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1. Searching for the Meaning of Social Justice - Michael J. Austin, Christina Branom, Bryn King Part I: The Humanities Perspectives: The Moral Imperative -- Shouldn't We Do Something? 2. The Influence of Western Philosophy on Definitions of Social Justice - Richard J. Smith 3. Legal Theories of Social Justice - Jennifer Price Wolf 4. Literary Theories and Social Justice - Charity Samantha Fitzgerald 5. Historical Perspectives on Social Justice - Sarah Accomazzo 6. Social Justice and Religion - Sarah Accomazzo, Megan Moore, Siroj Sirojudin 7. Social Justice From a Humanities Perspective: A Synthesis to Inform Practice - Bryn King, Michael J. Austin Part II: The Social Science Perspectives: Social Empathy -- What Do We Need to Understand? 8. Social Psychological Perspectives on Morality and Social Justice - Christina Branom 9. Social Justice and Anthropology: From Observation to Activism - Leah A. Jacobs 10. Perspectives of Social Justice in Sociology - Christina Branom 11. Social Justice and the Politics of Children's Rights - Kelly Whitaker 12. Social Justice in Political Thought: Examining the Rights of Parents - Wendy Wiegmann 13. Economic Theories of Social Justice - Anupama Jacob 14. Theories of Organizational Justice: Interdisciplinary Social Science Perspectives - Hyun Soo Kwon 15. Interdisciplinary Social Science Perspectives: Key Concepts to Inform Practice - Jasmin Serim 16. Social Justice for Active Citizenship - Rhonda Y. Williams Part III: Social Injustice Outside and Inside Human Service Organizations Outside Human Service Organizations 17. Predatory Lending - Mary E. A. Caplan 18. The Injustices of Intimate Partner Violence - Katherine E. Ray 19. Social Injustices Experienced by Children of Incarcerated Parents - Jenny Ventura 20. The Social Injustices Experienced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community - Elizabeth White Inside Human Service Organizations 21. Procedural Injustices in Child Welfare - Wendy Wiegmann 22. Elder Mistreatment: A Social Justice Perspective - Amanda Lehning 23. Social Justice and the Injustices Experienced by People with Mental Health Disabilities - Juliene Schrick Part IV: Embedding Social Justice in Social Work Practice 24. Client Voice and Expertise in Promoting Social Justice - Jasmin Serim 25. Social Justice and the Role of Nonprofit Human Service Organizations in Amplifying Client Voice - Kelly LeRoux 26. Educating Social Work Students About Social Justice Practice - Beth Glover Reed, Amanda Lehning 27. Incorporating Social Justice Principles Into Social Work Practice - Jaclyn Grant, Michael J. Austin 28. Finding the Courage of One's Convictions: Reflections on a Lifetime of Social Work Practice - Brian Cahill with the assistance of Michael J. Austin

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Michael J. Austin (Ph.D., Social Work; MSPH, Public Health, University of Pittsburgh) is Milton and Florence Krenz Mack Distinguished Professor of Nonprofit Management at the University of California, Berkeley, where the teaches a wide range of courses, including Assessing the Dynamics of Communities, Groups and Organizations, Management Practice, Research Resources, and Assessing Nonprofit Organizations. His research interests are nonprofit management and planning, organizational change, and policy implementation. He is the author or co-author of a wide range of books and journal articles.

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