TIME: Friday, August 10, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

LOCATION: Wooden Shoe Books at 704 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (info here: http://woodenshoebooks.com/home.html).

VOLUME REFERENCEGlenn W.  Muschert, Kristen M. Budd, Michelle Christian, Brian V. Klocke, Robert Perrucci & Jon Shefner (eds.). (2018). Global Agenda for Social Justice. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

EVENT DESRCIPTION: This event will feature the launch of a new volume, Global Agenda for Social Justice produced by the Justice 21 Committee (a.k.a., “J-21” - an editorial collective and group of public sociologists) from the progressive scholarly/activist org, Society for the Study of Social Problems (a.k.a., “the SSSP” – www.sssp1.org). Members of the J-21 Committee and contributing authors will be present for brief presentations of the volume and select chapters, followed by a book signing and social event. This event will run concurrent with the 2018 annual meetings of the SSSP. Refreshments will be served.

BOOK DESCRIPTIONThe Global Agenda for Social Justice provides accessible insights into some of the world’s most pressing social problems and proposes international public policy responses to those problems. Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), chapters examine topics such as criminal justice, media concerns, environmental problems, economic problems, and issues concerning sexualities and gender. They offer recommendations for action by governing officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues of social justice. It will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in public sociology, the study of social problems and the pursuit of social justice.

PUBLISHER’S LISTING: The book is published by Policy Press, an academic publisher at the University of Bristol (UK): https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/global-agenda-for-social-justice. North American Distribution is through the University of Chicago Press: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/G/bo31290284.html