Social Justice

Quarterly journal provides articles on international dimensions of power, inequality and injustice through focusing on globalization, human and civil rights, immigration issues, social policies affecting welfare and education, ethnic and gender relations and environmental victims.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, Spring

Battling for Human Rights and Social Justice: A Latina/o Critical Race Media Analysis of Latina/o Student Youth Activism in the Wake of 2006 Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
Introduction I'm here because my parents don't have legal status.... All of us have to fight for the rights of immigrants ... [and] all of us have to do our part--Patricia, eighth-grade student, quoted by Soto in the San Diego Union-Tribune,...
Citizenship Normalizing and White Preservice Social Studies Teachers
Introduction I just thought of something ... To be a citizen doesn't necessarily mean anything ... I mean, you really don't have to do anything ... all you have to do is live and survive in the United States (Interview with pre-service...
Introduction: Citizenship Surveillance of la Gente (the People)-Theory, Practice, and Cultural Citizen Voices
IN JULY 2007, A CONCERNED LATINA MOTHER ON A POPULAR SPANISH RADIO SHOW voiced concern about her daughter's fourth-grade teacher, who had expressed her views on citizenship in the classroom. In an earnest tone, the mother stated that she had gone to...
Lessons of Belonging and Citizenship among Hijas/os De Inmigrantes Mexicanos
Introduction I constantly reflect and think about who I am, where I belong, who thinks I belong ... who thinks I don't belong, and why they think that (Interview with Consuelo, 2005). NATIONAL BELONGING AND CITIZENSHIP IDENTITY ARE HIGHLY CONTESTED...
Reconciling Research, Rallies, and Citizenship: Reflections on Youth-Led Diversity Workshops and Intercultural Alliances
Introduction What would happen if society viewed young people as competent citizens? This question is important, for the dominant view of youth in any society will affect the beliefs and behaviors of adults and of youth themselves (Checkoway...
Transnational and Transgenerational Latina/o Cultural Citizenship among Kindergarteners, Their Parents, and University Students in Utah
Introduction HOW DO LATINAS/OS ACROSS GENERATIONS AND ACROSS A RANGE OF CITIZENSHIP/ residency status construct, negotiate, and contest their cultural citizenship? What complexities exist as Latinas/os enact their forms of cultural citizenship?...