation orientation for their disciplines is also updated and expanded.
Joe R. Feagin is Professor of sociology at Texas A&M University. He is author of 52 books, including Black in Blue: African-American Police Officers and Racism (2007); and, most recently, Two-Faced Racism: White in the Backstage and Frontstage (2007). Hernan 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. Kimberly Ducey is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is a recipient of Quebec's Forces AVENIR Award for her efforts in promoting liberation sociology. She has published articles on liberation sociology, genocide, and pedagogical strategies.
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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