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The Resource The human rights paradox : universality and its discontents, edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus

The human rights paradox : universality and its discontents, edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus

Label
The human rights paradox : universality and its discontents
Title
The human rights paradox
Title remainder
universality and its discontents
Statement of responsibility
edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Human rights are paradoxical. Advocates across the world invoke the idea that such rights belong to all people, no matter who or where they are. But since humans can only realize their rights in particular places, human rights are both always and never universal. The Human Rights Paradox is the first book to fully embrace this contradiction and reframe human rights as history, contemporary social advocacy, and future prospect. In case studies that span Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and the United States, contributors carefully illuminate how social actors create the imperative of human rights through relationships whose entanglements of the global and the local are so profound that one cannot exist apart from the other. These chapters provocatively analyze emerging twenty-first-century horizons of human rights{u2014}on one hand, the simultaneous promise and peril of global rights activism through social media, and on the other, the force of intergenerational rights linked to environmental concerns that are both local and global. Taken together, they demonstrate how local struggles and realities transform classic human rights concepts, including 2victim,3 2truth,3 and 2justice.3 Edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus, The Human Rights Paradox enables us to consider the consequences{u2014}for history, social analysis, politics, and advocacy{u2014}of understanding that human rights belong both to 2humanity3 as abstraction as well as to specific people rooted in particular locales. --Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
WU/DLC
Dewey number
323
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.H769684 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1951-
  • 1970-
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  • Stern, Steve J.
  • Straus, Scott
Series statement
Critical human rights
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  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Human rights advocacy
Label
The human rights paradox : universality and its discontents, edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Embracing paradox: human rights in a global age / Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus -- Part I. Who makes human rights? -- Human rights history from the ground up: the case of East Timor / Geoff Robinson -- Rights on display: museums and human rights claims / Bridget Conley-Zilkic -- Civilian agency in times of crisis: lessons from Burundi / Meghan Foster Lynch -- Part II. Interrogating classic concepts -- Consulting survivors: evidence from Cambodia, northern Uganda, and other countries affected by mass violence / Patrick Vinck and Phuong Pham -- "Memoria, verdad y justicia": the terrain of post-dictatorship social reconstruction and the struggle for human rights in Argentina / Noa Vaisman -- Rethinking transitional justice: reflections on the paradoxes of accountability efforts in Peru / Jo-Marie Burt -- Part III. New horizons -- The aporias of new technologies for human rights activism / Fuyuki Kurasawa -- The human right to water in rural India: promises and challenges / Philippe Cullet -- A very promising species: from Hobbes to the human right to water / Richard P. Hiskes
Control code
855491717
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780299299743
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013027992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)855491717
Label
The human rights paradox : universality and its discontents, edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Embracing paradox: human rights in a global age / Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus -- Part I. Who makes human rights? -- Human rights history from the ground up: the case of East Timor / Geoff Robinson -- Rights on display: museums and human rights claims / Bridget Conley-Zilkic -- Civilian agency in times of crisis: lessons from Burundi / Meghan Foster Lynch -- Part II. Interrogating classic concepts -- Consulting survivors: evidence from Cambodia, northern Uganda, and other countries affected by mass violence / Patrick Vinck and Phuong Pham -- "Memoria, verdad y justicia": the terrain of post-dictatorship social reconstruction and the struggle for human rights in Argentina / Noa Vaisman -- Rethinking transitional justice: reflections on the paradoxes of accountability efforts in Peru / Jo-Marie Burt -- Part III. New horizons -- The aporias of new technologies for human rights activism / Fuyuki Kurasawa -- The human right to water in rural India: promises and challenges / Philippe Cullet -- A very promising species: from Hobbes to the human right to water / Richard P. Hiskes
Control code
855491717
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780299299743
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013027992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)855491717

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