Learn from social research relevant to such important topics as families and sexuality, work and the economy, politics and public policy, so you can be more informed and active on the issues.
What does the future hold for a growing and increasingly global Muslim feminist movement? As Muslim women utilize the teachings of Islam to fight for greater gender equality, Indonesia has become a microcosm for understanding the challenges facing Muslim feminists, according to new research from Rachel Rinaldo, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia.
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The Human Rights Enterprise: Political Sociology, State Power, and Social Movements: William T. Armaline, Davita S. Glasberg & Bandana Purkayastha present a framework for understanding human rights as a terrain of struggle over power between states, private interests, and organized, “bottom-up” social movements.
Human Trafficking Amidst Interlocking Systems of Exploitation: A Focus on Pakistan: Farhan Navid Yousaf & Bandana Purkayastha examine the issue of trafficking at both micro and macro levels to analyse how political economy of trafficking influences micro level experiences of victims of trafficking.
Voices of Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya: A Human Rights Perspective: Roseanne Njiru & Bandana Purkayastha’s research chronicles experiences of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kenya who fled to the IDP Camps from the ethnic violence following the country’s disputed elections in December 2007.
African Immigrant Families in Another France: Loretta Bass uses voices of individuals within Sub-Saharan African immigrant families to describe their integration experience as ‘Another France.’
Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India: Amrita Pande’s research focuses on how reproduction meets production in surrogacy and how this reflects characteristics of India’s larger labor system.