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The Resource The human rights revolution : an international history, edited by Akira Iriye, Petra Goedde, and William I. Hitchcock

The human rights revolution : an international history, edited by Akira Iriye, Petra Goedde, and William I. Hitchcock

Label
The human rights revolution : an international history
Title
The human rights revolution
Title remainder
an international history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Akira Iriye, Petra Goedde, and William I. Hitchcock
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Between the Second World War and the early 1970s, political leaders, activists, citizens, protestors. and freedom fighters triggered a human rights revolution in world affairs. Stimulated particularly by the horrors of the crimes against humanity in the 1940s, the human rights revolution grew rapidly to subsume claims from minorities, women, the politically oppressed, and marginal communities across the globe. The human rights revolution began with a disarmingly simple idea: that every individual, whatever his or her nationality, political beliefs, or ethnic and religious heritage, possesses an inviolable right to be treated with dignity. From this basic claim grew many more, and ever since, the cascading effect of these initial rights claims has dramatically shaped world history down to our own times. The contributors to this volume look at the wave of human rights legislation emerging out of World War II, including the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the Nuremberg trial, and the Geneva Conventions, and the expansion of human rights activity in the 1970s and beyond, including the anti-torture campaigns of Amnesty International, human rights politics in Indonesia and East Timor, the emergence of a human rights agenda among international scientists, and the global campaign female genital mutilation. The book concludes with a look at the UN Declaration at its 60th anniversary. Bringing together renowned senior scholars with a new generation of international historians, these essays set an ambitious agenda for the history of human rights. -- Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
323.09
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.H775 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Iriye, Akira
  • Goedde, Petra
  • Hitchcock, William I
Series statement
Reinterpreting history
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  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Droits de l'homme
  • Histoire
  • Génocide
  • Crimes de guerre
  • Droits de la femme
  • Droits fondamentaux
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Menschenrecht
  • Menschenrecht
  • Entwicklung
  • Globalisierung
  • Mänskliga rättigheter
  • Mänskliga rättigheter
Label
The human rights revolution : an international history, edited by Akira Iriye, Petra Goedde, and William I. Hitchcock
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Elizabeth Borgwardt
  • Human rights and the laws of war : the Geneva Convention of 1949
  • William I. Hitchcock
  • Grams, calories, and food : languages of victimization, entitlement, and human rights in occupied Germany, 1945-1949
  • Atina Grossmann
  • Are women "human"? : the UN and the struggle to recognize women's rights as human rights
  • Allida Black
  • Imperialism, self-determination, and the rise of human rights
  • Samuel Moyn
  • "The first right" : the Carter Administration, Indonesia, and the transnational human rights politics of the 1970s
  • Introduction:
  • Brad Simpson
  • Anti-torture politics : Amnesty International, the Greek junta, and the origins of the human rights "boom" in the United States
  • Barbara Keys
  • From the center-right : Freedom House and human rights in the 1970s and 1980s
  • Carl J. Bon Tempo
  • "For our Soviet colleagues" : scientific internationalism, human rights, and the Cold War
  • Paul Rubinson
  • Principles overwhelming tanks : human rights and the end of the Cold War
  • Sarah B. Snyder
  • The right to bodily integrity : women's rights as human rights and the international movement to end female genital mutilation, 1970s-1990s
  • Human rights as history
  • Kelly J. Shannon
  • Is history a human right? : Japan's and Korea's troubles with the past
  • Alexis Dudden
  • Approaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Mark Philip Bradley
  • Akira Iriye and Petra Goedde
  • The recent history of human rights
  • Kenneth Cmiel
  • The Holocaust and the "human rights revolution" : a reassessment
  • G. Daniel Cohen
  • "Constitutionalizing" human rights : the rise and rise of the Nuremberg principles
Control code
1004377922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 353 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199715572
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004377922
Label
The human rights revolution : an international history, edited by Akira Iriye, Petra Goedde, and William I. Hitchcock
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Elizabeth Borgwardt
  • Human rights and the laws of war : the Geneva Convention of 1949
  • William I. Hitchcock
  • Grams, calories, and food : languages of victimization, entitlement, and human rights in occupied Germany, 1945-1949
  • Atina Grossmann
  • Are women "human"? : the UN and the struggle to recognize women's rights as human rights
  • Allida Black
  • Imperialism, self-determination, and the rise of human rights
  • Samuel Moyn
  • "The first right" : the Carter Administration, Indonesia, and the transnational human rights politics of the 1970s
  • Introduction:
  • Brad Simpson
  • Anti-torture politics : Amnesty International, the Greek junta, and the origins of the human rights "boom" in the United States
  • Barbara Keys
  • From the center-right : Freedom House and human rights in the 1970s and 1980s
  • Carl J. Bon Tempo
  • "For our Soviet colleagues" : scientific internationalism, human rights, and the Cold War
  • Paul Rubinson
  • Principles overwhelming tanks : human rights and the end of the Cold War
  • Sarah B. Snyder
  • The right to bodily integrity : women's rights as human rights and the international movement to end female genital mutilation, 1970s-1990s
  • Human rights as history
  • Kelly J. Shannon
  • Is history a human right? : Japan's and Korea's troubles with the past
  • Alexis Dudden
  • Approaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Mark Philip Bradley
  • Akira Iriye and Petra Goedde
  • The recent history of human rights
  • Kenneth Cmiel
  • The Holocaust and the "human rights revolution" : a reassessment
  • G. Daniel Cohen
  • "Constitutionalizing" human rights : the rise and rise of the Nuremberg principles
Control code
1004377922
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 353 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199715572
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004377922

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