Thursday, April 12, 2012

New book by JCU authors

Eco-social Justice: Issues, challenges and ways forward – voices from De Novo ‘11
Edited by Mr Peter Jones, Dr Debra Miles, Dr Abraham Francis & Rajeev SP

The struggle to achieve social justice has long been a core concern for social work, community development and other approaches to ensure human well-being. However, confronted with a global environmental crisis, a focus on social justice alone may not be sufficient for ensuring a sustainable future for human beings and for the planet we inhabit. Based on the experience of social justice work, coupled with a deep understanding of, and concern for, the natural environment, an eco-social approach challenges us to develop ways of working that recognise humans’ interdependence upon the non-human world and which seek justice for both people and the planet.

Eco-social Justice: Issues, challenges and ways forward – voices from De Novo ‘11 will shortly be available for loan from the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library.

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