Long the province of international law, human rights now enjoys a renaissance of studies and new perspectives from the social sciences. This landmark book is the first to synthesize and comprehensively evaluate this body of work. It fosters an interdisciplinary, international, and critical engagement both in the social study of human rights and the establishment of a human rights approach throughout the field of sociology. Sociological perspectives bring new questions to the interdisciplinary study of human rights, as amply illustrated in this book. The Handbook is indispensable to any interdisciplinary collection on human rights or on sociology. This text: Brings new perspectives to the study of human rights in an interdisciplinary fashion. Offers state-of-the-art summaries, critical discussions of established human rights paradigms, and a host of new insights and further research directions. Fosters a comprehensive human rights approach to sociology, topically representing all 45 sections of the American Sociological Association.

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Sociology and Human Rights Resituating the Discipline
ByDavid L. Brunsma, Keri E. Iyall Smith, Brian K. Gran

part 1|1 pages

Groups in Society

chapter 1|11 pages

Sex and Gender

ByBarbara Gurr, Nancy A. Naples

chapter 2|9 pages

Aging and the Life Course

ByRobin Shura, Rachel Bryant

chapter 3|10 pages

Mental Health and Human Rights

ByGiedrė Baltrušaityt˙e

chapter 4|10 pages

Racial and Ethnic Minorities

ByJames M. Thomas, David L. Brunsma

chapter 5|7 pages

Asia and Asian America

ByMary Yu Danico, Phi Hong Su

chapter 6|10 pages

Latina/o Sociology

ByRogelio Sáenz, Karen Manges Douglas, Maria Cristina Morales

chapter 7|10 pages

Children and Youth

ByBrian K. Gran

chapter 8|10 pages

Race, Class, and Gender

ByMary Romero

chapter 9|10 pages


ByMary Bernstein

chapter 10|8 pages

Animals and Society

ByVictoria Johnson, John Sanbonmatsu

chapter 11|10 pages

Disability and Society

ByJean M. Lynch

part 2|1 pages

Inst itutions in Society

chapter 12|11 pages

Medical Sociology

BySusan W. Hinze, Heidi L. Taylor

chapter 13|10 pages

Crime, Law, and Deviance

ByJoachim J. Savelsberg

chapter 14|10 pages


ByNathalia E. Jaramillo, Peter McLaren, Jean J. Ryoo

chapter 15|10 pages


ByAngela J. Hattery, Earl Smith

chapter 16|17 pages

Organizations, Occupations, and Work

ByJ. Kenneth Benson

chapter 17|11 pages

Political Sociology

ByThomas Janoski

chapter 18|10 pages


ByMark D. Jacobs, Lester R. Kurtz

chapter 19|7 pages

Science, Knowledge, and Technology

ByJennifer L. Croissant

chapter 20|9 pages

Sociology of Law

ByChristopher N. J. Roberts

chapter 21|10 pages


ByDavid V. Brewington

chapter 22|10 pages

Economic Sociology

ByClarence Y. H. Lo

part 3|1 pages

Living Together Locally and Globally

chapter 23|11 pages

Community and Urban Sociology

ByKenneth Neubeck

chapter 24|10 pages

Peace, War, and Social Conflict

ByNader Saiedi

chapter 25|10 pages

Environment and Technology

ByFrancis O. Adeola, J. Steven Picou

chapter 26|6 pages


ByJenniffer M. Santos-Hernández

chapter 27|9 pages

Collective Behavior and Social Movements

ByLyndi Hewitt

chapter 28|10 pages

Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco

ByJennifer Bronson

chapter 29|10 pages

Rationality and Society

ByValeska P. Korff, Mimi Zou, Tom Zwart, Rafael Wittek

chapter 30|8 pages

International Migration

ByTanya Golash-Boza

chapter 31|10 pages

Labor and Labor Movements

ByHéctor L. Delgado

chapter 32|9 pages

Evolution, Biology, and Sociology

ByRosemary L. Hopcroft

part 4|1 pages

Methodology, Practice, and Theory

chapter 33|8 pages


ByAmir B. Marvasti, Karyn D. McKinney

chapter 34|19 pages

Mathematical Sociology

ByGuillermina Jasso

chapter 35|10 pages

Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

ByPeter Eglin

chapter 36|9 pages

Comparative and Historical Sociology

ByJean H. Quataert, Benita Roth

chapter 37|10 pages

Political Economy of the World-System

ByTarique Niazi, Jeremy Hein

chapter 38|10 pages

Social Psychology

BySteven Hitlin, Matthew Andersson

chapter 39|8 pages

Sociological Practice and Public Sociology

ByJan Marie Fritz

chapter 40|10 pages

Teaching and Learning

ByCorey Dolgon

chapter 41|8 pages

History of Sociology

ByJ. I. (Hans) Bakker

chapter 42|9 pages


ByElizabeth A. Gill

chapter 43|11 pages


ByAnn Branaman

chapter 44|9 pages

Marxist Sociology

ByDavid Fasenfest