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. 42, No. 3-4, Fall-Winter

Arizona: A Reflection and Conversation on the Migrant Rights Movement, 2015
Arizona is Ground Zero. Everything happens here. What other states can learn from Arizona is what we've learned--how to survive each and every day after being attacked through these racist laws. Just resisting and fighting back--Sandra (human rights...
Art, Identity, and Mexico's Gay Movement
SINCE THE EMERGENCE OF MEXICO'S HOMOSEXUAL LIBERATION MOVEMENT IN THE late 1970s, LGBT activists have worked to transform a cultural politics of national identity that rested discursively on patriarchal constructs of heterosexism, machismo, and rigid...
Building a Movement and Constructing Community: Photography, the United Farm Workers, and El Malcriado
The United Farm Workers' widely circulated publication, El Malcriado, was highly influential in shaping Chicano movement print culture and the way it visualized emerging conceptions of identity, community, and politics. Opening any issue from the 1960s...
"De Campesina a Internacionalista" (from Farmworker Girl to Internationalist): A Journey of Encuentros Y Desencuentros
THOUGH I CONSIDER MYSELF A FEMINIST AND HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN THE LGBTQ movement for several years now, the origins of my political consciousness spring from the fields, the campos of the Santa Clara Valley, where I lived and worked before venturing...
"Different Plans": Indigenous Pasts, the Partido Liberal Mexicano, and Questions about Reframing Binational Social Movements of the Twentieth Century
The presence of two distinct civilizations implies the existence of different historical plans for the future ... built upon different ways of conceiving of the world, nature, and humankind.--Guillermo Bonfil Batalla, Mexico Profundo: Reclaiming a...
Editors' Introduction: New Dimensions in the Scholarship and Practice of Mexican and Chicano Social Movements
HIS SPECIAL ISSUE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE BRINGS TOGETHER THE WORK OF SCHOLARS and activists from Mexico and the United States, representing a variety of disciplines and movements, to discuss current trends in the scholarship and practices of Mexican and...
From Hometown Clubs to Transnational Social Movement: The Evolution of Oaxacan Migrant Associations in California
THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES THE MULTIPLE FORMS OF IMMIGRANT-LED ORGANIZATIONS found among Oaxacan indigenous migrants that have enabled them to participate in various levels of the political and cultural spheres, in the different geographical spaces in which...
From the Barrio to the Barricades: Grafiteros, Punks, and the Remapping of Urban Space
On a Friday afternoon in February of 2011, I sat down with Silvia in the courtyard of the house she and other youth activists had converted into a political and cultural center in downtown Oaxaca City. The youth in her collective met through their...
Geographies of Difference: Transborder Organizing and Indigenous Women's Activism
IN 2007, ON ONE OF MANY TRIPS TO THE MIXTECA REGION OF OAXACA, I SET OUT FROM Santiago Juxtlahuaca to visit the community credit unions and gastronomy projects of the Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales (FIOB ; Indigenous Front of B !national...
Global Economic Crisis and Social Movements in Mexico and North America
THIS WORK ATTEMPTS TO HIGHLIGHT MODALITIES OF SOCIAL RESISTANCE IN MEXICO at two levels, national and regional, taking into consideration the current phase of the global capitalist crisis. To do that, in the first section we present the characteristic...
Redrawing Power: #YoSoy132 and Overflowing Insurgencies
#YoSoy132 is not a political organization, a structure, or a movement. It has articulated different ways of protest, dialogue, and debate. The emergence of these ways through social networking and the multitudinous street protests that shook Mexico...
Shine Bright like a Migrant Julio Salgado's Digital Art and Its Use of Joteria
The digital art of undocuqueer movement activist Julio Salgado cannot be studied through a single-issue lens; doing so would elide the ways that queer Chicanas/os have attempted to imagine a joteria politics that explores the intersections between...
Social Justice and Feminist Activism: Writing as an Instrument of Collective Reflection in Prison Spaces
The Life Stories Workshop is important to me because it opens a door to an unknown world that must be considered to eliminate the inequalities we experience in our country. It is also a way to sensitize the hearts in order to create a sisterhood within...
Spatializing Chicano Power: Cartographic Memory and Community Practices of Care
The San Francisco Bay Area is perhaps one of the geographies most power fully shaped by the activism of the 1960s and 1970s. Oakland, in particular, is a city etched by the political activism of the past, especially the civil rights movement and Black...
The Fruitful and Conflictive Relationship between Feminist Movements and the Mexican Left
This article describes the Mexican feminist movement over the last four decades as a multifaceted entity situated on the periphery of a multi-centered patriarchy, a subject that cannot be restricted to a single identity or political project because...
The Mexican Teachers' Movement: Thirty Years of Struggle for Union Democracy and the Defense of Public Education
Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect, the region's education sector has been the site of a great number of mass protests. We dare to say that it has been a laboratory for government strategies to fight social movements....
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