Welcome to your Social Justice and Policy reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle by Davis, A.; Barat, F. (Editor)In these essays, interviews and speeches, Angela Y. Davis illuminates connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles. She highlights connections and analyses today's struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine. Facing a world of injustice, Davis challenges us to build the movement for human liberation.
Call Number: 323 DAV + eBook
Publication Date: 2016
Peak Inequality by Dorling, D.It's widely agreed that inequality has become the key political issue of our time. In Peak Inequality, Danny Dorling--an early proponent of rapidly reducing economic inequalities--brings together brand new material alongside a selection of his most recent writing from publications including the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, and the Financial Times. Addressing key issues like housing, education, and health care, he ultimately asks a crucial question: Have we reached peak inequality? ​ Dorling concludes by looking to the future. How, he asks, will the UK address the problems created and exacerbated by inequality--especially as it simultaneously tries to negotiate Brexit and react to the wider international situation of a world where people demand a more equal economic and social landscape? Peak Inequality is an informed first step toward answering that question.
Call Number: 305.0941 DOR
Publication Date: 2018
Intersectionality by Hill Collins, P.; Bilge, S.The concept of intersectionality has become a central topic in academic and activist circles alike. But what exactly does it mean, and why has it emerged as such a vital lens through which to explore how social inequalities of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability, and ethnicity shape one another? In this fully revised and expanded second edition of their popular text, Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge provide a much-needed introduction to the field of intersectional knowledge and praxis. Analyzing the emergence, growth, and contours of the concept of intersectionality, the authors also consider its global reach through an array of new topics such as the rise of far-right populism, reproductive justice, climate change, and digital environments and cultures. Accessibly written and drawing on a plethora of lively examples to illustrate its arguments, the book highlights intersectionality's potential for understanding complex architecture of social and economic inequalities and bringing about social justice-oriented change. Intersectionality will be an invaluable resource for anyone grappling with the main ideas, debates, and new directions in this field.