Special Issue "Racial Injustice, Violence and Resistance: New Approaches under Multidimensional Perspectives"

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760). This special issue belongs to the section "Social Stratification and Inequality".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 5135

Special Issue Editors

African and African Diaspora Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: development and underdevelopment in Brazil, Latin America, and developing countries; racial inequality; affirmative action; quantitative methods applied to race and ethnic injustice; labor market; public policies monitoring and evaluation; poverty reduction programs; educational and health systems; land reform
Department of Sociology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: criminology; urban sociology; race and ethnicity; inequality
Sociology Department, The City College of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
Interests: immigration; gender; race

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current world is characterized by increasing socioeconomic inequality unfolding in the midst of a pandemic, the threat of another world war, along with energy and environmental crises, human rights violations, the growing pervasiveness of far-right wing repertoire, and uncertainty and existential challenges. This alternating reality has led to resistance from the global, regional and local peripheries of the world to promote social movements, grassroots communities, and a growing alliance among historically discriminated people. In their struggle against many forms of social inequality and human rights violations, these peripheries have made creative use of the Internet, among other resources, to find new forms of resistance against oppression and to promote the fight for freedom.

While studies document new forms of inequalities in the U.S. and in Latin America, seldom do these works employ interdisciplinary frameworks including the role of technology and social innovation in documenting the structural factors and social mechanisms that have given rise to a populist far-right movement, and the reproduction of human rights violations and oppression which today more than ever impact historically excluded and racialized minorities.

This special “Social Sciences” edition makes a call for papers contributing to these emerging debates through the use of interdisciplinary and multidimensional approaches. We invite the collaboration of researchers interested in new forms of social, ethnic, and racial injustices as well as strategies of resistance. This special edition strongly invites papers that combine academic rigor and a normative engagement with equality, social justice, minority rights, inclusion and democracy.

Dr. Marcelo J. P. Paixão
Dr. Thomas McNulty
Dr. Norma Fuentes-Mayorga
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Social Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • race relations
  • inequality
  • discrimination
  • racism
  • violence
  • injustice
  • gender
  • multidimensionality
  • minorities struggle
  • periphery potencies

Published Papers (1 paper)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:


24 pages, 1856 KiB  
Situating the Nonprofit Industrial Complex
Soc. Sci. 2023, 12(10), 549; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci12100549 - 30 Sep 2023
Viewed by 3701
This article centers on the nonprofit landscape in Vancouver, Canada, a city that occupies the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, which have never been ceded to the colonial occupation of Canada. Vancouver has a competitive nonprofit field, [...] Read more.
This article centers on the nonprofit landscape in Vancouver, Canada, a city that occupies the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, which have never been ceded to the colonial occupation of Canada. Vancouver has a competitive nonprofit field, with an estimated 1600+ nonprofits operating within city limits. This descriptive review starts by defining what a nonprofit industrial complex (NPIC) is, then outlines an abbreviated history of the nonprofit sector on the aforementioned lands. The article then explores issues related to colonialism, anti-poor legislation, neoliberal governance, the fusing of the public and private sectors, and the bureaucratization of social movements and care work as mechanisms to uphold the status quo social order and organization of power. Focusing on under-examined issues related to the business imperatives of nonprofit organizations in the sectors of housing, health and social services, community policing, and research, this work challenges the positive default framing of nonprofits and charities. Instead, we contend that Vancouver’s NPIC allows the government and the wealthy to shirk responsibility for deepening health and social inequities, while shaping nonprofits’ revenue-generating objectives and weakening their accountability to the community. Full article
Show Figures

Figure A1

Back to TopTop