Formerly listed as: LJST-39 | POSC-74
Kristin Bumiller (Section 01)
(Offered as POSC 374, LJST 374, and EDST 374) This seminar explores the role of rights in addressing inequality, discrimination, and violence. This course will trace the evolution of rights focused legal strategies aimed at addressing injustice coupled with race, gender, disability, and citizenship status. We will evaluate how rights-based activism often creates a gap between expectation and realization. This evaluation will consider when and how rights are most efficacious in producing social change and the possibility of unintended consequences.
This course fulfills a requirement for the Five College Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice (RHRJ) certificate.
Requisite: One introductory POSC course or its equivalent. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor Bumiller.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
|Up Against a Wall: Rape reform and the Failure of Success
|Silent Covenants: Brown V. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform
|Oxford University Press
|The Lives of Animals
|Princeton University Press
|J. M. Coetzee
|Making Rights Real: Activists, Bureaucrats, and the Creation of the Legalistic State
|University of Chicago press
|Charles R. Epp
|The Neutered Mother, the Sexual Family and Other Twentieth Century Tragedies
|Martha Albertson Fineman
|Appealing to Justice: Prisoner grievances, Rights, and Carceral Logic
|University of California Press
|Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness
|Mutual aid : building solidarity during this crisis (and the next)
|Decarcerating disability : deinstitutionalization and prison abolition
|University of Michigan Press
These books are available locally at Amherst Books.