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Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age

Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age

Tania G. Levey

Women who use social media are often subjected to blatant sexual harassment, facing everything from name calling to threats of violence. Aside from being disturbing, what does this abuse tell us about gender and sexual norms? And can we use the Internet to resist, even transform, destructive misogynistic norms? Exploring the language of shaming and silencing women in the cybersphere, Tania    More >

Race, Riots, and the Police

Howard Rahtz

Reflected almost daily in headlines, the enormous rift between the police and the communities they serve—especially African American communities—remains one of the major challenges facing the United States. And race-related riots continue to be a violent manifestation of that rift. Can this dismal state of affairs be changed? Can the distrust between black citizens and the police ever    More >

Race, Riots, and the Police
Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven’t, How We Can

Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven’t, How We Can

Donald W. Burnes and David L. DiLeo, editors

Despite billions of government dollars spent in the attempt, we are no closer than we were three decades ago to solving the problem of homelessness. Why? Tackling these questions, the authors of Ending Homelessness explore the complicated and often dysfunctional relationship between efforts to address homelessness and the realities on the street.    More >

When Police Use Force: Context, Methods, Outcomes

Craig Boylstein

New technology has offered the public the opportunity to witness police use of force far more frequently than in the past—and has brought into sharp focus a number of big questions. Where does police power to use force come from? How have the federal courts ruled on the subject?  What sort of guidelines have police departments given their officers, and are they appropriate guidelines?    More >

When Police Use Force: Context, Methods, Outcomes
Queer People of Color: Connected but Not Comfortable

Queer People of Color: Connected but Not Comfortable

Angelique Harris, Juan Battle, and Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr.

As individuals who historically have faced multiple forms of oppression, queer people of color often find themselves struggling to "fit in." What impact does this have on their sociopolitical involvement within their communities of color? Within the queer community? And to what effect? Based on one of the largest surveys to date of African American, Latina/o, Asian American, and Pacific    More >

 

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Call for proposals: We’d love to add your project to our series Power & Human Rights, edited by Professor Zehra Arat. With a focus on power dynamics and their context, books in the series will explore such themes as: the power of human rights as a concept; advocacy for human rights as a power struggle; the impact of power differentials on human rights; institutional mechanisms that enhance the power of human rights advocates; and obstacles set by states and other actors to subvert human rights. Please contact Professor Arat at zehra.arat@uconn.edu to discuss your project.
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