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. 26, No. 3, Fall

A Failure of Normalization: Transnational Migration, Crime, and Popular Justice in the Contemporary Neoliberal Mexican Social Formation
Introduction [1] AN EFFORT TO BRING INTO A SINGLE FIELD OF VISION TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION, crime, and popular justice may appear strange. I hope to show, however, that these categorically different activities can, in fact, be related to one another...
Binational Organizations of Mexican Migrants in the United States
Introduction FOR ACTIVISTS PARTICIPATING IN BINATIONAL NETWORKS AND COALITIONS, IT IS imperative to consider the experiences of various cross-border social organizations of Mexican migrants. These organizations have tried to respond to the complex...
Changing Networks and Alliances in a Transnational Context: Salvadoran and Guatemalan Immigrants in Southern California
I. Introduction IN LESS THAN TWO DECADES, THE CENTRAL AMERICAN POPULATION IN SOUTHERN California has grown from one that was close to invisible to a significant and apparently permanent presence within the region. While significant numbers are becoming...
Editors
THE ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE ATTEMPT TO ADD SPECIFICITY AND nuance to our understanding of the range of social processes implicit in the terms "globalization" and "transnationalism." Globalization and, to a lesser extent, transnationalism...
El Paseo del Rio San Francisco: Urban Development and Social Justice in Puebla, Mexico
"They're Tearing Down Our House?" The testimony begins: May 14, 1997: Just after daybreak, police forces broke into "Villa Flora," whose owner is the sister of the president of the Association for a Traditional Puebla, [Agustin] Ochoa, who is...
Historical Perspectives on Mexican Transnationalism: With Notes from Angumacutiro
"No analysis of human action is complete unless it attends to people's own notions of what they are doing." -- Renato Rosaldo MY WORK IS BASED ON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ACTIONS AND INTERACTIONS OF human beings and their relation with the world around...
NAFTA and the Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education
I. Introduction THE SIGNING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (NAFTA) BY Mexico, Canada, and the United States in 1993 reinforced the accelerated process, underway since the mid- 1980s, by which Mexico's economy was becoming integrated...
On the Borders of Solidarity: Race and Gender Contradictions in the "New Voice" Platform of the AFL-CIO
You work till your bones hurt. You work till your eyes hurt. The engineers make you work till you think you will drop. They really are...always watching and hovering, stopwatch and clipboard in hand. What I regret most is not the pain of working at...
Searching for Environmental Justice: National Stories, Global Possibilities
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE 15 INCREASINGLY A TOPIC OF GREAT CONCERN AND/OR academic interest for community activists and scholars in a number of countries. Within the last four years, for instance, international conferences on environmental justice have...
Social Movements, Globalization, and the Reconfiguration of Mexican/Chicano Nationalism
IN HIS ESSAY INTRODUCING THE BRILLIANT WORK OF MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHER Graciela Iturbide, Roberto Tejada (1996: 12-13) suggests the extent to which Mexican national identity and nationalism are being transformed by various interrelated phenomena: Graciela...
The Homeless Diaspora of Queer Asian Americans
Introduction THIS ARTICLE EXPLORES POSSIBILITIES FOR CONCEPTUALIZING QUEER DIASPORA AS a critical practice in cross-border organizing. It also addresses the citizenship(s) that are implicated in the process of transnationalism, which evokes gender...
The Post-Cold War Era, the Persian Gulf War, and the Peace and Justice Movement in the 1990s
IN THE EARLY 1980s, THE PEACE MOVEMENT AND THD STRUGGLES OF CIVIL RIGHTS activists, labor unionists, feminists, and environmental and anti-nuclear activists came together to constitute a movement known as the peace and justice movement (Epstein, 1991)....
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