In the first half of the book, the authors clarify the definition of social justice as an approach that examines and acknowledges the institutional and historical systems of power and privilege on individual identity and relationships. They provide important frameworks and foundational aspects of understanding social justice, and several chapters explore identity development using the critical lenses of history and context, concentrating on ways that oppression and privilege are manifest in the lived experiences of students.
In the second half of the book, the authors supply educators with the conceptual tools and strategies need to infuse a social justice approach into their work with students and within their institutions. They highlight important concepts to consider in designing and implementing effective social justice interventions and provide examples of effective social justice programs.
Keywords: Student Affairs & Development (Higher Education), Social justice issues in higher education, social justice approach in higher education, concepts of social justice, social justice interventions, books by Tracy L. Davis, books by Lauren Harrison