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Everyday social justice and citizenship: perspectives for the 21st century

Everyday social justice and citizenship: perspectives for the 21st century

Fook, Jan; Jarvis, Pam; Mealey, Ann Marie; Doherty, Jonathan, 1961-

Social justice is a concept which is widely touted and lauded as desirable, yet its meaning may differ depending on whether its focus is on the underlying values of social justice, the more specific objectives these entail, or the actual practices or policies which aim to achieve social justice. In the current global political context, we need to re-examine what we mean by social justice, and demonstrate that 'making a difference' and contributing to human flourishing is more achievable than this context would suggest. The book aims to increase our sense of being able to enact social justice, by showcasing different ways of contributing to social justice, and 'making a difference' in different settings and different ways

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Ann Marie Mealey, Pam Jarvis, Jan Fook and Jonathan Doherty
ISBN: 1138652806, 9781138652804
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xi, 197 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Series: Routledge advances in social work
Subject: Citizenship.; Social service.; Society.; Social justice.
Series Title: Routledge advances in social work.


  1. Part I: Introducing Social Justice
  2. Introducing Social Justice. (Sue Goodwin and Jan Fook)
  3. Part II: Social Justice and Faith Perspectives
  4. Social Justice Perspectives in Christianity. (Ann Marie Mealey)
  5. `See, Judge, Act' - The Foundation of the Citizens Project? (Patricia Kelly)
  6. Powerful Agents and Suffering Servants: The Community Organising Vocation. (John Battle)
  7. Tzedakah, Tikkun: Jewish Approaches to Social Justice. (Alana Vincent)
  8. Social Justice in Islam. (Qari Asim)
  9. Part III: Perspectives on Children, the Family and Sport
  10. Social Justice for Children and Young People in England: Citizens or Drones? (Pam Jarvis)
  11. Families with Young Children, Precarious Work and Social Justice. (Stefano Ba')
  12. Neoliberalism and the Family (Pam Jarvis)
  13. Developing Socially Just Citizenship Education in Divided Contexts: The Freedom to Self-define and Not Define. (Helen Hanna)
  14. Social Justice in Local Government: A Delicate Balance. (Susan Elmer)
  15. Children, Young People and Sport. (Graham Turner)
  16. Part IV: Perspectives in Education
  17. Social Justice in our Schools: A Need to Reconceptualise Ideas and Classroom Practice. (Jonathan Doherty)
  18. Developing a Core compulsory module to teach principles of social justice and citizenship (Jan Fook, Jonathan Glazzard, Ann Marie Hayes, Ann Marie Mealey, Chris Rowley)
  19. Conclusion
  20. Glossary
  21. Index