Social Problems: A Human Rights Perspective

1st Edition

Eric Bonds

Routledge
Published June 16, 2014
Textbook - 112 Pages
ISBN 9780415737128 - CAT# Y160637
Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $15.95

USD$12.76

SAVE ~$3.19

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

This short book lays out a new definition for what constitutes a social problem: the violation of a group’s human rights, which are understood as commonly upheld standards about what people deserve and should be protected from in life. Evaluating U.S. society from an international human rights perspective, Bonds also stresses that human rights are necessarily political and can therefore never be part of a purely objective exercise to assess wellbeing in a particular society. His approach recognizes that there is no one single interpretation of what rights mean, and that different groups with differing interests are going to promote divergent views, some better than others. This book is ideal for undergraduate sociology courses on social problems, as well as courses on social justice and human rights.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title