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Posts tagged with "Social Justice"

  • When Police Kill
    Franklin E. Zimring

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    A timely tome calls for more research on police killings and training that emphasizes that “lives matter”

    On 19 August 2014, Michael Brown—an unarmed 18-year-old African American—was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Witnesses gave varying accounts of the shooting, which occurred when Officer Darren Wilson responded to a call implicating Brown in an incident of shoplifting and assault at a local convenience store, and a grand jury… Read More
  • Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: New Conversations Across the Disciplines
    Mara Buchbinder, Michele Rivkin-Fish, and Rebecca L. Walker, Eds.

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    Tackling social injustices in healthcare

    Inequality is core to virtually any Western conception of health justice. There is robust debate over which inequalities, if any, are unethical and over priority-setting among inequalities. Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice, edited by three scholars (two anthropologists and a philosopher) represents one of the latest contributions to this conversation. The book is ambitious, aiming to… Read More
  • The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life
    Jonathan F. P. Rose

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    Reshaping cities with an eye toward equality and resilience

    Unsustainable, inefficient, often violent, and marked by stark inequalities of wealth and opportunity, cities are increasingly vulnerable to social and economic crises, natural disasters, climate change, and other challenges of the coming era. Yet in The Well-Tempered City, Jonathan Rose remains passionately optimistic about our potential to rebuild innovative, resilient, integrated urban communi… Read More
  • Film

    An American Ascent

    In his famous speech, Martin Luther King Jr. declared, “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low.” Flashbacks to this speech are featured in An American Ascent, which chronicles the journey of nine African-American mountaineers as they endeavor to climb Denali, North America’s… Read More