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Queer Inclusion in the United Methodist Church

Queer Inclusion in the United Methodist Church

1st Edition

By Amanda Udis-Kessler
September 03, 2015

The United Methodist Church has been in conflict over lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender inclusion issues since 1972. That year, in response to the gay liberation and gay rights movements, wording was added to the UMC Book of Discipline (the compilation of denominational policies and doctrines) ...

Judicial Reform and Reorganization in 20th Century Iran State-Building, Modernization and Islamicization

Judicial Reform and Reorganization in 20th Century Iran: State-Building, Modernization and Islamicization

1st Edition

By Majid Mohammadi
September 11, 2014

Iran is now at the center of political and social developments in the Middle East. This book examines the reform of the judicial system in 20th century Iran and is the first to relate state-building process with rule of law promotion and judicial reform in the region. This subject occupies the ...

The Social Organization of Policy An Institutional Ethnography of UN Forest Deliberations

The Social Organization of Policy: An Institutional Ethnography of UN Forest Deliberations

1st Edition

By Lauren E. Eastwood
March 21, 2013

This book provides a specific case study--based upon direct research with UN processes--which enables the reader to situate larger theoretical arguments regarding civil society, globalization, and sustainable development within the context of the actual activities of practitioners working within ...

No Place Like Home Organizing Home-Based Labor in the Era of Structural Adjustment

No Place Like Home: Organizing Home-Based Labor in the Era of Structural Adjustment

1st Edition

By David Staples
October 23, 2013

No Place Like Home examines the emergence of home-based women workers as paradigmatic figures of contemporary capitalism, neoliberal governmentality, and socio-political contestation. Far from an isolated or contingent situation, home-based work constitutes today an enormous arena of 'invisible' ...

Between Worlds Deaf Women, Work and Intersections of Gender and Ability

Between Worlds: Deaf Women, Work and Intersections of Gender and Ability

1st Edition

By Cheryl G. Najarian
April 29, 2009

The purpose of this book is to illustrate the struggles of Deaf women as they negotiate their family, educational, and work lives. This study demonstrates how these women resist and overcome the various obstacles that are put before them as well as how they work to negotiate their identities as ...

If I Only Had a Brain Deconstructing Brain Injury

If I Only Had a Brain: Deconstructing Brain Injury

1st Edition

By Mark Sherry
September 10, 2012

This book offers a rich, insider's viewpoint of the lived experience of brain injury. Sherry, a survivor of brain injury himself, uses a cross-disciplinary theoretical approach (drawing upon the social and medical models of disability and combining them with lessons from feminism, queer theory, ...

Praxis and Politics Knowledge Production in Social Movements

Praxis and Politics: Knowledge Production in Social Movements

1st Edition

By Janet M. Conway
March 18, 2010

Praxis and Politics explores the knowledge arising from activist praxis and its significance for reimagining radical and democratic politics. It is based on five years of direct involvement in the Toronto-based Metro Network for Social Justice and their work in coalition building, ...

Striving and Surviving A Daily Life Analysis of Honduran Transnational Families

Striving and Surviving: A Daily Life Analysis of Honduran Transnational Families

1st Edition

By Leah Schmalzbauer
January 11, 2013

Drawing on data the author gathered in Honduras and the United States from weekly time diaries, in-depth interviews, participant observation and interpretive focus groups, she looks specifically at the experience and prospects of transmigrant labor in the United States; the aspirations and ...

Linking Activism Ecology, Social Justice, and Education for Social Change

Linking Activism: Ecology, Social Justice, and Education for Social Change

1st Edition

By Morgan Gardner
April 03, 2009

This book, a unique examination of the activist striving to work for more holistic social change, creates a conceptual framework to give visibility to the complexity of activist practice that spans environmental and social justice concerns....

Talking Back to Psychiatry The Psychiatric Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

Talking Back to Psychiatry: The Psychiatric Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

1st Edition

By Linda J. Morrison
October 28, 2009

Linda Morrison brings the voices and issues of a little-known, complex social movement to the attention of sociologists, mental health professionals, and the general public. The members of this social movement work to gain voice for their own experience, to raise consciousness of injustice and ...

The Suppression of Dissent How the State and Mass Media Squelch USAmerican Social Movements

The Suppression of Dissent: How the State and Mass Media Squelch USAmerican Social Movements

1st Edition

By Jules Boykoff
September 10, 2012

Despite longstanding traditions of tolerance, inclusion, and democracy in the United States, dissident citizens and social movements have experienced significant and sustained - although often subtle and difficult-to observe - suppression in this country. Using mechanism-based social-movement ...

Domestic Democracy At Home in South Africa

Domestic Democracy: At Home in South Africa

1st Edition

By Jennifer Fish
May 01, 2013

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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