Special Issue "Social Inequality and Human Rights in a Digital World"

A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Valerie Zawilski

Department of Sociology, King's University College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 2M3, Canada
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Interests: social inequality; social movements; social justice in post-conflict societies; global health and human trafficking

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Intersectional theorizing has developed into an important method for analyzing multiple sites of oppression or matrixes of domination that occur throughout the world today. With the advent of the Internet, the global information highway has been systematically used by international, national, and regional governmental and educational institutions; corporations; non-governmental organizations; and individuals to inform and misinform millions of its users. This call for papers for a Special Issue of the Societies Journal seeks theoretical and practical submissions that address this important problem. This topic may be viewed from a variety of perspectives, which include the role that institutions, corporations, and individuals play in including or excluding groups or individuals from, for example, housing, employment, migration, health, consumer, and educational opportunities. Authors may also examine the role that social media can play in supporting and/or attacking minority groups, which may include people who are oppressed because of their national, racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, size, disability, and/or sexual orientation.

Dr. Valerie Zawilski
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • inequality
  • human rights
  • oppression
  • Internet
  • matrix of domination

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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