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Culture and Rights : Anthropological Perspectives - Jane K. Cowan

Culture and Rights

Anthropological Perspectives

Paperback Published: 21st January 2002
ISBN: 9780521797351
Number Of Pages: 274

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Do people everywhere have the same, or even compatible, ideas about multiculturalism, indigenous rights or women's rights? The authors of this book move beyond the traditional terms of the universalism versus cultural relativism debate. Through detailed case studies from around the world (Hawaii, France, Thailand, Botswana, Greece, Nepal and Canada) they explore the concrete effects of rights talk and rights institutions on people's lives.

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'It is difficult to fault this excellent collection, which is very well edited and rich in detail and theoretical analysis.' Gerard Delanty, Global Review of Ethnopolitics ' ... this edited volume will be of much interest to those interested in contextualising and in thinking across the notions of universalism and cultural relativity. The contributors very eloquently make their case in their ethnographically varied articles, leaving the reader with plenty to think about and even, at times, reconsider their stances. This is definitely an edited volume worth reading.' Maria Gropas, Cambridge Anthropology Journal '... this is a serious book that addresses important political issues and challenges the adequacy of the anthropological and legal concepts that impinge on them ... what this excellent book shows is that the standardized legal form that the international definition of rights has taken cannot easily accommodate the complex realities of the world as it is.' The Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute 'the book shows clearly and accurately the pitfalls of the adoption of an essentialist view on 'culture'. Moreover, it points out eloquently that there is no unique theoretical model that can be sufficiently applied to nay claims over rights and culture across the global ... will assist and advance the discussion on the implementation of rights.' Nations and Nationalism

Prefacep. ix
Linkagesp. 1
Robot Armsp. 3
Annulusp. 5
Reaching Anglesp. 15
Above & Beyondp. 20
Straight-Line Linkages and the Pantographp. 24
Straight-Line Linkagesp. 24
Pantographp. 28
Above & Beyondp. 36
Protein Folding and Pop-Up Cardsp. 39
Fixed-Angle Chainsp. 39
Protein Backbonesp. 40
Maximum Spanp. 42
Alignmentp. 44
Piercingp. 46
Pop-Up Spinnerp. 48
Above & Beyondp. 52
Origamip. 55
Flat Vertex Foldsp. 57
Mountain and Valley Creasesp. 57
Single-Vertex Flat Foldsp. 58
The Maekawa-Justin Theoremp. 61
The Local Min Theoremp. 64
The Kawasaki-Justin Theoremp. 66
Above & Beyondp. 68
Fold and One-Cutp. 72
Examplesp. 72
Fold and One-Cut Theoremp. 78
Above & Beyondp. 81
The Shopping Bag Theoremp. 84
Two Rigid Origami Examplesp. 85
Dihedral Angle Constraintsp. 89
The Shopping Bag Theoremp. 93
Above & Beyondp. 96
Polyhedrap. 99
Dürer's Problem: Edge Unfoldingp. 101
Albrecht Dürer's Netsp. 101
Convex Polyhedrap. 103
The Open Problemp. 106
Spanning Cut Treep. 109
Some Polyhedra with Netsp. 112
Above & Beyondp. 115
Unfolding Orthogonal Polyhedrap. 119
Orthogonal Polyhedrap. 119
Orthogonal Terrainsp. 120
Grid Unfoldingsp. 125
Above & Beyondp. 126
Folding Polygons to Convex Polyhedrap. 130
Questionsp. 132
Alexandrov's Theoremp. 133
Folding Convex Polygonsp. 135
The Foldings of the Latin Crossp. 138
Above & Beyondp. 140
Further Readingp. 142
Glossaryp. 147
Answers to Exercisesp. 151
p. 151
p. 155
p. 156
p. 158
p. 161
p. 162
p. 165
p. 168
p. 170
Acknowledgmentsp. 173
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780521797351
ISBN-10: 0521797357
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 21st January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.99  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.36