New human rights publication co-edited by ICwS Senior Lecturer Dr Damien Short is now available

Thursday 12 September 2013

New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights brings together and contributes to the fields of both sociology and human rights research, particularly in relation to challenging power relations and inequalities in contemporary societies. Co-edited by Patricia Hynes (University of Bedfordshire), Michele Lamb (University of Roehampton), Damien Short (Institute of Commonwealth Studies/Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London) and Matthew Waites (University of Glasgow), New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights addresses a number of themes which have not previously been addressed in the sociology of human rights literature, such as climate change, the human rights of soldiers, and children’s rights in relation to residential care. The aim of the publication is to spark new ideas and new forms of engagement across a variety of compelling human rights concerns. This volume offers and suggests new directions for the use of social and sociological theories in analyzing such issues such as torture and genocide, and so points the way for future analysis and human rights activism and practices.