Elizabethtown College Professor Publishes Timely Book on Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective
August 31, 2020   //   By:   //   Achievements

Recently, the third edition of Elizabethtown College Professor of Social Work Susan Mapp’s book, Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective, was published. The book covers a wide variety of topics affecting people’s human rights around the world including human trafficking, child labor, and AIDS. This most recent edition includes expanded content on the issues affecting refugees and asylum-seekers as the world sees the highest numbers of those fleeing their homes since World War II, as well as up-to-date research on the growing devastation caused by the climate crisis.

 “The social issues shared in the newly published edition of Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective affect people all around the world including the United States,” Elizabethtown College Professor of Social Work Susan Mapp said. “It offers readers new viewpoints for anyone seeking to learn more about these topics as well as providing ideas on how to take effective action.”

Mapp’s revised edition highlights:

  • Introduces a broad range of important, difficult issues in an accessible way, allowing readers to see how they can make a difference today
  • Details how nations address specific issues in a “Culture Box” at the end of each chapter
  • Revised and updated to comprehensively capture recent social impacts, including climate change
  • New chapters on sustainable development goals and displacement following war and conflict

Mapp closes each chapter closes with a “Culture Box,” which offers an in-depth look into the issue in, and cultural impacts surrounding, a specific country. The author provides suggestions for effecting change on every issue, both as a professional social worker and in one’s personal life, making this an ideal text for those looking to engage with international social work.

Published by Oxford Press, the public can view an excerpt and order a copy of Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective.

About the Author

Susan C. Mapp, Ph.D., MSSW, is a Professor of Social Work at Elizabethtown College. She is co-founder and coeditor-in-chief of the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work.

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