Rowman and Littlefield International

Justice Unbound

Voices of Justice for the 21st Century

By (author) Patrizia Longo

Publication date:

17 December 2018

Length of book:

392 pages


Rowman & Littlefield International

ISBN-13: 9781786608130

This important anthology provides students and teachers with voices of social and global justice that have been marginalized or forgotten by history. It gives thought-leaders, from the Global South a platform and engages the voices of oppressed communities, including Charles Mills and Franz Fanon and Ella Baker.

This text is a comprehensive analysis of modern and contemporary theories of justice. Since the publication in 1971 of John Rawls’s
A Theory of Justice, there has been much debate on his views from both the right and the left of the political spectrum. But there is a lack of textbooks that provide not only a compilation of substantial selections on challenges to Rawls’s theory from feminist and postcolonial scholars but that also include writings by non-white and non-Western authors on different aspects of justice. This book fills this huge gap and brings together many influential writings on the topic of justice that are often omitted in philosophy and political theory collections. This work addresses complex issues in an increasingly diverse society.

Student features include:

  • Accessible readings that combines theory with historical and contemporary case studies. This encourages students to apply their theoretical understandings of justice to real world issues.
  • Case studies offer teachers built-in class activities to explore the implications and applications of theory.
  • Includes contextualizing introductions at the beginning of each section
Longo successfully brings together the work of a diverse array of feminist and postcolonial scholars whose writings challenge Rawls. In this era of Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and the Occupy movement, there is a pressing need for a textbook to help students navigate and understand the barriers to justice and how they may be dismantled. Justice Unbound provides that.