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From the Margins of Globalization : Critical Perspectives on Human Rights - Neve Gordon

From the Margins of Globalization

Critical Perspectives on Human Rights

By: Neve Gordon (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th September 2004
ISBN: 9780739108772
Number Of Pages: 339

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In From the Margins of Globalization, Neve Gordon assembles work from leading intellectuals and activists in the field of human rights. Each essay in this volume discusses a community or issue left adrift in the wake of global capitalism. Whether it's Mohammad Khatami writing on the United Nations and its role after 9/11 or Etienne Balibar thinking through universalism, racism, and sexism this book comprises a core challenge to human rights by focusing on what lies beyond the margins of a world in constant flux.

This volume, part of the series Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory, assembles nine essays by leading activists on topics such as development and economic rights; globalization and the rights of stateless people; health rights, migrant workers and women's health. * National Catholic Reporter *

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introduction: Human Rights as Being-Marginal-in-the-Worldp. 1
Cross-Cultural Dialogue and Universalism
Islam, Iran, and the Dialogue of Civilizationsp. 25
Racism, Sexism, Universalism(s)p. 43
Development and Economic Rights
Between Despots and Banks: A Human Rights Response to Africa's Debt Crisisp. 63
Socioeconomic Rights, Radical Democracy, and Power: South Africa as a Case Studyp. 87
Globalization and the Rights of Stateless People
New Formulas, Old Sins: Human Rights Abuses against Migrant Workers, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees in the Americasp. 129
At the Border of Rights: Migration, Sex Work, and Traffickingp. 161
The Body, the Mind, and Health Rights
The Right to Madness: From the Personal to the Political-Psychiatry and Human Rightsp. 195
Embodying Shadows: Tracing the Contours of Women's Rights to Healthp. 223
Human Rights and Accountability
Human Rights and Sacred Cows: Framing Violence, Disappearing Strugglesp. 261
Indexp. 297
About the Contributorsp. 309
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ISBN: 9780739108772
ISBN-10: 0739108778
Series: Global Encounters
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 339
Published: 20th September 2004
Publisher: Lexington Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61