Since 2002, SSF, internationally, has been at the forefront of an epistemological revolution within sociology. Specifically, SSF-US has had the difficult task of bringing the United States into a critical dialogue with other voices and perspectives – voices which are much more deeply rooted in human rights than most United Statesian sociologists. In this article, I outline eight ways to underscore the Hopi saying that, "we are the ones we've been waiting for": 1) remapping our cognitions away from individualism and capitalism; 2) socializing for humanity, not citizenry; 3) recognizing our common needs and common vulnerabilities; 4) creating new identities and respect for new identities rooted in variation; 5) creating human rights spaces, places, and cities; 6) utilizing locally the new UN mechanisms for human rights tracking; 7) revising the U.S. constitution, and 8) creating a new science of liberation – a sociology without borders.
Brunsma, David L..
"We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: Human Rights and Us/U.S.."
Societies Without Borders
Available at: http://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/swb/vol5/iss1/2