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BA (York), PhD (McGill)
Howard.Ramos@dal.ca (902) 494-3130 or (902) 494-6595
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Howard Ramos investigates issues of social justice and equity. He has published on political sociology, Canadian Aboriginal mobilization, ethnicity and race, immigration, Atlantic Canada, and transnational human rights. He is currently working on a project looking at social movement societies. He is also conducting research on the discursive opportunities and political impacts of Canadian social movements, environmental activism, ethnicity and race, Indigenous economic development, and Atlantic Canadian society. He teaches Figuring Out Society, Social Movements, Media and Society and Is There an Atlantic Canada? He currently supervises graduate students looking at social movements, mental health and agenda-setting, African Nova Scotian justice and identity, Mi’kmaq and non-Aboriginal relations, Mi'kmaq health and understandings of environment, and international agenda and policy setting.
Social Movement Societies 2012 Workshop website
Ramos, Howard. Forthcoming (Expected publication 2012). “How New Models Open Opportunities to Re-Understanding and Expanding Established Insights: Reaction and Critique of Elke Winter’s Us, Them, and Others.” Canadian Ethnic Studies.
Hart, Randle, Howard Ramos; Karen Stanbridge; and John Veugelers. Forthcoming (Expected publication 2012). “Politics and Social Movements.” In Principles of Sociology. Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese [eds]. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.
Yoshida, Yoko and Howard Ramos. 2012. “Destination Rural Canada: A Basic Overview of Recent Immigrants to Rural Small Towns.” in The Social Transformation of Rural Canada: New Insights into Culture, Identity and Collective Action. John R. Parkins and Maureen G. Reed [eds]. Vancouver: UBC press.
Ramos, Howard and Karen Stanbridge. 2012. “Politics and Political Movements.” In Sociology, L. Tepperman and P. Albanese and J. Curtis [eds] (3rd edition). Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.
Stanbridge, Karen and Howard Ramos. 2012. Seeing Politics Differently: A Brief Introduction to Political Sociology. Don Mills, On: Oxford University Press.
Ramos, Howard. 2012. “Aboriginal Protest.” a special invited chapter in Social Movements (2nd edition) by Suzanne Staggenborg. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.
Ramos, Howard. 2011. “Atlantic Regional Chapter.” In SOC+, supplementary chapter in R. Brym and J. Lie. Toronto: Nelson.
Ron, James; Howard Ramos and Kathleen Rodgers. 2009 (reprint). “What Shapes the West’s Human Rights Focus?” Pp. 345-352 in The Social Movements Reader: Cases and Concepts 2nd ed., Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper eds. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Ramos, Howard. 2008. "Opportunity for Whom?: Political Opportunity and Critical Events in Canadian Aboriginal Mobilization, 1951-2000." Social Forces 87(2): 795-824.
Ramos, Howard and Kevin Gosine. 2008 (reprint). "The Rocket: Newspaper Coverage of the Death of a Quebec Cultural Icon, A Canadian Hockey Player." Pp. 416-434 in Nation and Society: Readings in Post-Confederation Canadian History volume 2, Margaret Conrad and Alvin Finkel, eds. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada.
Ramos, Howard, James Ron and Oskar N. T. Thoms. 2007. "Shaping the Northern Media's Human Rights Coverage, 1986-2000." Journal of Peace Research 44(4): 385-406.
Ramos, Howard. 2007. "Special Plus and Special Negative: the Conflict Between Perceptions and Applications of 'Special Status' in Canada." Pp. 131-150 in Race, Racialization, and Antiracism in Canada and Beyond, Genevieve Fuji Johnson and Randy Enomoto, eds. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Ramos, Howard. 2006. "What Causes Canadian Aboriginal Protest? Examining Resources, Opportunities and Identity, 1951-2000." Canadian Journal of Sociology 31(2): 211-234.
Ron, James; Howard Ramos and Kathleen Rodgers. 2005. "Transnational Information Politics: NGO Human Rights Reporting, 1986-2000." International Studies Quarterly 49(3): 557-58.