International Perspectives on Social Theory

Jake M. Seery (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC026000

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick

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International Perspectives on Social Theory opens with an identification of the characteristics that define contemporary social movements, including: a blurring and overlapping of taxonomical categories, an evolution towards a post-post-political stage, a great variety and hybridization of organizational structures, an extension of activism to new social and cultural dimensions as the postmodern worldview and agendas become hegemonic, a trend to become global through the reticulated architecture of the space of flows and a capacity for action enhanced by the use of new communication technologies.

Following this, the authors examine the interrelationship between data privacy, data governance, and ethics management in light of recent data privacy legislation, particularly focusing on how online activities that compromise personal data have led to the creation of new regulations that are designed to protect individual privacy rights.

The current tendency in sociology to favour the naturalizing of discriminations is highlighted, beginning with the example of the axiological discrimination between experts and the groups they themselves stratify. This process prioritises the “normal” and moralism.

The final study applied the “exit, voice, loyalty and neglect” framework to investigate how the perceived impact of poor housing management, self-efficacy belief and sense of community influence residents’ responses to poor housing management in Hong Kong.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Social Movements in the XXI Century: From New Social Movements to New-New Social Movements
(Francisco Javier Ullán de la Rosa, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology II, University of Alicante
Alicante, Spain)

Chapter 2. Data Privacy, Data Governance, and Ethics for the International Perspectives on Social Theory
(Richard Herschel and Virginia Miori, Decision and System Sciences, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA, US)

Chapter 3. The Discrimination Imbedded in Social Theory
(António Pedro Dores, Department of sociology, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Exit, Voice, Loyalty and Neglect: Private Housing Residents’ Responses to Poor Housing Management in Hong Kong
(Yung Yau and Yongshen Liu, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong, China)

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