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. 36, No. 4, Winter

Critical Dilemmas in PAR: Toward a New Theory of Engaged Research for Social Change
FEMINIST ANTHROPOLOGIST DIANE WOLF (1996: 37) ONCE CHARACTERIZED participatory research (PAR) as ideal for feminist researchers because it effectively addressed multiple dilemmas of power in the research process, and particularly power inequalities...
Cultural Exclusion and Critique in the Era of Good Intentions: Using Participatory Research to Transform Parent Roles in Urban School Reform
PARENTS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED MARGINALIZATION BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE, SOCIAL class, language, or immigrant status have a rich critique of the structures of inequality that disadvantage their children, but they are seldom invited to express or act upon...
Exploring the Intersection of Philanthropy, Research, and Scholarship in a Third World Context
Introduction THIS ARTICLE IS BASED ON REFLECTIONS FROM A TRANSNATIONAL PARTICIPATORY ACTION research (PAR) project between 2001 and 2004 in Nepal and the United States. The study, which was conducted for my doctoral work in social and cultural studies...
"In between Oprah and Cristina": Urban Latina Youth Producing a Countertext with Participatory Action Research
BETWEEN 2000 AND 2004, THREE LATINA YOUTH AND I SPENT CLOSE TO POUR YEARS collecting data and using our findings to coauthor a children's picture book about a transnational Latino immigrant family. Our participatory action research (PAR) project, self-titled...
Introduction: Activist Scholarship-Possibilities and Constraints of Participatory Action Research
THIS SPECIAL ISSUE REFLECTS THE RESEARCH AND VOICES OF SCHOLARS WHO ARE concerned with issues of power and representation in academic scholarship. In their works, they have attempted to address and break down some of the existing hierarchies and power...
Learning Power and Building Community: Parent-Initiated Participatory Action Research as a Tool for Organizing Community
Is the thrust of this committee to go out and inform and educate people about the benefits of small schools? Or is it to mobilize and organize the community and the parents' hopes, dreams, and demands concerning their children's education and utilizing...
The Cultural Organizing of Formal Praxis-Based Pedagogies: A Socio-Historical Approach to Participatory Action Research
THE CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ISSUE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE GRADUATED FROM A DOCTORAL program called Social and Cultural Studies in Education, in which a unique scholarly dynamic emerged from two disparate, yet related-schools" of thought. One is described as...
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